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Images from Bellator 242 on July 24, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

MMA Athlete

Aaron Pico

United States United States


The new generation can't be stopped! Only a few young fighters have barged onto the scene like MMA prodigy Aaron Pico from Whittier, California. Tracked for a career as an Olympics wrestler at a young age, Pico also boasts dominant boxing and Pankration chops backed by numerous championship titles across all three sports. Combining these skills into a uniquely lethal MMA fighting style, Aaron Pico made his Bellator debut in 2017. He soon shook up the flyweight division with four back-to-back knockout victories and was hailed as the next big thing in MMA history. Two devastating losses put the hype machine on pause in 2019, but Pico's rise to fame continues. Training out of Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he has emerged more grounded, more focused than ever before. Returned to the winner's circle as one of the top young fighters to watch, he hasn't missed a beat since. A track record of high-profile finishes, the will to train harder and push the limits, plus a real chance to set the record for most KO wins in the entire featherweight division – it's all part of history in the making. When the time for that title shot finally arrives, Aaron Pico will be ready.