TWGC 25 (170lbs, D4): Las Vegas Qualifier - Round 2 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Umberto Grena (ranked 7163 p4p, 0 weight class) and Teeth Ferret (ranked 6901 p4p, 0 weight class). Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Umberto Grena! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Teeth Ferret!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, George Francis and Daniel Franklin.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Grena clinches up against the cage.
Grena pulls guard successfully.
Grena can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Ferret controls the pace.
Ferret wants to control from the top but Grena keeps moving.
Ferret is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Grena is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grena is really struggling to control Ferret but he's trying to hold on to the position.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Ferret content to stall in guard here.
Grena is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grena (2) vs (0) Ferret
Grena is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Grena is looking for a kimura but Ferret is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Grena to get the leverage.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grena wants to pass to mount but Ferret is defending the position.
Ferret 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.
Grena is trying to work for a kimura but Ferret is defending well.
Grena is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Ferret has managed to free his arm - good work.
Grena is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Grena looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grena is working for a submission of some sort.
Ferret is controlling Grena's trapped leg to prevent Grena from advancing to side control.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Grena wants to take a breather but Ferret is having none of it.
Ferret is looking to improve his position.
Ferret keeps trying to improve his position.
Grena is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Ferret defends it well.
Grena is looking for a kimura here.
Grena trying to advance position but Ferret counters by regaining guard.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Grena wants to pass the guard but Ferret is keeping the position.
Ferret seems keen to control Grena's posture.
Grena looking to pass the guard.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Ferret can do anything to dispel that myth.
Ferret looking to hit a scissor sweep but Grena is one step ahead there.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Grena is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Ferret lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grena (2) vs (2) Ferret
Grena keeping full guard, as Ferret tries to pass.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ferret postures up.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Grena is looking for a triangle but Ferret pushes his legs off easily.
Grena is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Ferret defends well.
Ferret looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Ferret passes Grena's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Ferret is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Grena defends it well.
Ferret not doing much here.
Grena is refusing to be controlled, as Ferret sits in half guard.
Ferret controlling the pace.
Ferret goes for a cartwheel guard pass here but Grena does a handstand and catches Ferret in mid air with a triangle! Could it be? It is! It's the triple decker pecker wrecker! The fighters land on the ground with Grena on top - Ferret is already out from the submission! Grena gives Ferret's pecker the obligatory post submission twist and this one is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall over! Are you kidding me! That is world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. That guy is my hero!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (TDPW) . Umberto Grena!
After the fight, Umberto Grena was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.