Bellator is always seeking to improve the level of competition for its matches. In late 2014, the company signed a number of young wrestling prospects from the amateur ranks. Now it’s time for one of their brightest prospects to turn professional.
Aaron Pico to make MMA debut at Bellator 180. This will be held on June 24 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The opponent is yet to be determined but it will certainly be a lightweight matchup. Pico is a 20-year old who hails from Whittier, CA. He almost qualified for the US team for the Rio Olympics. Now his sights are set on a different challenge.
His debut will part of the undercard in an event headlined by Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The pay-per-view card will also see Emelianenko clashing with Mitrione, Chandler defending against Primus, and Lima being tested by Larkin.