Aaron Pico Pulled from Bellator 257 on April 16 Due to ‘Medical Issues’

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 5, 2021

A featherweight showdown at Bellator 257 pitting Aaron Pico against Aiden Lee has been postponed.

Bellator president Scott Coker recently confirmed the news to Insider. The bout is expected to be rebooked at a later date.

"The fight that was supposed to happen in April is being pushed back," Coker said. "[Pico] has some medical issues that he had to take care of, so now he's probably being pushed back to the second fight [event] in May, or June.”

Bellator 257 takes place on April 16 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by a light heavyweight grand prix matchup between reigning 205-pound champion Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis. The main card will air on Showtime.

After a bumpy start to his professional tenure, Pico established some momentum in 2020, winning three bouts within the California-based promotion. Most recently, the 24-year-old Jackson-Wink MMA member knocked out John de Jesus in the second round at Bellator 252 to run his professional mark to 7-3.

England’s Lee is coming off back-to-back triumphs against Damian Frankiewicz and Jeremy Petley under the Bellator banner. The former Cage Warriors competitor is 9-4 as a professional overall.

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