Apr 22 2023
Saturday

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
James Gonzalez
Gonzalez
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10-4-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 30-27
UD 3
10-5-0

The tape

27
Age
33
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOKOUDSUBKO
Form
KOUDSDUDUD
10
Wins
10
7
By KO
3
70
KO%
30
2
By SUB
2
20
SUB%
20
4
Loses
5
3
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2016
14
Bouts
15
23
Rounds
39
1 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 1 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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3
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
-

Aaron Pico vs James Gonzalez report

Who won Pico vs Gonzalez?

Aaron Pico beat James Gonzalez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 295, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of the winner Aaron Pico.

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 Gonzalez stats

Aaron Pico stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

James Gonzalez made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Aaron Pico's Bellator record stood at 13-4-0, while James Gonzalez's came in at 1-2-0.

The stats suggested Pico had a massive power advantage over Gonzalez, boasting a 70% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 30%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Pico and Gonzalez would have been pretty equal, both with a 20% submission rate.

Aaron Pico was the younger man by 6 years, at 27 years old.

Gonzalez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pico.

Pico was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 8 years and 3 months earlier than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 28 to Gonzalez's 45.

Pico vs Gonzalez form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Adli Edwards at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Justin Gonzales at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.

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

He was victorious against Solo Hatley Jr at Bellator 242 on 24th July 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

Pico's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Gonzalez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Pico vs Gonzalez?

Aaron Pico was a 1/8 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while James Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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