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Emelianenko Submits Shinya Aoki At DEEP/M-1 Grappling Exhibition

WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defeated WAMMA lightweight champion Shinya Aoki in an “exhibition sparring match” that took place today as part of the Deep/M-1 Challenge event at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Because the match was an exhibition, neither fighter’s record will be affected.

As we reported earlier this week, there was a notable weight advantage for Emelianenko, as he and Aoki were separated by four weight classes. Emelianenko easily dominated his opponent during the match, and ultimately submitted Aoki with an Achilles lock three minutes into the scheduled five-minute fight.

The match is blacked out from telecasts worldwide, however M-1 will make the fight available online for free beginning May 4.