After a very short and upsetting mixed martial arts debut, Aaron Pico has received his next opponent in the Bellator cage.
Per ESPN's Brett Okamoto, the former wrestling world medalist Pico will be moving down to featherweight to take on Justin Linn (7-3) at Bellator 183 on September 23 in San Jose, CA.
In June, Pico lost his much-hyped first fight in the promotion via first-round submission to Zach Freeman at Bellator 180.
Pico previously said that he planned to stay at 155 pounds, where he made his Bellator debut, but it seems those plans have changed for his upcoming fight at 145 pounds.
Per Bellator, prospect Aaron Pico's 2nd pro fight (9/23 in San Jose) will be at featherweight, not lightweight. Opponent Justin Linn (7-3).— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 6, 2017