Shinya Aoki vs Gesias JZ Calvancante
Fighters come out, with JZ pushing the pace early on. Aoki manages to get a flying guard, but after a short while, he lets up and they clinch against the corner. Aoki takes down JZ to mount but JZ reverses and ends up in tight guard. Referee now restarts fight in the center. Aoki is attempting a strong rubber guard but JZ escapes and begins throwing strikes. Aoki now manages to whether the storm and get a hold of JZ's leg in an attempt to get a leg lock. JZ however throws several ax kicks from bottom which stun Aoki and he lets go. JZ now throws an onslaught of strikes but Aoki recovers and they clinch in the corner.
5 minutes to go and Aoki has JZ's back and is attempting to take him down. Aoki now attempts a standing RNC with body triangle, to which JZ defends well. Aoki attempts to soften JZ with strikes from the back before trying the RNC once more. JZ seems to have the strength, but Aoki has the technique. JZ now drops to a squatting position has Aoki tries relentlessly to sink in the choke.
Two minutes to go in the first round and the fight gets reset in the center of the ring, with Aoki maintaining back mount with a strong body triangle. JZ manages to free himself from the body lock and stands to throw strikes, to which Aoki answers with his own upkicks as the bell goes.
Both fighters circle now, with JZ pushing the pace. They clinch and Aoki drops back and pulls rubber guard. Aoki goes for an armbar but it is loose and fails. They restart standing again but Aoki catches JZ with another successful flying guard. A loose omoplatta attempt by Aoki leads to another stand up. Aoki follows JZ around the ring in a buttscoot position, throwing up kicks, but JZ dives for a superman punch and lands a couple strikes. Aoki now gets JZ a omoplatta/grapevine submission attempt which leads to an armbar but JZ rolls out of it. 30 seconds to go and JZ postures and throws strikes, but Aoki nullifies them with his tight guard. The bell goes as the fight is over.
Result: Shinya Aoki via Unanimous Decision
Last edited by plazzman; 04-29-2008 at 04:55 AM.