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Shinya Aoki defeated Todd Moore today at Dream.6 with a first-round neck crank that showed, once again, that he's one of the best submission artists in mixed martial arts.
Aoki got on Moore's back less than a minute into the first round, and that's exactly where Aoki likes to be. He quickly brought Moore to the ground, applied the choke, and Moore tapped out in a little over a minute.
Aoki, who is No. 17 on the FanHouse list of the Top 25 pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world, improved his pro MMA record to 18-3. Moore fell to 9-3.
After the fight, Aoki said he wants to fight Yoshihiro Akiyama next.
NOTE: I had initially thought it was a rear-naked choke, but it was actually a neck crank that got Moore to tap.