Featherweight finishers Aaron Pico and Aiden Lee have recently been added to Bellator 257. Both fighters are on win-streaks and the young prospects are looking to make a name for themselves in the featherweight division. MMA Junkie was first to report the fight being added to Bellator 257. This event will host two of the fights involved in the light heavyweight tournament, with Vadim Nemkov facing Phil Davis and Anthony Johnson against Yoel Romero.
Aaron Pico and Aiden Lee Added To Bellator 257
Aaron Pico (7-3, 7-3 Bellator) made his first professional MMA bout back at Bellator 180: Sonnen vs Silva, losing by submission in the first round to Zach Freeman.
The 24-year-old learnt from his mistakes and went on an impressive four-fight win-streak until he stepped into the octagon with Henry Corrales, who knocked Pico out inside the first round. Another loss came for the American in 2019 against Adam Borics.
2020 was a new year and a perfect year for Pico, having three fights and coming away with three finishes, mixing it up with two knockouts and a submission.
Aiden Lee (9-4, 2-1 Bellator) has the biggest test of his MMA career when coming up to face Pico next month.
The Englishman competed in Cage Warriors before being signed by Bellator in 2019. Lee lost his first bout on a unanimous decision to Saul Rogers. Lee turned it around and is now on a two-fight win-streak after a submission victory over Damian Frankiewicz and a first-round knockout over Jeremy Petley in his last fight in September 2020.
It’s going to be all guns blazing between these two in the very exciting contest between these two prospects. With Aaron Pico and Aiden Lee being added to Bellator 257, here’s what we have scheduled for the event so far:
- Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final: Vadim Nemkov vs Phil Davis
- Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final: Anthony Johnson vs Yoel Romero
- Featherweight: Aaron Pico vs Aiden Lee
- Welterweight: Paul Daley vs Sabah Homasi
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