Bellator Signs Top Ten Ranked Featherweight
Highly ranked featherweight Marlon Sandro will make his U.S debut under the Bellator Fighting Championships banner, officials announced today.
The Sengoku, Pancrase, and Shooto veteran will not participate in the upcoming Season 4 Featherweight Tournament.
“Marlon Sandro is a phenomenal talent at 145,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Our Featherweight division is absolutely stacked and Sandro pushes that talent pool to an even higher level, I’m thrilled to have him on board.”
The former Sengoku Featherweight Champion and reigning Featherweight King of Pancrase brings an impressive 17-2 professional record to Bellator.
Taking his first professional MMA fight in 2004, Sandro maintained a 5 year, 14 fight win-streak prior to his first career loss – a must-decide split decision to Michihiro Omigawa in the Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinals.
Recently compiling a string of devastating knockouts, Sandro’s last four victories have come via TKO or KO, all in the first round.
Residing and fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Sandro currently trains along side UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo with Team Nova Uniao.