Saturday, September 18, 2010

Athlete Profile - Andre Galvao

Andre Galvao is a Brazilian grappler and professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He has won the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and IBJJF Pan American Championships multiple times and has also taken third place in the 2007 ADCC World Championship at both -77 kg and openweight.
He made his mixed martial arts debut in 2008, and in 2009 he entered Dream's 2009 welterweight tournament. After the completion of the tournament, he is scheduled to fight for Strikeforce. Galv√£o was a competitor in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in Barcelona, Spain.

ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Bronze 2007 -77 kg[3]
Bronze 2007 Absolute[4]
Silver 2009 -88 kg[5]
IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold 2008 -88 kg (black)[6]
Bronze 2008 Absolute (black)[6]
2007 -82 kg (black)[7]
Silver 2006 -82 kg (black)[8]
Gold 2005 -82 kg (black)[9]
Gold 2004 -82 kg (brown)[10]
Gold 2004 Absolute (brown)[10]
Gold 2003 -82 kg (purple)[11]
Gold 2003 Absolute (purple)[11]
Gold 2002 -82 kg (blue)[12]
Silver 2001 -82 kg (blue)[12]
Pan American Championships Gold 2008 Medium heavy (black)[13]
Gold 2008 Absolute (black)[13]
Gold 2006 Middleweight (black)[14]
Gold 2005 Middleweight (brown)[15]
Gold 2005 Absolute (brown)[15]
Gold 2004 Middleweight (brown)[16]
Gold 2005 Absolute (brown)[16]

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