Bellator MMA’S lightweight division has a ton of heat seekers looking to cast themselves as the next in the pecking order for the division’s golden crown. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will get introduced to a California bomber looking to blast his way to a victory at Bellator 220 on April 27. A professional since November 2013 and representing American Kickboxing Academy, Adam Piccolotti owns an 11-2 record in 13 career bouts as a professional comprised of five submissions, four decisions and two knockouts. Piccolotti has spent the bulk of his professional career with Bellator MMA and has earned a finish in seven of his 11 professional victories.
In his MMA debut at Dragon House 15, he defeated Jeff Peterson via TKO in the first round. Piccolotti also defeated his next two opponents in Cody Orrison and Eugene Marenya. At Dragon House 18 he submitted Tristan Arenal in the second round via rear naked choke. Then in his debut appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 133, Piccolotti defeated Andrew Ramm via unanimous decision. At Bellator 142 he tapped out Salvador Becerra via neck crank in the second round. For his next outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 147, Piccolotti submitted Mario Soto via rear naked choke in round two. He also tapped out Ray Wood via rear naked choke in the first round at Bellator 154. Piccolotti defeated Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision at Bellator 165.
In his next appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 199, he submitted The Ultimate Fighter season 21 alumni Carrington Banks via rear naked choke in the first round. The win also earned Piccolotti the fifth submission victory of his professional career. He defeated James Terry via unanimous decision at Bellator 206 to earn his fourth decision win as a professional. For his next outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 220 on April 27, he will face former UFC champion Benson Henderson in a lightweight encounter. You can all of the main card action live on Paramount Network. Good luck Adam!