TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): London Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Greco Roman and Helio Kimura. Greco Roman has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 4 losses; Greco Roman! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Steven Brown and Andrew Berry.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Kimura leaves Roman with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Roman looks for a takedown but Kimura sprawls well.
Nice takedown defense from Kimura. No joy for Roman on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Greco Roman. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kimura looking for a takedown here - he's got it. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Roman (0) vs (2) Kimura
Roman wants to sweep but no luck.
Roman keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kimura sitting in guard here, content to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura slips nicely into half guard.
Roman wants to improve his position but Kimura is controlling well.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura wants to pass to mount but Roman is defending the position.
Kimura seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Roman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Roman is trying to control but can't.
Kimura is pressing down on Roman's thigh, looking to free his foot. Roman is holding on for now.
Roman might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Kimura is looking to control the position but Roman frees his trapped leg and locks up an armbar from the bottom! It looks tight! Kimura grimaces and holds on for a second but is forced to tap or have his arm broken! Slick Jiu Jitsu from Roman there - Kimura really paying for some sloppy defensive work!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Greco Roman!
Greco Roman was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.