Marlon Sandro vs Akop Stepanyan, Fabricio Guerreiro vs Magomedraul Khasbulaev 145-Pound Tourney Fights Set for Bellator 88

Marlon Sandro


Marlon Sandro

  • 23-4 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Nick Denis, Masanori Kanehara, Alexandre Bezerra

Akop Stepanyan


Akop Stepanyan

  • 12-4 MMA / 0-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 12 of Last 13 Fights
  • Notable Wins:


Fabricio Guerreiro

  • 16-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Roberto da Silva

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev


Magomedrasul Khasbulaev

  • 18-5 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Josh Pulsifer


Bellator 88

February 7th, 2013

Duluth, Georgia

The Arena at Gwinnett Center


Two-time featherweight tournament finalist, Marlon Sandro enters the Bellator tournament for the third time in his career. In season four, he won back-to-back wins against Genair Da Silva and Nazareno Malegarie to book himself in the finale, but was knocked out in the second round by eventual champion Pat Curran. Sandro returned for the 2012 Summer Series, beating Roberto Vargas and Alexandre Bezerra to once again reach the finals, but this time it was Daniel Straus earning the unanimous decision victory over him.

Akop Stepanyan returns for the second time in a Bellator tournament, exiting season seven’s tournament in the opening round with a first round submission loss to Wagnney Fabiano. The loss snapped a twelve-fight win streak, dating back to November of 2009.

Fabricio Guerreiro began his mixed martial arts career an impressive 12-0 before suffering his first professional loss to Rafael Addario Bastos in July of 2011. He has since rattled off four more wins, including earning redemption against Bastos with a third round submission victory a month after his loss.

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev has been nothing short of extraordinary in his first two fights stateside. In his Bellator debut, he dispatched of Nayeb Hezam in just 24-seconds via TKO. Khasbulaev returned at Bellator 79, earning a first round submission victory over Josh Pulsifer.


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