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"The Gladiator"

25-6-2

Marlon Sandro

"The Gladiator" Marlon Sandro

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  • Given Name: Marlon Sandro Olegario
  • MMA Record: 25-6-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Gladiator
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1977.03.08
  • Last Fight: August 22, 2015 in RFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.3 lbs
  • Affiliation: Nova União
  • Height: 5'8" (172cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Santo Amaro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Instagram
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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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.


After his defeat at the hands of Straus, Sandro would pick up wins in his next two bouts. He first defeated Dustin Neace via rear-naked choke at Bellator 81 on November 16, 2012. His next victory would be in the Bellator Season Eight Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal, where Sandro would beat Akop Stepanyan via majority decision to advance to the tournament semifinals.


On March 7, 2013, Sandro faced off against Magomedrasul Khasbulaev at Bellator 92 in the semifinals of the Bellator Season Right Featherweight Tournament. The fight would go until just after the halfway point of round three when Sandro lose via TKO due to punches.


Sandro's next fight would take place under the Pancrase banner at Pancrase 252: 20th Anniversary. This would mark Sandro's return to the Japanese promotion after five years, his last bout there taking place in 2008. Sandro squared off against Yojiro Uchimura, and after three rounds of fighting, the judges would render a unanimous draw verdict.


Sandro made a successful return to the Bellator cage at Bellator 119, where he battled Chris Horodecki to unanimous decision victory. 


Sandro would then again make his return to Japan to participate in a fight against Japanese standout Isao Kobayashi at Pancrase 266 on April 26, 2015. The two fought for three full rounds, and when it was over it was Kobayashi who would emerge victorious via split decision. 

Last updated 07.04.2015, 11:07 AM ET
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Marlon Sandro MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Soo Chul Kim
25-6-1 11-5-0

Road FC 25
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 144 lbs

2015.08.22
Weigh-In: 145.3 lbs (65.9 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Isao Kobayashi
25-5-1 16-2-4

Pancrase 266
Main Event | Featherweight | 66 kg

2015.04.26
Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Masato Fukuda
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chris Horodecki
24-5-1 20-4-1

Bellator 119: The Finals
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.05.09
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.9 lbs (66.2 kgs)
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Yojiro Uchimura
24-5-0 11-6-2

Pancrase 252: 20th Anniversary
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2013.09.29
Weigh-In: 144.4 lbs (65.5 kgs)
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 3 of 3, 12:38 Total

Frodo Khasbulaev
24-4-0 19-5-0

Bellator 92
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2013.03.07
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Akop Stepanyan
23-4-0 12-4-0

Bellator 88
Co-Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2013.02.07
Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: George Allen
Win | Submission | Choke
2:05 Round 1 of 3

Dustin Neace
22-4-0 24-19-1

Bellator 81
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.11.16
Odds: -1500 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Daniel Straus
22-3-0 19-4-0

Bellator 68
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2012.05.11
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alexandre Bezerra
21-3-0 13-1-0

Bellator 64
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2012.04.06
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Submission | Choke
3:35 Round 1 of 3

Roberto Vargas
20-3-0 12-1-0

Bellator 60
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2012.03.09
Odds: -485 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
#46 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission | Choke
3:56 Round 1 of 3

Rafael Dias
19-3-0 15-8-2

Bellator 58
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.11.19
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Frank Gentile
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:00 Round 2 of 3, 9:00 Total

Pat Curran
19-2-0 15-4-0

Bellator 48: 2011 Summer Series 3
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2011.08.20
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
#26 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nazareno Malegarie
18-2-0 20-1-0

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 (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Genair da Silva
17-2-0 10-3-0

Bellator 46: 2011 Summer Series 1
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2011.06.25
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Hatsu Hioki
17-1-0 22-4-2

Sengoku: Soul of Fight
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.12.30
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 144.2 lbs (65.4 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
#19 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:38 Round 1 of 5

Masanori Kanehara
16-1-0 17-7-5

Sengoku 13
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.06.20
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
#36 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:09 Round 1 of 3

Tomonari Kanomata
15-1-0 15-4-5

Sengoku 12
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.03.07
Odds: -738 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 142.6 lbs (64.7 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:33 Round 1 of 3

Yuji Hoshino
14-1-0 16-6-7

Sengoku 11
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2009.11.07
Odds: -638 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs (65.0 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Michihiro Omigawa
14-0-0 6-7-1

Sengoku 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 66 kg

2009.08.02
Odds: -228 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 142.3 lbs (64.5 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:19 Round 1 of 3

Nick Denis
13-0-0 7-0-0

Sengoku 8
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 66 kg

2009.05.02
Odds: -263 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 143.1 lbs (64.9 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Submission | Choke
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total

Matt Jaggers
12-0-0 15-5-0

Sengoku 7
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 66 kg

2009.03.20
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 143.0 lbs (64.9 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
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

Bahia Regional

2006.08.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Alexandre Aranha

Brazil Regional

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

Tatu Nunes

California Regional

2004.11.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Antônio Carlos Lima

California Regional

2004.11.06

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