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Event: ORC Submission Grappling 6     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kazushi Aoki (ranked 2025 p4p, 219 weight class) and Jiu Jitsu (ranked 1579 p4p, 173 weight class). Kazushi Aoki had a look across the ring there at his opponent. He definitely means business




195 cm
25 yrs
270 lbs



183 cm
36 yrs
214 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Kazushi Aoki! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Jiu Jitsu!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Daniel Blasius and Nard Betker.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Jitsu clinches.
Aoki can't get the takedown.

Aoki manages to pull guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Aoki's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Aoki is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Aoki tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Jitsu avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Jitsu looking to pass the guard.

Aoki working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Jitsu doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Jitsu manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Aoki trying to keep a closed guard but Jitsu is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aoki keeping full guard, as Jitsu tries to pass.

Jitsu drops back looking for a leg! Aoki is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Aoki manages to kick Jitsu off! Jitsu jumps back into Aoki's guard.

Aoki is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Jitsu defends well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jitsu pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Aoki is keeping the position for now.

Jitsu drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Aoki dives on top into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (2) vs (0) Jitsu
Aoki pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Jitsu is keeping the position for now.
Jitsu keeping moving, preventing Aoki from controlling successfully.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Aoki passes into half guard.
Jitsu regains full guard. Nicely done.
Aoki slips nicely into half guard.
Jitsu is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is looking for a kimura but Jitsu is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Aoki to get the leverage.
Jitsu is pressing down on Aoki's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

Aoki avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aoki slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Jitsu keeping full guard, as Aoki tries to pass.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Jitsu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Aoki looking to pass the guard.

Jitsu looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Jitsu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Jitsu looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Jitsu keeps moving.
Aoki stays in close to Jitsu's body and controls the position.
Aoki trying to control but Jitsu is working from the bottom.

Jitsu had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Aoki defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Jitsu is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Aoki is aware though and is defending well.

Jitsu has his foot on Aoki's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Aoki works his way back into a safe position though.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Jitsu keeps moving.
Jitsu being controlled here, momentarily.
Aoki slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (5) vs (0) Jitsu
Jitsu tries to bench press Aoki off him but Aoki keeps the position.

Aoki goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Jitsu rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Aoki's guard! Nice work there by Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (5) vs (2) Jitsu
Jitsu pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Aoki is keeping the position for now.
Aoki is trying to control the position but Jitsu postures up.
Jitsu wants to pass the guard but Aoki is keeping the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu passes Aoki's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Aoki regains full guard. Nicely done.

Jitsu drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Aoki dives on top into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (7) vs (2) Jitsu
Jitsu can't keep his opponent in guard - Aoki advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Jitsu looking for submissions off his back.

Aoki is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Jitsu is looking to improve his position.
Aoki trying to control the action but Jitsu is working from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu is in trouble now - Aoki has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (10) vs (2) Jitsu
Aoki trying to control but Jitsu is having none of it.
Jitsu has given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Aoki (13) vs (2) Jitsu

Jitsu showing good submission defense here.
Will Aoki go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Aoki looking for the choke but no joy.
Jitsu is in bad spot here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu turns into Aoki and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (13) vs (4) Jitsu
My spies in AREA 51 inform me that Jitsu has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Aoki lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (15) vs (4) Jitsu

Jitsu is looking for a triangle but Aoki pushes his legs off easily.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Jitsu keeps moving.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Aoki passes Jitsu's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Aoki is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Jitsu sees it coming and defends easily.

Aoki seems to be looking for submissions.
Aoki passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (18) vs (4) Jitsu

Aoki goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Jitsu is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (18) vs (6) Jitsu
Aoki lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (20) vs (6) Jitsu

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Aoki trying to control but Jitsu is working from the bottom.
Aoki tries to free his leg and advance position but Jitsu is retaining full guard.
Aoki will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Jitsu keeping moving, preventing Aoki from controlling successfully.
Aoki passes into half guard.
Aoki tries to pass the half guard into mount. Jitsu knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Aoki wants to control but Jitsu is keeping him busy.

Jitsu looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Aoki is trying to work for a kimura but Jitsu is defending well.

Aoki seems to be working for a kimura but Jitsu defends the submission attempt.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu is looking for a sweep. Aoki is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Jitsu manages to get to full guard.

Aoki avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Aoki advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (23) vs (6) Jitsu
Jitsu prevents Aoki from improving position.
Aoki wants to control but Jitsu is keeping him busy.
Jitsu tries to buck Aoki off but Aoki is having none of it.
Aoki moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu sneaks back into half guard.
Jitsu is looking to improve his position.

Aoki seems to be working for a kimura but Jitsu defends the submission attempt.

Aoki seems to be looking for submissions.
Jitsu moves into full guard.

Jitsu throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Aoki advances to half guard.
Aoki is looking to stall here but Jitsu recovers full guard.

Jitsu is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Aoki is aware though and is defending well.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Jitsu is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Aoki is aware though and is defending well.
Jitsu looks winded!
Jitsu can't keep his opponent in guard - Aoki advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Aoki is looking to advance position but Jitsu won't allow it.

Jitsu is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Aoki pulls his head out easily.

Aoki is looking for a kimura but Jitsu is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Aoki to get the leverage.
Aoki trying to control the action but Jitsu is working from the bottom.
Jitsu wants to get back to full guard.
Jitsu is staying active underneath Aoki, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Jitsu looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Aoki wants to pass to mount but Jitsu is defending the position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is working hard here to advance position.
Aoki is controlling the pace.
Aoki trying to control the action but Jitsu is working from the bottom.

Aoki seems to be looking for submissions.
Aoki trying to control from half guard but Jitsu is working away.

Aoki is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Jitsu defends it well.

Jitsu actively working from the bottom here.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Jitsu keeps working.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Jitsu.
Aoki trying to control but Jitsu is working from the bottom.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aoki is pushing down on Jitsu's leg trying to pass to half guard. Jitsu is fighting to maintain full guard but Aoki has managed to sneak the leg through.

Jitsu looking for submissions off his back.
Aoki wants to control but Jitsu is keeping him busy.
Aoki has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (26) vs (6) Jitsu
Jitsu manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Aoki trying to mount his opponent but Jitsu defends it.

Aoki is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Aoki tries to pass to full mount but Jitsu defends it.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Jitsu keeps working.
Jitsu is trying to get back to full guard.
Aoki passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (29) vs (6) Jitsu
Jitsu is squirming around, avoiding Aoki's attempts to control the action.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Jitsu keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aoki takes the fight on points by 29 to 6.
In his post fight interview, Kazushi Aoki started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 4     
Date:   Jun 08, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Frank Damozzi (ranked 5574 p4p, 513 weight class) and Kazushi Aoki (ranked 1981 p4p, 218 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




187 cm
37 yrs
213 lbs



195 cm
25 yrs
270 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 5 losses; Frank Damozzi! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Albert Achterberg and Nard Betker.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Aoki gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Damozzi pulls guard effortlessly.
Damozzi can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Aoki controls the pace.
Aoki tries to free his leg and advance position but Damozzi is retaining full guard.
Damozzi working a defensive guard here.
Damozzi seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Aoki seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Aoki wants to pass the guard but Damozzi is keeping the position.
Damozzi wants to sweep but no luck.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Damozzi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aoki looking to pass the guard.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Damozzi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Damozzi working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Aoki doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Aoki manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

Damozzi is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Damozzi keeps moving.
Aoki wants to pass the guard but Damozzi is keeping the position.
Aoki slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (0) vs (3) Aoki
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Damozzi tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aoki wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Aoki tries for a kimura but Damozzi is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Damozzi is looking for a sweep.
Damozzi regains half guard there - taking advantage of Aoki's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
My spies in Total Impact MMA/KT inform me that Aoki has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Damozzi is staying active underneath Aoki, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Aoki wants to work for an arm triangle but Damozzi is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Aoki is looking for a kimura but Damozzi is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Aoki to get the leverage.
Damozzi is not content to let Aoki control the position.

Aoki is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Damozzi has managed to free his arm - good work.
Damozzi is staying active underneath Aoki, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (0) vs (6) Aoki
Damozzi tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aoki wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Aoki thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Damozzi manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but Damozzi defending well.

Aoki is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Damozzi defends it well.
Aoki trying to control the pace.
Aoki is thwarting Damozzi's attempts to control the position.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is looking to stall here but Damozzi recovers full guard.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Damozzi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aoki controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Aoki wants to pass the guard but Damozzi is keeping the position.
Damozzi looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aoki is one step ahead there.
Aoki pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Damozzi is keeping the position for now.
Damozzi looking to control.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Damozzi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aoki tries to free his leg and advance position but Damozzi is retaining full guard.
Aoki trying to control but Damozzi is working from the bottom.
Aoki pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Damozzi is keeping the position for now.
Aoki is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Damozzi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Damozzi controls Aoki momentarily but Aoki frees himself.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Aoki stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Damozzi swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Damozzi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Damozzi looking for a guillotine here but Aoki defends easily.
Aoki pushing down on Damozzi's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Damozzi keeps working.
Damozzi is trying to get back to full guard.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Damozzi keeps working.

Damozzi is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Aoki pulls his head out easily.
Damozzi trying to control but Aoki postures up.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Aoki trying to control from half guard but Damozzi is working away.
Aoki works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (0) vs (9) Aoki
Aoki trying to control but Damozzi is having none of it.

Aoki working for a submission but Damozzi is keeping him at bay.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Aoki wants to control the pace but Damozzi is squirming around nicely.
Aoki wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Damozzi keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Aoki takes Damozzi's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Damozzi is in trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Damozzi (0) vs (12) Aoki
Damozzi is really stuck here.

Aoki is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.

Aoki is looking for a rear naked choke here but Damozzi reverses the position brilliantly into Aoki's guard!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Damozzi (2) vs (12) Aoki
Damozzi trying to control but Aoki is working from the bottom.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Damozzi is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Aoki is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Aoki has escaped and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Damozzi (2) vs (14) Aoki
Aoki slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Aoki looking to pass the guard.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Damozzi keeps moving.
Aoki forces his way into half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Aoki moves into full mount! Damozzi won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (2) vs (17) Aoki
Aoki wants to control the pace but Damozzi is squirming around nicely.

Aoki goes for an armbar but Damozzi turns quickly into his guard - lovely anticipation from Damozzi.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Damozzi (4) vs (17) Aoki
Aoki keeping moving, preventing Damozzi from controlling successfully.
Damozzi is looking to pass into half guard but Aoki pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Aoki is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Damozzi (4) vs (19) Aoki

Damozzi escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Aoki gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Damozzi trying to control the position.
Aoki passes Damozzi's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Aoki wants to pass to mount but Damozzi is defending the position.
Aoki prevents Damozzi from improving his position.

Aoki is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Damozzi doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Aoki.
Aoki is keen to just control but Damozzi is a slippery customer.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is looking for a kimura but Damozzi is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Aoki to get the leverage.

Aoki seems to be looking for submissions.
Aoki wants to take a breather but Damozzi is having none of it.
Damozzi trying to control here.
Aoki passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (4) vs (22) Aoki
Damozzi is trying to improve his position.
Aoki trying to control the position but Damozzi is working away.

Aoki is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Damozzi has escaped the position, nice work there.

Aoki is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Damozzi is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Damozzi is trying to improve his position.
Aoki tries to move to mount but Damozzi blocks the move with his legs.

Aoki is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Damozzi is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Damozzi gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Damozzi is refusing to be controlled, as Aoki sits in half guard.
Damozzi is trying to control but can't.
Aoki is controlling the pace.
Aoki seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Damozzi does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Aoki works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (4) vs (25) Aoki
Damozzi prevents Aoki from taking his back.

Aoki working for a guillotine from mount but Damozzi is in no mood to give up.
Aoki is stalling here but it's allowed Damozzi to get half guard.
Damozzi wants to get back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Aoki seems to be working for a kimura but Damozzi defends the submission attempt.
Aoki trying to mount his opponent but Damozzi defends it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aoki wins on points by 25 to 4.
Kazushi Aoki decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 1     
Date:   May 18, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ren Naga-Wing (ranked 1990 p4p, 217 weight class) and Kazushi Aoki (ranked 1877 p4p, 199 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




185 cm
34 yrs
265 lbs



195 cm
24 yrs
270 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Ren Naga-Wing! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Paulsen Ambrosius and Saam Ante.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Aoki tries to keep at a distance but Naga-Wing has taken the fight into the clinch.

Aoki gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Naga-Wing (0) vs (2) Aoki
Naga-Wing tries to get to full guard but Aoki has control of the leg.
Naga-Wing has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Aoki trying to control the action but Naga-Wing is working from the bottom.
Aoki is pressing down on Naga-Wing's thigh, looking to free his foot. Naga-Wing is holding on for now.
Aoki is trying to control. Naga-Wing wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Aoki tries to pass the half guard into mount. Naga-Wing knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Naga-Wing wants to improve his position but Aoki is controlling well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Naga-Wing is positioning himself well to prevent Aoki advancing to mount.
Naga-Wing trying to hold on to Aoki's head to control him but Aoki postures up.

Aoki is working for a submission of some sort.
Aoki is trying to control the action in half guard but Naga-Wing is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aoki is looking to advance position but Naga-Wing won't allow it.
Naga-Wing is trying to get back to full guard.

Aoki is looking for a kimura here.
Aoki tries to pass the half guard into mount. Naga-Wing knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Aoki is looking to take a break and control but Naga-Wing is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Naga-Wing trying to control here.
Aoki frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Naga-Wing (0) vs (5) Aoki
My spies in Total Impact MMA/KT inform me that Aoki has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Aoki wants to control the pace but Naga-Wing is squirming around nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Naga-Wing really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Aoki looking to control but Naga-Wing is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Aoki is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Naga-Wing is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Naga-Wing (0) vs (8) Aoki
Naga-Wing is keeping busy.

Aoki is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Naga-Wing defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Naga-Wing tries to roll but Aoki sticks to his back.

Aoki looking for the RNC.
Naga-Wing is really stuck here.
Aoki not allowing Naga-Wing to control his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is looking for a rear naked choke here but Naga-Wing reverses the position brilliantly into Aoki's guard!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Naga-Wing (2) vs (8) Aoki
Naga-Wing trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Naga-Wing trying to control but Aoki is working from the bottom.
Aoki tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Aoki is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Aoki is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Aoki wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Naga-Wing is now in half guard.
Aoki is looking to control Naga-Wing's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Aoki avoid being mounted?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aoki wants to get back to full guard.
Aoki desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Aoki is looking to control Naga-Wing's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Aoki avoid being mounted?

Naga-Wing is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Aoki doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Naga-Wing.

Aoki looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Naga-Wing looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Aoki is pressing down on Naga-Wing's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Naga-Wing looking to pass the guard.
Aoki controls Naga-Wing momentarily but Naga-Wing frees himself.
Naga-Wing pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Aoki is keeping the position for now.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Naga-Wing pushing down on Aoki's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Aoki is staying active underneath Naga-Wing, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Aoki is looking to improve his position.

Naga-Wing is looking for a kimura here.
Aoki is trying to control but can't.
Aoki tries to roll over but Naga-Wing keeps him under control.

Aoki looking for submissions off his back.
Aoki is trying to maintain the position but Naga-Wing is very close to passing his half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Aoki keeps control of the position for the meantime.

Naga-Wing is trying to work for a kimura but Aoki is defending well.
The fighters are battling for position here. Aoki manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Naga-Wing trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aoki not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Naga-Wing forces his way into half guard.
Aoki is looking to control Naga-Wing's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Aoki avoid being mounted?
Aoki gets back to full guard.
Aoki is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Naga-Wing won't allow Aoki to sweep him here.
Naga-Wing pushing down on Aoki's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Aoki tries to get to full guard but Naga-Wing has control of the leg.
Aoki regains full guard. Nicely done.
Aoki looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Naga-Wing preventing the sweep.
Naga-Wing postures up.
Naga-Wing's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Aoki looking to control.
Naga-Wing stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Aoki swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Aoki controls Naga-Wing momentarily but Naga-Wing frees himself.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Aoki keeping moving, preventing Naga-Wing from controlling successfully.
Aoki is trying to keep Naga-Wing in close.

Aoki throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Naga-Wing is pushing down on Aoki's leg trying to pass to half guard. Aoki is fighting to maintain full guard but Naga-Wing has managed to sneak the leg through.
Aoki wants to get back to full guard.
Naga-Wing trying to mount his opponent but Aoki defends it.

Naga-Wing is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Aoki defends it well.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is defending against the submission attempts here by Naga-Wing.
Naga-Wing is looking to pass Aoki's guard but actually Aoki recovers to full guard.
Aoki looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Aoki is trying to control the position but Naga-Wing postures up.

Aoki working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Naga-Wing doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Naga-Wing manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Naga-Wing controls from within his opponent's guard.
Aoki wants to sweep here but Naga-Wing controlling him for the moment.
Naga-Wing sitting in guard here, content to control.
Naga-Wing trying to control the position from guard on top but Aoki is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Naga-Wing sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Aoki's guard.
Aoki tries to get to full guard but Naga-Wing has control of the leg.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is defending against the submission attempts here by Naga-Wing.
Aoki tries to get to full guard but Naga-Wing has control of the leg.
Aoki works his way to full guard. Good work.
Naga-Wing trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Naga-Wing postures up.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Naga-Wing wants to pass the guard but Aoki is keeping the position.
Aoki is adopting a defensive guard.
Naga-Wing stopping the sweep attempt from Aoki.
Naga-Wing works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aoki is trying to get back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Aoki trying to control but Naga-Wing postures up.

Aoki actively working from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aoki wins on points by 8 to 2.
Kazushi Aoki decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: EMP 8     
Date:   Mar 24, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kazushi Aoki (ranked 1717 p4p, 180 weight class) and Kenuichio Harada (ranked 6045 p4p, 542 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




195 cm
24 yrs
270 lbs



199 cm
32 yrs
250 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Kazushi Aoki! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Kenuichio Harada!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Harada has Aoki up against the cage in a clinch.

Aoki pulls Harada into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Aoki is trying to control the position from the bottom.
My spies in AREA 51 inform me that Harada has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Aoki has his hands on Harada's head, controlling the position.
Aoki trying to keep a closed guard but Harada is proving a slippery customer.
Aoki lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (2) vs (0) Harada
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Harada is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aoki is really struggling to control Harada but he's trying to hold on to the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harada keeping full guard, as Aoki tries to pass.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Harada keeps moving.
Aoki looking to pass the guard.
Harada managing to control the position.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aoki trying to control but Harada is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harada keeping full guard, as Aoki tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aoki pushing down on Harada's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
We've been hearing good reports from Aoki's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Aoki trying to pass the guard but Harada defending well.

Aoki looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Aoki is pressing down on Harada's thigh, looking to free his foot. Harada is holding on for now.
Harada keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Harada does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Aoki is working for a submission of some sort.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Aoki is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Harada defends it well.
Aoki trying to control from half guard but Harada is working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Harada defends it well.
Aoki is trying to control the action in half guard but Harada is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Aoki is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Harada has managed to free his arm - good work.
Aoki perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Aoki seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Harada for as long as he can get away with.
Aoki works his way into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (5) vs (0) Harada

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Aoki tries to move into full mount but can't pass Harada's legs.
Aoki trying to control the action but Harada is working from the bottom.
Aoki tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.

Aoki working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Harada keeps working.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Aoki is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Harada knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

Aoki goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Harada rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Aoki's guard! Nice work there by Harada!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Aoki (5) vs (2) Harada
Aoki is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Aoki has control of Harada's left arm, preventing Harada from doing any damage.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Aoki looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Harada passes into half guard.
Aoki is looking to control Harada's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Aoki avoid being mounted?
Aoki is trying to get back to full guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Aoki works his way to full guard. Good work.
Aoki not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Aoki working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Harada has passed into half guard!
Aoki is looking to improve his position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is trying to control but can't.
Aoki wants to improve his position but Harada is controlling well.
Aoki slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Harada postures up.
Harada must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Aoki looking for a sweep. Not yet Aoki, not yet.

Aoki is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Harada is aware though and is defending well.
Aoki is trying to control the position but Harada postures up.
Harada seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Harada postures up.
Aoki working a defensive guard but Harada passes into half guard.
Harada is thwarting Aoki's attempts to control the position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Aoki keeping control of the position.
Aoki manages to get to full guard.

Aoki working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Harada has passed into half guard!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Aoki actively working from the bottom here.

Aoki looking for submissions off his back.
Aoki is looking to control Harada's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Aoki avoid being mounted?
Aoki wants to improve his position but Harada is controlling well.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is trying to control but can't.
Aoki is looking for a sweep. Harada is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Aoki is pressing down on Harada's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Aoki is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Aoki tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Aoki working a defensive guard here.
Harada sitting in guard here, content to control.

Aoki looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Harada has picked Aoki up and slammed him! Aoki can't keep hold of the triangle and Harada manages to pass to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aoki (5) vs (5) Harada
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harada wants to control but Aoki is keeping him busy.

And that's the end of the fight!
As we have tied on points, we go to a tie breaker and Aoki gets a bonus point for attempting more subs.
Aoki takes the fight on points by 6 to 5.
After the fight, Kazushi Aoki was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 27, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kazushi Aoki (ranked 2442 p4p, 257 weight class) and Lars Kristoffer (ranked 2773 p4p, 0 weight class). Kristoffer comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Who's Your Daddy kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

195 cm
23
270 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
197 cm
30
270 lbs
15 - 11 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Lars Kristoffer!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Ackerman and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice body punch from Aoki.

Aoki drives through and clinches with Kristoffer against the cage.
Kristoffer working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Aoki jumps guard but Kristoffer turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Aoki blocks a body shot from Kristoffer.
Aoki tries to pull guard but Kristoffer forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Kristoffer tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Aoki's elbow.
Kristoffer lands a left hand.

Aoki has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Kristoffer uses from the top position.
Aoki controlling the position.
Aoki definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kristoffer has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Vendetta Alliance London Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kristoffer trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Aoki manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Kristoffer working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Aoki.
Aoki landing some decent shots from guard.
Aoki content to stall in guard here.
Aoki tries to free his leg and advance position but Kristoffer is retaining full guard.
Aoki postures up in Kristoffer's guard and throws a big left but Kristoffer blocks it.
Aoki throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Aoki with a nice head shot there.
Aoki postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Aoki's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Aoki is stalling in the full guard.
Aoki advances position into side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Kristoffer's shoulder. That is not cool.
Kristoffer is looking to regain half guard here but Aoki keeps moving and retains side control.
Kristoffer really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Aoki. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Kristoffer is letting Aoki control him for a moment.
Aoki's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Aoki creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
A lull in the action here.
Kristoffer is looking to regain half guard here but Aoki keeps moving and retains side control.
Aoki working the head with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Kristoffer to see if he's OK.
Kristoffer is looking to reverse the position.
Aoki landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Aoki is staying tight to Kristoffer's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Aoki has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

Aoki is trying to get an arm triangle but Kristoffer is defending well.

Aoki is working to tighten his grip on Kristoffer's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Kristoffer has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Aoki is really squeezing tight and eventually Kristoffer passes out! Aoki breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Kazushi Aoki!
A less than humble Kazushi Aoki misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
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Event: DARE 27     
Date:   Feb 10, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kazushi Aoki (ranked 1717 p4p, 188 weight class) and Olajide Ban Gbus (ranked 2861 p4p, 297 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

195 cm
23
270 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
180 cm
25
269 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Red Light Coffeeshop



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Olajide Ban Gbus!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Aafke Stam and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Aoki - just one landing.
Ban Gbus cracks Aoki with a right hand to the side of the head.

It looks like Kazushi Aoki has been cut.
Aoki lands the left hand.
Ban Gbus takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Ban Gbus walks into a straight right hand from Aoki.

It looks like Olajide Ban Gbus has been cut.
Ban Gbus misses with a two punch combination.
Decent striking displayed by Aoki there.
Ban Gbus dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Aoki closes the distance and clinches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ban Gbus digs a right hand into Aoki's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Aoki's gas tank.
Aoki tries for a takedown. No joy.
Aoki swings wildly with an uppercut but Ban Gbus uses good head movement to avoid it.
Aoki tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Ban Gbus just stands there and leans against the cage.
Aoki tries to pull guard but Ban Gbus forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kazushi Aoki. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Aoki jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Ban Gbus walks away with a smile on his face. Aoki gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
A shot to the liver by Ban Gbus. Beautiful body shot.
Ban Gbus misses with an uppercut
and Aoki counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Aoki connects with a body shot.
Aoki looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Aoki is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ban Gbus's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Aoki connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Ban Gbus scrambles back to his feet.
Ban Gbus dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Ban Gbus walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Aoki scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Ban Gbus lands with a shot to the body.
Aoki throws an overhand right that lands on Ban Gbus's shoulder, as Ban Gbus tries to avoid the shot.

Ban Gbus clinches with his opponent.
Aoki fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Aoki tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Ban Gbus smiles and moves away.
Ban Gbus slips under a jab from Aoki.
Aoki is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Aoki scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Ban Gbus doesn't seem bothered though.
Aoki needs to keep his hands up - Ban Gbus had a free shot at his head there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aoki staying out of range there.
Ban Gbus scores with a body shot.
Ban Gbus avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ban Gbus throws a nice looking combination but Aoki bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Aoki is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Ban Gbus misses.

Ban Gbus takes the fight into the clinch.
A right hand to the body from Ban Gbus.
Aoki tries for a takedown. No joy.
Ban Gbus lands with a right to the head.
Ban Gbus lands an uppercut.
Ban Gbus lands a hook that snaps the head of Aoki backwards.

Ban Gbus escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Aoki.
Ban Gbus takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Ban Gbus misses with a body shot.
Aoki throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ban Gbus tries to clinch but Aoki moves out of range.
Ban Gbus lands a nice shot to the body.
Ban Gbus takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ban Gbus moves away from the strike by Aoki.
A nice side step and Ban Gbus releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Aoki takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ban Gbus gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Ban Gbus thuds a left hand into Aoki's body.
Ban Gbus has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Aoki tries to pull guard but Ban Gbus forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Aoki is trying to pull guard but Ban Gbus turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Aoki tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Ban Gbus just stands there and leans against the cage.
Aoki jumps guard but Ban Gbus stands there with Aoki around his waist. Aoki gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Ban Gbus.
Aoki jumps guard but Ban Gbus turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Ban Gbus lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Aoki.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Ban Gbus.
Aoki jumps guard but Ban Gbus stands there with Aoki around his waist. Aoki gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Ban Gbus lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Ban Gbus lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Aoki backwards.
Aoki tries to pull guard but Ban Gbus won't allow it.
Aoki jumps guard but Ban Gbus turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Ban Gbus drops Aoki onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Aoki is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

Aoki is rocked!
Ban Gbus lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Oh Aoki is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Aoki is breathing heavily.
Aoki tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Ban Gbus smiles and moves away.
Ban Gbus cracks Aoki with a brutal left hook that knocks him out cold! This one is over in a flash! Game over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Olajide Ban Gbus!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Olajide Ban Gbus made sure he mentioned Red Light Coffeeshop, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Event: DARE 23     
Date:   Jan 13, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kazushi Aoki (ranked 1972 p4p, 224 weight class) and Yoel Matienzo (ranked 8238 p4p, 648 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

195 cm
23
270 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
194 cm
23
250 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Yoel Matienzo!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Matti Vanhoillinen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Matienzo looks to score with a jab to the body but Aoki is just out of range.
Aoki attempts a counter takedown but Matienzo avoids it well and moves away.
Matienzo throws a body punch but Aoki moves out of range.

Aoki shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Aoki showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aoki postures up and lands a big shot to Matienzo's brow.
Aoki content to stall in guard here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matienzo wants to get back to his feet but Aoki is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Aoki stands up over Matienzo, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Aoki is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Aoki working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Matienzo's head.
Aoki is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Aoki postures up in Matienzo's guard and throws a big left but Matienzo blocks it.
Aoki postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Aoki sitting in guard here, content to control.
Aoki trying to control the position from guard on top but Matienzo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Matienzo avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Aoki keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Matienzo's head.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Aoki's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Aoki not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Matienzo keeping full guard, as Aoki tries to pass.
Aoki is working Matienzo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Aoki distracts Matienzo with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Aoki is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Aoki seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Matienzo for as long as he can get away with.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Aoki is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Aoki scoring with punches to the head and body.
Matienzo has momentary wrist control but Aoki slips an elbow through the middle.
Aoki connects with a couple of short punches.
Aoki is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aoki has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Aoki with a nice head shot there.
Matienzo really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Aoki. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Aoki postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Aoki works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aoki winds up and cracks Matienzo with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Matienzo is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Aoki scores with a couple of nice shots.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Aoki not doing much here.
Matienzo is not content to let Aoki control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kazushi Aoki dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Matienzo takes a jab right on the kisser.
Aoki shoots and misses
and Matienzo counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Aoki misses with an uppercut. Matienzo saw that one coming.
Aoki is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Matienzo can do to turn this around?
Aoki throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Matienzo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Matienzo! But no joy.
Aoki misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
A nice side step and Matienzo releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Matienzo misses with a hook.
Aoki feinted with a counter takedown.
Matienzo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Aoki. Aoki circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Matienzo throws a body shot but no joy.
Matienzo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aoki misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Matienzo.
Matienzo throws a body shot but no joy.
Aoki misses with a looping left.
Matienzo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Matienzo throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aoki slips under a jab.
Aoki lands a glancing blow to the side of Matienzo's head.
Aoki cracks Matienzo with a right hand to the side of the head.
Aoki avoids the body shot from Matienzo.
Matienzo takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The fighters circling - Aoki throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Matienzo is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Aoki with a body shot.
Aoki throws a body shot but no joy.
Matienzo attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Matienzo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aoki lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Aoki misses with a straight left.
Aoki throws the left hand but Matienzo avoids the punch easily.
Yoel Matienzo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Aoki uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Matienzo.
Matienzo takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Matienzo takes a jab right on the kisser.

Matienzo is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Matienzo walks straight into a right hand from Aoki - that's dropped him! Aoki jumps into mount and starts pounding away - can he finish?! More strikes go undefended and the referee has to dive in to save Matienzo from any more punishment! Matienzo complains about the stoppage but falls over as he tries to stand back up, so it was clearly a good stoppage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:06 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Kazushi Aoki!
A victorious Kazushi Aoki thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
Yoel Matienzo was interviewed post fight and said 'Well that sucked dick. Fuck you I tried'.
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RATING
37%

 

Event: DARE 17     
Date:   Dec 09, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Bodgan Petrov (ranked 2290 p4p, 267 weight class) and Kazushi Aoki (ranked 3609 p4p, 387 weight class). Bodgan Petrov has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

176 cm
25
276 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
195 cm
22
270 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Bodgan Petrov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Petrov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Petrov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Aoki throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aoki scores with a decent looking hook.
Petrov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aoki.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Aoki has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Aoki is out of range.
Aoki has his takedown stuffed

and Petrov moves into the clinch.

Petrov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov throws the left hand but Aoki avoids the punch easily.
Petrov walks into a left hand.
Petrov scores with a leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Aoki closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Aoki lands in his opponent's guard.

Petrov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Aoki doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Aoki manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

Petrov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Aoki defends well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Petrov keeping moving, preventing Aoki from controlling successfully.
Petrov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aoki is one step ahead there.
Petrov keeping moving, preventing Aoki from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Petrov is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Petrov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Aoki manages to get himself to full guard.

Petrov works over Aoki with some ground and pound from guard.
Petrov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Aoki is keeping the position for now.
Aoki pulls Petrov in close to his closed guard and prevents Petrov from doing any damage or advancing position.
Petrov might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aoki keeping full guard, as Petrov tries to pass.
Aoki is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

Petrov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Petrov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aoki bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Petrov's guard.


Petrov looking for a guillotine here but Aoki defends easily.
Aoki scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki connects with a couple of short punches.

Petrov has his foot on Aoki's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Aoki works his way back into a safe position though.

Petrov is looking for a triangle but Aoki pushes his legs off easily.
Petrov keeping moving, preventing Aoki from controlling successfully.
Petrov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aoki is one step ahead there.
Aoki lands a couple of digs.

It looks like Bodgan Petrov has been cut.
Aoki won't allow Petrov to sweep him here.
Aoki postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Aoki controls from within his opponent's guard.

Petrov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Petrov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aoki is one step ahead there.
Aoki makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Bodgan Petrov's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aoki scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Jeez, Bodgan Petrov's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Bodgan Petrov's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Kazushi Aoki!
A relieved looking Kazushi Aoki thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
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Event: DARE 11     
Date:   Nov 03, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kazushi Aoki (ranked 3204 p4p, 360 weight class) and Samuel Douglas (ranked 1289 p4p, 147 weight class). Douglas has chosen Bob Marley - Three Little Birds as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

195 cm
22
270 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
199 cm
23
262 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Samuel Douglas!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Richard Clark and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Douglas throws the kick towards the body but Aoki avoids it.
Douglas throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aoki sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Douglas is looking to chop away at Aoki's legs.
Aoki lands a head shot.
Douglas displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aoki throws out the jab.
Aoki darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Douglas steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aoki.
Douglas only half commits to the counter leg kick.

Douglas lands a big head kick that sends Aoki tumbling to the mat! Douglas takes a step backwards and waves Aoki back to his feet - he wants the finish!

It looks like Kazushi Aoki has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Douglas displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Aoki.
Nice uppercut there from Aoki.
We've been informed that Douglas has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Douglas drops his hands momentarily and Aoki takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Douglas tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A swing and a miss from Aoki.
Aoki has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Douglas.
Douglas attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Aoki uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Douglas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Douglas is looking to score with low kicks.
Douglas throws a big shot that misses.
Douglas slips under a jab from Aoki.
Douglas moves forwards but Aoki connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Douglas connects with a looping right hand.
Douglas throws a hook to the side of Aoki's head but Aoki sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aoki tries to counter with a takedown but Douglas is quick to defend against it.
Douglas ducks right into an uppercut from Aoki.
Douglas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looks like Aoki has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Aoki misses with an uppercut.
Douglas misses with a head kick.
Aoki with a hook.
Douglas cracks Aoki with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the cage! Aoki falls to his knees and Douglas doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Samuel Douglas!
During a confident post fight interview, Samuel Douglas thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
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Event: Bushido 72: One Last Dance     
Date:   Oct 07, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Tarn Erdesktrok (ranked 942 p4p, 116 weight class) and Kazushi Aoki (ranked 2764 p4p, 319 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

197 cm
23
272 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
195 cm
22
270 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear

Dauntless



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Tarn Erdesktrok!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Shigeki Sano and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Erdesktrok throws a nice inside leg kick.
Aoki looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Aoki misses with an uppercut. Erdesktrok saw that one coming.
Aoki takes a jab right on the kisser.
Erdesktrok moves out of range as Aoki strikes.
Erdesktrok lands a lovely overhand right.
Erdesktrok throws a body shot but no joy.
Aoki changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Aoki connects with a crisp jab.
Erdesktrok throws a body shot but no joy.
Aoki misses with a looping right.
Erdesktrok uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Aoki has time to react.
Erdesktrok moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The fighters circling - Aoki throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A slow jab from Erdesktrok misses its intended target.
Aoki drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Erdesktrok defends it well.
Erdesktrok takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aoki throws a hook but Erdesktrok avoids it easily.
Erdesktrok misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aoki.
Erdesktrok throws a leg kick

and Aoki counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.

The fighters are working up against the ropes. Erdesktrok manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the ropes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Erdesktrok misses with a hook from the clinch.
Aoki tries for a takedown. No joy.
Erdesktrok stops a takedown attempt from Aoki.
Erdesktrok working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Aoki has hold of one of Erdesktrok's legs. Erdesktrok is fighting the takedown attempt but Aoki gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Aoki is looking to work some ground and pound but Erdesktrok has wrist control.
Aoki is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Aoki wants to control from the top but Erdesktrok keeps moving.
Aoki is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Erdesktrok wants to sweep here but Aoki controlling him for the moment.
Aoki trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Erdesktrok manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Erdesktrok controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Erdesktrok passes Aoki's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Erdesktrok performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Aoki trying to control here.

Aoki actively working from the bottom here.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Aoki wants to improve his position but Erdesktrok is controlling well.
Well, if Erdesktrok is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki is not content to let Erdesktrok control the position.
Aoki wants to get back to full guard.
Aoki has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Erdesktrok is working away from the top position though.
Aoki wants to get back to full guard.
Aoki is not content to let Erdesktrok control the position.
Erdesktrok with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Erdesktrok is keen to just control but Aoki is a slippery customer.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Aoki takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Erdesktrok lands a nice shot that snaps Aoki's head back.
Aoki on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Erdesktrok throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aoki sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Aoki takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Aoki throws a big shot that misses.
It looks like Erdesktrok has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Nice uppercut there from Erdesktrok.
Erdesktrok loads up on a big right hand but Aoki slips the punch.
Aoki misses with an uppercut. Erdesktrok saw that one coming.
Erdesktrok scores with a jab. Aoki acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Aoki is rocked!
Aoki is wiping some vaseline out of his eye. Erdesktrok doesn't give a rats ass about fair play and cracks him with a massive hook to the side of the head! Aoki crumples to the floor out cold! The cornerman is going to be in Aoki's bad books for that mishap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Tarn Erdesktrok!
A less than humble Tarn Erdesktrok misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
47%

 

Event: Bushido 67: Jacobson vs. Baals     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Norbert Oggleberry-Pip (ranked 3148 p4p, 369 weight class) and Kazushi Aoki (ranked 4727 p4p, 525 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

186 cm
23
267 lbs
2 - 5 - 0
195 cm
21
270 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Dauntless



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Norbert Oggleberry-Pip!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shigeki Sano.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Some wild striking there from Oggleberry-Pip.
Oggleberry-Pip tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Oggleberry-Pip staying out of range there.
Oggleberry-Pip throws a leg kick that is checked

and Aoki counters with a takedown into side control.
Aoki tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Aoki in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Oggleberry-Pip keeps working.
Aoki throws an elbow but Oggleberry-Pip slips to the side and avoids it well.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Oggleberry-Pip tries to bench press Aoki off him but Aoki keeps the position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Oggleberry-Pip takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Aoki working the ground and pound.
Aoki scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Oggleberry-Pip to see if he's OK.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Oggleberry-Pip tries to improve position but can't.
Aoki trying to control the position but Oggleberry-Pip is working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aoki landing a few strikes.
Oggleberry-Pip is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Aoki is looking to take a break and control but Oggleberry-Pip is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Aoki scores with punches from side control.
Aoki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Oggleberry-Pip keeps working.
Aoki working the head with strikes.
Oggleberry-Pip regains half guard.
Oggleberry-Pip won't allow Aoki to pass to mount.
Oggleberry-Pip on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Oggleberry-Pip is trying to get back to full guard.
Aoki working the head and body with strikes.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Aoki working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aoki prevents Oggleberry-Pip from improving his position.
Aoki works his way into full mount!
Aoki raining down hammerfists from mount.
Oggleberry-Pip knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Aoki on the ground.
Oggleberry-Pip in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Oggleberry-Pip is in a horrible position here. Aoki smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aoki with good strikes from the mount here!
Aoki wants to control the pace but Oggleberry-Pip is squirming around nicely.
Aoki lands a big shot there that rocks Oggleberry-Pip but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.

Oggleberry-Pip is rocked!
Oggleberry-Pip really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Oh Oggleberry-Pip is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Oggleberry-Pip seems to have got his legs back now.
Aoki raining down shots from the mount!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aoki postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Oggleberry-Pip bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Aoki and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kazushi Aoki!
Our winner, Kazushi Aoki, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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pop
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RATING
51%

 

Event: B64: Vilson vs. Jacobson 3     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Carl Williamson and Kazushi Aoki. Carl Williamson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Kazushi Aoki's chin.

190 cm
22
240 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
195 cm
21
270 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Brawler
Experienced
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Dauntless



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Carl Williamson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Kenichi Hosakawa and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Williamson shoots for a double leg takedown but Aoki sprawls well. He's pushed Williamson's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Aoki is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Williamson walks into a stiff left hand from Aoki.

It looks like Carl Williamson has been cut.
Nice straight punches there by Aoki. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aoki.
Aoki lands a glancing blow to the side of Williamson's head.
Williamson will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Williamson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Nice shot by Aoki.
Aoki looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Aoki jabs Williamson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Aoki getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Williamson is rocked!
Aoki closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Williamson! Aoki dives in looking to finish! Williamson is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kazushi Aoki!
Kazushi Aoki decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
95%

 

Event: Mayhem 11 Getstoned v. Bottura     
Date:   Sep 23, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Warren Peace and Kazushi Aoki. Peace comes to the cage accompanied by Str8 Gangstaism. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

209 cm
18
277 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
195 cm
17
270 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Big right hand
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Bare Knuckle Fisticuffs Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Warren Peace!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kazushi Aoki!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Wesley Smith and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Peace bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Aoki regains half guard.
Aoki is looking for a sweep. Peace is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Peace is pressing down on Aoki's thigh, looking to free his foot. Aoki is holding on for now.
Peace will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Peace trying to control the action but Aoki is working from the bottom.
Peace is looking to stall here but Aoki recovers full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aoki keeping moving, preventing Peace from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Peace looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Peace wants to stand up, so he's looking to wriggle free of Aoki's closed guard. He's half up but Aoki has locked on to an arm! Uh oh! Aoki pivots and extends the arm, Peace falls face first to the mat and taps??... does he?? YES! He's tapping! Excellent counter grappling there by Aoki! Well done that man!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Kazushi Aoki!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

 
 
 
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