TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ceoghan Cartwright and Jari Aarnio. Cartwright kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Disciples of Power - Born Unto Death. Aarnio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Ceoghan Cartwright! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Aleksandr Martynov and Sergei Dronov.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Cartwright shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Cartwright (2) vs (0) Aarnio
Cartwright is looking to advance position but Aarnio won't allow it.
Cartwright is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cartwright wants to pass to mount but Aarnio is defending the position.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Cartwright keeps him under control.
Cartwright is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Aarnio doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Cartwright.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cartwright wants to pass the guard but Aarnio is defending well.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio wants to improve his position but Cartwright is controlling well.
Cartwright is looking for a kimura here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cartwright is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Cartwright is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Aarnio is just riding it out for now. Cartwright eventually gives up the hold.
Cartwright is pressing down on Aarnio's thigh, looking to free his foot. Aarnio is holding on for now.
Aarnio is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Cartwright is tapping! Great win for Aarnio!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Jari Aarnio!
A very excited looking Jari Aarnio made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.