Bellator featherweight Marlon Sandro will make his return to the ring next month in hopes of getting back on the winning track after coming up short against Daniel Straus in May. The match-up marked the final of the organization’s Season 6 tournament, costing Sandro a shot at divisional gold and snapping a three-fight run in the process as well.
Sandro’s scrap is scheduled for November 16 at Bellator 81 where he’ll face Dustin Neace. The card is set for Kingston, Rhode Island and will feature lightweight semifinal fights between Dave Jansen-Ricardo Tirloni and Rich Clementi-Marcin Held.
MMAJunkie was first to report the rumble.
Sandro holds an overall record of 22-4 with a nice balance of TKOs/tap-outs to his credit despite the bulk of his wins coming by way of decision. The 35-year old Brazilian has gone 5-2 since signing with Bellator after a good deal of success in Japan.
Fans may recognize Neace’s name from his stint on the Ultimate Fighter 14. While he may have a less than impressive career mark, the 23-18-1 competitor has finished all 23 of the opponents he’s beaten including eighteen via submission.
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