ADCC - Qualifiers 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Erberth Santos (ranked 6169 p4p, 125 weight class) and Marcus Almeida (ranked 3880 p4p, 139 weight class). Marcus Almeida is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Erberth Santos! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Marcus Almeida!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Leandro Rodrigues and Matheus Silva.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Santos fails with a takedown attempt.
Almeida closes the distance and clinches.
Santos wants a takedown.
Santos is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Almeida gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Erberth Santos. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Santos goes for a takedown attempt but Almeida pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Almeida shoots in looking for a takedown but Santos manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Almeida's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Santos tries to sprawl but Almeida drives through with a takedown into half guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Santos (0) vs (2) Almeida
Santos wants to get back to full guard.
Almeida is trying to control the action in half guard but Santos is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Santos wants to get back to full guard.
Almeida is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Santos defends it well.
Almeida is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Santos doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Almeida.
Santos might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Santos slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Santos seems keen to control Almeida's posture.
Almeida wants to pass the guard but Santos is keeping the position.
Santos is pulling down on Almeida's head to control his posture.
Almeida wants to control from the top but Santos keeps moving.
Almeida must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Almeida tries to free his leg and advance position but Santos is retaining full guard.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Santos is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Santos (2) vs (2) Almeida
Almeida wants to control but Santos is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Santos in particular looking to stall.
Santos passes to full mount! Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (5) vs (2) Almeida
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Santos controlling the position easily from mount.
Almeida is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Santos sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Almeida looks winded!
That's five minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Santos is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Almeida is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Santos (8) vs (2) Almeida
Santos is working for the choke. It looks like he might have got it... has he...? Yes! Almeida is tapping out! This one is all over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Erberth Santos!