Marlon Sandro made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2004. Opening his career a perfect 14-0, Sandro turned himself into an international name with a vicious run in Japan that featured four first-round knockouts and saw him capture the Sengoku featherweight title. The Nova Uniao product made his Bellator debut in 2011 and made it to the Summer Series finals before losing to future world champion Pat Curran.
The jiu-jitsu black belt got back on track in November 2011, scoring a submission win over Rafael Dias and earning a spot in the next featherweight tournament. In the season six 145 pound tournament, Sandro once again made it to the finals after defeating Roberto Vargas and Alexandre Bezerra. He dropped a decision to powerhouse wrestler Daniel Straus in the tournament championship. Sandro again bounced back from defeat with a submission win over Dustin Neace at Bellator 81. He then defeated Akop Stepanyan Season Eight quarter-finals, but lost in the semi-finals to Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.
Record: 24-5 (7 KOs, 6 subs)
Championships and Accolades:
Bellator Season Six Featherweight Tournament Finalist
Bellator 2011 Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Finalist
Former Sengoku Featherweight Champion