Marlon Sandro was oh-so-close to achieving greatness earlier this year when the Brazilian featherweight lost in the finals of the Bellator Summer Series tournament to Pat Curran. Now, with the sixth season of Bellator’s tournament schedule set to begin, Sandro is entering the featherweight bracket once again.
Sandro holds a career record of 20-3, including a championship in SRC. Over his last eight fights, he is 6-2, with the lone losses coming to Curran and Hatsu Hioki.
MMA Junkie was first to report Sandro’s addition to the tournament.
So far five total competitors have entered, with the Nova Uniao representative being joined by Alexandre Bezerra, Ronnie Mann, Wagnney Fabiano, and Daniel Straus. Sandro is currently 3-1 in Bellator, while the other four fighters have a combined 10-2 mark in the promotion. Only Fabiano is a Bellator newcomer.
The winner of Bellator featherweight tournament will secure a title shot against the champion and $100,000.