31 Dec 2008 11:27:32 AM
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.