TWGC 11 (155lbs, D3): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rob Mills and Karl Kane. Rob Mills has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Rob Mills! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Karl Kane!
The judges for this bout are Paulo Santos, Leandro Rodrigues and Mauricio Rocha.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Kane gets a clinch.
Kane jumps guard but Mills turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Kane is trying to pull guard but Mills turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Kane tries for a takedown. No joy.
Rob Mills has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karl Kane.
Mills manages to pull guard.
Mills has his foot on Kane's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kane works his way back into a safe position though.
Kane looking to sit in guard and control but Mills gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Mills (2) vs (0) Kane
Mills controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mills being controlled here momentarily.
Mills sitting in guard here, content to control.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Mills is pushing down on Kane's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kane is fighting to maintain full guard but Mills has managed to sneak the leg through.
Mills keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kane actively working from the bottom here.
Mills is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Mills works his way into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Mills (5) vs (0) Kane
Kane struggling a bit here.
Mills wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Kane, who protects the arm well.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kane is trying to escape the position but Mills is controlling the position.
Kane looking for a sweep but Mills has passed into full mount! Oh no! Score +2 for reaching mount: Mills (7) vs (0) Kane
Mills working from mount. He moves in close and looks like he might be going for an arm triangle... He's hopped off to the side and he's transitioned into an Anaconda choke. Kane turning a nasty shade of purple. He's refusing to tap but he's gone! He's out! The ref rips Mills off and cradles Kane's limp body as Mills celebrates with his corner.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Anaconda Choke). Rob Mills!