TWGC 8 (145lbs, D1): Hilo Qualifier - Round 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Abraham Donowitz and Alphons Draclau. Donowitz's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, JEW FLOW. 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 Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Abraham Donowitz! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Alphons Draclau!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Ryoma Takatsuka and Jeff Smith.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Donowitz misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Donowitz fails with a takedown attempt.
Donowitz drives through with a takedown into guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Donowitz (2) vs (0) Draclau
Donowitz has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Draclau is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Draclau is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Donowitz's corner is telling him to maintain position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Draclau looking for a guillotine here but Donowitz defends easily.
Draclau is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
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.
Draclau 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.
Draclau working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Donowitz doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Donowitz manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Donowitz forces his way into half guard.
Donowitz is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Draclau trying to hold on to Donowitz's head to control him but Donowitz postures up.
Donowitz wants to pass the guard but Draclau is defending well.
Draclau looking for submissions off his back.
Draclau is looking to improve his position.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Draclau is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Donowitz is tapping! Great win for Draclau!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Alphons Draclau!