6 Oct 2009 15:18:55 PM
As promised, here’s the Shinya Aoki-Joachim Hansen bout from last night’s Dream event, though watching the whole thing is going to take a decent chunk out of your afternoon. In the interest of making the most of your time, you might just want to skip to the 10:58 mark to see the upkick to the groin, followed by the upkicks to the face from Hansen. Guy Mezger and Michael Schiavello seem ready to assume that Aoki is faking it, and although he does seem to get some preferential treatment from the ref at times in this fight, the replays confirm that he got kicked in the pills before taking the shots to the head. So give him a break, would you?
After you’ve lived through that fiasco, you might as well move on to the second round. In the last two minutes Hansen is unlucky enough to end up with Aoki mounted on him, and that rarely leads to anything good. His calm demeanor after getting stuck in the armbar makes you think he’s going to last until the end of the round with no problem, but that Aoki is a slick one. Up next for him? Probably a showdown with Tatsuya Kawajiri on the New Year’s Eve show. Also expected for that event is Bob Sapp vs. a puppy. No word yet on the breed of the puppy, but it is thought to be adorable. Oddsmakers have pegged it an early -175 favorite over Sapp.Read More ADD COMMENTS (13) DIGG THIS