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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

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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

Pro 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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