If Aaron Pico’s good instances are to proceed in Bellator, he’ll have at hand his subsequent opponent his first loss.
Pico, who’s driving a four-fight successful streak, is ready to satisfy undefeated Justin Gonzales in a featherweight bout Nov. 12 at Bellator 271. An individual with information of the reserving confirmed the information to MMA Junkie following an preliminary report from ESPN on Thursday.
Pico (8-3 MMA, 8-3 BMMA), 25, has been on a tear since back-to-back losses in 2019, incomes finishes – two knockouts and two submissions – in all 4 fights throughout his successful streak. Pico’s reemergence has coincided with a transfer to Jackson Wink MMA in Albuquerque, N.M. He most lately dominated Aiden Lee earlier than scoring a third-round submission by anaconda choke this previous June at Bellator 260.
Gonzales, 30, is coming off a profitable promotional debut at Bellator 260 the place he gained a break up determination in opposition to Tywan Claxton. Gonzales (12-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) entered Bellator after successful an LFA championship in 2020. He was collegiate wrestling teammates with UFC light-weight Justin Gaethje on the University of Northern Colorado.
Bellator 271 takes place on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with a fundamental card that airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
With the addition, the Bellator 271 lineup now contains:
- Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Sinead Kavanagh – for girls’s featherweight title
- Tyrell Fortune vs. Linton Vassell
- Arlene Blencowe vs. Pam Sorenson
- Justin Gonzales vs. Aaron Pico