Aaron Pico left nothing to chance and spent precious little time picking up his second career win on Saturday in L.A.
At Bellator 192 on Saturday night at The Forum in Los Angeles, Bellator prospect Aaron Pico looked to take the next step in his career. After a shocking upset by Zach Freeman at Bellator NYC last June, Pico bounced back with a finish of Justin Linn in September. His opponent Saturday, however, Shane Kruchten, represented another step up. With a record of 12-3, Kruchten was no slouch.
‘The War Rhino,’ however, had been out of action for just over a year prior to Saturday night’s bout.
Ultimately, Pico kept his third Bellator appearance short and sweet. And what an appearance it was. Kruchten opened the action with a leg kick, while Pico moved in, landing a number of punches, including a big body shot. Kruchten was clearly hurt by the blow, but powered through it. Pico then threw a lazy leg kick, and followed that with another body shot, a thunderous left hook. The impact of the blow sent Kruchten crumpling to the mat, and while Pico moved in for the kill, it was quickly apparent that it was unnecessary. Krutchen was finished, and Aaron Pico improved his record to 2-1. What a body shot!
Aaron Pico def. Shane Kruchten by knockout, Round 1, 0:37