Mixed martial artist
| September 29, 1982 (age 33)
Sao Paulo, Brazil (1982-09-29) |
Atos Jiu-Jitsu (2010-present)
Black House (occasionally)
Wand Fight Team (2008)
Team Nogueira (2010)
Team Brasa (2007-2008)
Brazilian Top Team (2010)
The Arena (occasionally)
3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo
San Diego, California, United States
San Diego, California
André Luis Leite Galvão ([ɐ̃ˈdɾɛ ɡaɫˈvɐ̃w̃]; born September 29, 1982) is a Brazilian grappler and former professional mixed martial artist.
André Galvão Wikipedia
Andre Galvão is a 3rd degree black belt student under BJJ legend Fernando "Tererê" Augusto and now heads the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team in San Diego, California. He is the author of the martial arts book Drill to Win: One Year to Better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Victory Belt Publishing, 2010). It focuses on learning the transitional skills of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission wrestling, and MMA through proper diet, calisthenics, and technical drills.
Galvão has won the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (weight and absolute) Brazilian National Championship, World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Pan American Championships multiple times and has also taken third place in the 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship at both -77 kg and openweight.
Galvão was a competitor in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in Barcelona, Spain where he placed second in the -88 kg class. More recently, Galvao had a standout performance in 2011, first by winning the Ultimate Absolute NYC by defeating standouts Antonio Braga Neto, Vinny Magalhaes, and Rustam Cshiev. At the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Galvão captured gold in both the -88 kg and absolute weight classes defeating Rousimar Palhares and Pablo Popovitch, in each respective finals. Galvão defeated Braulio Estima by rear naked choke in their Superfight at the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.
Galvão faced Chael Sonnen at Metamoris IV on August 9, 2014. He won the bout via a rear-naked choke submission.
On August 30 2015, he defeated Roberto Abreu via points (6-0) at the 2015 ADCC Superfight.
Galvão made his mixed martial arts debut in 2008, and in 2009 he entered DREAM's 2009 Welterweight Tournament.
Since completing the tournament, Galvão fought in Strikeforce. He earned a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the promotion before retiring from the sport.