Mica Galvão Defeats Hulk Barbosa, Leandro Lo – Wins Middleweight Grand Prix At BJJ Stars 8 | Full Results

Mica Galvão earned gold at the BJJ Stars Middleweight Grand Prix on Saturday night, as he defeated 3 opponents in the 8-man all-star tournament.

Galvão, a rising star who is demanding our attention, was given test after test and was paired up against multi-time world champion Leandro Lo in the first round, who Galvão narrowly defeated by a 1-0 advantage. Galvão spent most of the match playing guard, and an armbar attempt earned him the advantage victory.

Galvão’s semi-final match was stopped abruptly when Mauricio Oliveira appeared to injure his knee and was forced to forfeit from the remainder of the match. 

In the finals, Galvão faced off against ‘Hulk’ Barbosa from Atos jiu-jitsu. As the pair spent a majority of their time on the feet working for a takedown, it was a brief scramble at the end of regulation that put Mica onto the back of ‘Hulk’ with both hooks in. Galvão attacked the bow and arrow choke and earned the tap along with a R$100,000(Brazilian Real) grand prize, a roughly US$20,000 value.

// Middleweight Grand Prix Finals //

Mica Galvao def. Lucas Barbosa via Submission (Bow and Arrow Choke) at 9:37 of Regulation

// Semifinals //

Mica Galvao def. Mauricio Oliveira via Injury Forfeit at 5:40 of Regulation

Lucas Barbosa def. Leonardo Lara via Submission (Armbar) at 2:30 of Regulation

// Quarterfinals // 

Mauricio Oliveira def. Pedro Machado via Decision

Leonardo Lara def. Wallisson Oliveira via Points (5-2)

Mica Galvao def. Leandro Lo via Advantages (1-0)

Lucas Barbosa def. Roberto Jimenez via Points (2-0)

// Superfights // 

Demian Maia def. Alex Oliveira via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:11 of Regulation

Felipe Pena def. Henrique Ceconi via Points (0-0, 0-2 Penalties)

Gutemberg Pereira def. Fellipe Andrew via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at 0:25 of Regulation

Fabricio Andrey def. Alex Sodre via Decision

Bia Mesquita def. Julia Boscher via Submission (Armbar) at 3:31 of Regulation

Marcus Petcho def. Lucas Protasio via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 6:50 of Regulation

Mariana Rolszt def. Thais Loureiro via Submission (Armbar) in Overtime


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