TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Joe Bailey (ranked 2562 p4p, 253 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 8672 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 Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 0 losses; Joe Bailey! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Matheus Silva and Luis Engracia.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Bailey swats away the attempt to clinch by Charles.
Charles shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Bailey as he avoids it easily.
Bailey clinches up against the cage.
Bailey is looking for a takedown.
Bailey gets control of Charles's arms and successfully pulls guard. Bailey will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Charles stands and throws Bailey's legs to the side, diving into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Bailey (0) vs (3) Charles
Bailey being controlled for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles trying to control the position but Bailey is working away.
Bailey is trying to get back to half guard.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here.
Bailey is looking for a sweep.
Bailey gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there! Score +2 for reaching mount: Bailey (0) vs (5) Charles
Bailey keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bailey tries to lock up and control but Charles gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Charles with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Bailey is looking to escape.
Charles controlling from the full mount.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Charles is trying to take his opponent's back.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Bailey is in all sorts of trouble here.
Charles controlling from mount.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Bailey wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back. Score +3 for taking back: Bailey (0) vs (8) Charles
Bailey is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Charles's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Bailey is really stuck here.
Charles biding his time, looking for the opening.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles is cranking Bailey's head sideways - that looks painful. He's managed to get his other arm under the chin and this looks bad for Bailey! He's tightened the choke and Bailey is tapping out!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Our winner, Rubens Charles, 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.