Aoki submits Beerbohm quickly in 1st round

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Japanese fight favorite Shinya Aoki started Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley with a bang on Saturday night in San Diego, submitting Lyle “Fancypants” Beerbohm in less than two minutes.

Despite a low, defensive stance early, Aoki was able to take Beerbohm down early, then followed with a rear naked choke. After throwing a body triangle, he cranked Beerbohm’s neck until he tapped at 1:33 in the first round.

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Lyle Beerbohm Vs. Shinya Aoki
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Lyle Beerbohm Lyle Beerbohm
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 165 (74.84 kg)
Record 15-1-0


Name Shinya Aoki Shinya Aoki
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 154 (69.85 kg)
Record 19-5-0
Shinya Aoki def. Lyle Beerbohm via submission – Round 1, 1:32