TWGC 8 (145lbs, D1): Los Angeles Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Antonio Camatta and Tuomari Hurmio. Hurmio has chosen Black Star as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 4 losses; Antonio Camatta! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Tuomari Hurmio!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Camatta closes this distance looking for a takedown but Hurmio circles away.
Camatta tries to sprawl but Hurmio drives through with a takedown into half guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Camatta (0) vs (2) Hurmio
Hurmio is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Camatta tries to roll over but Hurmio keeps him under control.
Hurmio is looking to advance position but Camatta won't allow it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hurmio is trying to control the action in half guard but Camatta is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Hurmio is working for a kimura but Camatta is defending it quite comfortably.
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.
Camatta is not content to let Hurmio control the position.
Hurmio wants to free his trapped foot but Camatta is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Hurmio seems to be looking for submissions.
Hurmio is trying to work for a kimura but Camatta is defending well.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is looking to improve his position.
Hurmio controlling the action here.
Camatta looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hurmio moves nicely into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Camatta (0) vs (5) Hurmio
Camatta is trying to improve his position.
Camatta is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Hurmio off and has taken his back! Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Camatta (4) vs (5) Hurmio
Hurmio wants to escape the position.
Hurmio felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Hurmio defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Hurmio's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Camatta looking for the rear naked choke. And he's got it! Hurmio taps!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Antonio Camatta!
After winning the bout, Antonio Camatta thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.