TWGC 1 (170lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ricardo Mendes and Devon Gonzalez. Devon Gonzalez is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Ricardo Mendes! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Devon Gonzalez!
The judges for this bout are Matheus Silva, Mauricio Rocha and Alexandre Firmino.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Mendes stuffs the takedown.
Gonzalez stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Gonzalez wants it to stay on the feet.
Gonzalez shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Mendes fails with the takedown.
Mendes tries for a takedown but Gonzalez circles away easily
and Gonzalez counters by moving into the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricardo Mendes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mendes is fighting off a takedown attempt but Gonzalez is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Mendes to the mat. Mendes regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Gonzalez slips nicely into half guard.
Mendes moves into full guard.
Mendes keeping moving, preventing Gonzalez from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gonzalez passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Mendes being controlled for a moment.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Gonzalez's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Gonzalez tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Gonzalez is looking to take a break and control but Mendes is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Gonzalez controlling from side mount.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gonzalez tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Gonzalez has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mendes manages to get back to half guard.
Mendes has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Gonzalez is working away from the top position though.
Gonzalez passes the guard and advances to mount!
Mendes is controlling an arm, preventing Gonzalez from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gonzalez trying to control but Mendes is having none of it.
Gonzalez wants to take Mendes's back but he can't do it this time.
Mendes gets back to half guard.
Gonzalez wants to control but Mendes is keeping him busy.
Gonzalez is pressing down on Mendes's thigh, looking to free his foot. Mendes is holding on for now.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gonzalez has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Gonzalez avoids the attempt from Mendes to control.
Gonzalez has isolated one of Mendes's arms. Mendes looking to fight him off but Gonzalez twists into an armbar. It's tight... Will he tap?? YES, he's tapped! This one is all over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Devon Gonzalez!
Devon Gonzalez took his opportunity to call for a title shot in his post fight interview.