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TWGC 19 (155lbs, D3): Finals - Round 2 PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Bernardo De Barros (ranked 6424 p4p, 474 weight class) and Augustine Tupper (ranked 7496 p4p, 0 weight class). Bernardo De Barros has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




173 cm
18 yrs
160 lbs



167 cm
19 yrs
139 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 3 wins and 0 losses; Bernardo De Barros! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Augustine Tupper!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Wagner Zegers and Aafke Stam.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
De Barros shoots in for a double leg but Tupper sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Tupper with the counter takedown but De Barros avoids it easily.
De Barros tries to close the distance and clinch but Tupper swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Tupper fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. De Barros sprawls well initially but Tupper persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: De Barros (0) vs (2) Tupper
De Barros wants to control but Tupper is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Still in half guard, Tupper seems content to control.
Tupper tries to pass to full mount but De Barros defends it.
De Barros gets back to full guard.
Tupper pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. De Barros is keeping the position for now.

De Barros escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Tupper gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

De Barros escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Tupper gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

De Barros throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Tupper avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

De Barros is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Tupper defends well.

De Barros had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Tupper defends it easily.
Tupper trying to control the position from guard on top but De Barros is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tupper is pushing down on De Barros's leg trying to pass to half guard. De Barros is fighting to maintain full guard but Tupper has managed to sneak the leg through.
De Barros wants to improve his position but Tupper is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Barros trying to control but Tupper postures up.
Tupper moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: De Barros (0) vs (5) Tupper
De Barros is trying to control Tupper's posture but Tupper avoids it.
De Barros is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
De Barros gets back to half guard.
Tupper slows the pace down in half guard.
De Barros regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Barros keeping full guard, as Tupper tries to pass.
Tupper trying to control the position from guard on top but De Barros is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

De Barros had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Tupper defends it easily.

De Barros has his foot on Tupper's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Tupper works his way back into a safe position though.

De Barros has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Tupper can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
De Barros looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

De Barros working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Tupper doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Tupper manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
We've been hearing good reports from De Barros's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

De Barros has his foot on Tupper's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Tupper works his way back into a safe position though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Barros looking to hit a scissor sweep but Tupper is one step ahead there.
Tupper works a leg free and moves into half guard.

De Barros looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Tupper pushes past his half guard into mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: De Barros (0) vs (8) Tupper
Tupper takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
De Barros working to try and regain half guard.
Tupper controlling from the full mount.
Tupper trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Tupper prevents De Barros from getting the reversal.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
De Barros sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Tupper is looking to take a break and control but De Barros is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Tupper looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

De Barros actively working from the bottom here.

De Barros actively working from the bottom here.

Tupper is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, De Barros has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
De Barros tries to roll over but Tupper keeps him under control.

De Barros is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Tupper pulls his head out easily.

Tupper is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Tupper is looking to advance position but De Barros won't allow it.
De Barros is looking for a sweep. Tupper is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
De Barros trying to control here.
Tupper controlling the action here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
De Barros trying to hold on to Tupper's head to control him but Tupper postures up.
Tupper prevents De Barros from improving his position.

De Barros looking for submissions off his back.
De Barros is looking for a sweep. Tupper is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Tupper looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Still in half guard, Tupper seems content to control.
De Barros is looking to improve his position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

De Barros looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Tupper is looking to take a break and control but De Barros is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Tupper passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for De Barros!
Score +3 for passing guard: De Barros (0) vs (11) Tupper
Tupper avoids the attempt from De Barros to control.
De Barros is trying to escape the mount.
Tupper fails to take his opponent's back.
De Barros keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Tupper is looking to work his way around to De Barros's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Tupper prevents De Barros from getting the reversal.
De Barros regains half guard.
Tupper has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: De Barros (0) vs (14) Tupper
De Barros is in all sorts of trouble here.
De Barros is squirming around, avoiding Tupper's attempts to control the action.
Tupper controlling his opponent.
De Barros wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: De Barros (0) vs (17) Tupper

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Will Tupper go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Tupper patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?

Tupper working for a choke but De Barros is defending well.
De Barros rolls, trying to escape but Tupper keeps control of the position.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
De Barros rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
De Barros trying to control here.

Tupper is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

De Barros looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
De Barros is looking for a sweep. Tupper is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
De Barros is refusing to be controlled, as Tupper sits in half guard.
Tupper prevents De Barros from improving his position.
De Barros is working hard here to advance position.

De Barros is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Tupper pulls his head out easily.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Tupper trying to pass the guard but De Barros defending well.
De Barros works his way to full guard. Good work.

De Barros is looking for a triangle but Tupper pushes his legs off easily.
Tupper pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. De Barros is keeping the position for now.
Tupper trying to control the position from guard on top but De Barros is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

De Barros has his foot on Tupper's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Tupper works his way back into a safe position though.
De Barros wants to sweep but no luck.

De Barros has his foot on Tupper's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Tupper works his way back into a safe position though.
De Barros is breathing heavily.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Tupper slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Tupper advances to half guard.
De Barros is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

De Barros looking for a kimura from the bottom but Tupper passes into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: De Barros (0) vs (20) Tupper
De Barros is trying to get back to half guard.
De Barros sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

De Barros actively working from the bottom here.
Well, if Tupper is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Tupper is thwarting De Barros's attempts to control the position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
De Barros tries to roll over but Tupper keeps him under control.
Tupper content to control rather than advance.
Tupper tries to pass the half guard into mount. De Barros knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
De Barros gets full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

De Barros has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Tupper is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for De Barros.
Score +3 for passing guard: De Barros (0) vs (23) Tupper
De Barros is not content to let Tupper control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tupper wins on points by 23 to 0.
 
 
 
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