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5 Fighter would Should be in the ufc by Nick or MMAdieheart97

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Number 5 will be one of the best japense fighters in the world Shinya Aoki. Shinya is a accomplished grappler having 22 submission victories and winning ADCC Japan. There is no doubt he is in the top ten submission fighters in mma. Aoki has submitted Former Bellator Champion Eddie Alvarez, Former Dream Champion and Pride veteran Joachim Hansen, Former Sengoku champion and Ufc featherweight Mizuto Hiorta, and one of the best Japense fighters today Tatsuya Kawijiri. Now lets talk about some of Aoki's wins. Lets start with his win over Eddie Alvarez

Shinya Aoki vs Eddie Alvarez (via rodsy123456)

In this fight you see grappling at it's best. This may be a grappling battle with reversals but it has a beautiful heel hook. The fight starts will both me just circle looking for the range Aoki lands a body kick early in the fight. Aoki then takes a slow shot too far away and Alvarez sprawls and quicky pushes away from Aoki. Now this is were it gets interesting instead of getting back up to his feet Aoki does the but scoot. Not very often do you see a man so confident in his grappling abilities that his will chase his oppent from a seated postion.Has Aoki scoots towards Alvarez he cleary does not want any part of the ground game and literally runs away. Has Alvarez runs away Aoki quickly stands up and attempts a head kick. The ref soon after stands them up.Alvarez backs Aoki up into the corner and attemps a bod kick which Aoki catches and takes Alvarez back standing.Alvarez weary of what could happen immediately gets an arm back and completes a head and arm throw.Alvarez has mount for a few seconds before Aoki goes for a heel hook. After a few seconds Aoki locks it in and wrenches on the ankle of Alvarez. Now if you watch how Aoki got the heel hook that takes so much skill. I don't think I have ever seen something like this before.The ground expertese is amazing right when the fight goes too the ground Aoki feels right at home and his legs immediately flail to get around the leg and go in nearly perfect position. Now let's look at his vicious hammer lock of Mizuto Hirota

Shinya Aoki vs. Mizuto Hirota (HQ) (via akleyn)

In this fight you will once again see great grappling form Aoki. The fights starts with Aoki taking a shot and looking for an inside single and press Hirota into the corner. Aoki adjusts his head position to go to double and completes an ankle pick. Hirota is in a seated position in the corner and Aoki wraps the legs and starts to go for control of the wrist of Hirota. Aoki then stands up to adjust postion and starts to really work the arm. Aoki goes to the mount and secures the arm behind the back and lays down some punches. Aoki then really starts to focus on the arm and i quote the words of the voice a game of demented twister begins. Aoki pulls the arm and Hirota goes to his side to releave some stress on the shoulder.Aoki lays down a few punches until Hirota bucks and gives up the back. Not a good chocie. He should have worked his body the other way then bucked. Now Aoki can really do some damage. Hirota struggles to stop Aoki and rolls to his back but Aoki maintains position and getts a body lock. Then finally wrenches the arm until it breaks. The way Aoki worked the arm the second he got Hirota in the seated position was just awesome. Then when Hirota moved around Aoki maintained position the whole time not once giving Hirota a chance to escape. Also the way he finished was spectacular. He was on a mission to leave with that arm and he did. Fantatic grappling. Now i will go over Aoki's biggest Failure his fight With Gilber Melendez. If he woulkd have won this fight he would probaly be in the Ufc.I can't upload all five rounds but you can watch the fight on youtube. Aoki's main mistake was doing the but scoot too much and ate a nasty punch because of it. Aoki was out classed in this fight but there always is the it wasn't in Japan factor. Same for Aoki's most recent loss to Eddie Alvarez. The reasons why Shinya Aoki should be in the Ufc is because he destroys every oppent he faces unless there have been top ten fighters. Another reason is because Aoki is dropping to feather and the Ufc could use another top level Feather to create new contenders in that divison instead of see Aldo fight Mendes and Edgar again. I know Aoki most likely would lose to those two but he would be good fights to build those guys up because i don't think a washed up clay guida or a mid tier fighter like Charles Olivera will do that. Also i would love too see Aoki vs Hioki too see who is the best Japense submission grappler. Well there you go i hope you guys enjoy this post and i would love your feedback

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