TWGC 28 (205lbs, D1): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Alejandro Scott (ranked 1542 p4p, 203 weight class) and Don Petersen (ranked 1796 p4p, 229 weight class). Scott kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Alejandro - Lady Gaga. Petersen has chosen James Brown- Living in America as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Don Petersen was going to win. Let's see if he was right.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Alejandro Scott! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 3 losses; Don Petersen!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Sergei Dronov.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Petersen bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control. Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Scott (0) vs (4) Petersen
I wouldn't like to be where Scott is right now.
Scott manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Scott is defending against the submission attempts here by Petersen.
Petersen is actively looking for submissions here but good counter grappling here from Scott as he works his way to full guard.
Scott pulls Petersen in to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petersen is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Scott is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at TZY MMA that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Petersen looking to sit in guard and control but Scott gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Scott (2) vs (4) Petersen
That's one minute gone in the round.
Petersen is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Scott is pushing down on Petersen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Petersen is fighting to maintain full guard but Scott has managed to sneak the leg through.
Scott trying to advance position but Petersen counters by regaining guard.
Scott will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Scott controls from within his opponent's guard.
Scott content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Petersen has locked up a guillotine! Petersen's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Scott is holding on here and Petersen must be using up a lot of energy. Scott has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Petersen gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Don Petersen!
A very excited looking Don Petersen made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.