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.