When Shinya Aoki meets Eddie Alvarez in the headliner of Friday's Bellator 66 event, the submission specialist is willing to win at all costs.
"It doesn't bother me when I feel my opponents' bones break," he told MMAjunkie.com. "But I'm not aiming to break the bones. I'm just looking for a win."
"I believe Eddie Alvarez and I have both evolved as different fighters. I'm more confident in my standup skills with the hard training with Muay Thai champions at Evolve MMA gym in Singapore.
"And what makes Eddie dangerous is the power in his hands and his wrestling skill. He mixes these skills well and executes the game plan effectively."
"My main goal in this fight with Eddie Alvarez is to prove myself and Japanese MMA are still at the top level," he said. "I'd like to show my style is MMA, not just grappling or striking."
"You can't do things in an actual fight that you haven't done in the trainin. I feel like my finishing instinct comes from all of my hard work in the gym."
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