TWGC 16 (145lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Tomas Marley and Darwin France. France has chosen bring me to life as his entrance music. 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 Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 1 losses; Tomas Marley! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Darwin France!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Yves DeLean and Elvis Blanc.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
France slaps away a takedown attempt from Marley, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Marley fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Marley is defended easily by France.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tomas Marley. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nice sprawl there from France as Marley shoots in.
France drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Marley defends it well.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
France gets caught napping as Marley dives in and scores a takedown. France manages to retain guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Marley (2) vs (0) France
Marley not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Marley's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
France working for a triangle but Marley defends it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Marley showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
That's one minute gone in the round.
France tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Marley is pushing down on France's leg trying to pass to half guard. France is fighting to maintain full guard but Marley has managed to sneak the leg through.
France wants to get back to full guard.
France regains full guard. Nicely done.
France has his feet on Marley's thighs here. He's pushed Marley off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Marley screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Darwin France!
A victorious Darwin France thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.