Marlon Sandro has been in this position before.

Just one win away from a shot at then-featherweight champion Joe Warren, Sandro fell victim to a Pat Curran head kick in Bellator’s Summer Series featherweight final last August. Less than a year later, the Nova Uniao product is again just one victory away from a title opportunity as he locks horns with Daniel Straus at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday night. Curran, the current 145-pound king, awaits the winner of the Bellator 68 matchup.

Sandro still hasn’t forgotten about his initial meeting with Bellator’s reigning featherweight titlist.

“Beating Daniel Straus and winning this tournament will mean everything to me because it means I get to have my revenge against Pat Curran,” Sandro recently told Sherdog.com.

The 35-year-old Brazilian has won three straight bouts since the defeat, besting Roberto Vargas and Alexandre Bezerra in the opening two rounds of the promotion’s Season 6 featherweight tournament. While Sandro was able to finish Vargas in typical violent fashion, his split-decision verdict over “Popo” was much less spectacular.

That said, the former featherweight King of Pancrase is confident he can put Straus to sleep.

“I absolutely believe in my heart that I have the power to knock Daniel Straus out. I just need to connect with the right shot,” Sandro said. “Fans should expect a complete war in this fight.”

Sandro is known for his brutal uppercut and numbing knockout power, but Straus has a different approach. A prototypical grinder, 12 of the Ohioan’s 19 career victories have gone the distance. He stayed true to form in his portion of the featherweight bracket, earning three-round nods over Jeremy Spoon and Mike Corey en route to his showdown with Sandro. Though Straus has lost just once in his last 16 appearances, Sandro is not in awe of the Team Vision representative.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Marcin Held on Dave Jansen Rematch: ‘I’m Going to Take Him Down and Finish Him’

  • 9 days ago
  • 25 views

Bellator MMA lightweight Marcin Held plans to rebound after having a six-fight win streak come to a halt in his last outing when he rematches Dave Jansen at Bellator 155. read news >>

Bellator Confirms Hit-and-Run Incident that Cost Jordan Parson’s His Leg

  • 28 days ago
  • 209 views

Bellator confirms hit-and-run incident that reportedly forced the amputation of part of Jordan Parsons' right leg. read news >>

Amanda Nunes: ‘Miesha Tate Has a Lot of Holes in Her Game’

  • 28 days ago
  • 82 views

Title challenger Amanda Nunes says women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has 'a lot of holes in her game,' and plans to exploit them at UFC 200. read news >>

Josh Thomson Injury Forces Cancellation of Bellator 154 Bout with Michael Chandler

  • 27 days ago
  • 14 views

The highly anticipated co-main event of “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” between Josh Thomson and Michael Chandler has been cancelled. read news >>

Kimbo Slice Negotiates Steroid Settlement for Failed Drug Test in Texas

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

Kimbo Slice and his camp negotiated a lesser punishment with Texas for his Bellator 149 drug test that revealed steroids in his system. read news >>

Bellator Signs Three-Time All-American Wrestler Jarod Trice

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of three-time All American wrestling prospect Jarod Trice to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. read news >>

Bellator's Jordan Parsons Has Full Leg Amputated After Hit-and-Run Collision

  • 27 days ago
  • 38 views

Jordan Parsons, 25, a fighter competing in Bellator MMA's featherweight division, has lost his entire right leg after falling victim to a hit-and-run vehicle collision early Sunday morning in Florida read news >>

Bellator Fighter Jordan Parsons, 25, Dies Following Hit-and-Run Incident

  • 25 days ago
  • 73 views

Bellator featherweight fighter Jordan Parsons, a victim of a hit-and-run incident on Sunday, passed away on Wednesday. read news >>

Jordan Parsons, Bellator Fighter, Dies at Age 25

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons has died at the age of 25, three days after he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Florida. Bellator President Scott Coker confirmed Parsons' death Wednesday i read news >>

Amir Khan Wants to Showcase His Striking at ONE: Ascent to Power

  • 25 days ago
  • 12 views

A longtime Thai fighters, Amir Khan plans to show off his striking at ONE: Ascent to Power and make everyone take notice. read news >>