The Bellator Fighting Championships announced that they have signed world ranked featherweight Marlon Sandro to their roster. Sandro (17-2) is a former Sengoku featherweight champion, as well as, the current featherweight King of Pancrase. Sandro will not compete in the upcoming eight man featherweight tournament but is expected to make his Bellator debut during the season. Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney states on the official Bellator.com release:
Marlon Sandro is a phenomenal talent at 145. Our featherweight division is absolutely stacked and Sandro pushes that talent pool to an even higher level, I’m thrilled to have him on board.