Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Andre Galvao (3-0 MMA)
will return to the ring for DREAM 10 in Saitama, no doubt hunting for his fourth straight MMA submission. On July 20th, the Brazilian will step in against Jason High (7-1 MMA)
as High looks to post another solid win. High posted the second fastest win in the opening round of the DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix, choking out Japanese veteran Yuya Sharai (15-8 MMA)
in 59 seconds (the fastest win was Hayato Sakurai’s shocking 27 second TKO of tournament favorite Shinya Aoki).
Galvao is certainly a serious contender to take the whole tournament, and is seen by those who are familiar with his work in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu not simply as a dark horse, but as an arguable favorite, who is capable of submitting any of the fighters still active in the bracket. His willingness to learn and training with the best in the sport, including UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (24-4 MMA, 9-0 UFC, #1 IWMMAR)
and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (10-2-0-1 MMA)
, has improved his position in the MMA world in a lot of minds.
Really, though, Galvao is a relative unknown to many fans, especially those who don’t watch Japanese MMA and/or follow jiu-jitsu, which are really the only ways one might have come into contact with the impressive game of submission machine that Galvao has been.