Sep 23 2023
Saturday

3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
11-4-0
KO 1
KO 1
13-7-0

The tape

27
Age
28
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDSUB
Form
UDUDSDUDKO
11
Wins
13
7
By KO
2
64
KO%
15
2
By SUB
6
18
SUB%
46
4
Loses
7
3
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2012
15
Bouts
20
26
Rounds
37
1 hours, 33 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 22 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

-
UFC
-
3
Bellator
5
-
Tapology
-

Aaron Pico vs Pedro Carvalho report

Who won Pico vs Carvalho?

Aaron Pico beat Pedro Carvalho by knockout in the 1st round during the co-main event of Bellator 299, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Pico vs Carvalho stats

Aaron Pico stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Pedro Carvalho made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Pedro Carvalho marked his 11th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Aaron Pico's Bellator record stood at 13-4-0, while Pedro Carvalho's came in at 6-5-0.

The stats suggested Pico had a massive power advantage over Carvalho, boasting a 64% knock out percentage over Carvalho's 15%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Carvalho had a large advantage over Pico, boasting a 46% submission rate over Pico's 18%.

Aaron Pico was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.

Carvalho had a height advantage of 3 inches over Pico. Despite this, both fighters had a equal reach.

Pico was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 11 years and 10 months earlier than Carvalho, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 28 to Carvalho's 43.

Pico vs Carvalho form

Pico had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 lost to 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 beaten Adli Edwards at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Before that, he had defeated 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 was victorious against Aiden Lee at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Pedro Carvalho had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by 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 won against 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 been defeated by 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 beaten Daniel Weichel at Bellator MMA on 5th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

He had lost to Jay Jay Wilson at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Aaron Pico had been fighting more than Pedro Carvalho.

Going to this contest, Aaron Pico had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 25 days ago, while Pedro Carvalho's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 23 days ago.

Pico's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Carvalho's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Pico vs Carvalho?

Aaron Pico was a 1/14 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Pedro Carvalho made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.

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