EMP Grappling 9 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Cajun Puto (ranked 7728 p4p, 554 weight class) and Carlos Silverio (ranked 23026 p4p, 606 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Silverio's choice of entrance music: Shiro Sagisu - Angel of Doom. Carlos Silverio acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Cajun Puto! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 3 losses; Carlos Silverio!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Franklyn Lucas and Columbo Gatti.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Puto shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Silverio manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Puto (2) vs (0) Silverio
Puto pushing down on Silverio's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Silverio felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Puto passes to full mount! Score +3 for passing guard: Puto (5) vs (0) Silverio
Puto can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Silverio is looking to escape.
Silverio is trying desperately to improve position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silverio is trying to reverse the position but instead Puto has taken his back - oops! Score +3 for taking back: Puto (8) vs (0) Silverio
A lull in the action here.
Puto really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Silverio.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Silverio is in a bad position with Puto working for a choke. Silverio manages to spin nicely into guard and the danger is over for the moment. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Puto (8) vs (2) Silverio
Puto looking to control but Silverio passes into half guard.
Silverio is thwarting Puto's attempts to control the position.
Silverio trying to mount his opponent but Puto defends it.
Puto wants to improve his position but Silverio is controlling well.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puto has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Silverio is working away from the top position though.
Puto moves into full guard.
Puto working a defensive guard here.
Puto trying to control the position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Puto is trying to keep Silverio in close.
Silverio wants to pass the guard but Puto is keeping the position.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Puto controlling Silverio's posture.
Puto manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Silverio manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Puto (10) vs (2) Silverio
Puto advances position into side control! Score +3 for passing guard: Puto (13) vs (2) Silverio
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Puto tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Silverio's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Puto wants to control but Silverio is keeping him busy.
Puto advances to full mount. Score +2 for reaching mount: Puto (15) vs (2) Silverio
Puto looking to secure an arm triangle but Silverio defends it well.
Puto moves to the back. Score +3 for taking back: Puto (18) vs (2) Silverio
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Puto controlling well, preventing Silverio from escaping the position.
Puto has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Silverio defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Will Puto go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Puto looking for the rear naked choke. And he's got it! Silverio taps!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Cajun Puto!
Our winner, Cajun Puto, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.