TWGC 14 (265lbs, D2): Montreal Qualifier - Round 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Stacker Pentacost and Jack Neely. Pentacost's entrance music is Code Blue Coma/ Downset. A fine choice. Neely has chosen Cracker - Low as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Stacker Pentacost! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Jack Neely!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Trevor Gratis and Ian Loll.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Neely pushes Pentacost up against the cage in a clinch.
Neely is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Pentacost gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Pentacost wants to take the fight to the mat but Neely manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Neely works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pentacost (0) vs (2) Neely
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Neely being controlled here momentarily.
Pentacost might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Neely drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Pentacost dives on top into guard. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pentacost (2) vs (2) Neely
Neely is trying to keep Pentacost in close.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pentacost preventing the sweep.
Pentacost looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Neely bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pentacost's guard. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pentacost (2) vs (4) Neely
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pentacost keeping full guard, as Neely tries to pass.
Neely wants to control from the top but Pentacost keeps moving.
Pentacost tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pentacost keeping full guard, as Neely tries to pass.
Neely passes easily into side control. Nice work. Score +3 for passing guard: Pentacost (2) vs (7) Neely
Neely tries for a kimura but Pentacost is defending well.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Neely tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Neely has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Neely wants to control but Pentacost is keeping him busy.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Neely is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Pentacost has escaped the position, nice work there.
Pentacost tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad. Score +2 for reaching mount: Pentacost (2) vs (9) Neely
Neely is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Pentacost has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Pentacost! Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pentacost (4) vs (9) Neely
Pentacost slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neely has his foot on Pentacost's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Pentacost works his way back into a safe position though.
Neely tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Neely is looking for a triangle but Pentacost pushes his legs off easily.
Neely looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Pentacost has picked Neely up and slammed him! Neely can't keep hold of the triangle and Pentacost manages to pass to side control! Score +3 for passing guard: Pentacost (7) vs (9) Neely
Pentacost in the domination position with Neely hanging on.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Neely sneaks back into half guard.
Pentacost wants to pass the guard but Neely is defending well.
Neely is trying to get back to full guard.
Neely is looking to get back to full guard here but Pentacost has managed to pass to side control instead. Score +3 for passing guard: Pentacost (10) vs (9) Neely
Neely is looking for a sweep.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Neely sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Pentacost controlling the action here.
Neely is trying to control but Pentacost manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pentacost (13) vs (9) Neely
Neely can't escape the position.
Pentacost controlling from mount.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Neely tries to reverse the position but Pentacost maintains control.
Neely tries to hold on but Pentacost pushes him away.
Pentacost wants to control the pace but Neely is squirming around nicely.
Pentacost controlling from the full mount.
Neely is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pentacost controlling his opponent.
Pentacost prevents Neely from getting the reversal.
Pentacost takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Neely is desperately trying to improve his position but Pentacost has a good base and remains in mount.
That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pentacost sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Neely is trying to escape the mount.
Neely is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Neely has given up his back here.
Score +3 for taking back: Pentacost (16) vs (9) Neely
Pentacost is looking to control Neely but Neely is wriggling around and keeping busy.
I really don't envy Neely right now.
Pentacost avoiding Neely 's attempts to control his hands.
Pentacost just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Neely tries to escape the position.
Pentacost slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
Pentacost keeps control of the position as Neely tries to break free.
That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Neely trying to control but not successfully.
Pentacost is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Neely wants to escape the position.
That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pentacost is riding his opponent, not letting Neely buck him off.
You can see the frustration on Neely's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Neely wants to control his opponent's hands but Pentacost gets his hands free.
Neely is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Pentacost.
That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
And that's the end of the fight!
Pentacost takes the fight on points by 16 to 9.
Our winner, Stacker Pentacost, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
The defeated Jack Neely had this to say: 'Shame my mug's looking like Gerry Cheevers face mask, have to start considering sparring duties before calling it a day.'.