The baddest [expletive] on the planet versus a guy that I ate Brazilian BBQ with in Singapore. Now that Shinya Aoki is officially part of the Evolve MMA team, he will test out his newly acquired MMA abilities against a guy that, at one point, some people considered the greatest lightweight in the world. Up until UFC 125, McKee rocked a fourteen-win streak that spanned over the course of eight years. That ended with Jacob Volkmann grabbing a split-decision win over the former MFC champion, leading Mckee to be cut by ZUFFA — and the US Secret Service visiting Jacob Volkmann’s house days later.
According to Erik Fontanez at MMAWeekly, Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee is slated for Dream 17, or ‘DREAM Japan GP – 2011 Bantamweight Japan Tournament’ for short. This will mark McKee’s first bout since his loss to Jacob Volkmann earlier this year and Aoki’s first DREAM appearance since, well the last DREAM back on September 25, 2010. We still have an exclusive interview with Shinya Aoki coming in our ‘Evolve MMA – Part 2’ feature that will run soon. Insanely interesting bout, one that will infiltrate every MMA forum like some digital sexually transmitted disease. [Source]