King Mo, Bader, Kongo, and Fitch all made six figures for Bellator 199

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It’s not a bad day for fighters who are making six figures for their fights. That’s what guys like King Mo, Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo and Jon Fitch all pulled down for their work at Bellator 199. Reported by Shaun Al-Shatti at MMAFighting, these are the disclosed payouts for the fighters on the televised Bellator … Read moreKing Mo, Bader, Kongo, and Fitch all made six figures for Bellator 199

If you missed his KO the other night, Aaron Pico is a bad dude.

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Before he even made his debut, Aaron Pico was a bad dude. Despite losing his first pro fight after making a mistake, Pico has come back as an absolute monster. In only his second fight, he had a potential knockout of the year in 2017 over Justin Linn. Just when you thought that knockout was impressive as hell, Pico stepped it up at Bellator 192.

Make no mistake about his opponent Shane Kruchten, he’s no punk. This is a war veteran with a (now) 12-4 record, whose only losses came from UFC and Bellator veterans that were much larger than him. For people in the know, Kruch vs Pico was a great fight on paper.

However, what happened in the cage was incredibly impressive on Pico’s part. He landed a left liver punch that shut Kruch’s body down immediately. Force and timing ended the fight in only 37 seconds.

Pico is still only 21-years-old and the Bellator featherweight division is pretty stacked. We can’t wait to see what the kid does next.

Aaron Pico returning to Bellator cage against Shane Kruchten at Bellator 192

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AKA Mega-Prospect Aaron Pico is headed back to the Bellator Cage. It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a prospect like Aaron Pico. He has a world-class wrestling pedigree and can also throw hands at an above level clip. Aaron lost his professional debut but has come back to defeat Justin Lin via TKO … Read moreAaron Pico returning to Bellator cage against Shane Kruchten at Bellator 192

The coolest thing Bellator does is film fights in 360 virtual reality.

Film all fights in 360 virtual reality, please.

…and still, the coolest thing Bellator does is film fights in 360 virtual reality. Last weekend we saw the potential knockout of the year from Aaron Pico over Justin Linn. Now, you can watch it in VR. In all fairness, while the knockout was excellent, watching Mauro Ranallo and Jimmy Smith’s live reaction is better.

It was a much-needed win for Pico, as he was hyped as the next big thing. After losing his debut fight in seconds, he needed a very strong showing to get that train back onto the rails. He did exactly that with a blistering knockout of his opponent, Justin Linn.

Relive the knockout in VR or simply put the camera on Mauro Ranallo and watch him completely lose his mind.

Aaron Pico absolutely starches Justin Linn at Bellator 182.

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This one is pretty spectacular. Cue the slow-motion fall.

Aaron Pico has had the kind of hype around him that can smother a young fighter. He made his professional debut on Bellator’s PPV and lost in 24 seconds. It was a shocking defeat and people questioned the “can’t miss” label attached to Pico. Tonight was Pico’s 21st birthday, and he gave himself one heck of a present.

Tonight he had his second chance to perform on the big stage and he certainly made the most of it. In the first round of his fight with Justin Linn, he hit Linn with a left hand that had Linn out cold before he hit the mat. Linn fell in super slow motion as well, which added to the drama of the knockout.  Give it a look, see for yourself. Aaron Pico has arrived ladies and gentlemen.

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Tune in here to watch the Bellator 183 Weigh-ins at 5 PM PST

Bellator 183 Weigh-ins

Today the fighters will step onto the scale, tomorrow they’ll step into the cage.

Bellator 183 looks to be an exciting show. It will air live and free tomorrow on Spike TV. The feature bout is a 155-pound contest between Benson Henderson and Patricky Freire. It also features the debut of Roy Nelson and Aaron Pico’s second professional fight.  Another fight on the card that looks tremendous is a welterweight showdown between rivals Paul Daley and Lorenz Larkin. Tune in here for the Bellator 183 Weigh-ins.

If you want to watch the weigh-ins and faceoffs, we’ve got you covered. They air at 5 PM PST here at MikeSwick.com.

You can see the lineup for tomorrow night’s card right here.

Don’t sleep on the Bellator event this weekend

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The UFC gets the attention, but Bellator is presenting the better product this weekend. For the average MMA fan, the UFC is the only game in town. In fact, when I say MMA fans, by and large, I mean UFC fans. Major news organizations still feel the terms are interchangeable. To them, and many fans, … Read moreDon’t sleep on the Bellator event this weekend

Bellator star Aaron Pico moving to Featherweight for upcoming fight

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Aaron Pico dropped his first professional fight but will look to rebound. Very few fighters have as much hype and attention when making their debut fight as American Top Team’s Aaron Pico. He is seen as a “can’t miss” prospect, and most feel the sky is the limit for the talented former wrestler.  Pico was … Read moreBellator star Aaron Pico moving to Featherweight for upcoming fight

Watch Bellator prodigy, Aaron Pico, in 7th grade with some hands on him!

Making his Bellator debut at MSG is Aaron Pico. Relive Pico hitting bags at just 13 years old.

If you haven’t heard yet, Aaron Pico has been labeled a prodigy and the future of MMA. He comes highly touted already and he’s just 20 years old. He has that LeBron James coming-from-high-school-can’t-miss kind of hype behind him. Just like LeBron, it is certainly warranted.

Bellator signed him in 2014 based on being a stud boxer and wrestler. He will finally make his debut at the ripe old age of 20. Pico is the new breed of fighter where he didn’t fall in love with one disciple and then evolved. Pico has been training (and excelling) in them all.

Pico won pankration championships 4 different times. He’s a 2009 National Junior Golden Gloves Champion. His wrestling pedigree is excellent too. He’s earned several championships and most recently, placed 2nd at the 2016 Olympic trials.

So, enjoy this video of a scrawny 7th grader with some legit handspeed and watch him go to work as a professional this Saturday at Bellator.