Aaron Pico to face UFC veteran Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 277

Aaron Pico to face UFC veteran Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 277

We have a very exciting featherweight contest going down next month at Bellator 277, as Aaron Pico returns to the cage opposing Jeremy Kennedy, the first UFC veteran this young talent has faced.

Bellator 277 is to go down on April 15, 2022, at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

This is a very exciting bout for a number of reasons.

Firstly, as mentioned above, Jeremy Kennedy is the first UFC veteran Pico has fought, and he even faced UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in his latest promotional appearance.

That defeat brought his UFC record to 3-1, and overall record to 11-1, though he was released afterward. He then went 2-0 in Brave CF, before going 2-1 (1 NC) in PFL, and then signing with Bellator, where he’s gone 2-1 thus far.

Kennedy’s lone Bellator defeat comes to Adam Borics (18-1), who’s actually the last man to defeat Pico, and Kennedy just defeated longtime top contender Emmanuel Sanchez in his latest appearance.

Following a 4-3 start to his career, Aaron Pico has since gone on the first five-fight win streak of his career, as he’s gone undefeated in the last two-and-a-half years. This saw him pick up his first-and-second submission victories, as well as his first decision win in his last fight, as he handed 12-0 Justin Gonzalez his first defeat.

We all know Pico is one of the most dangerous young men in the entire sport, coming into his mixed martial arts career already as a champion in wrestling, boxing, and pankration. What’s more, he won national championships in all three types of wrestling: Greco-Roman, freestyle, and folkstyle.

He did all that before even turning 21 years old.

Kennedy comes into the bout with a record of 17-3 (1 NC), while Pico comes in with a record of 9-3. As you see, both men have been defeated three times, and each man has been knocked out twice. They’ve also each been submitted once, though Kennedy’s submission defeat was overturned.

Who walks away the victor in this epic featherweight contest, team Xtreme Couture (Kennedy) or team JacksonWink (Pico)?

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