Andre Galvao will look to rebuild his prospect status on Aug. 5.
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Strikeforce veteran Andre
Galvao will return to action against Jorge Lopez
Palace Fights 10, which is slated for Aug. 5 at the Tachi
Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., Sherdog.com has
learned. Promotion representative Jeremy
Luchau confirmed the duel in a text message Thursday
Galvao, a highly-decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
X-Gym in Rio de Janeiro, last saw action in a one-sided loss to
Strikeforce welterweight contender Tyron
Woodley in December 2010. At 5-2, the slick submission
specialist will look to revive talk of the upside that once had
fans and pundits buzzing over his finish of seasoned veteran
Alessio in just his third professional mixed martial arts
contest. At the time, Alessio, a vet of the UFC, Pride and WEC, had
nearly 40 pro fights to his credit.
Lopez, a Wanderlei
Silva protégé, is 10-1 and comes off his biggest win to date in
a hard-fought unanimous decision over slugger Waachiim
Spiritwolf at Tachi Palace Fights 9. The
Wand Fight Team product has won nine straight.
TPF 10 will be headlined by a pair of title bouts, as 125-pound ace
Montague (9-1) will put his strap on the line against “Uncle
Creepy” Ian McCall
(10-2) and middleweight champion David
Loiseau (20-10) fights for all the marbles against Elite XC
Challenger Series standout Givanildo
Also on the bill, world-ranked 125-pounders Mamoru
Yamaguchi (26-5-3) and Jussier da
Silva (9-1) will toe the line.