Marlon Sandro has been so close to the mountaintop he could practically have reached out to plant his flag. Twice.
But twice, he has come up short. Friday, Sandro begins the road back to what he hopes is another appearance in a Bellator tournament championship - and what he hopes ultimately will be a different result.
Sandro meets Dustin Neace at Bellator 81 with the hope of setting the tone for a breakout 2013.