TWGC 7 (155lbs, D1): London Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Timothy Robinson and Ashley Hendricks. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 2 losses; Timothy Robinson! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 2 losses; Ashley Hendricks!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Glass and Andrew Berry.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Robinson tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Hendricks defends well and Robinson ends up having to push Hendricks into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Hendricks with the counter takedown but Robinson avoids it easily.
Robinson drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Robinson (2) vs (0) Hendricks
Hendricks throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Hendricks trying to control the position.
Hendricks working for a triangle but Robinson defends it easily.
Robinson 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.
Hendricks controls Robinson momentarily but Robinson frees himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hendricks is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Robinson (2) vs (2) Hendricks
Robinson trying to control the position.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Robinson is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Hendricks is aware though and is defending well.
Hendricks trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Robinson is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Robinson looking for a guillotine here but Hendricks defends easily.
Robinson has his foot on Hendricks's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Hendricks works his way back into a safe position though.
Robinson is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Hendricks controls from within his opponent's guard.
Robinson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hendricks wants to pass the guard but Robinson is keeping the position.
Robinson has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Hendricks is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Robinson.
Robinson gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Hendricks is trying to control the action in half guard but Robinson is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hendricks is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Hendricks is trying to work for a kimura but Robinson is defending well.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Robinson actively working from the bottom here.
Robinson is trying to get back to full guard.
Robinson is not content to let Hendricks control the position.
Hendricks keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Hendricks wants to lay and pray for a moment but Robinson keeps working.
Hendricks has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Broken Halo Vegas. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Hendricks is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Robinson sees it coming and defends easily.
Robinson is looking for a sweep. Hendricks is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Robinson looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Robinson is pressing down on Hendricks's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Robinson keeping moving, preventing Hendricks from controlling successfully.
Robinson pulls Hendricks in close to prevent any damage.
Hendricks 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.
Robinson is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Hendricks has his hands clasped together but Robinson extends and breaks Hendricks's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Robinson.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Timothy Robinson!
Our winner, Timothy Robinson, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.