Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm on April 9th in San Jose, California

DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki will make his second trip to the United States after agreeing to face talented grappler, Lyle Beerbohm on the April 9th Strikeforce show in San Jose, California.

Aoki suffered a defeat the last time he fought under the Strikeforce banner, losing to current champion, Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision. Since then he gained three consequtive wins including a two round decision over Marcus Aurellio. His last fight was at the Dynamite!! NYE show, after a round of showboating and questionable tactics resulted in a shocking knockout for Aoki at the start of the second round, courtesy of the knee of Yuichiro Nagashima.

Beerbohm takes on Aoki after he recently lost the first professional fight of his career just last month when he took on Pat Healy. Prior to that he’d posted 16 straight wins including a first round submission over Duane Ludwig.

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