Scott Coker delighted with the young American



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Scott Coker delighted with the young American

The last show, directed by Bellator Promotion, offered several interesting names and fights. So we had the opportunity to see how the great Yaroslav Amosov remains undefeated even after the 26th professional fight and wins the welterweight belt by defeating Douglas Lima.

English fighter Paul Daley after three wins in a row was defeated by Jason Jackson who is now in a great five-win streak inside Bellator. Still, Bellator President Scott Coker described young Aaron Pico as the star of the evening.

The 24-year-old American fighter made his debut in MMA back in 2017, and high expectations have been imposed on him from the very beginning of his career. Namely, Aaron Pico was a great wrestler in college, and in 2016 he was left with one win away from qualifying for the Olympics.

However, Pico lost his MMA debut and was defeated by Zach Freeman by guillotine after just 24 seconds. After losing in his debut, Pico recorded as many as eight wins and only two defeats in the next ten fights. With his latest win against Aiden Lee, Aaron is on a four-game winning streak, and it looks like Scott Coker is finally starting to get what he expected from the youngster from California.

Coker at the press

At the press conference after the mentioned event, Coker stated that he believes that Pico is ready to fight fighters from the top of the category, and he was especially impressed by the versatility he presented in the last fight.

'' From everything I've had a chance to see tonight, Pico is the star of the evening because of his complete progress. Left, right blows, body blows, demolitions, transitions ... it was all amazing." "I’ve seen a lot of combinations he hasn’t thrown before and I think he’s made drastic progress.

The fighter he fought with is no joke. I'm going to have to talk to Aaron's team and see what their plans are, '' Cooker said. President Bellator now aims to increase the activity of the young American to be seen more often in Bellator’s cage.

"I think he is at the level we expect now, and the frequency of his fights will be higher than before. I think by the end of the year he will be in a position to fight the top fighters again, '' Cooker added. The best days of a fighter from JacksonWink Hall are yet to come, and it remains to be seen if he can endanger fighters like A.J.

Mckee, Emanuel Sanchez or champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire. A potential rematch against Adam Borics could show a lot.