Talented prospect Aaron Pico will face another significant test when he fights Henry Corrales at Bellator’s scheduled event in Los Angeles on Jan. 26.
The Los Angeles Times first brought word of the featherweight booking. The Bellator card takes place at the Forum and will see Fedor Emelianenko square off against Ryan Bader in the finals of the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix.
Pico, 22, earned the biggest victory of his career to date at Bellator 206, as he stopped Leandro Higo in the opening stanza of their Sept. 29 encounter. Pico has won four consecutive fights under the Bellator banner – all by KO or TKO – since being upset in his pro debut by Zach Freeman.
Corrales has fashioned a four-bout winning streak of his own after beginning his Bellator tenure with tough losses to Daniel Straus, Emmanuel Sanchez and Patricio Freire. The 32-year-old MMA Lab representative is coming off a third-round stoppage of Andy Main at Bellator 208.