Aaron Pico finishes Solo Hatley in the first round

Derrick Santistevan

Aaron Pico (Picture by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Bellator 242: Aaron Pico beat Solo Hatley.

Aaron Pico beat Solo Hatley by means of submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1– 2: 10 at Bellator 242 on Friday, July 24, 2020, live from Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut.

In possibly the most outstanding efficiency of his profession, Pico came out of his corner and controlled. Pico took down Hatley in the opening seconds of the battle and released a vicious ground and pound. Hatley, seeking to make it through, attempting to present of danger however quit his back. Pico took benefit, locking in a rear-naked choke and requiring the submission. The submission triumph was the first of his profession for Pico.

When Pico signed with Bellator, he was among the greatest potential customers in the sport. Things did not go as prepared for Pico out of the gate. Pico was completed 24 seconds into his expertdebut Taking an action down in competition, Pico rattled off 4 straight success. Hardship would strike once again for Pico, who was knocked out by Henry Corrales and Adam Borics in successive battles.

Following the losses, Pico chose to change training school and sign up with Jackson Wink. The decision to change fitness instructors paid instant dividends. As Pico showed why he was such a treasured possibility.

“My coaches really helped me through this… Greg Jackson really slowed it down for me. I love the sport and they have really helped me,” stated Pico in his post- battle interview.

Still just 23- years-old, Pico looks like a fighter positioned to provide on his enormous capacity. After getting negligent and searching knockouts in a few of his earlier losses, Pico appears to have actually discovered to be more managed in his offense thanks to the mentors of Jackson.

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