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Old 12-28-2008, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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***OFFICIAL*** - Shinya Aoki vs Eddie Alvarez DISCUSSION THREAD (pre/post)



Conduct all your discussion pre & post-fight on this DREAM RULES FIGHT, between Shinya Aoki facing off against Eddie Alvarez in HERE. ALL other threads concerning anything during this fight, or its outcome WILL BE MERGED INTO THIS ONE

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Eddie is going to beat Shinya he is a real good striker and wrestler and will prove his doubters wrong and establish himself with BJ as one of the top LW's in the world.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/12/...tweight-title/

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A lightweight encounter between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki scheduled for FEG’s “Dynamite!!” event on New Year’s Eve in Japan will determine the first-ever World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts lightweight champion.

Reports surfaced earlier this month that the Alvarez vs. Aoki bout was under consideration to be for the vacant WAMMA lightweight title. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned Monday morning through a press release issued by WAMMA that the organization will be recognizing the Alvarez vs. Aoki winner as its lightweight champion.

The release goes on to state that a belt will not be presented to the winner immediately after the conclusion of the contest. Instead, the winner will receive the championship belt during a ceremony to be held at a later date.

Alvarez was a two-time All-American high school wrestler at Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia and has gone 15-1 since becoming a professional mixed martial artist. A former BodogFIGHT welterweight champion, Alvarez made the decision to drop to the lightweight division earlier this year.

Starting with a 165 pound catchweight bout during a Jan. 25 ShoXC event in Atlantic City, N.J., the 24-year old father of two has gone 4-0 as a lightweight. The undefeated streak includes a 3-0 run during DREAM’s lightweight Grand Prix that only ended after Alvarez was unable to receive medical clearance to compete in the finals.

Aoki is 18-3 and widely regarded as one of the top submission fighters in MMA with black belts in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The 25-year old Japan native has earned his number three WAMMA lightweight ranking with notable victories over current DREAM lightweight champion Joachim Hansen; Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancante; former two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Caol Uno; and former Shooto middleweight champion Akira Kikuchi.

Alvarez and Aoki had been scheduled to compete during the finals of the DREAM lightweight Grand Prix but Hansen, and injury reserve, replaced the injured Alvarez. Hansen became the DREAM lightweight champion after TKO’ing Aoki in the first round even though he had been eliminated earlier in the tournament by Alvarez.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com President and Publisher Sam Caplan serves as the chair for WAMMA’s ranking committee.
This fight is going to be for the WAMMA title. So I guess this win will make it clear that Eddie is the Fighter of the Year no question.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If Alvarez does win, then he would be a solid candidate for fighter of the year. Ditto Aoki. Aoki better win, because if he loses, then this is the worst MMA year ever. Gomi loses (Albeit in bullshit fashion), Aoki loses to both Joachim and Alvarez, Nog gets finished by freakin' Mir, Werdum gets finished by Santos and I'm sure I can come up with several others. The MMA gods hate me.

Also, winner of this is the number 1 LW in my eyes. Penn is too busy trying to fatten himself up.
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IDK If Aoki would go over Alves. I mean JZ, Alvarez, and Uno are nice but the loss to Hansen hurts him and beating Nagata and Moore means nothing.
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aoki might be one of the most difficult men in all of mma to train for...that judo/bjj mix is so lethal....

i refuse to make a prediction on this fight...but i'm cheering for Eddie
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Seriously I think Eddie is retarted why would he ever take Aoki down.

Good job by him.
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You still have Shogun, bbjd7. I needed an Aoki win.
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Seriously I think Eddie is retarted why would he ever take Aoki down.

Good job by him.
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