Shinya Aoki to face 300+ pound opponent on NYE?

By Russell Ess - November 2, 2015

ONE Championship lightweight titleholder Shinya Aoki is scheduled to headline the Rizin Dec. 29 show in Japan, and now is reportedly going to be fighting just two days later on Dec. 31.

From Mixed Martial Arts:

Now Anotonio Inoki has announced that he will be going head to head with RIZIN on New Years Eve in an event that is themed “Knockout the Rizin.” And it will be headlined by Shinya Aoki.

And his opponent will be former K-1 kickboxer and pro wrestler from Brazil Montanha Silva. Silva, no relation to the Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva that went 2-6, mostly in Pride about a decade ago. That Silva was 7′ 2″ 385 lbs. Montanha Silva is being billed as even larger than ‘Giant’ Silva, although he isn’t quite.

The bout is being promoted as a MMA fight, not a professional wrestling match, which Aoki has done before. With that being said, the match between Aoki and Silva could be an actual MMA fight or a professional wrestling match.

Will Aoki be able to take down the giant and walk away the winner? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!


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