Jiu-Jitsu black belt Marlon Sandro had a string of excellent performances in Japan, but on December 29 he ended up losing and had to hand his Sengoku championship belt over to his opponent, Hatsu Hioki.
However, even so it was a fight where Sandro overcame adversity. The ex-champion fought with a nasty infection in his hand, which probably took some of the power out of his potent punches.
Still in Japan, Marlon recovers and awaits his next chance. He will probably get another shot at Hioki, but with a new contract, he may well appear in the USA soon.