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Mica Galvao: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Mica Galvao: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Mica Galvao?

Micael Ferreira Galvao is an up-and-coming phenomenon in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Micael, or “Mica”, as he prefers, is a black belt in both BJJ and in its closely related catch-wrestling sister, Luta Livre Esportiva. He first became famous for his outstanding performances on the pro circuit when he was still a juvenile brown belt in BJJ.

Next Generation Guard Passing by Mica Galvao

Galvao was born in Manaus, Brazil to Melqui Galvao, who was deeply integrated into the local grappling scene in the capital state of Brazil. He introduced his son Mica to the sport almost immediately, finding it easy to turn playful games on the mats into learning experiences for the two-year old. His father wasted no time acclimating the young star to the mats and had him competing in his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament at the age of just four years old. 

BJJ was Mica’s only sport for many years, and he was already very skilled as a grappler before finding his way to Luta Livre Esportiva, a different grappling style originating in Brazil, at about age ten. On the heels of this, the young grappler also found himself engaged in judo, and even beach-wrestling tournaments, when he wasn’t in the gym lifting. By the time he was a teenager, Galvao was already a well-tuned athletic competitor.

Mica first gained attention in the winter of 2019, when he beat an IBJJF Gold Medalist from the adult black belt division, Leandro Rounaud, as a fifteen year old blue belt. To add to the legend, Mica won this match via submission. Reading that Galvao was awarded his black belt just three years after his blue may raise eyebrows at first, but the teen has continued to prove his mettle at the highest ranks of the sport.

Today, as an 18 year old, Galvao continues his reign of terror on the adult circuit that he’s already been a part of for years. He represents both Melqui Galvao Jiu Jitsu and the Fight Sports team in some of the biggest IBJJF and superfight events in the world.

Takedowns In The Gi by Mica Galvao

How Old is Mica Galvao?

Mica Galvao was born on October 8th of 2003 in Manaus, Brazil. He is 18 years old as of 2022. 

Mica Galvao Family

Mica comes from a grappling lineage and his father, Melqui Galvao, is a decorated Brazilian grappler.

How Much is Mica Galvao Worth?

Mica Galvao’s net worth is not public information. He definitely has a bright future ahead of him in the sport as a competitor. He’s also begun to film content with BJJ Fanatics and is an excellent instructor.

How Tall is Mica Galvao?

As is often the case with grapplers who record only their weight for competition, Mica Galvao’s height is not published.

How Much Does Mica Galvao Weigh? 

Mica Galvao competes at 182 pounds, or about 82 kg. This is considered middleweight by most standards, including the IBJJF.

Mica Galvao Fight List

As a grappler, Mica Galvao has had far too many bouts to list them all here. To get an idea of his prowess on the mat, let's take a look at some of his proudest accomplishments in the sport:

Mica dominated the youth circuit in a way not often seen while also competing against adult black belts. His list of achievements is world class:

  • 2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Junior - Gold
  • 2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Teen - Gold
  • 2019 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile - Double Gold
  • 2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile- Double Gold
  • 2019 IBJJF European Open Juvenile - Double Gold
  • 2019  IBJJF South American Championship Juvenile  - Double Gold
  • 2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile - Double Gold

Galvao also made waves in adult divisions well before his 18th birthday, which was at the end of 2021:

  • 2020 AJP Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi - Gold (Purple Belt)
  • 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI - Gold (Brown Belt)
  • 2021 Place AJP World Pro - Gold (Brown Belt)
  • 2021 AJP World Pro Qualifier Brazil - Gold (Brown Belt)
  • 2021 AJP Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi - Gold (Brown Belt)
  • 2021 WNO Championship - Silver (Nogi Superfight)

Mica has even made waves in the adult black belt division:

  • 2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals - Gold
  • 2021 ADCC Balneário Brazil Trials - Gold
  • 2021 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro - Gold
  • 2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJ - Gold
  • 2021 3CG MW Grand Prix- Gold

Mica Galvao's Best Fight of All Time

For a fighter like Mica Galvao, it’s hard to pin down one amazing moment in a career full of highlights. His recent match in the quarter finals of BJJ Stars in 2022 found him facing off against a highly-decorated opponent in Leandro Lo. The Match was closely fought, with Galvao winning slimy by advantage with no score in the bout.

Who Did Mica Galvao Lose To?

Along with the amazing highlights come the darker moments that drive a true competitor to even greater success. One of Mica Galvao’s only losses is to another young future hall-of-famer, Tye Ruotolo. The two battled in the finals of last years Who’s Number One Championship event at 84 kg and, although the match was a decision, Ruotolo came out on top. The two are sure to meet again soon in an exciting rematch.

Mica Galvao Record

Mica Galvao has an overall professional grappling record of 36 wins and 3 losses. He’s been competing against adult black belts since at least age 14, when Mica was just a blue belt.

Mica Galvao Injuries

Although grappling injuries are quite normal, Mica Galvao has not been public with any major problems that have cost him time on the mat. He’s still young, and we can only hope that he continues to stay healthy and injury-free so we can watch the show!

Is Mica Galvao Retired?

Mia Galvao is far from retired. As one of the youngest black belts ever at 17, the now 18-year-old competitor has a lot of work ahead of him on the mat. We’re sure to see mica finishing strong in all types of tournaments and superfights over the next several years. The sky's the limit with a young prodigy like Mica. 

One of his first ventures beyond tournament grappling is his successful series of BJJ instructionals that show others some of the tips he’s used to dominate the sport. He’s worked with the film crew at Fanatics to produce a list of video products, including “Next Generation Closed guard”, “Next Generation Guard Passing”, “Attacking the Arm from Everywhere No-Gi”, and “Takedowns in the Gi”. Each one takes a different angle on what all amounts to an amazing game. Make sure to check out Mica’s tips today!

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