ADCC - World Challenge PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3578 p4p, 305 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 7363 p4p, 472 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 15 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 5 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Robert Twigg and Daniel Franklin.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Pettis has managed to clinch.
Ryan jumps guard but Pettis stands there with Ryan around his waist. Ryan gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Pettis has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Ryan regains guard immediately. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Ryan holds on and takes a little breather.
Pettis sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pettis's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis drops back looking for a leg! Ryan is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Ryan manages to kick Pettis off! Pettis jumps back into Ryan's guard.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Ryan being controlled here, momentarily.
Pettis postures up.
Ryan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Pettis is aware though and is defending well.
Ryan can't keep his opponent in guard - Pettis advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ryan wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tries to pass to full mount but Ryan defends it.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Ryan wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis controlling the pace.
Ryan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis slows the pace down in half guard.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ryan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis is looking for a kimura but Ryan is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Pettis to get the leverage.
Ryan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pettis is working away from the top position though.
Ryan is looking for a sweep. Pettis is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pettis moves nicely into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis advances to full mount. Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (0) Ryan
Ryan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Ryan tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
Ryan can't escape the position.
Pettis controlling his opponent.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is desperately trying to improve his position but Pettis has a good base and remains in mount.
Ryan is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Ryan tries to control the position but Pettis now has his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (10) vs (0) Ryan
You can see the frustration on Ryan's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Ryan is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Pettis off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Ryan trying to control but not successfully.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Pettis seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Pettis looking for the choke but no joy.
Ryan is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Ryan wants to control his opponent's hands but Pettis gets his hands free.
Ryan is in bad spot here.
Ryan keeps trying to improve his position.
Pettis biding his time, looking for the opening.
Ryan tries to break free.
That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the back.
Pettis has managed to slip his arm under Ryan's chin. This could be all over... yep, Ryan is tapping out! Submission win for Pettis.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
Anthony Pettis seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.