Bellator 81 will see the return of Marlon Sandro (22-4) after he failed to win the Season 6 featherweight tournament as he takes on Dustin Neace (23-18) according to MMA Junkie. Bellator has not made an official announcement, but the fight is expected to air on the main card.
Sandro last fought for Bellator in April, losing by decision in the finals of the tournament. The loss made his overall Bellator record 5-2. Both losses came in the finals of the tournament. Neace makes his Bellator debut and is coming off two losses, with the most recent being in December while he was on The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ryan Center in Rhode Island will host the show on November 16. The main card airs on MTV2 and the preliminary on Spike.com. The show will be headlined with the semifinals of the Season 7 lightweight tournament.