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'JZ' Fights Aoki on Year-End Card

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JZ KO/TKO 12 48%
Aoki SUBMISSION 9 36%
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With M-1 Global CEO Monte Cox, Fight Entertainment Group boss Sadaharu Tanigawa, former PRIDE general director Nobuhiko Takada (Pictures) and DEEP president Shigeru Saeki all on hand, the first two bouts for Dec. 31's Yarennoka! card were confirmed at a press conference Wednesday in Tokyo.

Working collaboratively with M-1 Global and now HERO'S parent company Fight Entertainment Group, the New Year's Eve card at Saitama Super Arena will see two time HERO'S 154-pound champion Gesias Calvancante take on Shooto world champion Shinya Aoki, while current DEEP champion Hidehiko Hasegawa will take on Hayato "Mach" Sakurai.

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Post #1   11/28/07 5:41:34AM   

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Wow, thats gonna be a great fight.

Post #2   11/28/07 10:01:30AM   

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I wasn't expecting Jz on this card....if they add few more fights like this one ,I'm praying its on ppv

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Oops. Just shat myself a little...

CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS FIGHT!

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This is the best match up on new years eve weekend now!

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This is going to be an awesome fight. I got Aoki winning by some kind of crazy anaconda snake like sub. The only way i don't see this happening is if he is not allowed to wear his magic submission pants!

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Posted by CornishMMA

current DEEP champion Hidehiko Hasegawa will take on Hayato "Mach" Sakurai.


Dont forget that fight either though, should be more competative than the former

I see JZ destroying Aoki quickly, unless he has suddenly got really good at not getting hit or improving his wrestling then i can see Aoki getting KTFO early, nearly happened in his last fight in PRIDE against a weak fighter who just got out of prison but will definately happen against a striker like JZ

Poor matchmaking imho, would of been better having JZ fight Melendez and Aoki rematch Hansen

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Posted by CornishMMA


Posted by CornishMMA

current DEEP champion Hidehiko Hasegawa will take on Hayato "Mach" Sakurai.


Dont forget that fight either though, should be more competative than the former

I see JZ destroying Aoki quickly, unless he has suddenly got really good at not getting hit or improving his wrestling then i can see Aoki getting KTFO early, nearly happened in his last fight in PRIDE against a weak fighter who just got out of prison but will definately happen against a striker like JZ

Poor matchmaking imho, would of been better having JZ fight Melendez and Aoki rematch Hansen



i think it'll be a better fight than you think.. i think aoki's only been KO'd twice? once by sakurai and another that was basically a fluke...

nonetheless, this is shaping up the be one of the best NYE events!

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Posted by CornishMMA


Posted by CornishMMA

current DEEP champion Hidehiko Hasegawa will take on Hayato "Mach" Sakurai.


Dont forget that fight either though, should be more competative than the former

I see JZ destroying Aoki quickly, unless he has suddenly got really good at not getting hit or improving his wrestling then i can see Aoki getting KTFO early, nearly happened in his last fight in PRIDE against a weak fighter who just got out of prison but will definately happen against a striker like JZ

Poor matchmaking imho, would of been better having JZ fight Melendez and Aoki rematch Hansen



I don't see it that way at all... sure Aoki's striking is poor, but does JZ have the ground skills to hang with Aoki at all? As far as wrestling goes, I'm not sold on either one, but does Aoki really care if he's on the bottom or the top as long as it's on the ground?

Aoki by standing arm drag rnd 1 a la Steve Wisneiwski...

Edit: I do agree that the matchmaking could have been different... except I would've liked to have seen Aoki v. Mach II. It was a bad decision the first time IMO.

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Post #9   11/28/07 3:35:05PM   

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Magic submission pants allowed??


War AOKI!

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JZ by 1st rd KO!

Amazing fight though!

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good fight good night

Post #12   11/28/07 9:45:33PM