Marlon Sandro, Daniel Straus Hit Marks Ahead of Bellator 68 Featherweight Tourney Final

By Mike Whitman May 10, 2012



Bellator Fighting Championships’ sixth-season featherweight tournament final will move forward as planned, as both Marlon Sandro and Daniel Straus checked in on-point at Thursday’s Bellator 68 weigh-ins.

Sandro tipped the scales at 145.8 pounds, while Straus weighed in at 146. Bellator 68 takes place Friday night at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., and airs on MTV2 and Epix.

In addition to the final round of the featherweight draw, the event will also showcase a bantamweight tournament semifinal between Marcos Galvao (136) and Travis Marx (135.4). Rounding out the televised portion of the card will be a 230-pound catch-weight affair between UFC veteran Seth Petruzelli (225.5) and Carmelo Morrero (230), as well as a welterweight rematch pitting Dream champion Marius Zaromskis (169.8) against Waachiim Spiritwolf (172.4).

Sandro, 35, has been beaten just once in his Bellator career, falling to future champion Pat Curran in the Summer Series tournament finals last August. Since suffering that loss, the Nova Uniao representative has won three straight fights, topping Roberto Vargas and Alexandre Bezerra en route to his sophomore finals appearance.

In Straus, Sandro faces another man with only one loss on his Bellator record. Like his opponent, Straus has also won a trio of contests since falling to Patricio Freire in the Season 4 finals, outpointing Jeremy Spoon in March and Mike Corey in April to earn his current spot opposite Sandro.

Bellator 68 Weigh-In Results:

Marlon Sandro (145.8) vs. Daniel Straus (146)
Marcos Galvao (136) vs. Travis Marx (135.4)
Seth Petruzelli (225.5) vs. Carmelo Marrero (230)
Marius Zaromskis (169.8) vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf (172.4)*
Jesus Martinez (175.5) vs. Aung La Nsang (175.2)
Claudio Ledesma (134.5) vs. Anthony Leone (136)
Marcin Held (155.5) vs. Derrick Kennington (154.5)
Jacob Kirwan (156) vs. Don Carlo-Clauss (156.5)*
Gregory Milliard (186) vs. Francios Ambang (183.5)

*Spiritwolf and Carlo-Clauss have until 6 p.m. ET to cut the remaining weight, or they will forfeit a portion of their respective purses.

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