TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Paul Mctanned and Richard Kuklinski. This should be fireworks!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Paul Mctanned! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Paul Aken and Radbod Blank.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Kuklinski gets a clinch.
Mctanned tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Kuklinski just stands there and leans against the cage.
Mctanned gets control of Kuklinski's arms and successfully pulls guard. Mctanned will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mctanned is keeping the position for now.
Kuklinski drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuklinski jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Mctanned seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Mctanned is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Mctanned (2) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Mctanned pulls his head out easily.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Mctanned has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mctanned trying to control the action but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Mctanned performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is not content to let Mctanned control the position.
Kuklinski wants to control but Mctanned is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Mctanned is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski is trying to control but Mctanned manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Mctanned (5) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski regains half guard.
Mctanned tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kuklinski knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mctanned is looking to take a break and control but Kuklinski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Mctanned's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mctanned passes easily into side control. Nice work. Score +3 for passing guard: Mctanned (8) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to improve position but can't.
Mctanned goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Kuklinski has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Mctanned but great work by Kuklinski. Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Mctanned (8) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Mctanned is looking for a sweep.
Kuklinski tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kuklinski has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Kuklinski working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mctanned tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Kuklinski advances to full mount. Score +2 for reaching mount: Mctanned (8) vs (6) Kuklinski
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mctanned is trying desperately to improve position.
Mctanned is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Kuklinski controlling from mount.
Kuklinski looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski throws some shoulder strikes here and then postures up. Oh, he's gone for an armbar! Mctanned has his hands clasped together but Kuklinski breaks the hold and Mctanned is forced to tap! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over! That was lightning fast by Kuklinski!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Paul Mctanned spoke after the fight, saying 'The Future is retiring from MMA'.