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