Bellator 222 Results: Adam Borics Finishes Aaron Pico with Flying Knee

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Adam Borics Bellator 222
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Adam Borics scored his second flying knee knockout with Bellator in the second round of his bout against top prospect Aaron Pico at Bellator 222.

Adam Borics is a top prospect with an unblemished 12-0 record. The Hungarian earned a shot at Bellator in 2017 after going 9-0 with four submissions and a knockout. He’s been nothing short of impressive since joining the promotion, earning two rear-naked chokes and a flying knee victory.

Aaron Pico is one of the top prospects in MMA. Coming into the sport, he was a Junior Golden Gloves champion, a European Pankration champion, and nearly qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Freestyle Wrestling as a 19-year-old. His entire professional career has been with Bellator, making his debut in 2017, but losing in just 24 seconds. After the disappointing debut, Pico rattled off four straight knockout wins, including one over former title challenger Leandro Higo. He’ll be looking to bounce back from a knockout loss to Henry Corrales.

Round 1

Pico takes the center and quickly hits Borics with a right hand. He follows it up with very fast double leg entry and slams Borics to the canvas. The Hardkocks 365 fighter tries working to his feet but Pico has him pinned against the cage. He eventually gets up, but the wrestler lifts him into the air and slams him down. Pico hits Borics with a right hand and then looks to advance his position. The move allows the Hungarian to scramble to his feet.

Back on the feet, Borics kicks Pico’s lead leg but gets slammed by another double leg. The Jackson-Wink export moves to side control. The Hungarian tries to scramble to his feet, but Pico slams him once again. Finally, Borics is able to get to his feet. In the closing seconds, Pico lands three hard shots.

Cageside Press Scored the Round 10-9 Pico

Round 2

 The round starts immediately with Pico taking Borics down with a double leg. Borics attempts to scramble to his feet and kicks Pico twice with upkicks. Borics gets to his feet and is immediately slammed back down. Pico keeps Borics pressed against the cage while blasting him with knees to the hips. He lands about 10 before Borics gets to his feet.

Suddenly, Borics throws a flying knee that lands perfectly on Pico’s head that sends his foe crashing to the canvas. He followed it with 10 or 11 unanswered strikes until the referee pulled him off.

Adam Borics def. Aaron Pico by KO (Flying Knee) in Round 2 (3:55)

Check out the full results from Bellator 222 here!

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