Marcos Galvao began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2003. The well traveled Brazilian has plenty of international experience, having fought in both Japan and his native Brazil. The Shooto and WEC veteran moved to the United States to train full time following a disappointing conclusion to his WEC career. The shift helped Galvao round out his overall mixed martial arts game and took his skills to a new level.
The jiu-jitsu black belt was impressive in his Bellator debut, an incredibly controversial decision loss to then featherweight champ Joe Warren. Following the shocking loss, Galvao rebounded with wins in three of his next four fights, the sole loss being yet another controversial decision. Galvao finished Luis Nogueira with a second round TKO at Bellator 73 in the Season 6 bantamweight tournament finals. He then fought former teammate Eduardo Dantas for his world title at Bellator 89, but was knocked out in the second round .
Record: 14-6 (3 KO)
Championships and Accolades:
Bellator Season Six Bantamweight Tournament Champion
Bellator Season Five Bantamweight Tournament Semifinalist