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Respect the tights, people.  If nothing else, this fight proves that Shinya Aoki knows how to stick to a game plan.  When his butt-scoot attack didn’t pan out, he used an Alvarez kick to turn this into a grappling match.  Alvarez’s hip toss was pretty sweet, but it might have been a mistake to think he was going to mount Aoki so easily.  That’s where things start to go wrong for him, and once they start they only get worse. 

Give him credit, Aoki is slick.  He’s also the first WAMMA lightweight champ, for what that’s worth.  They might as well etch onto the belt "Best Lightweight Not Currently in the UFC."  We all know that’s what it means, anyway.

Gegard Mousasi puts a serious hurting on Musashi, plus more after the jump.

Gegard Mousasi vs. Musashi

Semmy Schilt vs. "Mighty Mo" Siliga

Daisuke Nakamura vs. Hideo Tokoro

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ajaykumar- September 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm
Did anyone else hear the disgusting sound of bone snapping during that footlock or am I hearing things?
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Anonymous- January 3, 2009 at 1:09 am
*Attn: Editors.
listen, i love mma. in addition, i love this website.
this is an open letter directed, but not limited, to the editors of cagepotato. i realize the UFC is the big leagues. what i don't understand is why the editors of this website decline to acknowledge fighters of actual merit outside of the UFC. we all know the competition isn't comparable in other organizations, but the talent of certain stand-out fighters is undeniable.

Shinya Aoki just gets sort of brushed off after fighting a great and game opponent. miguel torres is top 5 P4P, any legitimate MMA fan could see that from channel 105(Versus in Baton Rouge).

I guess my point is that the UFC is not always the control. It is apparent to me, that sometimes, UFC fighters should earn the right to fight some smaller, hungrier, better champs. Because, bureaucracy aside, miguel takes nate diaz 10 times out of 10. check that, 100 times of out 100. bet me.
bootybob- January 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm
Well I would like to believe this show was not a work, and if there was a single fight that was than it would be the Tokoro - Nakamura fight. However, watching the Tokoro ZST Grappling Tournament Highlight I would have to think it might not be because he had a real fast action packed grappling style.
Anonymous- January 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm
Musasi is stud he will tear it up in 2009
Anonymous- January 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm
Correction: Gomi got choked out. Sorry. My mistake. But he lasted a while, didn't he? Tough SOB.
Anonymous- January 1, 2009 at 2:05 pm
Not to say Aoki would definitely get fucked up by BJ, but very likely, as that is BJ's style. He goes in and fucks you up, and if you can take it then you might survive to the final bell (i.e. Takanori Gomi).

I think either Hansen or Alvarez is a tougher fight for BJ because they match him in the heart and toughness departments.

Aoki is a straight bitch. No doubt. Grappling wizard or not. Let's face it, as fighters go, the guy's a puss.
René Lévesque-Caline- January 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm
The kids are at the inlaws and I got the house to myself and am alternating between the Dynamite shows and porn.
I think I might have blown a load by accident when Alvarez popped his knee.

Has anyone watched all 18 fights in a row? I've rewatched quite a few of them liek Manhoefs win quite a few times.

This is like Christmas thanks to our jap friends.

Fuck, do I love those entrances or what?
With that ass crazy drunk jap broad screaming like a banshee?
It wouldnt be NY without it. Even without Fedor.

I like the ramps and the rings and the bodychecing referees.
I like the fact that there is actual martial arts in their MMA.

And even the freak show like Sapp or Lesnar are entertaining to watch for some.

How long was this show anyways?

Anonymous- January 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Maybe you guys don't realize but Hansen lost to Aoki twice before. I believe Penn would beat Aoki, but stranger things have happened. After all , Rashad Evans is the new UFC LHW Champ, anything can happen. Anyone who believes Aoki would be a cakewalk for Penn or Sherk has some learning to do, or just hasn't been watching MMA lately.
Don't get all emotional- January 1, 2009 at 9:12 am
This entire fight was a big piece of work!!!

This was more of a sports entertainment event than it was an mma!

I cannot understand how Alvarez lost to the butt scooper... Hansen knocked out Aoki...
mma-pro- January 1, 2009 at 1:29 am
pulling guard is one thing but butt scooting around the ring, that was weak, where was the card on that. aoki would get tooled by bj penn

overeem and manhoef are beasts.
Rampage Smackson- January 1, 2009 at 12:44 am
Aoki's great, but he's no BJ Penn. Ahhh......the imagery associated with BJ Penn. Could you imagine, for a second, a Pen of BJ's? The world would be a better place.
ChucksRetirementParty- December 31, 2008 at 11:53 pm
Right, but if you spend alot of money promoting a guy and he hurts himself (not saying he would) all the time, you're just losing money. And to sneaky pete's point, he's exactly right. A 1 fight deal with Fedor would obviously mean you'd pit him against your champ, and if he wins he just leaves and goes somewhere else. Now the UFC looks like a joke. No reason to do that.
Jeffro- December 31, 2008 at 11:52 pm
Boy am I glad that I threw 5k on Mousasi.

Anonymous- December 31, 2008 at 10:45 pm
So let the fucking guy do Sambo and you can finally say you have the best fighter in the history of the sport in your organization.

If he gets hurt doing Sambo and for some reason can no longer fulfill the terms of his contract, said contract is null and void. UFC pays him nothing more. Kinda like a pay as you go thing, ya know?
Sneaky Pete- December 31, 2008 at 9:21 pm

There's absolutely no good reason (speaking in business terms) to give Fedor a one fight contract. So he wins the belt and immediately vacates? The one hindrance that I recall to a contract was that it barred Sambo competition, so he balked.
Mescanator- December 31, 2008 at 9:17 pm
Yeah, Happy New Year to the Benz and all of the CagePotato Heads!
CWR- December 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm
Happy New Year Cagepotato. You stay classy...
Anonymous- December 31, 2008 at 8:08 pm
Tokoro/Nakamura was OK but definitely makes me appreciate a grappler with a solid base.
Anonymous- December 31, 2008 at 8:07 pm
No Fedor in the UFC... why won't they give him a one fight deal?
Richard Wad- December 31, 2008 at 8:02 pm
First off, happy new year!
"Anonymous" said:

"UFC needs to open itself up for bringing in fighters from other promotions, whether it be for one or two fight deals, and maybe the fighters are respresenting the promotion they come from, etc...
But it would be great to see guys like Aoki, Alvarez, Hansen, JZ, Mousasi, Manhoef, Overeem get an opportunity to fight in the cage. These guys are established, credible contenders in any promotion and to would be a win-win for the UFC because it proves that the best fighters fight in the UFC which is the major selling point if the UFC is to establish itself as the NFL or NBA of MMA."

--The UFC has done all that already. It has brought in fighters from other promotions, some for 1-2 fight deals, some for more...
And yes, there are still great, top fighters outside the UFC right now, but UFC has already established itself as the NFL/NBA of MMA, lol.
Duke of New York A#1- December 31, 2008 at 5:55 pm
Overeem has the Strikeforce HW title, he was cut like that when he won it in the states, so just keep hating.

The UFC let Andy Wang fight for them, and Gabe Rudigar. Choi can at least say he is a K-1 world champion with some serious rapping skillz!!
Anonymous- December 31, 2008 at 5:03 pm
I think if Penn vs. Aoki ever happened Joe Rogan's head would fucking explode.
Jugger- December 31, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Seeing guys like Alistair and Gerard in kick-boxing gloves is just weird. It's like seeing a person wearing contacts after they've only worn glasses for years.

Aoki is awesome. I hate butt-scooters (I'm looking at you Dean Lister), but for him, I make an exception. It's a shame for Alvarez because he had some good momentum going, having just beat Kawajiri and Hansen, but once Aoki gets a limb, it's only a matter of time.
Your Fucking Father- December 31, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Cro-Cop vs Choi
Sapp vs Tanaka

Are you honestly going to tell me you dont think these fights had a pre determind ending? I mean come on. What kind of reputable MMA or Kickboxing org lets a guy fight in a freaking mask? And the Overeem fight mau not have been fixed but I think that guy is on enough steroids to kill a horse. I agree with Sol that I wouldnt chose booing or fixed fights but you make all the drunk idiots stop so I chose to enjoy real fights beween MMA's best fighters. I know all you guys love Japan but lets be realistic most of the top fighter fight in America. That is all.
Derly- December 31, 2008 at 4:32 pm
I've been a Aoki fan since, I first found this blog, and saw the first Aoki/Hansen fight. It was the first time I saw a gogoplata, and it was like watching magic. Probably the most technical butt-scoot I've ever witnessed.

As for Aoki/Penn, that would be a dream match, but I think Penn would dominate with his more rounded fight game. As well as Penn, having a very high level of jiu jitsu also. I also have the feeling that Penn would be the stronger fighter, and Aoki wouldn't be able to work his submissions as easily. But that wouldn't stop me from rooting for Aoki and crying when he lost.

And that Nakamura/Tokoro fight, was some really high paced grappling. I only wish some of the wrestlers in the UFC could grapple like that.