TWGC 3 (155lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Steven Stark and Antonio Camatta. Stark comes to the cage accompanied by Sledgehammer!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Steven Stark! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Antonio Camatta!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Daniel Bishop and James Ackerman.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Stark is looking to clinch but Camatta is avoiding it.
Stark tries to clinch but Camatta is having none of it.
Stark clinches up against the cage.
Stark gets control of Camatta's arms and successfully pulls guard. Stark will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Stark throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Camatta escapes and throws Stark's legs to the side, diving into side control! Score +3 for passing guard: Stark (0) vs (3) Camatta
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stark is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Stark is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Camatta is one step ahead and moves to full mount! Score +2 for reaching mount: Stark (0) vs (5) Camatta
That's one minute gone in the round.
Stark is in all sorts of trouble here.
Camatta is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Stark to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Stark shrugs it off.
Stark is working to get back to half guard.
Camatta working for a submission but Stark is keeping him at bay.
Stark has given up his back. Will we see Camatta going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Stark (0) vs (8) Camatta
You can see the frustration on Stark's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Camatta looking for the RNC.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is trying to stick to Stark's back but Stark is turning into Camatta. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Camatta's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Stark. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Stark (2) vs (8) Camatta
Stark trying to move into half guard but instead Camatta has managed to sweep! Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Stark (2) vs (10) Camatta
Stark looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Camatta slips nicely into half guard.
Stark wants to get back to full guard but Camatta has passed into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Stark (2) vs (13) Camatta
Stark is trying to improve his position.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stark prevents Camatta from moving into mount.
Stark looks to move to half guard but instead Camatta has passed into mount! Damn! Score +2 for reaching mount: Stark (2) vs (15) Camatta
Camatta with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Stark tries to improve his position but instead Camatta has taken his back! Score +3 for taking back: Stark (2) vs (18) Camatta
Stark tries to roll but Camatta sticks to his back.
Camatta trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Camatta is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Stark knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Stark for a finish.
Camatta tries to get the hooks in deep but Stark pushed the leg off.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stark is really stuck here.
Camatta has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Camatta has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Stark has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Camatta is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Stark tries to escape the position.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is persistently looking for the submission but Stark is defending it well.
Stark trying to control the position but Camatta manages to sink in the hooks.
Stark showing good submission defense here.
Stark tries to escape the position.
Camatta has managed to slip his arm under Stark's chin. This could be all over... yep, Stark is tapping out! Submission win for Camatta.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Antonio Camatta!
An out of breath Antonio Camatta thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Steven Stark spoke after the fight, saying 'It was a great experience participating in the Tycoon World Grappling Championship'.