The Bellator 222 prelims feature a fight between top prospects Aaron Pico and Adam Borics. Borics may be the lesser-known name now, but he’s ready to be the next big thing.
New York, NY – Adam Borics is off to great start in his career. The Hungarian is 12-0 with eight finishes. He’s really showcased his abilities since joining Bellator, winning by rear-naked choke twice, and a flying knee in three appearances. Now he’ll get his toughest test against top prospect Aaron Pico, but the result will be the same in his eyes.
“I’m going to finish him. I’m a finisher, I’m going to finish him.”
Aaron Pico has had the spotlight on him since his MMA career began, and will be looking to recover from a loss at Bellator 222. On the other side, this can be Borics’ coming-out party after quietly amassing his 12-0 record.
“I don’t care about it. He gets a lot of hype, and if I get this hype, I can say that ‘oh, I don’t need this, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do commercial, I don’t want to do this.’ But I understand this. I’m just thinking about the fight. Maybe it’s easier if I don’t [have the hype].”
If the hype does come, however, Borics says “I’m ready for that.”
Borics started his run with Bellator in the best way possible, fighting in his home country of Hungary twice before making his American debut last year. While he’s well-known in Hungary, the rest of the world is about to catch up.
“It’s awesome. It’s always, after every fight, my fans are more and more. And they are so excited now because everybody knows Pico. So they are so excited. This is the time I’ve been waiting for. I’m going to show the world who is Adam Borics. After this fight, everybody will remember my name.”
New York City has been home to some of the biggest events in combat sports history, but the cage doesn’t change regardless of what the surrounding area is.
“I’m not thinking about ‘oh this is Madison Square Garden,’ because if I’m thinking this, maybe it’s too much pressure. But I just focus on the fight. It’s the same, fighting everywhere is the same.”
Alongside Borics at the Bellator 222 Media Day was ONE Championship middleweight champion Aung La N Sang, who is also a teammate of Borics at Hard Knocks 365 in Florida.
“I train always like crazy. He’s my best friend in Hard Knocks 365. So I’m happy he can be here, and he helps me a lot. I have the best team in the world, so this camp was really good. I’ve trained with Hard Knocks for almost two years, so I improve every day. I believe that we have the best team in the world.”
Hard Knocks is known for their hard sparring sessions between high-level fighters, and that was affirmed by Borics.
“If you want to watch real sparring, come to Hard Knocks. We spar really hard, but we respect each other.”
Adam Borics headlines the Bellator 222 prelims on DAZN at 6:30 p.m. EDT.