Archive: Shinya Aoki

Aug 25, 2014 10:02 am

Exclusive: Shinya Aoki’s loyalty to ONE FC cannot be swayed

ONE FC Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense this upcoming weekend in Dubai when he takes on Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2 MMA) in the main event of “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions.” BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor recently caught up with Aoki to discuss his upcoming fight, as well as his...

Aug 6, 2014 10:09 am

ONE FC 19 set with three title fights

This month’s “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event has been finalized with a total of nine exciting bouts we can look forward to watching, including three title fights. ONE FC Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense at the August event, when he sqaures off with Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2...

Jul 30, 2014 10:38 am

Exclusive: Roger Huerta talks his return to ONE FC and more

One of the most exciting lightweight fighters in mixed martial arts storied history, Roger Huerta (21-7-1 MMA), is set to make his long-awaited return to the ONE FC cage this August in Dubai. The former UFC star and “Sports Illustrated” cover athlete has been out of action for almost 2 years now, this after suffering...

Jun 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Amir Khan Set To Make ONE FC Debut

Undefeated amateur fighter Amir Khan is set to make his promotional debut with ONE FC according to Yahoo. Khan was competing in the US, but returned to his native country of Singapore to train with Evolve MMA which is home to the legendary Shinya Aoki, as well as Ben Askren and Leandro Ataides. Evolve MMA...

Nov 26, 2013 8:46 am

Shinya Aoki turns down UFC offer, teammate Leandro Brodinho signs

Former Dream champion, Shinya Aoki (34-6 MMA), has reportedly turned down a contract offer from the UFC. According to ‘Evolve MMA’ founder, Chatri Sityodtong, the UFC offered contracts to 3 fighters on the Evolve Fight Team including Shinya Aoki, Eddie Ng and Leandro Brodinho. Here is what the Evolve MMA chairman had to say via...

Oct 24, 2013 10:01 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki

At Bellator 66 Eddie Alvarez was able to avenge one of his losses and defeat Japanese champion, Shinya Aoki. Alvarez has another rematch coming up next week against Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title.

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Tatsuya Kawajiri Signs with UFC and Looks For Fight on January Card in Singapore

Sources close to Japanese featherweight fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri, have said the 145-lb. fighter has signed a deal with the UFC.  These sources also said Kawajiri wants to fight on the UFC’s card in Singapore coming up in January.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tatsuya Kawajiri will be coming to the UFC, sources close to the...

Jun 24, 2013 10:03 am

Quick Twitt | One FC’s Shinya Aoki Makes Test Cut To Featherweight

One of the most dangerous lightweight fighters in the world, Shinya Aoki, recently tweeted out his successful cut to the featherweight division. NOW!!!!!少し飲んで明日の朝の計量に備えるぜ!!!こんにちわ。フェザー級!!Hello !!! feather weight class !!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmWwQoHeu — 青木真也 shinya aoki (@a_ok_i) June 22, 2013 NOW!!!!!少し飲んで明日の朝の計量に備えるぜ!!!こんにちわ。フェザー級!!Hello !!! feather weight class !!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmWwQoHeu — 青木真也 shinya aoki (@a_ok_i) June 22, 2013

Jun 10, 2013 10:33 am

Free Fight Video | Kron Gracie vs. Shinya Aoki

Last night in Los Angeles, Metamoris II went down. The Pro Jiu Jitsu event was capped off with a main event between two legends in the grappling world, Kron Gracie and Shinya Aoki.

Feb 26, 2013 9:40 am

VIDEO | The Latest In The “Best Of MMA’s” Harlem Shake Featuring Evolve MMA | MMA NEWS

Featuring its roster of World Champions, the Evolve Fight Team (http://www.evolve-mma.com), Asia’s #1 ranked professional fight team, does the Harlem Shake. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling, the Evolve Fight Team is the most decorated professional fight team in Asia. Evolve MMA is Asia’s...

Sep 3, 2012 11:42 am

Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont set for ONE FC 6: Rise Of Kings | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor One Fighting Championship announced they will hold their sixth event this October and that the event will be headlined by Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont. ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings is set to take place on October 6th from Kallang, Singapore, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The event will likely be...

Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am

BJ Penn.Com Exclusive: Eddie Alvarez on His Future, Past & His Family

The more people you ask the more you will hear that Eddie Alvarez is going to be joining the UFC once his contract with Bellator expires later on this year. It’s hard to begrudge the man after all he has accomplished in the sport, he has every right to want to test himself against the...

Apr 23, 2012 11:01 am

Dana White: "It's Over For Fedor" | UFC NEWS

“I really don’t hate Fedor. His management made the biggest f*** up in the history of all sports. We flew down there and tried to make Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor and it was for big, big money… They f*** laughed at it and I told them, and he’ll lie if you ask him this, I...

Mar 1, 2012 4:07 pm

Aoki vs. Alvarez II Official For April 20

Even off the heels of losing his title, Bellator promotional favorite Eddie Alvarez still gets to face one of the world’s best lightweights, Shinya Aoki, in a shot to earn redemption from his 2008 loss to the Japanese superstar. The bout is now confirmed to go down at Bellator 66 on April 20th. Three and...

Jan 18, 2012 4:30 am

MMA NEWS – ProElite And Dream Ink Fighter Exchange Partnership

ProElite MMA and Dream, the largest Japanese MMA organization, have initiated a promotional partnership and fighter exchange program, they jointly announced on Tuesday. The alliance will foster co-promoted events, both in the United States and in Japan with fighter exchanges featured on the cards of both fight promotions, respectively. “Our partnership with Dream forms a...