Shinya Aoki Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Shinya Aoki?
Shinya Aoki is a professional Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and grappler who currently competes in the Welterweight division of ONE Championship and Rizin Fighting Federation. In addition to his MMA career, he also competes in DDT Professional Wrestling and is currently the Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion. Having been a professional competitor since 2003, he claims titles such as former two-time ONE Lightweight Champion, DREAM Lightweight Champion, former Shooto Welterweight Champion, and former WAMMA Lightweight Champion.
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Aoki is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, A-Class wrestler, and a Judoka black belt. Aoki along with several other world class competitors formed a group called the “Nippon Top Team” which is a group of elite Japanese grapplers who compete in MMA. Aside from his MMA and wrestling achievements, Aoki also has several submission grappling titles such as a Japan Open Jiu Jitsu Championship, an All Japan Jiu Jitsu Championship, a Budo Open Championship, and an ADCC Japan Championship. As it currently stands, Aoki is #2 in the ONE lightweight rankings.
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How Old Is Shinya Aoki?
Born May 9, 1983, Shinya Aoki9 is 38 years old.
Shinya Aoki Family
Currently there is no information available on Shinya Aoki’s family.
How Much Is Shinya Aoki Worth?
Shinya Aoki is worth approximately $1 Million.
How Tall Is Shinya Aoki?
Shinya Aoki stands at 5 feet and 11 inches tall.
How Much Does Shinya Aoki Weigh?
Shinya Aoki weighs 170 pounds.
Shinya Aoki Fight List
Shinya Aoki began his training in Judo as a child, quickly becoming successful and competing in national and international championships. During his time at Waseda University he was a part of the Judo Club. He made his way around several forms of martial arts before he really began to dive into MMA. He creditsKazushi Sakuraba as one of the main influences in his decision to pursue MMA after watching Kazushi defeat powerful foreign players in Pride FC.
His early career began at the Judo based RJJ gym before he made the move to Roken with his teammate Masakazu Imanari. He later moved to Paraestra Shooto Gym where he had the opportunity to train under Yuki Nakai. Nakai awarded Aoki both his A-class shoot wrestling rank as well as his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Soon after he became one of the gym's main teachers.
Aoki’s debut for DEEP occurred in November 2003, where he won a one night tournament with quick armbar submissions. Soon after he showcased his unorthodox grappling skills against veterans Keith Wisniewski and Seichi Ikemoto. Aoki defeated Wisniewski by breaking his arm with a standing armbar. Aoki lost by decision to legendary Hayato Sakurai in a Shooto event. Aoki fought with DEEP and Shooto until 2007, and in that time defeated Akira Kikuchi to win the Shooto Welterweight Championship.
Aoki then signed with PRIDE Fighting Championships and made his debut in 2006 against Jason Black at Pride Bushido 12, where he won by triangle choke in under 2 minutes. Following this fight Aoki was booked to fight Gilbert Melendez who was a rising lightweight star at that time. Just prior to the fight Melendez suffered an elbow injury in training and pulled out of the fight. Instead, Aoki fought Clay French who he submitted with a triangle choke in under 4 minutes. Melendez showed up to watch the fight in a sling and agreed to fight Aoki at Pride Shockwave 2006 in which Aoki agreed to.
For unknown reasons the fight with Melendez never happened, and Aoki faced Joachim Hansen instead. Aoki secured a submission win with a gogoplata, making it just the second successful gogoplata in MMA competition history. After his win against Hansen, Aoki agreed to a rematch against Kikuchi in Shooto to fight for the Shooto Welterweight title which was Aoki’s at the time. Aoki won the bout via split decision to defend his title.
Aoki’s next fight was at Pride 34, where he faced Dutch fighter Brian Lo-A-Njoe. Aoki won with a first round armbar submission. Following this fight Aoki made public his anticipation to compete at the Lightweight Grand Prix, however the Grand Prix was later cancelled.
Aoki fought in several other fight promotions such as Strikeforce and Bellator before signing with ONE Championship in 2013. His debut would be a lightweight superfight against Arnaud Lepont as the main event as ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings. Aoki won this fight by a triangle choke in the first round.
Next, Aoki fought Kotetsu Boku at One Fighting Championship: Kings and Champions in April 2013. This match would determine the Lightweight Champion and prior to the fight Aoki stated that win or lose he would be dropping to the Featherweight division. Aoki won this bout with a rear naked choke in the second round.
Aoki fought Cody Stevens for his Featherweight debut in October 2013 at ONE FC: Total Domination and he won the fight by unanimous decision. Moving back up to the Lightweight division, Aoki successfully defended his ONE Lightweight Championship title against Kamal Shalorus by defeating him by submission in the first round.
Aoki briefly left ONE to fight in another fight promotion, and then came back for his third title defense against Eduard Folayang at ONE Championship: Defending Honor in November 2016 in Singapore. Aoki lost this fight by TKO in the third round. Next Aoki fought Ben Askren in November 2017, and lost to Askren by TKO in the opening minute of the fight.
Aoki faced Kimihiro Teo at Road to One 3: Tokyo Fight Night in September 2020, and won the bout by unanimous decision. In January 2021 Aoki faced former LFA Welterweight Champion James Nakashima at ONE Championship: Unbreakable, in which Aoki won with a first round submission.
In more recent times, Aoki was scheduled to fight former UFC Lightweight Sage Northcutt at ONE in TNT 4 in April 2021. The fight was cancelled due to Sage experiencing lingering symptoms from COVID-19, and a new bout was scheduled for Aoki to face his former rival Eduard Folayang. Aoki won this bout with an armbar in the first round.
Shinya Aoki’s Best Fight Of All Time
Shinya Aoki’s best fight of all time is widely considered to be his rematch against Joachim Hansen for the DREAM Lightweight Championship. Aoki has already had one fight this night where he lost to Caol Uno in the second round after a hard fought battle. This night Aoki had already fought for 15 minutes whereas Hansen had only fought for 2 minutes and 35 seconds. Despite the odds stacked against him, Aoki defeated Hansen in the second round with an armbar, becoming the new DREAM Lightweight Champion.
Who Did Shinya Aoki Lose To?
In his MMA career Shinya Aoki has lost to Jutaro Nakao, Hayato Sakuri, Joachim Hansen, Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang, Ben Askren, and Christian Lee.
In his submission grappling career Shinya Aoki has lost toNaoyoshi Watanabe, Marcelo Garcia, Roger Gracie, Kron Gracie, and Garry Tonon.
Shinya Aoki’s Record
Shinya Aoki’s professional MMA record stands at 47-9.
Shinya Aoki Injuries
At this time there are no documented injuries for Shinya Aoki.
Is Shinya Aoki Retired?
No, Shinya Aoki is not retired. He has an active contract with ONE Championship, and just had his most recent fight in April 2021.
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