Biography(references)Shinya Aoki is a Japanese mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and grappler currently competing in ONE Championship's and Rizin Fighting Federation's Welterweight division. As of 2008, Aoki, along with DEEP champion Masakazu Imanari, and Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka have founded the "Nippon Top Team" as a group of elite Japanese grapplers competing in MMA. As well as his MMA credentials, Aoki has garnered several submission grappling accolades including two All Japan Jiu-Jitsu Championships, a Japan Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship, a Budo Open Championship, and an ADCC Japan Championship.
Combat ApproachNicknamed "Tobikan Judan" due to his spectacular submissions, Aoki is considered an unusual fighter for his heavy specialization in grappling at the expense of other areas of the MMA game. Therefore, virtually all of his stand-up game is focused on taking his opponent to the ground, utilizing chain combinations of wrestling and judo techniques from the clinch to secure his goal, as well as the more dramatic guard pulling. Once on the mat, Aoki is an eclectic grappler, drawing strength from his expertise in many different disciplines like Shooto's style of shoot wrestling, judo, jiu-jitsu and Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system.
Awards & Accolades
DEEP: DEEP West Chofu Tournament Winner
DREAM: DREAM Lightweight Championship (One time, last)
DREAM: two successful title defenses
ONE Championship: ONE Lightweight Championship (Two time)
ONE Championship: two successful title defenses
ONE Championship: Submission of the Year 2021 vs. James Nakashima
Professional Shooto Japan: Shooto Middleweight Championship (One time)
Professional Shooto Japan: one successful title defense
World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts: WAMMA Lightweight Championship (One time; first; last)
Inside MMA: 2008 Submission of the Year Bazzie Award vs. Katsuhiko Nagata on June 15
Sherdog: 2011 All-Violence Third Team
Sherdog: 2006 Submission of the Year vs. Joachim Hansen on December 31
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki | Full Fight Replay
Shinya Aoki vs. Honorio Banario | Full Fight Replay
Garry Tonon vs. Shinya Aoki | Full Fight Replay
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki III | ONE Championship Full Fight
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki II | Full Fight Replay
Shinya Aoki vs. James Nakashima | ONE Championship Full Fight
Shinya Aoki’s Top 5 Fights | ONE Full Fights
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki | Greatest Rivalries | ONE Full Fights
Shinya Aoki vs. Honorio Banario | ONE Full Fight | October 2019
Shinya Aoki's Path To Greatness | ONE Features & Full Fights
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki | ONE Full Fight | Throwback Bout
Christian Lee vs. Shinya Aoki | ONE: Full Fight | Passing The Torch | May 2019
Every Shinya Aoki Win | ONE: Full Fights
Shinya Aoki vs. Eduard Folayang | Redemption Day | March 2019 | ONE: Full Fight
ONE: Full Fights | Shinya Aoki Top 5 Bouts
ONE: Full Fight | Shinya Aoki vs. Ev Ting | Signature Submission | October 2018
ONE: Full Fight | Shinya Aoki vs. Koji Ando | Grappling Greatness | May 2015
ONE: Full Fight | Shinya Aoki vs. Rasul Yakhaev | Rousing Return | May 2018
ONE: Full Fight | Shinya Aoki vs. Cody Stevens | Featherweight Fracas | October 2013
ONE: Full Fight | Shinya Aoki vs. Kamal Shalorus | The Japanese Submission Wizard | August 2014
Shinya Aoki’s Top 5 Submissions | ONE Highlights
Shinya Aoki’s Top 5 Finishes | ONE Highlights
Shinya Aoki’s Submission Wizardry | ONE Highlights
ONE Highlights | Shinya Aoki’s Submission Wizardry
ONE Highlights | Submission Machine Shinya Aoki
ONE Highlights | Shinya Aoki’s Grappling Genius
ONE Highlights | Shinya Aoki’s Grappling Greatness
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