Marcas Galvao Signs On For Bellator Season 5 Tournmanet
CHICAGO, Ill. (May 3, 2011) â€” Following an impressive Bellator debut performance against Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren, former World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Marcos â€œLoroâ€ Galvao has agreed to a long term contract with Bellator and will compete in the promotions upcoming Bantamweight Tournament, with the winner of the eight-man competition earning a title shot against reigning Bellator Bantamweight World Champion Zack â€œFun Sizeâ€ Makovsky.
Training out of Team Nova Uniao alongside Bellator featherweight Marlon Sandro and UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, Galvao took on Bellator Featherweight World Champion Joe Warren in a non-title Super Fight at Bellator 41. After three grueling rounds that saw Galvao push â€œThe Baddest Man on the Planetâ€ to the brink, the judges awarded Warren the victory, but even with the defeat, it was clear Galvao had a future with Bellator.
â€œAfter going blow for blow with our Featherweight Champion Joe Warren, there was really no doubt we wanted Galvao back with Bellator,â€ said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. â€œIn Bellator, fighters control their own destiny, and after the performance Marcos put on at Bellator 41, he definitely earned a spot in our bantamweight tournament.â€
Warren also has plans on entering the Bantamweight Tournament, so a rematch with Galvao certainly isnâ€™t out of the question.
â€œI definitely don't believe I lost my fight with Joe Warren,â€ said a confident Galvao. â€œI want a rematch just in case there was doubt in the first fight. I'll clear up those doubts the second time around.â€
Thankful for getting another opportunity to prove himself in the cage with Bellator, Galvao is already preparing for the Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament.
â€œI'm extremely excited to show the world that I can compete and win at this top level here with Bellator,â€ said Galvao. â€œFans were able to see what I brought to the table the first time around against Joe Warren, and there's a lot more where that came from.â€
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