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Shinya Aoki Sees ONE FC Being Bigger Than PRIDE

Shinya Aoki made a few appears for PRIDE and is finding steady work in ONE FC. When comparing the two promotions, Aoki prefers ONE FC as they have a growing audience.

“I am happy I signed with ONE FC,” said Aoki to MMA Weekly. “When I see how many people there are at ONE FC shows it reminds me of Pride, but ONE FC can be bigger because it is all over Asia and not just in Japan.”

The DREAM lightweight champion recently added some ONE FC gold to his resume. Aoki’s 2-0 for ONE FC with submission wins over Arnaud Lepont and Kotetsu Boku.

Aoki has been averaging close to 10,000 fans per show. Their most recent show was Rise to Power on May 31.