Aaron Pico

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Aaron Pico talks fight IQ refinement amid Bellator 271 win

Aaron Pico secured a unanimous decision win over Justin Gonzales at Bellator 271 on Friday, November 12th.

This event transpired at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The evening of MMA action was broadcasted on Showtime.

The Jackson Wink product showcased a multitude of skills with his dominant wrestling ability shining through. A ton of top control and steadily ending up in favorable positions amid scrambles were a staple of the fight for Aaron Pico.

The story of the fight also unfurled with Pico showcasing his sharp boxing via well-timed bodywork and also some slickly integrated elbows during close-quarters folkstyle wrestling exchanges along the fence.

This win for Pico put the first-ever blemish on the professional MMA record of Gonzales. In fact, Justin Gonzales was riding a twenty-plus fight undefeated streak dating back to his efforts as an amateur mixed martial artist.

After a bit of a rocky start to his career (going 4-3 across his first seven bouts), Aaron Pico is now riding a five-fight winning streak.

I spoke with Pico virtually at the post-event presser. The excerpt from our virtual media-based interaction is below.

Aaron Pico

The methodology Pico has used to refine his seemingly ever-growing fight IQ

“Well one, I put a lot of time in the gym. But just being consistent. That’s the only thing that you can do is just put in time. I don’t take big gaps off of training. I’m always in the gym. Trying to just learn or do something. But just staying consistent. I sound like a broken record. I say the same things over and over again. Like I said, I don’t want to get too high. I don’t want to get too low. I just want to stay right in the middle. Just do what I can every single day.”

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