Aoki: Breaking bones not a bother

by Dann Stupp | source:

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 "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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tags: Shinya Aoki   Eddie Alvarez (detail)  Bellator   


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Deuce77 site profile image  

4/18/12 7:40 PM by Deuce77

Friday this......and Saturday that.................fucking awesome!

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4/18/12 7:36 PM by CaptChaos

Gilbert gave every fighter out there the blue print on how to beat Aoki. I knwo Aoki has gotten better with his stand up but it's still the weakest part of his game. Eddie needs to sprawl and brawl old school and hurt him on the feet! If it gioes to the ground I will be owrried for Eddie!

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4/18/12 7:32 PM by UGCTT Captain America


Reed Rothchild site profile image  

4/18/12 7:27 PM by Reed Rothchild

Has weak chin... WTF

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4/18/12 7:15 PM by thehenriques

This fight is gonna be AWESOME! !!!! I LOVE bellator lately. They're putting on some great shows! !

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

4/18/12 7:10 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Im amped for this fight. Eddie needs to avenge his loss to Aoki from Dynamite 2008. I remember that fight clearly, it was on New Years Eve. One of Eddies only losses. I loved Eddie when he was with Dream. Loved the Alvarez/Huerta fight also.

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

4/18/12 6:43 PM by WRESTLENOW

aoki has a weak chin, he need to try to grapple immediately or he will get jacked.

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4/18/12 6:03 PM by ParadigmRaep

Also, this should be stickied.

ParadigmRaep site profile image  

4/18/12 6:02 PM by ParadigmRaep

Like a boss.

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4/18/12 5:59 PM by Bounty Hunter

fuck everyone else. im pumped for this fight.eddie is one of my fav fighters but...................................................WAR AOKI!!! name please, thanks)