Shinya Aoki seized the day at ONE FC 8, as the former DREAM Champion added another belt to his collection when he submitted Kotetsu Boku in the center of the Singapore Indoor Arena.
Aoki opened the title fight with a grappling clinic. Within 23 seconds, “Tobikan Judan” had the back of Boku. From there, “No Face” was entirely out of sorts.While Boku was able to survive the round courtesy of his durability, he found himself in various submissions including a neck crank, D’arce choke, and armbar.
The second round saw a Aoki use a whizzer to take the fight down, landing in side control. Once Boku turtled, the former DREAM Champion took his back and locked a rear-naked choke that would bring an end to the bout at 2:01.