TWGC 20 (185lbs, D1): Las Vegas Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Your Name Here (ranked 3163 p4p, 400 weight class) and Don Johnson (ranked 2298 p4p, 287 weight class). Here comes into the arena with Green Card blaring out of the sound system. Johnson has chosen Miami Vice Theme Song as his entrance music. Your Name Here is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Your Name Here! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 0 losses; Don Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Robert Twigg and Gwen Towbar.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
No luck with that takedown attempt from Johnson.
Here moves into range and clinches up with Johnson.
We've been hearing reports that Here has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Here looking for a takedown.
Here pulls guard.
Johnson tries to free his leg and advance position but Here is retaining full guard.
Here has his hands on Johnson's head, controlling the position.
Johnson passes into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson trying to pass the guard but Here defending well.
Here has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Johnson is working away from the top position though.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Here is just riding it out for now. Johnson eventually gives up the hold.
Johnson is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Here has managed to free his arm - good work.
Johnson is keen to just control but Here is a slippery customer.
Johnson is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Here defends it well.
Here keeping control of the position.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson trying to control from half guard but Here is working away.
Here trying to control here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Johnson wants to lay and pray for a moment but Here keeps working.
Johnson is thwarting Here's attempts to control the position.
Johnson wants to pass to mount but Here is defending the position.
Johnson is still trying to improve position.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Johnson 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.
Johnson is stalling here. Here is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Johnson seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Here has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work. Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Here (4) vs (0) Johnson
Here takes a little break here. Johnson wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Johnson tries to get back to half guard but can't.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Here trying to control the position but Johnson is working away.
Here is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Johnson is looking for a sweep.
Johnson is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Johnson tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Here has advanced to mount. Uh oh. Score +3 for passing guard: Here (7) vs (0) Johnson
Here sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Johnson gets back to half guard.
Johnson has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Here escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Here! Score +3 for passing guard: Here (10) vs (0) Johnson
Johnson tries to improve position but can't.
Here trying to control the action but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Here just content to control the position.
Johnson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Here wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Johnson looks to move to half guard but instead Here has passed into mount! Damn! Score +2 for reaching mount: Here (12) vs (0) Johnson
Here content just to control the position here.
Johnson really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Here looking to secure an arm triangle but Johnson defends it well.
Here tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Johnson really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Here controlling his opponent.
Johnson is trying to reverse the position but instead Here has taken his back - oops! Score +3 for taking back: Here (15) vs (0) Johnson
Johnson tries to escape but Here has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Johnson trying to control but not successfully.
Johnson is trying to break free.
Here slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
Johnson wants to escape the position.
That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Here working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Johnson tries to roll but Here sticks to his back.
Johnson defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Johnson tries to escape the position.
Here is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Johnson knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Johnson for a finish.
Here has the hooks in. Johnson is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Here looking for the choke from the back.
Here trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Johnson doesn't escape.
Johnson wants to control his opponent's hands but Here gets his hands free.
I really don't envy Johnson right now.
Johnson trying to control the position but Here manages to sink in the hooks.
I would not like to be Johnson right now.
Here has the hooks in. Johnson is starting to panic. He's trying to push off one of the legs but he's left his neck open to attack. Here passes his arm under Johnson's neck and tightens up a rear naked choke! This one is surely all over! Yes, Johnson taps!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Your Name Here!
An out of breath Your Name Here thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
The defeated Don Johnson had this to say: 'It never happens this way when I'm on TV.'.