Originally Posted by BobbyCooper
Because he won the striking exchanges leif
He felt great on his feet and his kicks had beat Ribero up. In fact Ribero was the one who tried to take down Aoki.
He won that fight on his feet!
IMO Aoki has some nice subs, but his overall grappling can't hold up to some of the world class grapplers. Especially since he will be starting out on the bottom vs most of them.