TWGC 19 (155lbs, D3): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Malcolm Craig (ranked 2606 p4p, 132 weight class) and Augustine Tupper (ranked 7285 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Malcolm Craig! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Augustine Tupper!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Steve Smith and Robert Douchet.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
No luck with that takedown attempt from Tupper.
Craig wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Craig tries to keep at a distance but Tupper has taken the fight into the clinch.
Craig tries to pull guard but Tupper forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Tupper stops a takedown attempt from Craig.
Craig is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Tupper is defending well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Malcolm Craig. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Craig goes for a takedown attempt but Tupper pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Tupper has a takedown stuffed.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Excellent takedown into side control there by Tupper. Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Craig (0) vs (4) Tupper
Tupper tries to advance to mount but can't.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Tupper controlling from side mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Craig is not content to let Tupper control the position.
Craig is looking to reverse the position.
Tupper has hold of Craig's arm. He's looking for a kimura. Craig seems comfortable defending it but Tupper has shifted his position slighty and is cranking on the arm! Craig is real pain and he's forced to tap out! Craig is disgusted with himself for not defending it better but Tupper couldn't care less - he's delighted!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Augustine Tupper!