TWGC 25 (265lbs, D4): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Jax Sol (ranked 4862 p4p, 0 weight class) and Shane Murphy (ranked 3411 p4p, 374 weight class). Shane Murphy 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 New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Jax Sol! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Shane Murphy!
The judges for this bout are Felipe Paraventi, Edson Gomes and Emerson Jorge.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Sol shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Murphy manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Sol (2) vs (0) Murphy
Murphy can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Sol controls the pace.
Sol tries to free his leg and advance position but Murphy is retaining full guard.
Sol looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murphy is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Murphy is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Sol (2) vs (2) Murphy
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murphy won't allow Sol to sweep him here.
Sol knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Murphy on the ground.
Sol has Murphy pulled in close to control his posture.
Murphy passes Sol's left leg - he's now in half guard.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Sol keeping hold of Murphy's head, controlling as best he can.
Sol manages to get to full guard.
Sol is controlling Murphy's posture.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murphy stopping the sweep attempt from Sol.
Sol is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Murphy tries to free his leg and advance position but Sol is retaining full guard.
Murphy advances to half guard.
Murphy is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount! Score +3 for passing guard: Sol (2) vs (5) Murphy
Sol is working to get back to half guard.
Murphy working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
Sol really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sol controls the position.
Sol is flailing around, obviously not happy about being mounted. Murphy locks hold of one of his arms and spins for an armbar. He's got it! Sol is forced to tap!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Shane Murphy!
In his post fight interview, Shane Murphy started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.