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TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Finals - Round 2 PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1748 p4p, 80 weight class) and Manny Puno (ranked 3580 p4p, 0 weight class). Anthony Pettis had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business




167 cm
31 yrs
143 lbs



180 cm
27 yrs
158 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 2 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Manny Puno!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Aafke Stam and Radbod Blank.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Pettis moves into range and clinches up with Puno.

Puno tightens his grip and picks Pettis up, before dumping him to the ground. Pettis manages to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (0) vs (2) Puno
Pettis looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Pettis being controlled here, momentarily.
Pettis is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Puno engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis looking to hit a scissor sweep but Puno is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Puno slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pettis might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Puno is continuing to stall.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Puno trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Pettis manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (2) Puno
Puno is controlling Pettis's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puno tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pettis being controlled here momentarily.
Pettis's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Puno looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Puno seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The adventures of Puno the control monster continue. Boring.
Puno keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Puno wants to sweep but no luck.
Puno pulls Pettis in to control the position.
Puno looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but Puno is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pettis slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pettis looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Puno is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Puno has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Canadian Elite Bruins Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Puno looking for a sweep. Not yet Puno, not yet.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Puno keeps moving.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Puno is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pettis controls from within his opponent's guard.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Puno.
Pettis is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Puno trying to control the position here.
Pettis postures up.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Puno looking for a sweep. Not yet Puno, not yet.
Pettis being controlled here momentarily.
Puno wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Puno is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Puno's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Puno keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Puno seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Puno tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Puno is trying to keep Pettis in close.
Pettis is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Puno wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Puno has control of Pettis's left arm, preventing Pettis from doing any damage.
Puno keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Puno is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Puno looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pettis is one step ahead there.
Puno has his hands on Pettis's head, controlling the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pettis content to stall in guard here.
Pettis won't allow Puno to sweep him here.
Puno pulls Pettis in close to prevent any damage.
Pettis not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Puno is adopting a defensive guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Puno is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Puno not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Puno has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Pettis tries to free his leg and advance position but Puno is retaining full guard.
Puno has his hands on Pettis's head, controlling the position.
Pettis stands and throws Puno's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (2) Puno

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis working away.
Pettis works to advance to full mount. Puno defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (2) Puno
Pettis trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Puno is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.
Puno is working to get back to half guard.
Puno is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Puno is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Puno is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.
Pettis prevents Puno from getting the reversal.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Puno to control.
Pettis moves to the back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (10) vs (2) Puno
Puno tries to escape the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Despite being in a bad position, Puno is controlling the hands, preventing any submission attempts.
Puno is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Puno staying busy and making it hard for Pettis to control.
Puno 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.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.
Puno trying to control the hands but Pettis won't let him.
Puno tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis works his way to his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (13) vs (2) Puno
Puno rolls, trying to escape but Pettis keeps control of the position.
Pettis tries to get the hooks in deep but Puno pushed the leg off.
Puno's corner are yelling at him, telling him to just focus on controlling Pettis's hands.
Puno is trying to break free.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Puno looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Puno tries to roll but Pettis sticks to his back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 13 to 2.
During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
 
 
 
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