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Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Pico vs Carvalho?
Aaron Pico is set to take on Pedro Carvalho in the co-main event of Bellator 299, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Pico vs Carvalho stats
Aaron Pico steps into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Pedro Carvalho will make his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Pico has a massive power advantage over Carvalho, boasting at 64% knock out percentage over Carvalho's 15%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Carvalho will have a large advantage over Pico, boosting at 46% submission rate over Pico's 18%.
Aaron Pico is the younger man by 2 years, at 26 years old.
Carvalho has a height advantage of 3 inches over Pico. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Pico is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 11 years earlier than Carvalho, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 26 to Carvalho's 37.
Pico vs Carvalho form
Pico has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated James Gonzalez at Bellator 295 on 22nd April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Adli Edwards at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.
Before that, he had beat Justin Gonzales at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.
He had won against Aiden Lee at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Pedro Carvalho has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator Dublin on 24th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Mads Burnell at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Piotr Niedzielski at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Before that, he had defeated Daniel Weichel at Bellator MMA on 5th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
He had been beaten by Jay Jay Wilson at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Aaron Pico has been fighting more than Pedro Carvalho.
Aaron Pico last fought 4 months and 30 days ago, while Pedro Carvalho's last outing was 6 months and 28 days ago.
Pico's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Carvalho's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pico vs Carvalho?
Aaron Pico is currently 1/14 (-1400) to win the contest outright, while you can get 6/1 (+600) on Pedro Carvalho if you fancy the massive upset.
Pico vs Carvalho US streams
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Pico vs Carvalho UK streams
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