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"Tobikan Judan"

Shinya Aoki

47Wins9Losses1No Contest

Win Rate
82 %
Finish Rate
62 %
Decision Win %
85 %

Shinya Aoki

Age
38
Height
5' 11 (180 cm)
Reach
72 in. (6' 0/183 cm)
Ape-Index
1.017
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
Japan
Main Division
Lightweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Yuki Nakai
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
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 Approach
Nicknamed "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
  • Bleacher Report: 2000s Grappler of the Decade
  • fightmatrix.com: Lineal MMA Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • fightmatrix.com: Six Successful Title defenses
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling: DDT Extreme Championship (3 times, current)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling: Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (3 times)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling: KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata
  • ADCC Japan: 66–76 kg: 1st place
  • Deep X: Deep X Superfight Champion (2007)
  • Shooto: Shooto Grappling Champion (2006)
  • Dumau/Kansai: Dumau/Kansai Cup Champion (2005)
  • All Japan Jiu-Jitsu: All Japan Champion (2004-brown belt); (2005-black belt)
  • Rickson Gracie's Budo Challenge: 2005 Middleweight Champion
  • Rickson Gracie Invitational: 1st place
  • Other Accolades: Top five collegiate Judoka
  • Other Accolades: GI Grappling 05, 1st place
  • Other Accolades: Reversal Cup Champion (2004)

Twitter Timeline

Fighter Videos

Christian Lee vs. Shinya Aoki | Full Fight Replay
Shinya Aoki vs. Koji Ando | Full Fight Replay
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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