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TWGC 20 (145lbs, D4): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between AJ Lyons (ranked 6588 p4p, 0 weight class) and Takumar Pentax (ranked 21694 p4p, 737 weight class). Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Takumar Pentax enters the cage!




174 cm
18 yrs
156 lbs



180 cm
23 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; AJ Lyons! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 3 losses; Takumar Pentax!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Radbod Blank and Albert Achterberg.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Lyons shoots in for a takedown but Pentax shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Pentax steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Lyons.

Lyons gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Pentax has clasped his hands together around Lyons's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Lyons (0) vs (4) Pentax
Lyons holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.
Lyons is trying to get back to half guard.
Pentax trying to control the position but Lyons is working away.
Lyons tries to improve position but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pentax tries to advance to mount but can't.
Lyons is not content to let Pentax control the position.

Pentax swings around for an armbar but Lyons sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Pentax's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lyons (2) vs (4) Pentax

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lyons controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Lyons stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pentax swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Lyons got a little sloppy there for a moment and Pentax has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Lyons has managed to get both his arms back between Pentax's legs - danger averted.
Pentax keeping full guard, as Lyons tries to pass.
Lyons postures up.
Lyons trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pentax being controlled here, momentarily.
Lyons's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lyons pushing down on Pentax's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Pentax wants to improve his position but Lyons is controlling well.
Pentax won't allow Lyons to pass to mount.
Lyons looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Pentax actively working from the bottom here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in half guard, Lyons seems content to control.
Lyons seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Pentax for as long as he can get away with.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Lyons wants to pass the guard but Pentax is defending well.

Lyons seems to be looking for submissions.
We've been informed that Pentax has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Lyons prevents Pentax from improving his position.
Pentax trying to control from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pentax is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Lyons pulls his head out easily.
Lyons content to control rather than advance.

Pentax is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Lyons pulls his head out easily.
Lyons is taking a breather. Pentax says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Further stalling from Lyons.
Lyons has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Pentax won't allow Lyons to pass to mount.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Lyons controlling the pace.
Pentax is trying to maintain the position but Lyons is very close to passing his half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Lyons with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Pentax is holding on to half guard well.
Lyons performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Pentax is looking to control Lyons's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Pentax avoid being mounted?
Lyons perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Lyons looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Pentax actively working from the bottom here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pentax trying to hold on to Lyons's head to control him but Lyons postures up.
Lyons sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Lyons continues to stall.
Pentax wants to get back to full guard.

Lyons is looking for a kimura but Pentax is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Lyons to get the leverage.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Lyons performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Lyons is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Pentax!
Score +3 for passing guard: Lyons (5) vs (4) Pentax
Lyons controlling the pace for now.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Lyons.
Pentax tries to reverse the position but Lyons maintains control.
Lyons looking to control and managing it successfully.
If it seems like I'm not saying a lot, it's just because Lyons is stinking the place up with his stalling.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pentax tries to lock up and control but Lyons gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Lyons wants to take his opponent's back but Pentax doesn't allow it.
Lyons takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pentax is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Pentax wants to hold on but Lyons pushes him away.
Pentax is desperately trying to improve his position but Lyons has a good base and remains in mount.
Lyons controlling from mount.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pentax tries to hold on but Lyons pushes him away.
Lyons controlling his opponent.
Pentax can't escape the position.
Lyons looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pentax keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Lyons tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pentax tries to hold on but Lyons pushes him away.
Lyons is trying to take his opponent's back.
Pentax tries to lock up and control but Lyons gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Lyons controlling from the full mount.
Pentax tries to lock up and control but Lyons gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Pentax is trying desperately to improve position.
Pentax is the more experienced fighter here and he's going to need to draw on some of that experience if he's going to pull this one out the bag.
Lyons fails to take his opponent's back.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Lyons tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pentax is controlling an arm, preventing Lyons from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Lyons sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Pentax is trying to escape the mount but Lyons keeps good control and instead manages to take Pentax's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Lyons (8) vs (4) Pentax

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Lyons controlling the positon.
More hug and hope from Lyons.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Lyons takes the fight on points by 8 to 4.
 
 
 
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