For the third consecutive bout, Aaron Pico will be facing a far more experienced opponent.
ATTENTION, ALL HANDS ON DECK— Shane Kruchten (@SKRUCHTENMMA) December 21, 2017
Here is the news you all have been waiting for!!!!!!!
Contract is signed, I’m on the Main Card at The Forum at my new home in @bellatormma! January 20th !!!!!!!!! #Bellator192 @UpgradeMG @FloCombat @MMAjunkieJohn @MMARoasted @BloodyElbow
Pico came up short in his heavily-hyped MMA debut, as he was shockingly submitted just 24 seconds into his Bellator: NYC showdown with Zach Freeman. The American Kickboxing Academy product rebounding in resounding fashion in his sophomore outing with an impressive first-round knockout of Justin Linn at Bellator 183.
Kruchten, 33, enters the matchup with a 12-3 career mark. “The War Rhino” last appeared at World Series of Fighting 34, where he outpointed Jeremy Mahon. The 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu representative has finished six of his victories via submission and three by KO/TKO.
What was @SKRUCHTENMMA signing while he was Guest of Honor for the #USMC Ball, you ask?— Amanda Earley (@aMMAndaPR) December 21, 2017
His contract with @BellatorMMA...
To fight @AaronPicoUSA...
January 20 at @theforum!! #WarRhino is BACK!! #AMEPublicity pic.twitter.com/5rP8pBO8P0