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Friday, Apr 05, 2013

ONE FC Kings & Champions: Shinya Aoki Takes Lightweight Crown

A victorious Shinya Aoki (photo via ONE FC)

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.


Aoki choking Boku (photo via ONE FC)

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.

Lightweight Championship

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

Larson working an armbar on Manhoef (photo via ONE FC)

Ueda standing over Pulver (photo via ONE FC)

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:41 pm
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