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"The Gladiator"

25-5-1

Marlon Sandro

"The Gladiator" Marlon Sandro

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  • Name: Marlon Sandro
  • Professional MMA Record: 25-5-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Gladiator
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1977.03.08
  • Last Fight: May 09, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: Nova União
  • Height: 5'6" (167cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Santo Amaro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

Gyms & Affiliations

Nova União
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Among the many Nova Uniao products in Brazil, Marlon Sandro is another that has black belt level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a dangerous striking game to compliment it. Sandro would go 12-0 fighting in Brazil and in Pancrase, where he was the organization's one time featherweight champion. After this streak of dominance in his home country, he would sign to fight for Sengoku.

He won his first two fights in Sengoku, including a devastating knockout victory over current UFC bantamweight Nick Denis. Sandro landed a big uppercut to get the finish, and he only needed 19 seconds to do so. After these two wins, Sandro would suffer his first setback, where he lost a split decision to Michihiro Omigawa. He rebounded by winning his next three fights by knockout (the longest of these fights lasted about two and a half minutes). During that run, he defeated Masanori Kanehara, and won the Sengoku featherweight title. However, he would lose the title in his next outing against Hatsu Hioki; a fight that saw him defending many submission attempts en route to a decision loss. After losing to Hioki, Sandro would sign with Bellator Fighting Championships.

After winning decisions over Genair da Silva and Nazareno Malagarie, Sandro would face Pat Curran in the 2011 Summer Series featherweight tournament final. Sandro was arguably winning the fight until the latter part of round two, when Curran knocked Sandro out cold with a scintillating head kick. This marked the first time Sandro had been finished in his MMA career.

Again, Sandro would get to the final round of the Season Six featherweight tournament, but would again come up short when he lost a decision to Daniel Straus. Prior to the loss, Sandro picked up wins over Rafael Dias, Roberto Vargas, and Alexandre 'Popo' Bezerra.

Last updated 10.21.2012, 4:51 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chris Horodecki
Bellator 119: The Finals
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.05.09
Odds: -200 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.9 lbs
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Yojiro Uchimura
Pancrase 252: 20th Anniversary
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
2013.09.29
Weigh-In: 144.403 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 3 of 3, 12:38 Total
Frodo Khasbulaev
Ref: John McCarthy
Bellator 92
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs
2013.03.07
Odds: +110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Akop Stepanyan
Ref: George Allen
Bellator 88
Co-Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs
2013.02.07
Odds: -440 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:05 Round 1 of 3
Dustin Neace
Ref: Todd Anderson
Bellator 81
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2012.11.16
Odds: -1500 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Daniel Straus
Ref: Keith Peterson
Bellator 68
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs
2012.05.11
Odds: -125 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Alexandre Bezerra
Ref: Yves Lavigne
Bellator 64
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs
2012.04.06
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:35 Round 1 of 3
Roberto Vargas
Ref: Rob Hinds
Bellator 60
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs
2012.03.09
Odds: -485 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
#46 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission | Choke
3:56 Round 1 of 3
Rafael Dias
Ref: Frank Gentile
Bellator 58
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2011.11.19
Odds: -550 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:00 Round 2 of 3, 9:00 Total
Pat Curran
Ref: Keith Peterson
Bellator 48: 2011 Summer Series 3
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs
2011.08.20
Odds: -105 Near Even | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
#26 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nazareno Malegarie
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
Bellator 47: 2011 Summer Series 2
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs
2011.07.23
Odds: -240 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Genair da Silva
Ref: Jorge Alonso
Bellator 46: 2011 Summer Series 1
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs
2011.06.25
Odds: -500 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.75 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Hatsu Hioki
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Sengoku: Soul of Fight
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 66 kg
2010.12.30
Odds: -210 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 144.182 lbs
#18 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:38 Round 1 of 5
Masanori Kanehara
Ref: Yoshinori Umeki
Sengoku 13
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 66 kg
2010.06.20
Odds: -270 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 144.844 lbs
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:09 Round 1 of 3
Tomonari Kanomata
Ref: Tomoki Matsumiya
Sengoku 12
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
2010.03.07
Odds: -738 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 142.6 lbs
#35 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:33 Round 1 of 3
Yuji Hoshino
Sengoku 11
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
2009.11.07
Odds: -638 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Michihiro Omigawa
Ref: Samio Kimura
Sengoku 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 66 kg
2009.08.02
Odds: -228 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 142.3 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:19 Round 1 of 3
Nick Denis
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Sengoku 8
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 66 kg
2009.05.02
Odds: -263 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 143.1 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total
Matt Jaggers
Ref: Samio Kimura
Sengoku 7
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 66 kg
2009.03.20
Odds: -525 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 143.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Masaya Takita Pancrase 2008.10.26
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Miki Shida Pancrase 2008.03.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous Daiki Hata Pancrase 2007.11.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous Marcos dos Santos Shooto Brazil 2007.07.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous William Viana Shooto Brazil 2007.03.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous Erinaldo Rodrigues Shooto Brazil 2006.12.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous Marcelo Ferreira MF 4 2006.08.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Alexandre Aranha ACC 2 2005.11.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous Fabricio Medeiros Shooto Brazil 2005.04.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Orley de Oliveira Shooto Brazil 2005.03.19
Win | Submission | Choke Antonio Carlos Lima ACC 1 2004.11.06
Win | Submission | Choke Tatu Nunes ACC 1 2004.11.06

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