TWGC 5 (145lbs, D3): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Liam Murdock and Juan De Macoris. Murdock comes to the cage accompanied by I Have A Dream. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!
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 0 wins and 0 losses; Liam Murdock! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Juan De Macoris!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, William Peck and Elvis Blanc.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Murdock tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but De Macoris swivels and escapes.
De Macoris scores with a takedown into Murdock's guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Murdock (0) vs (2) De Macoris
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
De Macoris stands and throws Murdock's legs to the side, diving into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Murdock (0) vs (5) De Macoris
De Macoris advances to mount. Score +2 for reaching mount: Murdock (0) vs (7) De Macoris
Murdock can't escape the position.
Murdock wants to control but De Macoris is having none of it.
De Macoris controlling from the full mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Macoris looking to control but Murdock is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Murdock tries to get back to half guard but can't.
De Macoris working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
Murdock tries to lock up and control but De Macoris gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
De Macoris mounts Murdock! Really nice guard pass there!
Murdock stops De Macoris from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murdock looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Murdock manages to regain half guard. Good work.
De Macoris is trying to work for a kimura but Murdock is defending well.
Murdock is refusing to be controlled, as De Macoris sits in half guard.
De Macoris wants to free his trapped foot but Murdock is holding on for dear life with his legs.
De Macoris moves into full mount! Murdock won't be happy about that! Score +3 for passing guard: Murdock (0) vs (10) De Macoris
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murdock is trying to escape the mount.
Murdock is working hard here to advance position.
De Macoris can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Murdock is looking to escape.
De Macoris takes Murdock's back. Score +3 for taking back: Murdock (0) vs (13) De Macoris
De Macoris has the hooks in. Murdock is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murdock defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of De Macoris's arms.
Murdock showing good submission defense here.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Macoris tightening his grip on Murdock, looking for the choke.
De Macoris is working for the choke. He's slipped one arm under the chin. Murdock has to defend the other arm for all he's worth... but De Macoris has managed to get that arm free too and he's tightening the choke! Murdock taps out and looks absolutely disgusted with himself. De Macoris doesn't care though - he's delighted!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Juan De Macoris!
The defeated Liam Murdock had this to say: 'I will appeal this verdict'.