Differ Ariake Arena - Tokyo, Japan
It was just an exhibition but just like Rocky IV… the match was no joke for the Russian world champ.
The packed Differ Ariake Arena went wild when Fedor entered the ring. Fedor easily man-handled Aoki slamming him to the mat several times with ease.
After getting side position Fedor pounded the mat letting everyone know that it could have gotten bloody real quick.
Fedor submitted Aoki with achilles lock.
M-1 Challenge Results
Japan 1-4 England
92kg+: Rob Broughton (9-4-1) def. Yusuke Kawaguchi (8-1) via Unanimous Decision (3-0) in Round 2
92kg: Tom Blackledge (8-6) def. Tatsuya Mizuno (5-5) via Submission (Choke) at 3:22 of Round 1
84kg: Matt Thorpe (11-7) def. Yusuke Masuda (2-6-2) via Submission (Choke) at 1:30 of Round 2
76kg: Simon Phillips (7-2) def. Hidehiko Hasegawa (16-12-5) via KO (Left Hook) at 0:20 of Round 1
70kg: Luiz Andrade (9-6-3) def. Ian “M-16″ Butlin (6-8) via Submission (Armbar) at 2:30 of Round 1
Karl “Psycho” Amoussou (10-2-1) def. Kazuhiro Hamanaka (4-6-1) via KO (Flying Knee) at 0:23 of Round 1
USA Team West 5-0 Korea
92kg+: Shane Del Rosario (6-0) def. Lee Sang Soo (11-8) via KO (Head Kick) at 2:27 of Round 1
92kg: Raphael Davis (6-1) def. Jae Young Kim (12-7) via TKO at 3:45 of Round 2
84kg: Giva Santana (12-1) def. Min Suk Heo (4-8) via Submission (Armbar) at 4:05 of Round 1
76kg: Fabio “Negao” Nascimento (9-4) def. Myeon Ho Bae (7-4) via Unanimous Decision (3-0) in Round 2
70kg: David Jansen (10-0) def. Nam Yuichul (8-3) via Unanimous Decision (3-0) in Round 2
France 2-3 Spain
92kg+: Rogent Lloret (7-1) def. Soufian Elgarne (5-2) via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:44 of Round 1
92kg: Christian M’Pumbu (12-2-1) def. Enoc Solves (2-1) via Submission (Armbar) at 4:59 of Round 1
84kg: Christophe Daffreville (3-3) def. Rayco Zebenzui Romero Silva (0-1) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 2:48 of Round 1
76kg: Abner Lloveras (6-4-1) def. Gael Grimaud (4-2) via Split Decision (2-1) in Ext. Round
70kg: Jose Luiz Zapater Aguirre (5-4) def. Maktar Gueye (4-4) via DQ (Illegal Soccer Kick) at 1:21 of Ext. Round
Kosuto Umeda (6-7-3) def. Muneyuki Sato (3-3) via Unanimous Decision (3-0) in Round 2
Tomoaki Ueyama (1-3) def. Yu Hosokawa (2-2) via TKO (Strikes) at 2:52 of Round 1
Kengo’s fighter from USA - Shane Del Rosario murdered some poor guy with kicks and devastating body blows. A TKO in the first round! Good job Shane!!
After the fight we met outside to thank our friend Kengo for inviting us to the event. Pictured from the left: Yoji Harada, Chris Nunez, Akilla, Ami James, Shane Del Rosario, Kengo and Kengo’s friend.