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Must-See: Shinya Aoki Highlight Reel

Check out this sick HL video for our #3-ranked lightweight, which shows the “Tobikan Judan” pretzelizing motherfuckers with his otherworldly submission grappling. Action starts at the 1:55 mark; pay attention to the “Aokiplata” at 2:24, the kamikaze armbar at 4:04, and the yank-your-arm-out-of-its-socket submission at 5:06. Ouch. Aoki is back in action on July 21st, when he takes on Caol Uno (and possibly the winner of Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Eddie Alvarez) in the finals of DREAM’s lightweight GP.

(Props: MMA Madness)

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No one cares, No one cares, Old Bald and Irish- August 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm
OMG DUDE YOU GOT HIM SO GOOD. HE WILL PROBABLY LIKE NEVER POST AGAIN EVER
MAN I HOPE YOU DONT GET ME LIKE THAT.
No one cares, Old, Bald and Irish- July 8, 2008 at 5:29 pm
Old, Bald and Irish, no one cares what your jui jitsu teachers favorite move is or if you have gotten good at defending it. And no shit once your pretty much screwed, it is a submission.
shitwhistle- July 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm
Best. Gay. Foreplay. Ever.

Seriously though, to me, this kind of submission game is just as, if not more exciting to watch as big KO punches. This is why MMA is what it is. Awesome. This guy would tear through a ton of upper echelon UFC guys.
perkedel- July 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm
Any Aoki-related article should be accompanied with Baka Survivor video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6swQ_2vQDI
Old, Bald and Irish- July 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm
That flying armbar he does is my jiu jitsu teachers favorite move. I've gotten good at defending it, but once your in it, you're pretty much screwed.

Aoki has some awesome flexibility. Kick ass highlight reel.

Thanks for posting!
TD- July 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Wow. Seeing him jump to guard like that I can see why his fights with Shigetoshi Iwase and George Sotiropoulos ended like they did. And considering the first JZ fight Ithink I smell a pattern
yo- July 8, 2008 at 3:44 pm
they called him baka survivor in the beginning because its the song he always uses in his entrances. catchy shit
Eveboy420- July 8, 2008 at 1:57 pm
As Busta Rhymes once said. "Son duke is sic!"
Polish- July 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm
Aoki is a bad ass mother fucker. Period.
Matt Herpes- July 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm
The audible click during that "yank-your-arm-out-of-its-socket submission" is horrible...Aoki's the shit though.
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