Shinya Aoki vs Antonio McKee Added to DREAM 18

Shinya Aoki

 

Shinya Aoki

  • 31-6 MMA Record
  • Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Alvarez, Mizuto Hirota, Tatsuya Kawajiri

Antonio McKee

 

Antonio McKee

  • 28-4-2 MMA Record
  • Won 14 of Last 15 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Delson Heleno, Carlo Prater, Brian Cobb

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DREAM 18

December 31st, 2012

Saitama, Japan

Saitama Super Arena

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DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki returned to the win column at One FC 6: Rise of the Kings with a first round triangle choke victory  over Arnaud Lepont. He previously was defeated by former Bellator champion, Eddie Alvarez via first round TKO in April. The loss to Alvarez snapped a seven-fight win streak, which included wins over former Zuffa veterans in Lyle Beerbohm, Rich Clementi, and Rob McCullough.

Former Maximum Fighting Championships lightweight champion, Antonio McKee has won fourteen out his last fifteen fights. His only defeat was a one-fight stint in the UFC, dropping a split decision to Jacob Volkmann. McKee’s win streak dated back to 2004 and included notable wins over Carlo Prater, Delson Heleno, and Luciano Azevedo.

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