Fight 7 Middleweight World Title Fight Shinya Aoki def. Akira Kikuchi by 2-1 Split Decision 30-28, 28-29, 29-28 Round 1: Aoki with jumping to guard, going for an armbar and triangle, Most of the round Aoki working the triangle lock but Kikuchi finaly escaped and dropped a hard punch from the top to Aoki's face as the round ended. Round 2: Kikuchi gets an early takedown, lands some hard g'n'p from the guard, Aoki looking for an armlock, Kikuchi with the hard g'n'p while Aoki looking for subs, pretty even round maybe edge to Kikuchi. Round 3: Another rather even round, Lots of clinching and working with knees and punches from the clinch, neither fighter could get a takedown. Shinya Aoki defends his title with a split decision win.