ONE FC Kings & Champions: Shinya Aoki Takes Lightweight Crown
By FCF Staff
Shinya Aoki has added the ONE FC lightweight title to his decorated resume, as the former DREAM champ had few difficulties defeating Kotetsu Boku today in Singapore.
It didn’t take long before the feared submission artist was able to take Boku to the mat, but to the former champ’s credit, he was able to work his way out of a neck crank and then a tight looking D’arce Choke.
In round two, Aoki took Boku to the ground quickly once again, and then proceeded to work his way into a fight ending, rear-naked-choke. With the win, Aoki (33-6) has now won three straight, while the defeat for Boku (20-8-2) ended the lightweight’s two fight winning streak.
Here are the official results from today’s event, which also saw Masakatsu Ueda submit former UFC champion Jens Pulver to advance to the finals of the promotion’s bantamweight grand-prix. In the other semifinal, Kevin Belingon stopped Than Vu shortly into round two.
Shinya Aoki defeats Kotetsu Boku by submission via rear naked choke R2 4:04
Bantamweight Grand-Prix Semifinals
Masakatsu Ueda defeats Jens Pulver by D’arce choke submission R2 3:52
Kevin Belingon defeats Thanh Vu by referee stoppage due to strikes R2 1:00
Brock Larson defeats Melvin Manhoef by unanimous decision
Eddie Ng defeats Arnaud Lepont by armbar submission R2 4:45 minutes
Leandro Issa defeats Yusup Saadulaev by unanimous decision
Alex Silva defeats Rene Catalan by armbar submission R1 4:34
Bashir Ahmad defeats Shannon Wiratchai by unanimous decision
Jake Butler defeats Swain Cangco by submission R1 2:52
Chen Yun Ting defeats Ronald Low by referee stoppage due to strikes R1 3:58