ADCC - Finals PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3515 p4p, 299 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 7032 p4p, 465 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 3 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Thiago Cunha, Paulo Santos and Felipe Paraventi.
The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Pettis moves into the clinch.
Ryan is trying to pull guard but Pettis turns him against the ropes and we stay in the clinch.
Pettis has picked Ryan up - he's going for a ride! Pettis dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan
Ryan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount. Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ryan working to try and regain half guard.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
Ryan wants to control but Pettis is having none of it.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Ryan for as long as he can get away with.
Ryan is looking to improve his position but Pettis isn't that keen on the idea.
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is trying to escape the mount but Pettis keeps good control and instead manages to take Ryan's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis controlling from the back.
Ryan trying to control but not successfully.
Pettis has the hooks in. Ryan is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking for the RNC.
Pettis is not going to allow Ryan to sit and survive in this position.
Pettis biding his time, controlling Ryan.
Pettis not allowing Ryan to control his hands.
Ryan is really stuck here.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoiding Ryan 's attempts to control his hands.
Good control from Pettis.
Ryan just trying to survive but Pettis is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
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.
Ryan trying to control the action but Pettis just sinks the hooks in.
Pettis has good solid back control here.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis doesn't have the hooks in and Ryan manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (8) vs (2) Ryan
Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Ryan defends well.
Pettis trying to control the position.
Ryan avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Pettis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Pettis has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Ryan can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Ryan content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Pettis has locked up a guillotine! Pettis's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Ryan is holding on here and Pettis must be using up a lot of energy. Ryan has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Pettis gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
An out of breath Anthony Pettis thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.