TWGC 17 (205lbs, D1): Las Vegas Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Brick Tamland and Marcelo Aurelio. Marcelo Aurelio told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 6 losses; Brick Tamland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Marcelo Aurelio!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Daniel Franklin and Tiny Johnson.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Aurelio tries to score a power double leg takedown but Tamland sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Aurelio somewhat.
Tamland is trying hard to land a takedown here. Aurelio sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Tamland shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Aurelio's guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Tamland (2) vs (0) Aurelio
Tamland is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Tamland has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Aurelio bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Tamland's guard. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Tamland (2) vs (2) Aurelio
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tamland is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
I've been told that Aurelio has been drilling his wrestling of late, which has already helped him take this fight to the mat. Let's see how much of an impact it has on the outcome of the ground game.
Aurelio wants to control from the top but Tamland keeps moving.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Tamland wants to sweep here but Aurelio controlling him for the moment.
Aurelio tries to free his leg and advance position but Tamland is retaining full guard.
Tamland has control of Aurelio's left arm, preventing Aurelio from doing any damage.
Aurelio trying to control but Tamland is working from the bottom.
Aurelio postures up.
Tamland being controlled here, momentarily.
Aurelio got a little sloppy there for a moment and Tamland has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Aurelio has managed to get both his arms back between Tamland's legs - danger averted.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aurelio being controlled here momentarily.
Aurelio trying to control the position from guard on top but Tamland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tamland manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Aurelio manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Tamland (4) vs (2) Aurelio
Tamland sitting in guard here, content to control.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tamland advances to half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Aurelio wants to improve his position but Tamland is controlling well.
Tamland is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Aurelio is looking to control Tamland's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Aurelio avoid being mounted?
Aurelio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tamland perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Aurelio holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Aurelio is trying to control but can't.
Tamland is controlling the pace.
Aurelio trying to control here.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Aurelio tries to roll over but Tamland keeps him under control.
Aurelio is still trying to improve position.
Aurelio looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Aurelio wants to sweep but Tamland has passed to side control! Score +3 for passing guard: Tamland (7) vs (2) Aurelio
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Aurelio tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Tamland passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Aurelio! Score +2 for reaching mount: Tamland (9) vs (2) Aurelio
Aurelio is in all sorts of trouble here.
Tamland controlling from the full mount.
Tamland prevents Aurelio from getting the reversal.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Tamland content just to control the position here.
Aurelio working to try and regain half guard.
Aurelio bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done! Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Tamland (9) vs (4) Aurelio
Aurelio is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Tamland is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Aurelio rolls with it to try and escape but Tamland cranks on the arm and Aurelio is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Brick Tamland!
During a confident post fight interview, Brick Tamland thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.