TWGC 12 (185lbs, D1): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kasey Scorpion and Adam Dixon. Scorpion's entrance music is Jiu Jitsu. A fine choice. Adam Dixon is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Kasey Scorpion! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 5 losses; Adam Dixon!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Yuuki Gou and Shirou Masuda.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Dixon closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Scorpion did well to prevent Dixon getting side control. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Scorpion (0) vs (2) Dixon
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Dixon in particular looking to stall.
Scorpion is trying to get back to full guard.
Scorpion is trying to control but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dixon looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Dixon is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Scorpion defends it well.
Scorpion looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dixon wants to work for an arm triangle but Scorpion is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Dixon is looking for a kimura here.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Scorpion is looking to improve his position.
Dixon trying to pass the guard but Scorpion defending well.
Dixon is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The fighters are battling for position here. Scorpion manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Dixon passes Scorpion's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Dixon is working for a submission of some sort.
Scorpion's coaches at Hugs & Kisses have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Scorpion slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scorpion manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Dixon manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Scorpion (2) vs (2) Dixon
Scorpion looking to pass the guard.
Dixon has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Scorpion can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Scorpion passes Dixon's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Dixon is concentrating on defense, preventing Scorpion from advancing position.
Dixon wants to control but Scorpion is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Scorpion is looking to take a break and control but Dixon is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Dixon actively working from the bottom here.
Scorpion is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dixon is trying to control but can't.
Scorpion frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount. Score +3 for passing guard: Scorpion (5) vs (2) Dixon
Dixon is working to get back to half guard.
Scorpion avoids the attempt from Dixon to control.
Dixon is squirming around, avoiding Scorpion's attempts to control the action.
Dixon tries to lock up and control but Scorpion gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Dixon is looking to get to half guard.
Dixon tries to hold on but Scorpion postures up.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scorpion trying to control but Dixon is having none of it.
Scorpion wants to take his opponent's back but Dixon doesn't allow it.
Dixon is trying desperately to improve position.
Dixon sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Scorpion is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Dixon sees it coming and defends easily.
Dixon is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Scorpion is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Dixon regains full guard. Nicely done.
Scorpion tries to free his leg and advance position but Dixon is retaining full guard.
Dixon looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Scorpion passes into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Scorpion (8) vs (2) Dixon
Scorpion thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Dixon sneaks back into half guard.
Dixon tries to get to full guard but Scorpion has control of the leg.
Scorpion is pressing down on Dixon's thigh, looking to free his foot. Dixon is holding on for now.
Dixon slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Dixon is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Dixon trying to keep a closed guard but Scorpion is proving a slippery customer.
Dixon is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Scorpion has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Scorpion is looking to pass into half guard but Dixon pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Dixon is in guard. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Scorpion (8) vs (4) Dixon
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dixon trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Scorpion looking to hit a scissor sweep but Dixon is one step ahead there.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Dixon wants to control from the top but Scorpion keeps moving.
Scorpion working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Dixon has passed into half guard!
Dixon wants to lay and pray for a moment but Scorpion keeps working.
Scorpion is trying to get back to full guard.
Scorpion won't allow Dixon to pass to mount.
Scorpion tries to roll over but Dixon keeps him under control.
Dixon content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Scorpion looking for subs from the bottom but Dixon mounts him! Score +3 for passing guard: Scorpion (8) vs (7) Dixon
That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Scorpion is trying to escape the mount.
Scorpion tries to hold on but Dixon pushes him away.
Dixon has isolated one of Scorpion's arms. Scorpion looking to fight him off but Dixon twists into an armbar. It's tight... Will he tap?? YES, he's tapped! This one is all over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Adam Dixon!