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Video: Shinya Aoki scores standing rear-naked choke, bodyslams himself in celebration

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Longtime international superstar Shinya Aoki was back in action on Friday for the ONE Championship “Unbreakable” combat sports event in Singapore, where “Tobikan Judan” notched his 29th submission victory, this time by way of standing rear-naked choke.

Following his first-round win over LFA standout James Nakashima, the 37 year-old grappler bodyslammed himself to the canvas. Was it a failed backflip? Some sort of edgy breakdancing move? With an athlete as eccentric as Aoki, I suppose anything is possible.

See for yourself:

Complete ONE Championship “Unbreakable” results below.


Shinya Aoki def. James Nakashima via submission (rear-naked choke)
Gadzhimurad Abdulaev def. Zebaztian Kadestam via submission (rear-naked choke)
Meng Bo def. Samara Santos via unanimous decision
Lito Adiwang def. Namiki Kawahara via KO

Capitan Petchyindee Academy def. Alaverdi Ramazanov via TKO
Rade Opacic def. Bruno Sasano via KO

Aoki (46-9, 1 NC) set a new ONE Championship record for most submission wins at eight.