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Bellator 222 Video: Watch Adam Borics knock out Aaron Pico with flying knee

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It’s another stoppage loss for highly touted Bellator MMA prospect Aaron Pico.

It seemed as if Aaron Pico was in control of his fight with Adam Borics at Bellator 222. In his first fight since changing his fight camp over to Jackson-Wink, Pico used his decorated wrestling background to score multiple takedowns and keep the striking exchanges with the Hungarian to a minimum.

Unfortunately for Pico, “minimum” wasn’t enough, as the dangerous Borics once again made an opponent crumble with a flying knee. Pico shot in for a takedown and was kneed right in the face, sending him down and badly hurt. Borics then followed up with strikes to the head to secure the second-round KO victory.

Watch the video below:

Borics is now 9-0 in his career and this is his second flying knee stoppage in the last three fights. This is no doubt a featherweight to be reckoned with.

As for Pico, who was hyped as possibly the greatest prospect in MMA history, drawing comparisons to NBA icon LeBron James, he is now just 4-3 through seven fights of his young career. What is concerning for the 22-year-old is that he’s been knocked out in consecutive bouts, plus rocked and choked out in his pro debut vs. Zach Freeman two years ago. Whatever his future holds, he needs a significant step down in competition based on recent outings.