TWGC 8 (145lbs, D2): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Joe Park and Pako Laine. Laine has chosen Living on a Prayer as his entrance music. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Pako Laine enters the cage!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Joe Park! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Sergei Dronov, Konstantin Menshow and Valeri Chadov.
The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Laine has closed the distance and engaged Park in a clinch.
Park is trying to pull guard but Laine has him pressed against the cage.
Park jumps into guard, dragging Laine to the mat.
Park has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Laine 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 Park. Score +3 for passing guard: Park (0) vs (3) Laine
Park regains half guard.
Park looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Park wants to control but Laine is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Park wants to get back to full guard.
Laine trying to mount his opponent but Park defends it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Park is looking to improve his position.
Park is trying to control but Laine manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Park (0) vs (6) Laine
That's one minute gone in the round.
Park is desperately trying to improve his position but Laine has a good base and remains in mount.
Park tries to control Laine's body but Laine pushes him off. Park squirms to his side and now Laine has his back! Score +3 for taking back: Park (0) vs (9) Laine
Laine is working on the RNC. He looks like he's got it but Park won't tap... Oh, he's out! The ref rips Laine off his unconscious opponent!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Pako Laine!
During a confident post fight interview, Pako Laine thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.