Shinya Aoki is widely considered to be one of the very best submission grapplers in all of MMA. He may even be the best when it comes to using techniques rarely seen in the highest levels on the sport.
Submission victories have been a key to Aoki having the most rewarding accomplishments of his career, including winning the WAMMA lightweight championship and Dream lightweight championship.
His next bout will come against Lyle Beerbohm this Saturday at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.
Aoki has a 26-5 record with 16 submission victories. This slideshow will chronicle his five greatest submission victories.