Headlining the event is a featherweight championship rematch between new Bellator featherweight champion AJ McKee, who faces Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire in the five round main event of the evening.
Co-headlining the card is also a championship bout, this one between Bellator light-heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov and no. 1 ranked Corey Anderson.
Our feature fight of the night showcased perhaps the most highly touted prospect in all of MMA, Aaron Pico, who faced Adli Edwards tonight in a 150 lb catchweight bout. Continue reading to see how this contest went down:
Official Result: Aaron Pico def. Adli Edwards via TKO (punches) at :55 of round three
The first round was about as dominant for Pico as it could’ve been.
He opens up the bout with a jab, which is followed up by Edwards with a nice calf kick. Pico then secures a single leg takedown and reigns down some heavy punches and elbows, before Edwards is back to his feet.
The entire first round consisted of Pico swarming Edwards with nasty striking combinations and taking him down at will, thus far three times on three attempts.
Pico is continuing to demonstrate he has the nastiest shovel hook in the game, as he lands it every single time his opponent gets up, as well as in the middle of his combinations, or to end his combinations. He’s really turned into a brilliant fighter.
Pico hurts Edwards with one of those shovel hooks, which immediately dropped Edwards’ hands. He goes in for the finish, landing some nasty shots upstairs, but ends up settling on another takedown. He’s secured at least eight of them and hasn’t been denied a single attempt.
10-8 in each of the first two rounds for Pico is justifiable.
Pico lands a jab-overhand combo to start the third and follows it up with another one of those vicious shovel hooks and finishes the fight.
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