TWGC 8 (145lbs, D1): Hilo Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Abraham Donowitz and Murat Orgun. Donowitz comes into the arena with JEW FLOW blaring out of the sound system. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Murat Orgun was going to win. Let's see if he was right.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Abraham Donowitz! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Murat Orgun!
The judges for this bout are Roger Salmon, Colin Fray and Micheangelo Fripello.
The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Donowitz shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Orgun manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Donowitz (2) vs (0) Orgun
Donowitz tries to free his leg and advance position but Orgun is retaining full guard.
Orgun is trying to control the position but Donowitz postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Donowitz works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Orgun tries to get to full guard but Donowitz has control of the leg.
Donowitz is looking to advance position but Orgun won't allow it.
Donowitz is working hard here to advance position.
Orgun wants to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Donowitz wants to pass the guard but Orgun is defending well.
Donowitz trying to control from half guard but Orgun is working away.
Orgun looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Orgun is looking for a sweep. Donowitz is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Donowitz is looking to take a break and control but Orgun is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Donowitz is looking for a kimura but Orgun is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Donowitz to get the leverage.
Orgun is trying to get back to full guard.
Donowitz seems to be looking for submissions.
Donowitz wants to lay and pray for a moment but Orgun keeps working.
Orgun gets back to full guard.
Orgun is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Donowitz passes Orgun's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Donowitz seems to be working for a kimura but Orgun defends the submission attempt.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Orgun manages to get to full guard.
Donowitz controlling from the top position.
Donowitz avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Donowitz trying to control but Orgun is working from the bottom.
Donowitz looking to pass the guard.
Donowitz pushes down on Orgun's leg and manages to get into half guard.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orgun wants to improve his position but Donowitz is controlling well.
Orgun won't allow Donowitz to pass to mount.
Donowitz is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Orgun sees it coming and defends easily.
Orgun is looking to regain full guard. He's left an arm up in the air though and Donowitz has latched onto it... Big trouble! Donowitz pivots for an armbar - it's in tight and it Orgun is tapping in no time flat! Great counter grappling there from Donowitz!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Abraham Donowitz!
Abraham Donowitz seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.