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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Jules Winnfield (ranked 8722 p4p, 757 weight class) and Roger Gauthier (ranked 7387 p4p, 706 weight class). Roger Gauthier is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.




195 cm
23 yrs
220 lbs



189 cm
29 yrs
214 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Jules Winnfield! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 3 losses; Roger Gauthier!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Kenichi Hosakawa and Shigeki Sano.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Winnfield closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Winnfield (4) vs (0) Gauthier
Winnfield is looking to take a break and control but Gauthier is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Gauthier is trying to control Winnfield's posture but Winnfield avoids it.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Winnfield happy to just control the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Winnfield trying to control the action but Gauthier is working from the bottom.
Winnfield is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gauthier is not content to let Winnfield control the position.
Gauthier tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Gauthier keeps trying to improve his position.
Gauthier trying to remain calm as Winnfield controls from the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Winnfield wants to control but Gauthier is keeping him busy.
Gauthier has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.

Winnfield is working to tighten his grip on Gauthier's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Gauthier has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Winnfield is really squeezing tight and eventually Gauthier passes out! Winnfield breaks the hold and jumps onto the ropes to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Jules Winnfield!

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Derek Rogan (ranked 4849 p4p, 470 weight class) and Tyrone Sparxx (ranked 5865 p4p, 531 weight class). Sparxx has chosen Thug Life - Lugz as his entrance music. Derek Rogan has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




198 cm
20 yrs
277 lbs



194 cm
18 yrs
260 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Derek Rogan! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Tyrone Sparxx!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Yukihiro Shimada and Tatsuya Matsuyama.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Rogan looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Rogan (2) vs (0) Sparxx
Sparxx keeping full guard, as Rogan tries to pass.

Sparxx has his foot on Rogan's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Rogan works his way back into a safe position though.
Rogan stands and throws Sparxx's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Rogan (5) vs (0) Sparxx
Sparxx is trying to get back to half guard.

Rogan tries for a kimura but Sparxx is defending well.

Rogan is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Sparxx has escaped the position, nice work there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rogan looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

Rogan is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Sparxx has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sparxx is not content to let Rogan control the position.
Sparxx is looking to regain half guard here but Rogan keeps moving and retains side control.

Rogan is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Sparxx knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

Rogan is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Sparxx has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sparxx is trying to control Rogan's posture but Rogan avoids it.
Sparxx is looking for a sweep.
Sparxx manages to work his way to half guard, despite Rogan's best efforts.
Sparxx regains full guard. Nicely done.
Rogan trying to control but Sparxx is working from the bottom.
Sparxx wants to sweep but no luck.

Sparxx escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rogan gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rogan stays in close to Sparxx's body and controls the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rogan looking to pass the guard.
Rogan trying to control the position from guard on top but Sparxx is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Rogan is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Rogan is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Sparxx looking to control.
Rogan trying to control but Sparxx is working from the bottom.

Rogan drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Rogan jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rogan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sparxx is keeping the position for now.
Sparxx keeping moving, preventing Rogan from controlling successfully.
Sparxx not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rogan looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

Rogan is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Sparxx wants to control the position but Rogan says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Rogan is trying to control. Sparxx wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Rogan wants to pass the guard but Sparxx is defending well.
Rogan seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

Rogan is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Sparxx is defending against the submission attempts here by Rogan.

Rogan is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Sparxx manages to get to full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Rogan drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Sparxx manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Rogan has Sparxx in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rogan (5) vs (2) Sparxx
Sparxx trying to control but Rogan is working from the bottom.
Rogan looking to control.

Rogan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Sparxx is aware though and is defending well.

Sparxx drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Sparxx jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

Rogan escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Sparxx gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Sparxx looking to pass the guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Sparxx got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rogan has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Sparxx has managed to get both his arms back between Rogan's legs - danger averted.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Sparxx trying to control but Rogan is working from the bottom.

Sparxx avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Rogan is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Sparxx trying to control the position from guard on top but Rogan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Rogan looking for a guillotine here but Sparxx defends easily.
Sparxx stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rogan swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Rogan is looking to cinch up a triangle. Sparxx throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Rogan's body to avoid the submission. Rogan has instead reached around Sparxx's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Rogan arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Derek Rogan!
After winning the bout, Derek Rogan thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Tyrone Sparxx spoke after the fight, saying 'Taking a couple days off, and I'm back training my skillz'.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ryan Tubridy (ranked 21676 p4p, 356 weight class) and James Osterberg (ranked 5050 p4p, 247 weight class). Tubridy's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Late Late theme tune. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as James Osterberg enters the ring!




160 cm
24 yrs
144 lbs



168 cm
22 yrs
139 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 3 losses; Ryan Tubridy! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 4 losses; James Osterberg!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Kenichi Hosakawa.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Osterberg closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Tubridy's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Tubridy (0) vs (2) Osterberg
Osterberg trying to control but Tubridy is working from the bottom.
Osterberg sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Tubridy's guard.
Osterberg seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Tubridy does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Osterberg is looking to advance position but Tubridy won't allow it.
Osterberg is keen to just control but Tubridy is a slippery customer.
Tubridy is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Osterberg's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Osterberg's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Tubridy (4) vs (2) Osterberg
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tubridy is trying to stick to Osterberg's back but Osterberg is turning into Tubridy. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Tubridy's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Osterberg.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Tubridy (4) vs (4) Osterberg
Tubridy keeping moving, preventing Osterberg from controlling successfully.
Tubridy trying to keep a closed guard but Osterberg is proving a slippery customer.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Osterberg looking to pass the guard.
Osterberg is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Tubridy is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at Holding Cell that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Tubridy seems keen to control Osterberg's posture.
Osterberg trying to control the position from guard on top but Tubridy is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Osterberg looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Osterberg keeps trying to improve his position.
Tubridy is trying to keep Osterberg in close.
Tubridy pulls Osterberg in close to his closed guard and prevents Osterberg from doing any damage or advancing position.
Osterberg sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Tubridy's guard.
Tubridy trying to hold on to Osterberg's head to control him but Osterberg postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Osterberg wants to pass the guard but Tubridy is defending well.
Osterberg is keen to just control but Tubridy is a slippery customer.
Osterberg tries to pass to full mount but Tubridy defends it.
Osterberg is trying to control. Tubridy wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Osterberg works his way into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Tubridy (4) vs (7) Osterberg

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tubridy is letting Osterberg control him for a moment.
Osterberg works to advance to full mount. Tubridy defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Tubridy (4) vs (9) Osterberg
Tubridy is trying to escape the mount.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Tubridy is wriggling around here but as he tries to escape, Osterberg has taken his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Tubridy (4) vs (12) Osterberg
Will Osterberg go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Osterberg avoiding Tubridy 's attempts to control his hands.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Osterberg tightening his grip on Tubridy, looking for the choke.

Osterberg has got his arm under Tubridy's chin working for the choke… has he got it? It looks pretty tight! Oh! Tubridy has spun round into Osterberg's guard beautifully! Well done that man!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Tubridy (6) vs (12) Osterberg

Tubridy drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Tubridy jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Osterberg is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Tubridy (6) vs (14) Osterberg

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Tubridy is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Tubridy looking for a triangle here. Osterberg is fighting it but it looks tight! Tubridy pulls the arm across and this one won't last much longer! Nope, Osterberg is tapping out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Ryan Tubridy!
An out of breath Ryan Tubridy thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Mamed Khalidov (ranked 17667 p4p, 162 weight class) and Matt Chiasson (ranked 4128 p4p, 535 weight class). Khalidov's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.




206 cm
31 yrs
241 lbs



179 cm
27 yrs
211 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Mamed Khalidov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 0 losses; Matt Chiasson!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Shirou Masuda and Shigeki Sano.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Khalidov closes the distance and clinches.
Chiasson tries for a takedown but Khalidov manages to get underhooks.
Chiasson has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Khalidov after a bit of a struggle.
Chiasson has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Khalidov after a bit of a struggle.
Mamed Khalidov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Matt Chiasson.
Chiasson wants to take the fight to the mat but Khalidov manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Khalidov is pressed up against the ropes. Chiasson has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Khalidov down to the mat. Khalidov avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.

Khalidov rushes Chiasson and presses him up against the ropes.
Chiasson drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Chiasson changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Khalidov fights it off and pushes away nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Khalidov gets the takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Khalidov (4) vs (0) Chiasson
Khalidov has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Chiasson is trying to improve his position.
Khalidov tries to advance to mount but Chiasson denies him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Chiasson is looking for a sweep.
Khalidov controlling the position from side mount.
Khalidov's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Khalidov has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Chiasson is trying to get back to half guard.
Chiasson is letting Khalidov control him for a moment.
Chiasson has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Khalidov wants to control but Chiasson is keeping him busy.
A lull in the action here as Khalidov stalls from top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov tries to move to mount but Chiasson blocks the move with his legs.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Chiasson is trying to control Khalidov's posture but Khalidov avoids it.
Chiasson regains half guard.
Khalidov will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Khalidov controlling the action here.
Further stalling from Khalidov.
Chiasson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Khalidov is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Chiasson has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Khalidov is working away from the top position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov works his way into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Khalidov (7) vs (0) Chiasson
Chiasson is trying to control Khalidov's posture but Khalidov avoids it.
Khalidov just content to control the position.
Khalidov trying to control the position but Chiasson is working away.
Chiasson is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Khalidov's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Still in half guard, Khalidov seems content to control.
Khalidov trying to control the action but Chiasson is working from the bottom.
Khalidov slows the pace down in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Chiasson trying to control here.
Chiasson is refusing to be controlled, as Khalidov sits in half guard.
Khalidov prevents Chiasson from improving his position.
Khalidov slows the pace down in half guard.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Khalidov.
Chiasson is looking for a sweep. Khalidov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Chiasson slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Khalidov stays in close to Chiasson's body and controls the position.
Khalidov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Chiasson is keeping the position for now.
Khalidov stays in close to Chiasson's body and controls the position.
Khalidov works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Khalidov is thwarting Chiasson's attempts to control the position.
Chiasson tries to get to full guard but Khalidov has control of the leg.
Khalidov is stalling here. Chiasson is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Khalidov seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Chiasson has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Khalidov (7) vs (4) Chiasson
Khalidov sneaks back into half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Chiasson seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Khalidov does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Khalidov wants to get back to full guard.
Chiasson content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Khalidov makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Khalidov.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov keeping moving, preventing Chiasson from controlling successfully.
Khalidov wants to sweep here but Chiasson controlling him for the moment.
Chiasson must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Chiasson trying to control but Khalidov is working from the bottom.
Chiasson tries to free his leg and advance position but Khalidov is retaining full guard.
Khalidov trying to control the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov pulls Chiasson in close to prevent any damage.
Chiasson wants to control from the top but Khalidov keeps moving.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Chiasson tries to free his leg and advance position but Khalidov is retaining full guard.
Chiasson wants to control from the top but Khalidov keeps moving.
Khalidov trying to keep a closed guard but Chiasson is proving a slippery customer.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Chiasson controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Khalidov controlling the position.
Khalidov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Khalidov wants to control but Chiasson passes easily into half guard.
Khalidov is looking for a sweep. Chiasson is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov works his way to full guard. Good work.
Chiasson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Khalidov is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Khalidov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Chiasson controls from within his opponent's guard.
Khalidov is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Khalidov (9) vs (4) Chiasson

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Khalidov trying to control from Chiasson's half guard. Chiasson has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Khalidov stopping the sweep attempt from Chiasson.
Khalidov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Khalidov trying to control but Chiasson is working from the bottom.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Chiasson working a defensive guard here.
Khalidov preventing the sweep.
Khalidov is pushing down on Chiasson's leg trying to pass to half guard. Chiasson is fighting to maintain full guard but Khalidov has managed to sneak the leg through.
Chiasson is trying to get back to full guard.
Chiasson is refusing to be controlled, as Khalidov sits in half guard.
Chiasson is pressing down on Khalidov's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Khalidov stopping the sweep attempt from Chiasson.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Khalidov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Chiasson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Chiasson is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Khalidov looking to pass the guard.
Khalidov is working hard here to advance position.
Chiasson keeping moving, preventing Khalidov from controlling successfully.
Khalidov's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Khalidov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Khalidov (12) vs (4) Chiasson

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Chiasson being controlled for a moment.
Khalidov seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Chiasson for as long as he can get away with.
Chiasson is trying to improve his position.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Khalidov wants to control but Chiasson is keeping him busy.
Chiasson tries to improve position but can't.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Khalidov slows the pace down.

And that's the end of the fight!
Khalidov takes the fight on points by 12 to 4.
During a confident post fight interview, Mamed Khalidov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Enzo Salvatore (ranked 1456 p4p, 151 weight class) and Guilherme Mendes (ranked 22223 p4p, 511 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Salvatore might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Reich mir die Hand. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




172 cm
22 yrs
152 lbs



160 cm
23 yrs
158 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Enzo Salvatore! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 4 losses; Guilherme Mendes!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shigeki Fujiwara.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Salvatore closes the distance and clinches.
Mendes stops a takedown attempt from Salvatore.
Salvatore drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Salvatore tries to score a body lock takedown but Mendes shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Enzo Salvatore. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mendes prevents the takedown attempt.

Mendes gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Salvatore (0) vs (2) Mendes
Mendes prevents Salvatore from improving his position.
Mendes with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Salvatore looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Mendes in particular looking to stall.
Mendes is looking to advance position but Salvatore won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Salvatore is trying to maintain the position but Mendes is very close to passing his half guard.
Mendes tries to pass to full mount but Salvatore defends it.
Salvatore moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Salvatore looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Mendes showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Salvatore keeping moving, preventing Mendes from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mendes stays in close to Salvatore's body and controls the position.
Mendes is pushing down on Salvatore's leg trying to pass to half guard. Salvatore is fighting to maintain full guard but Mendes has managed to sneak the leg through.
Mendes is taking a breather. Salvatore says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

Salvatore looking for submissions off his back.
Mendes is thwarting Salvatore's attempts to control the position.
Salvatore tries to roll over but Mendes keeps him under control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mendes trying to control the action but Salvatore is working from the bottom.
Mendes takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Mendes is pressing down on Salvatore's thigh, looking to free his foot. Salvatore is holding on for now.
Salvatore tries to get to full guard but Mendes has control of the leg.
Mendes trying to control the pace.
Mendes seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Salvatore does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Salvatore is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Mendes pulls his head out easily.
Mendes trying to control the action but Salvatore is working from the bottom.
Salvatore is looking to improve his position.
Salvatore is trying to control but can't.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Salvatore makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Salvatore.
Mendes controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Mendes trying to control the position from guard on top but Salvatore is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Salvatore can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Mendes controls the pace.
Mendes postures up.

Mendes avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Mendes wants to control from the top but Salvatore keeps moving.
Mendes slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Mendes stopping the sweep attempt from Salvatore.
Mendes content to stall in guard here.
Mendes advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Salvatore (0) vs (5) Mendes

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Salvatore can't do much from the bottom here.
Salvatore tries to buck Mendes off but Mendes is having none of it.

Mendes working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Salvatore is looking for a sweep.
Mendes controlling the position.
Mendes wants to lay and pray for a moment but Salvatore keeps working.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Salvatore seems a little lost for a moment, as Mendes dominates the positioning.
Salvatore tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Mendes wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Mendes staying calm.
Mendes wants to lay and pray for a moment but Salvatore keeps working.
Salvatore is trying to get back to half guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Salvatore is trying to control Mendes's posture but Mendes avoids it.
Salvatore manages to get back to half guard.
Mendes moves into full mount! Salvatore won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Salvatore (0) vs (8) Mendes
Mendes controlling his opponent.
It looks like Mendes might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Salvatore is squirming around, avoiding Mendes's attempts to control the action.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Salvatore tries to lock up and control but Mendes gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Salvatore reaches up to try and control the position but Mendes seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! Salvatore rolls and tries to escape and now Mendes has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Salvatore (0) vs (11) Mendes
Salvatore wants to escape the position.
Mendes just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Salvatore tries to break free.
Mendes is riding his opponent, not letting Salvatore buck him off.
Salvatore looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Mendes keeps control of the position as Salvatore tries to break free.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Mendes is riding his opponent, not letting Salvatore buck him off.
Mendes trying to control.

Salvatore preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Mendes.
Salvatore tries to escape the position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Salvatore trying to control the hands but Mendes won't let him.

Mendes working for the choke.
I really don't envy Salvatore right now.

Mendes is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Salvatore has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
Our spies down at at Brazilian Elite Team inform us that Mendes has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Salvatore tries to escape but Mendes has the hooks in and won't let him break free.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Mendes wants to control but Salvatore is keeping busy.
Mendes not allowing Salvatore to control his hands.
Mendes keeps control of the position easily here as Salvatore tries to buck him off.
Salvatore staying busy and making it hard for Mendes to control.
Mendes has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Salvatore's body.

Salvatore is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Mendes gets his way!

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
What can Salvatore do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Salvatore prevents Mendes from getting a body triangle.
Mendes controlling the position well here. Salvatore rolled but Mendes kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Mendes keeps control of the position as Salvatore tries to break free.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Salvatore defends a prolonged rear naked choke attempt and turns nicely into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Salvatore (2) vs (11) Mendes

And that's the end of the fight!
Mendes wins on points by 11 to 2.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ace Rob (ranked 3393 p4p, 162 weight class) and Claudio Gadelha (ranked 4453 p4p, 217 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




170 cm
26 yrs
143 lbs



162 cm
24 yrs
145 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 2 losses; Ace Rob! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 4 losses; Claudio Gadelha!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Yuuki Gou and Shirou Masuda.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Gadelha tries to keep at a distance but Rob has taken the fight into the clinch.
Gadelha goes for a takedown in the clinch but Rob prevents it.

Rob is fighting off a takedown attempt but Gadelha is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Rob to the mat. Rob regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Rob (0) vs (2) Gadelha

Rob working for a triangle but Gadelha defends it easily.
Gadelha looking to sit in guard and control but Rob gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rob (2) vs (2) Gadelha
Rob preventing the sweep.

Gadelha looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gadelha has his foot on Rob's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Rob works his way back into a safe position though.
Rob passes into half guard.
Rob is looking to take a break and control but Gadelha is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rob is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Gadelha defends it well.

Gadelha looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Rob is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Rob wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gadelha keeps working.

Gadelha is defending against the submission attempts here by Rob.

Rob is working for a submission of some sort.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gadelha is in trouble now - Rob has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Rob (5) vs (2) Gadelha
Gadelha is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

Rob has hold of Gadelha's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Gadelha manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Gadelha sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Rob content to control rather than advance.
Gadelha wants to control but Rob is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rob looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Gadelha wants to improve his position but Rob is controlling well.
Gadelha works his way to full guard. Good work.
We've been hearing good reports from Rob's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

Rob got a little sloppy there for a moment and Gadelha has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Rob has managed to get both his arms back between Gadelha's legs - danger averted.
Rob trying to control the position from guard on top but Gadelha is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rob trying to move into half guard but instead Gadelha has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rob (5) vs (4) Gadelha

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rob tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Gadelha wants to control from the top but Rob keeps moving.
Gadelha looking to pass the guard.

Rob looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Rob keeping full guard, as Gadelha tries to pass.

Rob had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Gadelha defends it easily.
Gadelha trying to control the position from guard on top but Rob is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Rob keeping full guard, as Gadelha tries to pass.

Gadelha looking to improve position, pressing down on Rob's thigh with his hand. Rob seems to be working to lock up a guilotine though... is Gadelha paying attention? Apparently not! He's locked it up tight! Gadelha's face has turned purple! Will he tap? Will he! YES! He's tapped! Rob picked his opening and made it count! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Ace Rob!
An out of breath and clearly excited Ace Rob thanked Venom Combat Sports for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3903 p4p, 141 weight class) and Pablo Dominguez (ranked 17546 p4p, 161 weight class). Dominguez has chosen Change by The Deftones as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
43 yrs
288 lbs



200 cm
30 yrs
245 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 28 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 2 losses; Pablo Dominguez!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yuuki Gou and Ren Mimura.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Dominguez shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kuklinski defends it nicely.
Dominguez shoots for a double leg takedown but Kuklinski sprawls well. He's pushed Dominguez's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Pablo Dominguez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Dominguez gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Kuklinski to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Dominguez
Dominguez looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kuklinski is one step ahead there.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dominguez is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Kuklinski is stalling in the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Dominguez is keeping the position.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski drops back looking for a leg! Dominguez is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Dominguez manages to kick Kuklinski off! Kuklinski jumps back into Dominguez's guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kuklinski pushes down on Dominguez's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Dominguez gets full guard.
Dominguez keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Dominguez looking for a sweep. Not yet Dominguez, not yet.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Dominguez's guard.

Kuklinski is working for a submission of some sort.
Kuklinski is looking to advance position but Dominguez won't allow it.

Kuklinski is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Dominguez sees it coming and defends easily.
Kuklinski looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Dominguez is trying to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Dominguez is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Dominguez is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Dominguez is retaining full guard.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski drops back looking for a leg! Dominguez is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Dominguez manages to kick Kuklinski off! Kuklinski jumps back into Dominguez's guard.
Dominguez is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kuklinski manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (2) Dominguez
Kuklinski working a defensive guard here.
Kuklinski seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Dominguez pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.
Dominguez slips nicely into half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kuklinski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Dominguez is stalling in the full guard.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Dominguez passes into half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Dominguez seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kuklinski does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Dominguez content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is defending well.
Dominguez stalling.

Kuklinski actively working from the bottom here.
Dominguez is taking a breather. Kuklinski says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Dominguez has control of the leg.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez postures up.
Dominguez takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Dominguez wants to free his trapped foot but Kuklinski is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Kuklinski trying to hold on to Dominguez's head to control him but Dominguez postures up.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Dominguez preventing the sweep.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Dominguez manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (2) Dominguez
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Dominguez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Dominguez is retaining full guard.
Dominguez wants to sweep but no luck.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Dominguez is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (4) Dominguez
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Dominguez postures up.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Dominguez from controlling successfully.
Dominguez pushes down on Kuklinski's leg and manages to get into half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Dominguez takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
It looks like Dominguez might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Dominguez trying to pass the guard but Kuklinski defending well.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.
Dominguez is thwarting Kuklinski's attempts to control the position.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Dominguez trying to pass the guard but Kuklinski defending well.
Kuklinski trying to hold on to Dominguez's head to control him but Dominguez postures up.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
My spies in ~T~ Troid - Gym inform me that Dominguez has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez wants to pass to mount but Kuklinski is defending the position.
Dominguez looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Dominguez prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Kuklinski is refusing to be controlled, as Dominguez sits in half guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez postures up.
Dominguez trying to mount his opponent but Kuklinski defends it.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Dominguez has control of the leg.
Dominguez is stalling here. Kuklinski is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Dominguez seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Kuklinski has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (4) Dominguez
Dominguez tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
Dominguez is looking to reverse the position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Dominguez is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

Kuklinski thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Dominguez manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (6) Dominguez
Kuklinski trying to control from the bottom.
Still in half guard, Dominguez seems content to control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
Dominguez is keen to just control but Kuklinski is a slippery customer.
Kuklinski is in trouble now - Dominguez has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (9) Dominguez
Dominguez trying to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dominguez wins on points by 9 to 8.
Post fight, Pablo Dominguez took to the microphone: 'Train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by day, Joe Rogan podcast by night. '.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kim Il Sung (ranked 1520 p4p, 43 weight class) and Charley Hanagan (ranked 1805 p4p, 45 weight class). Il Sung kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Death in Vegas- Dirt. Hanagan has chosen Guilty Until Proven Innocent as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Man, I cannot wait for this one!




178 cm
36 yrs
185 lbs



180 cm
23 yrs
225 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Kim Il Sung! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Charley Hanagan!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Ren Mimura and Yukihiro Yamamoto.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Hanagan tries to close the distance and clinch but Il Sung swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Hanagan moves into the clinch.
Il Sung gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Hanagan.

Il Sung is fighting off a takedown attempt but Hanagan is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Il Sung to the mat. Il Sung regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Il Sung (0) vs (2) Hanagan
Hanagan works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Hanagan trying to control from half guard but Il Sung is working away.
Il Sung is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Il Sung is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Hanagan pulls his head out easily.

Hanagan is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Il Sung sees it coming and defends easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Il Sung wants to improve his position but Hanagan is controlling well.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Hanagan is pressing down on Il Sung's thigh, looking to free his foot. Il Sung is holding on for now.
Hanagan passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Il Sung (0) vs (5) Hanagan

Hanagan is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Il Sung is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
You can see the frustration on Il Sung's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Hanagan tries to move to mount but Il Sung blocks the move with his legs.
We've been hearing good reports from Il Sung's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Il Sung manages to work his way to half guard, despite Hanagan's best efforts.
Il Sung is looking to improve his position.
Hanagan trying to control from half guard but Il Sung is working away.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Il Sung tries to roll over but Hanagan keeps him under control.
Hanagan wants to control but Il Sung is keeping him busy.
Il Sung won't allow Hanagan to pass to mount.

Hanagan is trying to work for a kimura but Il Sung is defending well.
My spies in Marty Robbin's Fight Ranch™ inform me that Hanagan has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Il Sung is trying to maintain the position but Hanagan is very close to passing his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hanagan looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Hanagan is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Il Sung (0) vs (8) Hanagan

Hanagan is working to isolate an arm here. It's a telegraphed submission attempt but he's gone for it anyway - and he's got it! Hanagan extends the arm and Il Sung is forced to tap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Charley Hanagan!
After the big win, Charley Hanagan made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors BuriedAlive// Fight Gear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
Kim Il Sung was interviewed post fight and said 'Eat my feces you filthy capitalist dog!'.

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between David Morrison Jr. (ranked 1989 p4p, 52 weight class) and Dumba Diame Jr (ranked 2042 p4p, 53 weight class). Morrison Jr. comes into the arena with Face The Pain blaring out of the sound system. The crowd seem to be enjoying Diame Jr's choice of entrance music: Get It On The Floor. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Dumba Diame Jr was going to win. Let's see if he was right.




182 cm
23 yrs
154 lbs



183 cm
22 yrs
157 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; David Morrison Jr.! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Dumba Diame Jr!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Sosuke Kotani and Shigeki Sano.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Morrison Jr. shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Morrison Jr. (2) vs (0) Diame Jr
Morrison Jr. being controlled here momentarily.
Morrison Jr. controlling from the top position.
Morrison Jr. is looking to advance position but Diame Jr has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Morrison Jr. (2) vs (4) Diame Jr
My spies in Big Bear Fight Factory inform me that Diame Jr has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Morrison Jr. gets back to half guard.
Morrison Jr.'s coaches at Martial Arts Dojo have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Morrison Jr. wants to improve his position but Diame Jr is controlling well.

Morrison Jr. looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diame Jr tries to pass to full mount but Morrison Jr. defends it.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Diame Jr seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Morrison Jr. does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Morrison Jr. tries to roll over but Diame Jr keeps him under control.

Diame Jr is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Morrison Jr. sees it coming and defends easily.
Morrison Jr. is looking for a sweep. Diame Jr is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Diame Jr trying to control the action but Morrison Jr. is working from the bottom.
Morrison Jr. is looking to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Morrison Jr. is looking to regain full guard. He's left an arm up in the air though and Diame Jr has latched onto it... Big trouble! Diame Jr pivots for an armbar - it's in tight and it Morrison Jr. is tapping in no time flat! Great counter grappling there from Diame Jr!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Dumba Diame Jr!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Dumba Diame Jr made sure he mentioned Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%), along with how happy he was to win his fight.

 

Main event


Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Mark Tyme (ranked 354 p4p, 42 weight class) and Matvey Pavlov (ranked 850 p4p, 96 weight class). Tyme 's entrance music is Here Comes The Money. A fine choice. Pavlov has chosen Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




172 cm
27 yrs
151 lbs



166 cm
22 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 1 losses; Mark Tyme ! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Matvey Pavlov!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Yuuki Gou and Yukihiro Shimada.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Pavlov circles away from the clinch attempt.

Pavlov shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Tyme 's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Tyme (0) vs (2) Pavlov
Pavlov postures up.
Pavlov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

Tyme working for a triangle but Pavlov defends it easily.
Pavlov passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Tyme (0) vs (5) Pavlov
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tyme can't do much from the bottom here.
Tyme gets back to half guard.

Pavlov is trying for a kimura here. Tyme looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Pavlov wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Matvey Pavlov!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Matvey Pavlov made sure he mentioned BuriedAlive// Fight Gear, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
Mark Tyme was interviewed post fight and said 'I wasn't ready for Primetyme '.

 

 
 
 
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