ADCC - Road to Vegas PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3552 p4p, 305 weight class) and Victor Kowalevitz (ranked 6426 p4p, 450 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.
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 14 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Victor Kowalevitz!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Stewart Dunkirk and Gwen Towbar.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Kowalevitz closes this distance looking for a takedown but Pettis circles away.
Kowalevitz with a lazy takedown attempt
and Pettis counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Kowalevitz! Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pettis (4) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Kowalevitz tries to bench press Pettis off him but Pettis keeps the position.
Kowalevitz is trying to work for a sweep but Pettis has mounted him! Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (6) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Kowalevitz tries to reverse the position but Pettis maintains control.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Pettis prevents Kowalevitz from getting the reversal.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kowalevitz tries to improve his position but instead Pettis has taken his back! Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (9) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Pettis patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
Kowalevitz is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Kowalevitz.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis working from the back looking to end the fight with a rear naked choke. Kowalevitz is doing well to defend. Pettis seems to have got his hand under the chin though and he's sunk the choke in! Kowalevitz is forced to tap and this one is over!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
A victorious Anthony Pettis thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.