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Former champion Marcos Galvao moves up to featherweight, meets Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 175

Marcos Galvao (Bellator) Bellator

Former Bellator bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao has a date to return to the cage, and it’s in a featherweight bout.

The promotion announced on Friday night that “Loro" will meet Emmanuel Sanchez at the Bellator 175 card in Chicago on March 31. The fight card is headlined by a rematch between Muhammad Lawal and Quinton Jackson.

Galvao (18-7-1) will fight a featherweight bout for the first time in almost seven years when he takes on Sanchez. The Brazilian, who lost his bantamweight title to Eduardo Dantas last June, returned to the win column in December with a decision victory over L.C. Davis.

Sanchez (14-3), on the other hand, brings a 6-2 Bellator record to the cage after scoring a majority decision victory over George Karakhanyan earlier this year.