Bellator MMA prospect Aaron Pico has made some adjustments following his loss at Bellator NYC last month.
Pico, 20, made his Bellator MMA debut at Madison Square Garden on June 24 and was submitted by Zach Freeman after just 24-seconds of the first round. The glorified American freestyle wrestler had plenty of hype heading into the fight, but he found himself on the receiving end of a slick submission from Freeman who held a big experience advantage over him heading into the bout.
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The result of the fight sent shockwaves through both the wrestling and MMA communities, but Pico handled the loss incredibly well and within an hour of the fight he faced up to the media and showed great maturity in he post-fight press conference.
Since then, Pico has been relatively quiet, but MMAUNO.com has learned today that he’s made some big changes to his training. Pico is now training with Bodyshop MMA in Lakewood, California under head coach Antonio Mckee.
Pico has not left AKA and will continue to cross-train between both training centres.
Pico joins the likes of A.J. Mckee, Kevin Slice Jr, and Antony “Pretty Boy” Taylor having previously spent the majority of his camp training in San Jose at AKA
It’s expected that his next fight will take place on the Bellator MMA card taking place in San Jose in at the SAP Centre on September 23.