Mica Galvao has just announced that he will be leaving the lightweight division behind and moving up to middleweight ready for the IBJJF World Championship in 2024. It makes sense given that Galvao is still so young and no doubt he has yet to reach his full athletic potential, although he has a few things to take care of first. He has already agreed to defend his WNO welterweight title against Nicky Ryan at the beginning of 2024, and it appears as though he intends to honor that agreement before moving up in weight.
Once that match is done, it appears as though Galvao has plans on winning major titles in even more weight classes. He will be joining an incredibly tough division with Tainan Dalpra, Tye Ruotolo, and Jansen Gomes all being among the biggest names at middleweight right now. It’ll be interesting to see if Galvao is able to climb to the top of the mountain in his new weight class and there’s already an interesting storyline brewing, as he is one of only two people to ever beat Dalpra in competition at black belt and fans might not have to wait too long to see a rematch.
Vitor Freitas and Mica Galvao announced the news that Galvao was going to move up to middleweight in 2024 in a recent post to their official Instagram accounts: (Translated from the original Portuguese below:
“Mica Galvao launched this on his Instagram profile. A projection of what he’s planning to do this season. The black will defend the belt at Who’s Number One in February and is set to go to middleweight at Worlds 2024. The middleweight division may be one of the most competitive this year. Mica was voted Athlete Content Creator and Personality of the Year at the Jiu-Jitsu Awards by VF Communica. What do you expect from the cracker in 2024?”