TWGC 5 (145lbs, D3): Finals - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Nathan Young and Charlie Theron. Young comes to the cage accompanied by The Rapture - Echoes. 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 London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Nathan Young! And in the blue corner, fighting out of St Petersburg, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Charlie Theron!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Saam Ante and Nard Betker.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Theron tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Young defends well and Theron ends up having to push Young into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Theron drives through with a takedown into Young's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Young (0) vs (2) Theron
Young is trying to control the position but Theron postures up.
Theron pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Young is keeping the position for now.
Young will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Theron passes into half guard.
Young's coaches at Diamond Gym 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.
Young is trying to maintain the position but Theron is very close to passing his half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Young works his way to full guard. Good work.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Theron won't allow Young to sweep him here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Young looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Young trying to control the position.
Theron passes Young's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Theron wants to pass the guard but Young is defending well.
Theron passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Young! Score +3 for passing guard: Young (0) vs (5) Theron
Theron is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Young is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Young (0) vs (8) Theron
Theron looking for the choke but no joy.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Young tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Young tries to reverse the position but Theron maintains control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Theron trying to control but Young is having none of it.
Young is in all sorts of trouble here.
Young gets back to half guard.
Theron trying to control the action but Young is working from the bottom.
Young is looking for a sweep. Theron is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Theron seems like he's working for an arm triangle here. He's freed his trapped foot and he's rotating nicely. Young is in big trouble! He's tapping out! This one is aaaaaaaaaaaall over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Charlie Theron!