TWGC 16 (145lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Paulo Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Paulo Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Thiago Cunha and Leandro Rodrigues.
The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Pettis moves into the clinch.
Pettis has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is trying to keep an underhook but Pettis manages to get the takedown into half guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is in trouble now - Pettis has advanced to mount! Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera tries to reverse the position but Pettis maintains control.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis moves to back control. Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.
Pettis is looking for the choke from the back position but Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is controlling his hands well.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the back.
We've been hearing good reports from Pettis's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Pettis 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.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Pettis off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is really stuck here.
Pettis controls the position.
Pettis working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Pettis biding his time, looking for the opening.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera just trying to survive but Pettis is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Pettis is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Pettis is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is persistently looking for the submission but Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is defending it well.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera trying to control the hands but Pettis breaks the grip.
Good control from Pettis.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is working for the choke. It looks like he might have got it... has he...? Yes! Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is tapping out! This one is all over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!