Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen promo


That's the video Dream is using to promote Tuesday's Dream 11 lightweight title fight between champion Joachim Hansen and challenger Shinya Aoki, and I think it does a masterful job of telling fans why this fight is a big one.

Hansen is a striker who has knockout power in his hands -- and some of the most dangerous knees of any fighter anywhere. Aoki is one of the most creative submission artists in all of MMA. The early part of the video does a nice job showing the strengths of those fighters.

And then we get to the past bad blood between Aoki and Hansen, who have fought twice before. Aoki submitted Hansen with a gogoplata at Pride Shockwave 2006, and Hansen finished Aoki with a series of punches at Dream 5 last year. Dream shows the fans highlights of both (although the UFC owns the Pride footage, so the "highlights" from that one are really a series of still photos) to hype up the rubber match.

Overall, I'd say this is one of the most effective uses of YouTube I've seen to promote a fight. I hope the fight is as good as the video.



tags: Shinya Aoki   Joachim Hansen   video   

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Nickman9000 site profile image  

10/7/09 8:17 AM by Nickman9000

 He was a little rusty. Pretty crazy to fight Aoki with a year lay off no warm up fight.

Mulisha01 site profile image  

10/7/09 7:28 AM by Mulisha01

cant believe it...

ziggystardust site profile image  

10/7/09 7:21 AM by ziggystardust

I think the problem was his stand up game plan. He went for the KO with every swing and went in close to clinch range. It was enough for Aoki to slip one punch, then he got clinch and could trip Hansen. I was surprised that Hansen didn't try to keep more range at the start of 2R and after the stand up.

NorthFromHere site profile image  

10/7/09 4:26 AM by NorthFromHere

What the hell was up with Joachim's wrestling? Aoki got every single takedown he tried and he did it with ease.

studiocamp site profile image  

10/4/09 10:51 AM by studiocamp

This from someone who worships a retarded meth addict. I'm guessing by your name you are probably one yourself, and with opinions this delusional I'd say there is a pretty strong chance this is true.

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10/4/09 10:44 AM by greentrousers

hellboy's fight with edwards was awesome, actually that whole tournament was. i'm also a fan, but don't like it when he pisses on some of his fanbase.

Shogun121 site profile image  

10/4/09 5:47 AM by Shogun121

By the way, I believed hansen vs alveraz was a close fight, and I had it a draw, I had no problem with alveraz winning. Alveraz is also a warrior, and a great fighter we should all appreciate.

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10/4/09 5:39 AM by Shogun121

I think aoki is going to come in with a different gameplan with crafty moves. We know eddie alveraz could not defend against them, but I think hansen will. The intention of this thread is hopefully hansen who reads forums in the past knows alot of us believe he will win, and can beat anyone!A gentleman, a destroyer, and a honest competitor, he should be everyones favorite fighter.I will never forget after the alveraz fight he grabbed the mic. Instead of saying i should have won, this is bullshit.He said... its an honor to win for a japanese audience, and its an honor to loose in front of japanese audience. Hansen is someone who represents all honest hardworking fighters.

Druskee27 site profile image  

10/3/09 8:25 PM by Druskee27

I like Hellboy Hansen's fights. He is good! Too bad Dana is not interested in him fighting in the UFC, he would be a great addition to the 155 division

Deathamphetamine site profile image  

10/3/09 7:30 PM by Deathamphetamine

Wiki's got this as to be aired on the 6th. Is that date correct? I'm a Dream fan, but I can never keep track of the dates. I don't want to miss this. When will this air in Canada/North America? The early morning on the 6th? Also you said in 2 days it's set to happen, but it's 3 by my count. Any help would be appreciated.