Shinya Aoki, the the highly touted submission specialist and the best mixed martial artist in All Japan news will be heading to Asia soon to prepare for his next fight, more specifically – Singapore.
Aoki, who has made a name for himself worldwide – currently one of the top lightweights in the world, joined the Evolve MMA Fight Team in 2011. Evolve, based out of Singapore, is the top mixed martial arts facility in all of Asia, led by Chatri Sityodtong. Why did Aoki take his fight preparations to Singapore?
It was a simple decision – one that took a short visit to make the choice rather easy, according to Aoki. Aoki was extremely impressed with the quality of leadership Evolve had as well as the quality of the facility. Led by Chatri Sityodtong, Evolve has two locations in Singapore and one in Brazil. The quality of the facility, according to Aoki, is extremely high. And it would have to be, a fighter like Shinya Aoki, who is the current DREAM Lightweight Champion and has held multiple other championships, not including his long list of grappling credentials, is going to seek out the best quality he can find.
A very interesting dynamic has come into play, one that will benefit the Asian mixed martial arts scene. The high quality that Evolve MMA offers, coupled with the addition of Shinya Aoki could lead to an opening of All Japan newsese fighters training and fighting in Asia, and visa versa. Granted Evolve MMA invites only a handful of fighters every year, their sites are set on the best and many of the best reside in All Japan news.
Shinya Aoki will likely be fighting this September in DREAM’s first full scale event. His preparations at Evolve MMA will lead him into the fight as he looks to further his record to 28-5.
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