I once asked Shinya Aoki if he was a fan of country music. He is not. He also corrected me on how I pronounced his last name. “It’s I-oki,” he said. Got it. The 32-year-old Asian submission sensation handed 46-year-old Pride legend Kazushi Sakuraba his fifth straight loss on Tuesday in the RIZIN (day 1) main event. Aoki took Sakuraba down early and the veteran never recovered. He was able to completely dominate Sakuraba on the ground and ended up pounding him out.


Did you see King Mo’s big KO win at RIZIN?

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