LACC Season 2 - First Round PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Jack Blood (ranked 6037 p4p, 196 weight class) and Dragan Van Helsing (ranked 6096 p4p, 128 weight class). Blood comes to the cage accompanied by Raining Blood - Slayer. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Dragan Van Helsing enters the cage!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Jack Blood! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Dragan Van Helsing!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.
The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Van Helsing is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Blood gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Blood can't get the takedown.
Blood is looking to take this one to the mat.
Blood has Van Helsing pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Van Helsing manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jack Blood. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Blood is trying to drag Van Helsing to the mat but Van Helsing just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Blood turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Blood manages to end up in side control. Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Blood (4) vs (0) Van Helsing
Van Helsing isn't going anywhere.
Blood works to advance to full mount. Van Helsing defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs. Score +2 for reaching mount: Blood (6) vs (0) Van Helsing
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blood prevents Van Helsing from getting the reversal.
Blood moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Van Helsing has worked his arm free - good work by Van Helsing!
Blood advances nicely into full mount. Score +2 for reaching mount: Blood (8) vs (0) Van Helsing
That's one minute gone in the round.
Blood tries to control but Van Helsing wriggling away.
Blood takes Van Helsing's back. Score +3 for taking back: Blood (11) vs (0) Van Helsing
Van Helsing showing good submission defense here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blood has the rear naked choke here! This is very bad for Van Helsing! Can he survive? No! He's out! Blood gets to his feet and celebrates with his cornermen. He looks absolutely delighted. In the post fight interviews he takes time to thank his parents and everyone who has believed in him from the start. How sweet.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Jack Blood!
During a confident post fight interview, Jack Blood thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.