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Event: DARE SUB GP FINALE     
Date:   Jun 13, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3903 p4p, 141 weight class) and Pablo Dominguez (ranked 17546 p4p, 161 weight class). Dominguez has chosen Change by The Deftones as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
43 yrs
288 lbs



200 cm
30 yrs
245 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 28 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 2 losses; Pablo Dominguez!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yuuki Gou and Ren Mimura.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Dominguez shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kuklinski defends it nicely.
Dominguez shoots for a double leg takedown but Kuklinski sprawls well. He's pushed Dominguez's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Pablo Dominguez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Dominguez gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Kuklinski to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Dominguez
Dominguez looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kuklinski is one step ahead there.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dominguez 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.
Kuklinski is stalling in the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Dominguez is keeping the position.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski drops back looking for a leg! Dominguez is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Dominguez manages to kick Kuklinski off! Kuklinski jumps back into Dominguez's guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kuklinski pushes down on Dominguez's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Dominguez gets full guard.
Dominguez keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Dominguez looking for a sweep. Not yet Dominguez, not yet.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Dominguez's guard.

Kuklinski is working for a submission of some sort.
Kuklinski is looking to advance position but Dominguez won't allow it.

Kuklinski is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Dominguez sees it coming and defends easily.
Kuklinski looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Dominguez is trying to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Dominguez 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.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Dominguez is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Dominguez is retaining full guard.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski drops back looking for a leg! Dominguez is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Dominguez manages to kick Kuklinski off! Kuklinski jumps back into Dominguez's guard.
Dominguez 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.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kuklinski manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (2) Dominguez
Kuklinski working a defensive guard here.
Kuklinski seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Dominguez pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.
Dominguez slips nicely into half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kuklinski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Dominguez is stalling in the full guard.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Dominguez passes into half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Dominguez seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kuklinski does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Dominguez content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is defending well.
Dominguez stalling.

Kuklinski actively working from the bottom here.
Dominguez is taking a breather. Kuklinski says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Dominguez has control of the leg.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez postures up.
Dominguez takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Dominguez wants to free his trapped foot but Kuklinski is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Kuklinski trying to hold on to Dominguez's head to control him but Dominguez postures up.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Dominguez preventing the sweep.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Dominguez manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (2) Dominguez
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Dominguez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Dominguez is retaining full guard.
Dominguez wants to sweep but no luck.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Dominguez is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (4) Dominguez
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Dominguez postures up.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Dominguez from controlling successfully.
Dominguez pushes down on Kuklinski's leg and manages to get into half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Dominguez takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
It looks like Dominguez might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Dominguez trying to pass the guard but Kuklinski defending well.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.
Dominguez is thwarting Kuklinski's attempts to control the position.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Dominguez trying to pass the guard but Kuklinski defending well.
Kuklinski trying to hold on to Dominguez's head to control him but Dominguez postures up.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
My spies in ~T~ Troid - Gym inform me that Dominguez has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez wants to pass to mount but Kuklinski is defending the position.
Dominguez looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Dominguez prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Kuklinski is refusing to be controlled, as Dominguez sits in half guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Dominguez postures up.
Dominguez trying to mount his opponent but Kuklinski defends it.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Dominguez has control of the leg.
Dominguez is stalling here. Kuklinski is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Dominguez seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Kuklinski has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (4) Dominguez
Dominguez tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Dominguez is working from the bottom.
Dominguez is looking to reverse the position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Dominguez is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

Kuklinski thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Dominguez manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (6) Dominguez
Kuklinski trying to control from the bottom.
Still in half guard, Dominguez seems content to control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
Dominguez is keen to just control but Kuklinski is a slippery customer.
Kuklinski is in trouble now - Dominguez has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (9) Dominguez
Dominguez trying to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dominguez wins on points by 9 to 8.
Post fight, Pablo Dominguez took to the microphone: 'Train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by day, Joe Rogan podcast by night. '.

 

Event: DARE SUB OPEN GP 2ND RD     
Date:   Jun 06, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3838 p4p, 141 weight class) and Lucio Francisco Carmo (ranked 6491 p4p, 193 weight class). Carmo has chosen Rolling Stones - Paint it, Black as his entrance music. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.




196 cm
43 yrs
288 lbs



193 cm
27 yrs
287 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 27 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Lucio Francisco Carmo!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Russell Pearce and John Kavanagh.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Kuklinski shoots in looking for a takedown. Carmo tries to sprawl out of it but Kuklinski keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the ropes. Carmo manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

Carmo closes the distance and pushes Kuklinski back into the ropes.

Kuklinski manages to pull guard.

Kuklinski working for a triangle but Carmo defends it easily.
Kuklinski looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Carmo forces his way into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Carmo is looking to advance position but Kuklinski won't allow it.
Kuklinski's coaches at Jed's Gym have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Carmo looking to pass the guard.
Carmo wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski is trying to keep Carmo in close.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski 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: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Carmo
Carmo is refusing to be controlled, as Kuklinski sits in half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Kuklinski wants to free his trapped foot but Carmo is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Kuklinski is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Carmo is just riding it out for now. Kuklinski eventually gives up the hold.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kuklinski is taking a breather. Carmo says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but Carmo is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Carmo wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping busy.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Carmo defends it well.
Kuklinski trying to control the pace.

Kuklinski is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Carmo is just riding it out for now. Kuklinski eventually gives up the hold.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Carmo makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Carmo.
Kuklinski forces his way into half guard.
Carmo is looking to improve his position.

Kuklinski 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.
Kuklinski is trying to control. Carmo wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski not doing much here.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Kuklinski prevents Carmo from improving his position.
Kuklinski wants to control but Carmo is keeping him busy.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but Carmo is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuklinski to get the leverage.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Carmo is looking to control Kuklinski's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Carmo avoid being mounted?
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Carmo defending well.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura here.
Carmo tries to get to full guard but Kuklinski has control of the leg.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kuklinski is looking to advance position but Carmo won't allow it.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Carmo is in trouble now - Kuklinski has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (0) Carmo
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Carmo is looking to escape.
Kuklinski controlling his opponent.
Kuklinski wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Carmo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Kuklinski controlling from the full mount.

Kuklinski looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Kuklinski avoids the attempt from Carmo to control.
Carmo is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Carmo is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Carmo stops Kuklinski from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
Carmo tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Carmo is squirming around nicely.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine from mount but Carmo is having none of it.
Carmo sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Carmo is looking to improve his position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski moves into full mount! Carmo won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (0) Carmo
Carmo bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (2) Carmo
Carmo wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

Carmo sitting in guard doing not very much at all here. Kuklinski doesn't need a second invitation though! He's locked up a guillotine and he's squeezing tight! That is tiiiiiiiiight! Carmo paying the price for stalling here - he's pushing hard on the arm trying to free himself but it's no use! He's tapped! WOW, quick submission from Kuklinski - great work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 10:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: EMP Night of Champions     
Date:   Mar 31, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3622 p4p, 371 weight class) and Justin Case (ranked 868 p4p, 91 weight class). Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!




196 cm
43 yrs
288 lbs



222 cm
28 yrs
283 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 26 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Justin Case!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, William Gold and Richard Clark.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Case moves in looking to clinch but Kuklinski pushes him off.

Case clinches up against the cage.
Case is trying to pull guard but Kuklinski has him pressed against the cage.
Case fails to pull guard.

Kuklinski pulls guard effortlessly.
Kuklinski is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Kuklinski has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
My spies in AREA 51 inform me that Case has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Kuklinski manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Case manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Case

Kuklinski thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Kuklinski showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Case 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.
Kuklinski controls from within his opponent's guard.
Case can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kuklinski maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Case could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Kuklinski has cracked it and Case is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Kuklinski!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski retains his heavyweight title!
An out of breath Richard Kuklinski thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: EMP 7     
Date:   Mar 17, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Brodie Grundy (ranked 3382 p4p, 344 weight class) and Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3584 p4p, 362 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




203 cm
35 yrs
251 lbs



196 cm
42 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Brodie Grundy! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 25 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Andrew Berry and James Atkins.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Kuklinski shoots in but Grundy avoids the takedown attempt easily.

Grundy rushes Kuklinski and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Grundy has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Kuklinski is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Kuklinski fails to pull the fight into his guard.

Grundy tightens his grip and picks Kuklinski up, before dumping him to the ground. Kuklinski manages to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Grundy (2) vs (0) Kuklinski
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski trying to control the position here.
Kuklinski 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grundy is stalling in the full guard.
Grundy postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kuklinski throws his legs up looking for a submission but Grundy uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Grundy (5) vs (0) Kuklinski
Grundy wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping him busy.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Grundy is pressing down on Kuklinski's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kuklinski is holding on for now.
Grundy is working hard here to advance position.
Grundy prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Grundy is trying to control. Kuklinski wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grundy is looking to stall here but Kuklinski recovers full guard.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Grundy has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Kuklinski is looking for a triangle but Grundy pushes his legs off easily.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Grundy from controlling successfully.
Grundy looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grundy (5) vs (2) Kuklinski
Grundy working a defensive guard here.
Grundy keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuklinski jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Grundy looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kuklinski is one step ahead there.
Grundy is trying to keep Kuklinski in close.
Grundy keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Grundy lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grundy (7) vs (2) Kuklinski
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski is looking to sweep but instead, Grundy has passed into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Grundy wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Grundy wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski keeping full guard, as Grundy tries to pass.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Grundy passes into half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to control Grundy's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kuklinski avoid being mounted?

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Grundy wants to free his trapped foot but Kuklinski is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Grundy keeps him under control.
Kuklinski manages to get to full guard.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kuklinski wants to sweep here but Grundy controlling him for the moment.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Grundy passes Kuklinski's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Grundy is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski 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.
Still in half guard, Grundy seems content to control.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
We've been hearing good reports from Grundy's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Grundy won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Grundy trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski looking to hit a scissor sweep but Grundy is one step ahead there.
Grundy trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Grundy looking to pass the guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.
Grundy trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Grundy trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kuklinski controls Grundy momentarily but Grundy frees himself.
Grundy is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control the position.
Grundy won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grundy (7) vs (4) Kuklinski

Grundy working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kuklinski doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kuklinski manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Kuklinski stands and throws Grundy's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Grundy (7) vs (7) Kuklinski

Kuklinski is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Grundy is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Grundy is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Grundy struggling a bit here.
Grundy is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Kuklinski is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Grundy (7) vs (9) Kuklinski
Grundy wants to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Grundy is squirming around nicely.
Kuklinski avoids the attempt from Grundy to control.
Kuklinski content just to control the position here.
It looks like Kuklinski might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Grundy tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski content just to control the position here.

Kuklinski jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Grundy manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Grundy is working from the bottom.
Grundy is looking for a sweep.
Grundy is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Kuklinski off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Grundy (11) vs (9) Kuklinski
Grundy doesn't have the hooks in and Kuklinski manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grundy (11) vs (11) Kuklinski
Grundy looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Grundy throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Kuklinski escapes and throws Grundy's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Grundy (11) vs (14) Kuklinski
Kuklinski advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Grundy (11) vs (16) Kuklinski
Kuklinski looking to control and managing it successfully.
Grundy prevents Kuklinski from taking his back.
Grundy is wriggling around trying to escape.
Grundy has given up his back here. Will Kuklinski look for the submission or keep pounding away?
Score +3 for taking back: Grundy (11) vs (19) Kuklinski

Kuklinski working for the choke.
Grundy wants to control his opponent's hands but Kuklinski gets his hands free.

Kuklinski is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Grundy is defending well though. Kuklinski let's go of the attempt for now.
Kuklinski is trying to stick to Grundy's back but Grundy is turning into Kuklinski. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Kuklinski's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Grundy.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Grundy (13) vs (19) Kuklinski

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Grundy trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Grundy trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Grundy advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Grundy (16) vs (19) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to bench press Grundy off him but Grundy keeps the position.
Grundy wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kuklinski keeps working.
Kuklinski wants to control but Grundy postures up.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Grundy trying to control the position but Kuklinski is working away.
Kuklinski regains half guard.
Grundy is keen to just control but Kuklinski is a slippery customer.
Kuklinski works his way to full guard. Good work.
Grundy wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Grundy postures up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski wants to sweep here but Grundy controlling him for the moment.
Grundy advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Grundy (19) vs (19) Kuklinski

And that's the end of the fight!
As we have tied on points, we go to a tie breaker and Kuklinski gets a bonus point for attempting more subs.
Kuklinski wins on points by 20 to 19. Richard Kuklinski retains his heavyweight title!
After winning the bout, Richard Kuklinski thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: WAR GAMES     
Date:   Feb 24, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3535 p4p, 366 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 13653 p4p, 724 weight class). Richard Kuklinski has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




196 cm
42 yrs
288 lbs



190 cm
36 yrs
235 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 24 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 8 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Atkins and Steven Brown.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Kuklinski shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Kuklinski showed some decent athleticism there.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Kimura

Kimura looking for a kimura from the bottom but Kuklinski passes into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura manages to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.
Kimura tries to roll over but Kuklinski keeps him under control.
Kuklinski is looking to advance position but Kimura won't allow it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Kuklinski 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.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to pass Kimura's guard but actually Kimura recovers to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.

Kimura escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kuklinski gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Kimura is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura 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: Kuklinski (5) vs (2) Kimura
Kuklinski's coaches at Jed's Gym have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kimura is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Kuklinski wants to improve his position but Kimura is controlling well.

Kuklinski actively working from the bottom here.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
Kimura passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (5) Kimura
My spies in AREA 51 inform me that Kimura has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position but Kimura isn't that keen on the idea.
Kuklinski tries to lock up and control but Kimura gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kimura can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kuklinski is looking to escape.
Kuklinski working to try and regain half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura controlling from the full mount.
Kimura fails to move to back control.
Kuklinski is desperately trying to improve his position but Kimura has a good base and remains in mount.
Kimura tries to control but Kuklinski wriggling away.
Kimura controlling the position easily from mount.
Kuklinski tries to hold on but Kimura postures up.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is squirming around, avoiding Kimura's attempts to control the action.

Kimura has control of Kuklinski's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Kuklinski regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Kuklinski working to try and regain half guard.
Kimura sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kuklinski bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (7) vs (5) Kimura

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control the position.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.

Kuklinski drops back looking for a leg! Kimura is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Kimura manages to kick Kuklinski off! Kuklinski jumps back into Kimura's guard.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Kimura's guard.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.
Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kimura.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kimura is keeping the position.
Kuklinski slips nicely into half guard.
Kuklinski looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Kimura is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.

Kimura is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Kuklinski pulls his head out easily.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Kimura looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (5) Kimura
Kimura is looking to get to half guard.
Kuklinski fails to take his opponent's back.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski controlling the pace for now.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kimura is having none of it.
Kimura tries to lock up and control but Kuklinski gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kuklinski trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Kuklinski wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Kuklinski looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to escape the mount.
Kuklinski tries to control but Kimura wriggling away.
Kimura manages to regain half guard. Good work.

Kuklinski looking for a submission but Kimura manages to get full guard, putting an end to that submission attempt.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to sweep but no luck.

Kimura looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Kuklinski passes into half guard.

Kuklinski is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Kimura doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kuklinski.
Kuklinski tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kimura knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Kimura trying to control but Kuklinski postures up.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but Kimura is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Kuklinski seems to be looking for submissions.

Kimura actively working from the bottom here.
Kuklinski trying to control the pace.

Kuklinski is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to take a breather but Kimura is having none of it.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Kimura is defending the position.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard but Kuklinski has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (5) Kimura
Kuklinski passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Kimura!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (15) vs (5) Kimura
Kimura tries to hold on but Kuklinski postures up.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski fails to move to back control.
Kimura is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kimura sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Kimura's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kimura is holding on for now.
Kimura has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Kuklinski is working away from the top position though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Kimura is working from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 15 to 5.
Richard Kuklinski retains his heavyweight title!
A very excited looking Richard Kuklinski 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.

 

Event: Rise of an EMPIRE     
Date:   Feb 09, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3397 p4p, 363 weight class) and Poto Tupu (ranked 3307 p4p, 350 weight class). Tupu is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Youth Of The Nation. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




196 cm
42 yrs
288 lbs



182 cm
33 yrs
290 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 23 wins and 6 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 3 losses; Poto Tupu!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Colin Fotheringham and Andrew Berry.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Kuklinski fails with a takedown attempt.

Tupu fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Kuklinski to the ground. Tupu is now in Kuklinski's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) Tupu
Kuklinski will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Tupu sitting in guard doing not very much at all here. Kuklinski doesn't need a second invitation though! He's locked up a guillotine and he's squeezing tight! That is tiiiiiiiiight! Tupu paying the price for stalling here - he's pushing hard on the arm trying to free himself but it's no use! He's tapped! WOW, quick submission from Kuklinski - great work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski is the new heavyweight champion!
A relieved looking Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 03, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3484 p4p, 0 weight class) and Hero Galanos (ranked 301 p4p, 42 weight class). Galanos has chosen oh boy, he's walking out in gladiator trunks as his entrance music. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




196 cm
41 yrs
288 lbs



194 cm
23 yrs
213 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 23 wins and 5 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Hero Galanos!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Paulsen Ambrosius and Nard Betker.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Galanos is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Kuklinski's half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) Galanos
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Galanos is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski is trying to control but can't.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Galanos is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski trying to hold on to Galanos's head to control him but Galanos postures up.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Galanos keeps him under control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Galanos has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (5) Galanos
Kuklinski is desperately trying to improve his position but Galanos has a good base and remains in mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Galanos tries to control but Kuklinski wriggling away.
Kuklinski tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kuklinski slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Galanos slows the pace down in half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Galanos jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (8) Galanos
Kuklinski tries to improve position but can't.
I wouldn't like to be where Kuklinski is right now.
Kuklinski sneaks back into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski controlling the position well.
Kuklinski wants to control but Galanos is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Kuklinski trying to control here.
Kuklinski trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Galanos manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (11) Galanos

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Galanos avoids the attempt from Kuklinski to control.
Galanos controlling from the full mount.
Kuklinski is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kuklinski wants to hold on but Galanos pushes him away.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is in all sorts of trouble here.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Kuklinski wants to hold on but Galanos pushes him away.
Kuklinski is trying desperately to improve position.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
Galanos controlling his opponent.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is wriggling around trying to escape.
Galanos can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kuklinski is looking to escape.
Galanos prevents Kuklinski from getting the reversal.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Galanos controlling from the full mount.
Kuklinski is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kuklinski tries to hold on but Galanos pushes him away.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Kuklinski wants to control but Galanos is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Galanos is trying to control the action in half guard but Kuklinski is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Galanos wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping him busy.
Galanos has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (14) Galanos
Kuklinski is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski can't escape the position.
Kuklinski wants to hold on but Galanos pushes him away.
Galanos prevents Kuklinski from getting the reversal.
Galanos can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kuklinski is looking to escape.
Galanos might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Kuklinski haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Kuklinski is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to hold on but Galanos pushes him away.
Kuklinski is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Galanos controlling the position easily from mount.
Kuklinski slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kuklinski.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski 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.

Kuklinski has an active guard here but Galanos has managed to pass into half guard.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard but Galanos has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (17) Galanos
Galanos is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Kuklinski will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to improve position but can't.
Galanos is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Galanos tries to move to mount but Kuklinski blocks the move with his legs.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.
Kuklinski gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Galanos trying to control the pace.
Kuklinski gets full guard.
Kuklinski is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kuklinski looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kuklinski trying to control the position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Galanos got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuklinski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Galanos has managed to get both his arms back between Kuklinski's legs - danger averted.
Kuklinski controls Galanos momentarily but Galanos frees himself.
Galanos trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Galanos preventing the sweep.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Kuklinski looking for subs off his back but Galanos has passed one foot through into half guard.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Galanos wins on points by 17 to 0.
Hero Galanos thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (265+lbs, D1): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Nov 25, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Aleksandar Kamenov (ranked 1329 p4p, 197 weight class) and Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3429 p4p, 0 weight class). Kamenov's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Korn - Hey Daddy. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




193 cm
37 yrs
210 lbs



196 cm
41 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Aleksandar Kamenov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 22 wins and 5 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Arvi Lind and Ben Zyskovitsi.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Kamenov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Kuklinski defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Kamenov.

Kuklinski shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kamenov (0) vs (2) Kuklinski

Kamenov is defending against the submission attempts here by Kuklinski.
Kamenov is looking to control Kuklinski's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kamenov avoid being mounted?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski wants to free his trapped foot but Kamenov is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Kamenov trying to control from the bottom.

Kuklinski is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Kamenov has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Kamenov trying to control here.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Kamenov is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Kamenov is defending the position.
Kamenov trying to hold on to Kuklinski's head to control him but Kuklinski postures up.

Kuklinski is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Kuklinski is working for a submission of some sort.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Kamenov is defending the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kamenov trying to hold on to Kuklinski's head to control him but Kuklinski postures up.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kamenov defends it well.
Kamenov is looking to control Kuklinski's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kamenov avoid being mounted?
Kamenov is looking to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kamenov is looking to control Kuklinski's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kamenov avoid being mounted?
Still in half guard, Kuklinski seems content to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski seems to be working for a kimura but Kamenov defends the submission attempt.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kamenov keeps working.
Kamenov trying to control here.
Kamenov tries to get to full guard but Kuklinski has control of the leg.
Kuklinski is keen to just control but Kamenov is a slippery customer.
Kamenov keeping hold of Kuklinski's head, controlling as best he can.
Kuklinski works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kamenov (0) vs (5) Kuklinski

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to take his opponent's back but Kamenov doesn't allow it.
Kuklinski content just to control the position here.
Kamenov is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Kamenov is controlling an arm, preventing Kuklinski from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kamenov is having none of it.
Kamenov tries to lock up and control but Kuklinski gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine from mount but Kamenov is having none of it.

Kuklinski goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Kamenov turns into him and now he's in Kuklinski's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kamenov (2) vs (5) Kuklinski

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Kuklinski controls Kamenov momentarily but Kamenov frees himself.
Kamenov stands and throws Kuklinski's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kamenov (5) vs (5) Kuklinski

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski manages to work his way to half guard, despite Kamenov's best efforts.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kamenov postures up.
Kuklinski gets full guard.
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kamenov (5) vs (7) Kuklinski
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kamenov looking to control.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kamenov is working from the bottom.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Kamenov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kamenov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kamenov is pulling down on Kuklinski's head. It's preventing any offense from Kuklinski, at least for the moment.
Kuklinski passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kamenov (5) vs (10) Kuklinski

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kamenov wants to control but Kuklinski postures up.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kamenov has escaped the position, nice work there.
Kamenov sneaks back into half guard.
Kamenov wants to control but Kuklinski passes into side.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kamenov (5) vs (13) Kuklinski

Kuklinski tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kuklinski has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Kuklinski tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kamenov wants to control but Kuklinski postures up.
Kamenov tries to buck Kuklinski off but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski tries to advance to mount but can't.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Kamenov is working from the bottom.
Kamenov sneaks back into half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kamenov does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Kuklinski passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kamenov (5) vs (16) Kuklinski
Kuklinski is looking to work his way around to Kamenov's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kamenov is looking to escape.
Kamenov tries to lock up and control but Kuklinski gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kamenov is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kamenov tries to hold on but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kamenov is having none of it.
Kamenov tries to lock up and control but Kuklinski gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

Kuklinski jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Kamenov manages to avoid the submission attempt.

Kuklinski looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kamenov is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.

Kuklinski working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Kamenov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Kuklinski wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kamenov has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Kamenov can't do much from the bottom here.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kamenov keeps working.
Kamenov prevents Kuklinski from moving into mount.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kamenov struggling a bit here.
Kuklinski is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski wins on points by 16 to 5.
An out of breath Richard Kuklinski thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (265+lbs, D1): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3410 p4p, 0 weight class) and Danny Ciprianni (ranked 3491 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
41 yrs
288 lbs



191 cm
32 yrs
213 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 21 wins and 5 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Danny Ciprianni!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Marco Blurström.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Ciprianni rushes Kuklinski and presses him up against the cage.
Ciprianni drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Kuklinski is trying to pull guard but Ciprianni turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Ciprianni has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Kuklinski is trying to keep an underhook but Ciprianni manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) Ciprianni
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Ciprianni is looking to advance position but Kuklinski won't allow it.

Ciprianni is looking for submissions but instead, Kuklinski has regained full guard.
Ciprianni trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ciprianni looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (2) Ciprianni
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski stands and throws Ciprianni's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (2) Ciprianni

Kuklinski is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Ciprianni is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Ciprianni is trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski working away.
Ciprianni tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Ciprianni struggling a bit here.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Ciprianni is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Ciprianni stops Kuklinski from passing to mount.
Kuklinski gets to mount! Ciprianni was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (7) vs (2) Ciprianni

Kuklinski working for a guillotine from mount but Ciprianni is in no mood to give up.
Ciprianni is desperately trying to improve his position but Kuklinski has a good base and remains in mount.
Ciprianni is controlling an arm, preventing Kuklinski from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Ciprianni is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Ciprianni gets back to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Ciprianni is defending well.
Ciprianni works his way to full guard. Good work.
Ciprianni keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski is pushing down on Ciprianni's leg trying to pass to half guard. Ciprianni is fighting to maintain full guard but Kuklinski has managed to sneak the leg through.

Kuklinski is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Ciprianni looking for submissions off his back.
Ciprianni keeping control of the position.

Ciprianni looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is working for a kimura but Ciprianni is defending it quite comfortably.
Kuklinski is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Ciprianni!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (2) Ciprianni
Ciprianni is working to get back to half guard.

Ciprianni defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Kuklinski.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ciprianni manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Kuklinski tries to pass the half guard into mount. Ciprianni knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Kuklinski is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ciprianni is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Ciprianni has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Kuklinski is working away from the top position though.
Ciprianni gets back to full guard.
Ciprianni working a defensive guard here.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Ciprianni is keeping the position for now.

Ciprianni has his foot on Kuklinski's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kuklinski works his way back into a safe position though.

Ciprianni is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kuklinski defends well.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Ciprianni is keeping the position.
Kuklinski postures up.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Ciprianni can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Ciprianni is defending well.
Ciprianni is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Ciprianni is working from the bottom.
Ciprianni tries to roll over but Kuklinski keeps him under control.
Kuklinski stalling.
Ciprianni won't allow Kuklinski to pass to mount.
Kuklinski is keen to just control but Ciprianni is a slippery customer.
Ciprianni is trying to maintain the position but Kuklinski is very close to passing his half guard.
Ciprianni gets back to full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Ciprianni working for a triangle but Kuklinski defends it easily.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Ciprianni is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Ciprianni is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Ciprianni is retaining full guard.

Ciprianni looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Ciprianni keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Ciprianni is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kuklinski is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Kuklinski forces his way into half guard.
Ciprianni is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Ciprianni actively working from the bottom here.
Kuklinski seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Ciprianni does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Ciprianni is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Kuklinski is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Kuklinski slows the pace down in half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to mount his opponent but Ciprianni defends it.
Ciprianni moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Ciprianni keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Ciprianni pulls Kuklinski in close to prevent any damage.
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.
Kuklinski stands and throws Ciprianni's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (2) Ciprianni

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is trying to get an arm triangle but Ciprianni is defending well.
Kuklinski advances nicely into full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (15) vs (2) Ciprianni
Ciprianni is looking to get to half guard.
Kuklinski sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

Kuklinski is working for a guillotine from mount but Ciprianni frees his head quite easily.
Ciprianni tries to hold on but Kuklinski postures up.
Ciprianni is looking to improve his position but Kuklinski isn't that keen on the idea.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Ciprianni is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Ciprianni wants to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Ciprianni is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Ciprianni working to try and regain half guard.
Kuklinski wants to take Ciprianni's back here but Ciprianni is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Ciprianni regains half guard.
Ciprianni moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Kuklinski stays in close to Ciprianni's body and controls the position.

Ciprianni is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Ciprianni keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Ciprianni keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.

Ciprianni looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Ciprianni has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Kuklinski can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Ciprianni is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski postures up.

Kuklinski avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Kuklinski slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (18) vs (2) Ciprianni

Kuklinski wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Ciprianni, who protects the arm well.
Kuklinski advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (20) vs (2) Ciprianni

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.

Kuklinski working for a guillotine from mount but Ciprianni is in no mood to give up.
Kuklinski manages to capitalize on a mistake by Ciprianni to take his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Kuklinski (23) vs (2) Ciprianni
Ciprianni is in bad spot here.
Ciprianni breaks Kuklinski's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (23) vs (4) Ciprianni
Ciprianni trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Kuklinski looking for a sweep. Not yet Kuklinski, not yet.
Kuklinski 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: Kuklinski (25) vs (4) Ciprianni

Ciprianni is defending against the submission attempts here by Kuklinski.
Kuklinski looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Still in half guard, Kuklinski seems content to control.

Kuklinski is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Ciprianni doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kuklinski.
Ciprianni is refusing to be controlled, as Kuklinski sits in half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to stall here but Ciprianni recovers full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski pushing down on Ciprianni's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 25 to 4.
After winning the bout, Richard Kuklinski thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Sydney Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Sep 19, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Georgy Fokin (ranked 213 p4p, 0 weight class) and Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3271 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




188 cm
38 yrs
212 lbs



196 cm
40 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Georgy Fokin! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 21 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Darius Henderson, Hugh Johnson and Ron Honeybunn.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski gets tackled into the cage by Fokin. Fokin maintains the clinch.

Fokin works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Fokin (2) vs (0) Kuklinski
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine here but Fokin defends easily.
We've been hearing good reports from Fokin's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

Fokin got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuklinski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Fokin has managed to get both his arms back between Kuklinski's legs - danger averted.
Kuklinski pulls Fokin in to control the position.
Fokin is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Fokin's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Fokin (2) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Kuklinski trying to control but Fokin is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski stopping the sweep attempt from Fokin.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Fokin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kuklinski has gone for a leg lock! Fokin slips out almost immediately though and dives into Kuklinski's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Fokin (4) vs (2) Kuklinski
Fokin is stalling in the full guard.

Kuklinski throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Fokin escapes and throws Kuklinski's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Fokin (7) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Fokin wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fokin trying to control the action but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski is being controlled here.
Kuklinski wants to control but Fokin postures up.
Kuklinski tries to buck Fokin off but Fokin is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fokin controls the position.
Kuklinski gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski works his way to full guard. Good work.
Kuklinski wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Fokin is now in half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Kuklinski is staying active underneath Fokin, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Fokin in particular looking to stall.
Fokin trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski is refusing to be controlled, as Fokin sits in half guard.
Kuklinski won't allow Fokin to pass to mount.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to get back to full guard but Fokin takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Fokin (10) vs (2) Kuklinski
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kuklinski is trying to escape the mount but Fokin keeps good control and instead manages to take Kuklinski's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Fokin (13) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski manages to reverse the position and now he's in Fokin's guard. Nice work there by Kuklinski.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Fokin (13) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Fokin (13) vs (7) Kuklinski
Kuklinski trying to control the position but Fokin is working away.
Fokin is trying to get back to half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Fokin is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Fokin defending well.
Kuklinski prevents Fokin from improving his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Fokin wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping busy.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but Fokin is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuklinski to get the leverage.
Kuklinski looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Kuklinski is trying to control. Fokin wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Fokin actively working from the bottom here.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Fokin works his way to full guard. Good work.
Kuklinski trying to control but Fokin is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Fokin 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: Fokin (15) vs (7) Kuklinski
Fokin prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Kuklinski is still trying to improve position.

Kuklinski is trying to control Fokin's posture. Fokin takes advantage of the lull and advances to side control. He also appears to have an arm triangle here! Uh oh, big trouble for Kuklinski! Fokin is rotating here... this could be the end... Kuklinski is out! Fokin has ended this one emphatically! Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Georgy Fokin!
Our winner, Georgy Fokin, 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.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Sydney Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 3263 p4p, 0 weight class) and Marvin Hinton (ranked 3715 p4p, 0 weight class). Richard Kuklinski has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




196 cm
40 yrs
288 lbs



187 cm
32 yrs
220 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 20 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Marvin Hinton!
The judges for this bout are Ron Honeybunn, Steve Erwin and Damien Edna.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Hinton gets a clinch.

Kuklinski ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Kuklinski no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Kuklinski not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kuklinski looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Hinton is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski has control of Hinton's left arm, preventing Hinton from doing any damage.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

Hinton has gone for a leg lock! Kuklinski slips out almost immediately though and dives into Hinton's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Hinton
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Hinton looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Kuklinski has picked Hinton up and slammed him! Hinton can't keep hold of the triangle and Kuklinski manages to pass to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (0) Hinton
Hinton 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.

Kuklinski wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Hinton, who protects the arm well.
Hinton is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hinton is looking for a sweep.
Hinton is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.
Hinton can't do much from the bottom here.
Hinton gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (7) vs (0) Hinton
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Hinton is looking to escape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hinton tries to hold on but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski wants to take Hinton's back here but Hinton is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

Kuklinski working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.

Kuklinski has control of Hinton's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Hinton regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Kuklinski controlling his opponent.
Kuklinski trying to control but Hinton is having none of it.
Hinton is working to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Hinton prevents Kuklinski from taking his back.
Hinton is looking to improve his position but Kuklinski isn't that keen on the idea.
Hinton is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hinton tries to hold on but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski controlling from the full mount.
Kuklinski is looking to work his way around to Hinton's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Hinton is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

Hinton defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Kuklinski.

Kuklinski with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Hinton wants to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.

Kuklinski looking to secure an arm triangle but Hinton defends it well.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Hinton is looking to get to half guard.
Hinton tries to lock up and control but Kuklinski gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kuklinski trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Hinton working to try and regain half guard.
Kuklinski looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kuklinski fails to take his opponent's back.
Kuklinski avoids the attempt from Hinton to control.

Kuklinski has hold of Hinton's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Hinton manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is stalling here but it's allowed Hinton to get half guard.
Kuklinski passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (0) Hinton
You can see the frustration on Hinton's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Hinton sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

Hinton looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but Hinton is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kuklinski tries to pass to full mount but Hinton defends it.
Hinton is trying to control but can't.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Hinton tries to get to full guard but Kuklinski has control of the leg.
Kuklinski trying to control from Hinton's half guard. Hinton has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Hinton trying to control the position.
Kuklinski is stalling in the full guard.
Hinton not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kuklinski content to stall in guard here.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Hinton is trying to hold Kuklinski in close to prevent damage but Kuklinski has managed to pass into half guard.
Kuklinski trying to mount his opponent but Hinton defends it.
Hinton is looking to control Kuklinski's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hinton avoid being mounted?

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Hinton defends it well.
Kuklinski passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (0) Hinton
Kuklinski looking to control but Hinton is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Hinton manages to regain half guard. Good work.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Hinton is trying to control but can't.

Hinton looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Hinton won't allow Kuklinski to pass to mount.

Hinton looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hinton tries to roll over but Kuklinski keeps him under control.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Hinton still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Hinton has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (4) Hinton

Hinton thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Hinton looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Kuklinski sneaks back into half guard.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Hinton is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Hinton is pressing down on Kuklinski's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kuklinski is holding on for now.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Hinton is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Hinton is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Hinton tries to pass to full mount but Kuklinski defends it.
Kuklinski wants to control but Hinton is keeping busy.
Kuklinski is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Hinton is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Hinton seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kuklinski does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Kuklinski wants to control but Hinton is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Hinton is looking to pass Kuklinski's guard but actually Kuklinski recovers to full guard.
Hinton trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski controls Hinton momentarily but Hinton frees himself.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine here but Hinton defends easily.
Hinton is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Hinton pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.

Hinton drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Kuklinski manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Hinton has Kuklinski in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (15) vs (4) Hinton

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.
Hinton looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kuklinski is one step ahead there.
Hinton looking to control.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Hinton is keeping the position.
Kuklinski trying to control but Hinton is working from the bottom.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Hinton had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kuklinski defends it easily.
Kuklinski postures up.
Hinton can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Hinton is trying to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Hinton is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski trying to mount his opponent but Hinton defends it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 15 to 4.
A very excited looking Richard Kuklinski 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.

 

Event: TWGC 15 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Mar 15, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Sharky Shark. Shark has chosen Stand My Ground as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Sharky Shark has the eye of the tiger tonight.




196 cm
38 yrs
288 lbs



197 cm
32 yrs
217 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 19 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 0 losses; Sharky Shark!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Paulsen Ambrosius and Paul Aken.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
No luck for Kuklinski with that takedown attempt.

Kuklinski gets a double leg takedown into Shark's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Shark
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Shark swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski trying to control but Shark is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Shark is keeping the position.
Kuklinski is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Shark is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shark pulls Kuklinski in to control the position.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Shark is keeping the position.
Kuklinski trying to control but Shark is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski forces his way into half guard.
Shark trying to control here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shark won't allow Kuklinski to pass to mount.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Shark keeps working.
Kuklinski uses his free foot to push down on Shark's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Shark.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (0) Shark
Shark is controlling an arm, preventing Kuklinski from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Shark is looking to escape.
Kuklinski sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Shark is now in Kuklinski's guard. A big mistake from Kuklinski there, giving up the dominant position!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (2) Shark
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.

Shark is posturing up here but Kuklinski has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Shark tries to roll out but it's too tight and Shark has to tap! Slick submission there by Kuklinski!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski is the new super heavyweight champion!
A very excited looking Richard Kuklinski 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.

 

Event: TWGC 15 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Mar 14, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Maxim Bok. Bok is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Give It Revolution. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!




196 cm
38 yrs
288 lbs



182 cm
25 yrs
285 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 18 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 4 losses; Maxim Bok!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Albert Achterberg and Paulsen Ambrosius.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Bok misses with a takedown

so Kuklinski counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Bok

Kuklinski drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuklinski jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Kuklinski has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Kuklinski will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Bok lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (2) Bok
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kuklinski is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (2) Bok
Bok looking for a sweep. Not yet Bok, not yet.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bok swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bok manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kuklinski manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (4) Bok
Bok advances to half guard.
Bok prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Bok is keen to just control but Kuklinski is a slippery customer.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Kuklinski not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bok looking to pass the guard.
Bok pushing down on Kuklinski's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Bok is trying to work for a kimura but Kuklinski is defending well.
Kuklinski moves into full guard.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Bok from controlling successfully.
Bok trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski looking for a sweep. Not yet Kuklinski, not yet.

Kuklinski is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Bok trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kuklinski is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (6) vs (4) Bok
Bok looking to control but Kuklinski passes into half guard.
Kuklinski moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (9) vs (4) Bok
You can see the frustration on Bok's face as Kuklinski controls the position.
Bok is trying to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bok gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Bok has managed to free his arm - good work.
Bok is trying to get back to full guard.
Bok has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Bok is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Bok looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Bok is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Bok preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bok wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping busy.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but Bok is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuklinski to get the leverage.
Kuklinski is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Kuklinski has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Bok is defending the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Bok makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Bok.
Bok looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kuklinski is one step ahead there.
Bok bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kuklinski's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (9) vs (6) Bok
Bok sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Kuklinski's guard.
Kuklinski trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Bok manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (9) vs (9) Bok
Kuklinski slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.

Kuklinski actively working from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Bok keeps him under control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
Bok is looking to advance position but Kuklinski won't allow it.

Bok is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Bok trying to control the action but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Bok takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Bok tries to pass to full mount but Kuklinski defends it.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine here but Bok defends easily.
Bok trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Bok advances to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.

Bok is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kuklinski sees it coming and defends easily.
Bok prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Kuklinski is trying to maintain the position but Bok is very close to passing his half guard.
Bok wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
Bok wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Bok's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Bok from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Bok slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (9) vs (12) Bok
Kuklinski struggling a bit here.
Bok trying to control the position but Kuklinski is working away.
Kuklinski gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back.
Bok trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Bok is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kuklinski defends it well.
Bok is stalling here. Kuklinski is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Bok seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Kuklinski has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (12) Bok
Kuklinski trying to control the position but Bok is working away.

Kuklinski thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Bok has escaped the position, nice work there.
Bok is trying to get back to half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Bok is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Bok can't do much from the bottom here.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Bok is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Bok is looking to regain half guard here but Kuklinski keeps moving and retains side control.
Bok is being controlled here.
Kuklinski advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (15) vs (12) Bok
Bok regains half guard.
Well, if Kuklinski is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Bok manages to get to full guard.

Bok throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski won't allow Bok to sweep him here.
Bok keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Kuklinski is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Kuklinski looking to sit in guard and control but Bok gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (15) vs (14) Bok
Bok trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Bok tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Bok passes Kuklinski's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Bok looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Bok prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Kuklinski won't allow Bok to pass to mount.

Kuklinski is defending against the submission attempts here by Bok.
Bok working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Kuklinski's thigh. Kuklinski counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bok trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 15 to 14.
Our winner, Richard Kuklinski, 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.

 

Event: TWGC 15 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 13, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Xander Machado and Richard Kuklinski. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
22 yrs
213 lbs



196 cm
38 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Xander Machado! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 17 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Patrick Alders and Paulsen Ambrosius.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Kuklinski misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Machado rushes Kuklinski and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Kuklinski tries for a takedown. No joy.
Machado gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Kuklinski.
Xander Machado has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Richard Kuklinski.

Machado pulls Kuklinski into guard.
Kuklinski stopping the sweep attempt from Machado.
Machado 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.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Machado is retaining full guard.

Machado has his foot on Kuklinski's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kuklinski works his way back into a safe position though.

Kuklinski drops back looking for a leg! Machado is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Machado manages to kick Kuklinski off! Kuklinski jumps back into Machado's guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Machado's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Machado trying to control the position.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Machado keeps moving.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Machado had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kuklinski defends it easily.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Machado bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kuklinski's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Machado (2) vs (0) Kuklinski
Machado preventing the sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Machado works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Kuklinski 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.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kuklinski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Machado defends it easily.
Machado looking to pass the guard.
Kuklinski is trying to keep Machado in close.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kuklinski looking for a guillotine here but Machado defends easily.
Machado looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Machado (2) vs (2) Kuklinski

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Machado dives on top into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Machado (4) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski wants to sweep here but Machado controlling him for the moment.
Machado is looking to advance position but Kuklinski has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Machado (4) vs (6) Kuklinski
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Machado is squirming around nicely.
Kuklinski is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Machado tries to reverse the position but Kuklinski maintains control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Machado is looking to escape.
Kuklinski takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.
Score +3 for taking back: Machado (4) vs (9) Kuklinski

Kuklinski is persistently looking for the submission but Machado is defending it well.
Machado rolls, trying to escape but Kuklinski keeps control of the position.
Will Kuklinski go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Kuklinski is working the back position looking for the choke. Oh, he's slid into an armbar! Beautiful transition and Machado taps out! Fantastic Jiu Jitsu from Kuklinski.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
An out of breath Richard Kuklinski thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: TWGC 15 (265+lbs, D1): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Mar 05, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Jarkko Kilpi. Kilpi has chosen Solid Base - I Like It as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
38 yrs
288 lbs



195 cm
24 yrs
260 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 4 losses; Jarkko Kilpi!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Roosa Järviläinen and Ben Zyskovitsi.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Kuklinski clinches with his opponent.
Kilpi jumps guard but Kuklinski stands there with Kilpi around his waist. Kilpi gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Kuklinski jumps into guard, dragging Kilpi to the mat.
My spies in The Iron Palace inform me that Kilpi has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Kuklinski can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kilpi controls the pace.
Kilpi trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kilpi got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuklinski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kilpi has managed to get both his arms back between Kuklinski's legs - danger averted.
Kilpi stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuklinski swivels though and keeps the full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.
Kilpi wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is keeping the position.

Kuklinski is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kilpi is aware though and is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kilpi stays in close to Kuklinski's body and controls the position.
Kilpi passes Kuklinski's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Kuklinski wants to improve his position but Kilpi is controlling well.

Kilpi is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Kuklinski doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kilpi.
Kilpi passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (3) Kilpi
Kilpi looking to control but Kuklinski is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Kilpi looking to control but Kuklinski is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Kilpi is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Kuklinski just holding on.
Kilpi wants to control the pace but Kuklinski is squirming around nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kilpi prevents Kuklinski from getting the reversal.
Kilpi looking to control and managing it successfully.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Kuklinski tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kuklinski is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Kilpi looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kuklinski wants to hold on but Kilpi pushes him away.
Kilpi tries to control but Kuklinski wriggling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Kilpi tries to control but Kuklinski wriggling away.

Kilpi looking to secure an arm triangle but Kuklinski defends it well.
Kuklinski can't escape the position.

Kilpi moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Kuklinski has worked his arm free - good work by Kuklinski!
Kuklinski wants to control but Kilpi postures up.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Kuklinski knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Kuklinski manages to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to control but Kilpi is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Kilpi is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kuklinski sees it coming and defends easily.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back.
Kilpi is trying to control the action in half guard but Kuklinski is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Kuklinski is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski being controlled here, momentarily.

Kilpi drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Kuklinski manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Kilpi has Kuklinski in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (3) Kilpi

Kilpi looking for subs off his back but Kuklinski has passed one foot through into half guard.

Kilpi looking for subs from the bottom but Kuklinski mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (3) Kilpi

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kilpi is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kuklinski avoids the attempt from Kilpi to control.
Kilpi gets back to half guard.
Kilpi is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.
Kilpi is trying to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kuklinski is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kilpi sees it coming and defends easily.
Kuklinski content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kilpi trying to control but Kuklinski postures up.
Kilpi is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Kuklinski is staying active.
Kuklinski is keen to just control but Kilpi is a slippery customer.
Kuklinski trying to control from Kilpi's half guard. Kilpi has other ideas though and has regained full guard.

Kilpi throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kilpi is keeping the position.
Kuklinski showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kilpi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kilpi is keeping the position.
Kilpi is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kilpi swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Kilpi is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kuklinski defends well.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Kilpi is retaining full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski forces his way into half guard.
Kilpi trying to control here.
Kilpi is pressing down on Kuklinski's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kilpi is keeping the position.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.

Kilpi is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Kilpi keeps moving.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi is looking for a triangle but Kuklinski pushes his legs off easily.
Kilpi is trying to keep Kuklinski in close.
Kilpi keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kilpi manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kuklinski manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (5) Kilpi
Kilpi looking to pass the guard.
Kuklinski pulls Kilpi in to control the position.
Kilpi won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (7) vs (5) Kilpi

Kilpi working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kuklinski doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kuklinski manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kilpi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kilpi trying to control the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi looking for a guillotine here but Kuklinski defends easily.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Kilpi's guard.
Kuklinski is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Kilpi gets full guard.
Kilpi 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.

Kilpi is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kuklinski defends well.
Kuklinski controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kilpi has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Kuklinski can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kilpi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (5) Kilpi
Kilpi can't do much from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kilpi manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (7) Kilpi

Kuklinski is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Kilpi pulls his head out easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 10 to 7.
Our winner, Richard Kuklinski, 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.

 

Event: TWGC 15 (265+lbs, D1): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Greco Roman. Greco Roman is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.




196 cm
38 yrs
288 lbs



176 cm
42 yrs
210 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 15 wins and 4 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 13 wins and 8 losses; Greco Roman!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Arvi Lind and Matti Vanhoillinen.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Roman fails to land the takedown.

Roman shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Kuklinski is trying to defend but Roman finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) Roman
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Roman has control of the leg.

Roman 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.
Kuklinski is positioning himself well to prevent Roman advancing to mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Roman frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (5) Roman
Kuklinski working to try and regain half guard.
Roman is looking to work his way around to Kuklinski's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Roman avoids the attempt from Kuklinski to control.
My spies in FIERCE inform me that Roman has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Roman fails to move to back control.
Kuklinski tries to reverse the position but Roman maintains control.

Roman is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Kuklinski has managed to escape the submission attempt.
Kuklinski manages to regain half guard. Good work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski has his hands clasped together around Roman's back. He's all about the action.

Roman seems to be working for a kimura but Kuklinski defends the submission attempt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Roman keeps him under control.

Roman 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.
Roman wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Roman seems to be working for a kimura but Kuklinski defends the submission attempt.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Roman trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Roman can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Roman drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Kuklinski manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Roman has Kuklinski in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (5) Roman
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Roman keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (5) Roman
Kuklinski controlling the position.
Roman is looking for a sweep.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Roman is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Roman tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Roman manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Kuklinski works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (5) Roman
Roman is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Roman working to try and regain half guard.
Kuklinski looking to control but Roman is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Roman stops Kuklinski from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
Roman really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kuklinski wants to take Roman's back but he can't do it this time.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Roman is squirming around nicely.

Kuklinski is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Roman is surviving well by controlling Kuklinski's body position as best he can.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Roman is squirming around nicely.

Kuklinski has control of Roman's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Roman regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Roman is looking to escape.
Kuklinski takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.
Score +3 for taking back: Kuklinski (11) vs (5) Roman

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?

Roman showing good submission defense here.

Roman is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Kuklinski gets his way!
Kuklinski trying to control.
Roman is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Kuklinski.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Roman prevents Kuklinski from getting a body triangle.
Roman tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Kuklinski sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Roman is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Roman is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Roman is in all sorts of trouble here.

Kuklinski is working for a guillotine from mount but Roman frees his head quite easily.
Kuklinski controlling the pace for now.
Roman regains half guard.
Kuklinski wants to advance to full mount but Roman doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski passes Roman's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Roman is refusing to be controlled, as Kuklinski sits in half guard.
Kuklinski is really struggling to control Roman but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Roman won't allow Kuklinski to pass to mount.
The fighters are battling for position here. Roman manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Roman escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kuklinski gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kuklinski passes into half guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Roman is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Roman wants to improve his position but Kuklinski is controlling well.
Kuklinski controlling the action here.

Kuklinski is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Kuklinski slows the pace down in half guard.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kuklinski will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to control the action in half guard but Roman is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Roman wants to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Roman is defending the position.
Roman tries to get to full guard but Kuklinski has control of the leg.
Kuklinski wants to free his trapped foot but Roman is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Roman is trying to maintain the position but Kuklinski is very close to passing his half guard.

Kuklinski is working for a kimura but Roman is defending it quite comfortably.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Roman keeps working.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Roman looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Roman keeps working.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 11 to 5.
After winning the bout, Richard Kuklinski thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: TWGC 14 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Jan 01, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and A J Hearts. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




196 cm
37 yrs
288 lbs



179 cm
44 yrs
222 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 15 wins and 3 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; A J Hearts!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Dean Styles and John Roberts.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Hearts closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (4) Hearts
Kuklinski sneaks back into half guard.
Kuklinski gets full guard.
Kuklinski definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Kuklinski looking to control.
Hearts passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (7) Hearts
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Both fighters take a look at the clock.
Kuklinski can't do much from the bottom here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
You can see the frustration on Kuklinski's face as Hearts controls the position.
You can see the frustration on Kuklinski's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hearts has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Kuklinski!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (0) vs (9) Hearts
Kuklinski regains half guard.
Hearts prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
My spies in Gym Beam inform me that Hearts has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
The fighters are battling for position here. Kuklinski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Hearts looking to pass the guard.

Kuklinski isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Hearts stacks Kuklinski on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Hearts!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (12) Hearts
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski being controlled for a moment.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.
Kuklinski is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Hearts is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (0) vs (14) Hearts
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Hearts avoids the attempt from Kuklinski to control.
Kuklinski is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Hearts avoids the attempt from Kuklinski to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is working to get back to half guard.
Hearts controlling his opponent.
Kuklinski tries to hold on but Hearts pushes him away.
Hearts sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Kuklinski moves into full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski looking for a sweep. Not yet Kuklinski, not yet.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Hearts passes into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (17) Hearts
Kuklinski is trying to control Hearts's posture but Hearts avoids it.
Hearts wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping him busy.
Kuklinski manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (17) Hearts
Hearts controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Hearts is defending well.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to stall here but Hearts recovers full guard.
Kuklinski pushes down on Hearts's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Hearts has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Kuklinski is working away from the top position though.
Hearts desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Hearts defending well.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Hearts has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Kuklinski is working away from the top position though.
Kuklinski passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (17) Hearts

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine from mount but Hearts is having none of it.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Hearts regains half guard.
Hearts is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Hearts tries to get to full guard but Kuklinski has control of the leg.

Kuklinski seems to be looking for submissions.
Hearts slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski slips nicely into half guard.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but Hearts is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kuklinski trying to control from half guard but Hearts is working away.
Hearts is looking to improve his position.
Kuklinski passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (17) Hearts
Kuklinski pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Hearts is squirming around nicely.
Hearts has given up his back - I don’t know if this is a deliberate ploy to try and escape or if he is just struggling down there.
Score +3 for taking back: Kuklinski (11) vs (17) Hearts
Kuklinski doesn't have the hooks in and Hearts manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (11) vs (19) Hearts
Kuklinski not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Hearts advances to half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Hearts trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski gets back to full guard.
Kuklinski not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Hearts from controlling successfully.
Hearts works a leg free and moves into half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Hearts is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Hearts postures up.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Hearts defends well.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Hearts defends well.
Hearts wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Hearts wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

Kuklinski working for submissions but it's allowed Hearts to get to half guard.
Hearts is taking a breather. Kuklinski says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Hearts keeps him under control.
Hearts is thwarting Kuklinski's attempts to control the position.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Hearts keeps him under control.
Kuklinski is staying active underneath Hearts, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Hearts prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
Kuklinski trying to hold on to Hearts's head to control him but Hearts postures up.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Hearts slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (11) vs (22) Hearts
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kuklinski is trying to work for a sweep but Hearts has mounted him!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (11) vs (24) Hearts

And that's the end of the fight!
Hearts wins on points by 24 to 11.
A J Hearts is the new heavyweight champion!
A very excited looking A J Hearts 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.

 

Event: TWGC 14 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Dec 31, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and James Raban. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
37 yrs
288 lbs



200 cm
38 yrs
270 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 3 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of St Petersburg, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; James Raban!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, David Schapiro and Jorge Garcia.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Kuklinski definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

Kuklinski drags the fight down to the ground.
Raban showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Let's hope that Raban has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Raban defends it easily.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine here but Raban defends easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Raban avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Raban from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Raban
Raban trying to control the position.
Kuklinski forces his way into half guard.

Kuklinski is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Raban is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Kuklinski pulls his head out easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Kuklinski 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.
Raban has a hand on Kuklinski's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Kuklinski takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (0) Raban
Kuklinski content just to control the position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raban tries to hold on but Kuklinski pushes him away.
Kuklinski controlling from the full mount.
Kuklinski seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Raban is holding on tight.
Raban wants to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski content just to control the position here.
Raban wants to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Raban is squirming around nicely.

Kuklinski is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Raban has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Raban!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (2) Raban

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Raban from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski working a defensive guard here.
Kuklinski looking to hit a scissor sweep but Raban is one step ahead there.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Raban postures up.
Kuklinski wants to improve his position but instead Raban has moved into half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.

Kuklinski is defending against the submission attempts here by Raban.

Kuklinski actively working from the bottom here.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Kuklinski trying to control the position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Raban is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Raban pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.
Raban won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Raban stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuklinski swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kuklinski controls Raban momentarily but Raban frees himself.
Kuklinski has his hands on Raban's head, controlling the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.

Raban got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuklinski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Raban has managed to get both his arms back between Kuklinski's legs - danger averted.

Kuklinski has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Raban can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Raban looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (7) vs (2) Raban
Kuklinski seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Raban keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski got a little sloppy there for a moment and Raban has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kuklinski has managed to get both his arms back between Raban's legs - danger averted.
Kuklinski controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Raban has control of Kuklinski's left arm, preventing Kuklinski from doing any damage.
Raban keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (2) Raban

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Raban is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Raban wants to control but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski wants to control but Raban is keeping him busy.
Raban regains half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Raban does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Raban trying to hold on to Kuklinski's head to control him but Kuklinski postures up.

Kuklinski 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.
Raban is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Raban is refusing to be controlled, as Kuklinski sits in half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (2) Raban
Kuklinski takes Raban's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Raban is in trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Kuklinski (16) vs (2) Raban

Kuklinski is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.
Kuklinski keeps control of the position as Raban tries to break free.

Kuklinski looking to break Raban's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Raban remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Kuklinski will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to keep control of the position but Raban is staying busy.
Raban rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

Kuklinski is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Raban doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kuklinski.
Raban slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Raban trying to control the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Raban keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Raban is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Raban keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Raban is trying to keep Kuklinski in close.
Raban keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Raban has Kuklinski pulled in close to control his posture.
Raban keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski is really struggling to control Raban but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Raban is controlling Kuklinski's posture.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raban is keeping the position for now.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 16 to 2.
A relieved looking Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 14 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 30, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Hector Davis. Hector Davis acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.




196 cm
37 yrs
288 lbs



170 cm
26 yrs
200 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 13 wins and 3 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Hector Davis!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Eddie Farnsworth and Chad Campbell.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski gets caught napping as Davis dives in and scores a takedown. Kuklinski manages to retain guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) Davis

Kuklinski is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Davis wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is keeping the position.
Kuklinski 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: Kuklinski (2) vs (2) Davis
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Davis is defending well.
Davis is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Well, if Kuklinski is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Davis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Kuklinski is working for a submission of some sort.
Kuklinski seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Davis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Davis's thigh, looking to free his foot. Davis is holding on for now.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Davis is working from the bottom.
Davis trying to hold on to Kuklinski's head to control him but Kuklinski postures up.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Davis desperately trying to maintain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to free his trapped foot but Davis is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Kuklinski sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Kuklinski wants to control but Davis is keeping him busy.
Kuklinski trying to mount his opponent but Davis defends it.
Kuklinski seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Davis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Davis defends it well.
Davis trying to control here.

Kuklinski seems to be looking for submissions.
Kuklinski looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Kuklinski is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Kuklinski trying to control from half guard but Davis is working away.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Davis is defending the position.
Kuklinski wants to control but Davis is keeping him busy.

Kuklinski is working for a kimura but Davis is defending it quite comfortably.
Davis is trying to get back to full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Davis won't allow Kuklinski to pass to mount.
Davis is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but Davis is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuklinski to get the leverage.

Kuklinski is looking for submissions but instead, Davis has regained full guard.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Davis is keeping the position.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Davis keeps moving.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Davis can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Davis tries to roll over but Kuklinski keeps him under control.
Kuklinski will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Kuklinski not doing much here.
Kuklinski seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Davis for as long as he can get away with.

Kuklinski is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to pass to full mount but Davis defends it.

Kuklinski is working for an americana but Davis has been sneaky and has managed to get back to half guard, whilst Kuklinski was thinking about the submission.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Davis keeps moving.
Davis is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control but Davis is working from the bottom.
Davis can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Kuklinski seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Davis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Kuklinski seems to be looking for submissions.
Davis trying to get back to full guard but Kuklinski takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (2) Davis
Kuklinski trying to control but Davis is having none of it.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is really struggling to control Davis but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Kuklinski controlling his opponent.

Kuklinski wants to finish this one by submission but Davis is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Kuklinski.
Kuklinski tries to control but Davis wriggling away.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski looking to secure an arm triangle but Davis defends it well.
Davis wants to control but Kuklinski is having none of it.

Kuklinski working for a guillotine from mount but Davis is in no mood to give up.
Kuklinski trying to control but Davis is having none of it.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski fails to move to back control.
Davis is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.

Kuklinski looking to secure an arm triangle but Davis defends it well.

Kuklinski jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Davis manages to avoid the submission attempt.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Who's going to make the next move?
Davis is looking to reverse the position.
Davis prevents Kuklinski from moving into mount.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Davis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Kuklinski wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Davis, who protects the arm well.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Davis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski happy to just control the position for now.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Davis is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Davis is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 5 to 2.
Richard Kuklinski decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: TWGC 14 (265lbs, D1): London Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Dec 22, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Rickson Dredd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
37 yrs
288 lbs



195 cm
45 yrs
203 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 3 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; Rickson Dredd!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, James Glass and James Atkins.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski has managed to clinch.
Kuklinski drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Dredd gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Kuklinski tries for a takedown. No joy.

Kuklinski manages to pull guard.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.
Dredd trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Dredd pushes down on Kuklinski's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Dredd wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Dredd is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Dredd trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.
Dredd passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (3) Dredd
Kuklinski is desperately trying to improve his position but Dredd has a good base and remains in mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dredd working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.

Dredd is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Kuklinski is surviving well by controlling Dredd's body position as best he can.
Kuklinski manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Dredd trying to control from half guard but Kuklinski is working away.
Kuklinski is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Dredd's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Dredd's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (3) Dredd

Kuklinski has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Dredd is defending well but eventually Kuklinski manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Dredd has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Richard Kuklinski!
After winning the bout, Richard Kuklinski thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: TWGC 14 (265lbs, D1): London Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 21, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Dom Danky and Richard Kuklinski. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.




197 cm
32 yrs
202 lbs



196 cm
37 yrs
288 lbs


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; Dom Danky! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 3 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, James Atkins and Steven Brown.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Danky moves into the clinch successfully.

Danky wants the takedown. Kuklinski is fighting it off but Danky persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Kuklinski's guard against the cage.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Danky (2) vs (0) Kuklinski

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Danky defends it easily.

Kuklinski looking for a guillotine here but Danky defends easily.
Danky has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

Danky drops back looking for a leg! Kuklinski is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Kuklinski manages to kick Danky off! Danky jumps back into Kuklinski's guard.
Danky trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Danky postures up.

Kuklinski has his foot on Danky's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Danky works his way back into a safe position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Danky is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Danky passes into half guard.
Danky trying to mount his opponent but Kuklinski defends it.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Danky has control of the leg.

Danky seems to be working for a kimura but Kuklinski defends the submission attempt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.

Danky is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Kuklinski is just riding it out for now. Danky eventually gives up the hold.

Danky is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Kuklinski has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski gets back to full guard.
Danky trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Danky tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Danky from controlling successfully.

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Danky defends it easily.
Danky forces his way into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kuklinski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Danky drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Kuklinski manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Danky has Kuklinski in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Danky (2) vs (2) Kuklinski
Danky keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
Kuklinski stopping the sweep attempt from Danky.

Danky had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kuklinski defends it easily.

Kuklinski got a little sloppy there for a moment and Danky has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kuklinski has managed to get both his arms back between Danky's legs - danger averted.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Danky is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kuklinski passes into half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Kuklinski in particular looking to stall.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Danky defending well.
Danky is trying to get back to full guard.
Still in half guard, Kuklinski seems content to control.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kuklinski uses his free foot to push down on Danky's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Danky.
Score +3 for passing guard: Danky (2) vs (5) Kuklinski

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Danky tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kuklinski tries to control but Danky wriggling away.
Kuklinski mounts Danky! Really nice guard pass there!
Kuklinski controlling the pace for now.
Danky tries to hold on but Kuklinski pushes him away.

Kuklinski is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Danky has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Danky!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Danky (4) vs (5) Kuklinski
Danky wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Danky wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is keeping the position.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Danky from controlling successfully.
Danky pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.

Kuklinski working for a triangle but Danky defends it easily.
Danky looking to pass the guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Danky manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Danky (4) vs (7) Kuklinski
Danky manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kuklinski manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Danky (6) vs (7) Kuklinski

Danky drops back, looking for a kneebar! Kuklinski looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Kuklinski looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Kuklinski!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Danky (6) vs (11) Kuklinski

Kuklinski looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

Kuklinski wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Danky, who protects the arm well.
Kuklinski tries to advance to mount but can't.
My spies in ~T~ Troid - Gym inform me that Kuklinski has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Danky seems a little lost for a moment, as Kuklinski dominates the positioning.
Danky sneaks back into half guard.
Danky wants to improve his position but Kuklinski is controlling well.
Kuklinski is just content to waste time from the top position. Danky takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Kuklinski works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Kuklinski wants to control but Danky is keeping him busy.

Danky looking for submissions off his back.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura here.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Danky makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Danky.
Danky working a defensive guard here.
Danky is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Kuklinski is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Danky seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Danky can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski seems to be looking for submissions.
Kuklinski passes into side control, despite Danky's attempt to control the position.
Score +3 for passing guard: Danky (6) vs (14) Kuklinski
Danky prevents Kuklinski from improving position.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Danky keeps working.
Danky prevents Kuklinski from moving into mount.
Kuklinski controlling the position from side mount.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Danky keeps working.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Danky wants to control but Kuklinski postures up.
Danky tries to improve position but can't.

Kuklinski tries for a kimura but Danky is defending well.
Danky is trying to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to control but Danky is keeping him busy.
Danky tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Kuklinski thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Danky is looking to reverse the position.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Danky tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Kuklinski wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Danky is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Danky is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

Kuklinski tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kuklinski has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Danky stops Kuklinski from passing to mount.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Danky tries to buck Kuklinski off but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Danky is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.
Kuklinski is staying tight to Danky's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Danky sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Danky is looking to regain full guard. He's left an arm up in the air though and Kuklinski has latched onto it... Big trouble! Kuklinski pivots for an armbar - it's in tight and it Danky is tapping in no time flat! Great counter grappling there from Kuklinski!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 14:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
A very excited looking Richard Kuklinski 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.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 01, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Fedor Hunt. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

196 cm
36
288 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
185 cm
22
280 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Powerful takedowns
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Fedor Hunt!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Paul Tew and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Kuklinski lands a big shot that drops Hunt! Can he finish him?

Hunt is rocked!

It looks like Fedor Hunt has been cut.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hunt is still in real trouble! Can Kuklinski finish him?
Kuklinski postures up from his opponent's guard, before exploding into some vicious ground and pound! Hunt covers up, he's hurt! Kuklinski keeps throwing the strikes, glancing at the referee... Will he stop it?? One more big shot from Kuklinski and the ref steps in to end the fight! Kuklinski can't hide his delight as he celebrates with his corner.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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hype
A | B
pop
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: TWGC 11 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   May 27, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Greco Roman and Richard Kuklinski. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




176 cm
39 yrs
229 lbs



196 cm
35 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 6 losses; Greco Roman! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 2 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Donald Grub and James Glass.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski pushes Roman up against the cage in a clinch.

Kuklinski tightens his grip and picks Roman up, before dumping him to the ground. Roman manages to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Roman (0) vs (2) Kuklinski
Roman is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Roman is keeping the position.
Kuklinski stopping the sweep attempt from Roman.
Kuklinski looking to sit in guard and control but Roman gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Roman (2) vs (2) Kuklinski
Roman preventing the sweep.
Roman works a leg free and moves into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Roman is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Kuklinski doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Roman.
Kuklinski trying to control but Roman postures up.
Roman has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Roman content to control rather than advance.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Roman is trying to control the action in half guard but Kuklinski is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Roman is looking for a kimura here.
Roman prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.

Roman is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Roman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to improve his position but Roman is controlling well.
Kuklinski is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Roman jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Roman (5) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski gets back to half guard.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Roman tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.
Roman controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Roman'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.
Roman won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Kuklinski trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski 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.
Kuklinski working a defensive guard here.
Roman is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Roman tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.
Kuklinski is pulling down on Roman's head to control his posture.

Roman drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Roman jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.

Roman thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Roman wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Roman (5) vs (4) Kuklinski

Roman is looking to cinch up a triangle. Kuklinski throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Roman's body to avoid the submission. Roman has instead reached around Kuklinski's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Roman arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Greco Roman!
Greco Roman spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.

 

Event: TWGC 11 (265+lbs, D1): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   May 19, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Chris Davison and Richard Kuklinski. Davison kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Not Today by Sevendust. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!




181 cm
28 yrs
211 lbs



196 cm
35 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Chris Davison! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 2 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Arvi Lind and Matti Vanhoillinen.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski has taken the fight to the clinch.

Kuklinski gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Davison (0) vs (2) Kuklinski

Kuklinski drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Davison manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Kuklinski has Davison in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davison (2) vs (2) Kuklinski
Davison trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Davison avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Davison has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Kuklinski has Davison pulled in close to control his posture.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Kuklinski has his foot on Davison's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Davison works his way back into a safe position though.
Davison pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.
Kuklinski wants to hit a switch here but Davison passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Kuklinski there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Davison (5) vs (2) Kuklinski

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kuklinski gets back to half guard.

Davison seems to be working for a kimura but Kuklinski defends the submission attempt.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski is trying to maintain the position but Davison is very close to passing his half guard.
Kuklinski moves into full guard.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Davison from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kuklinski is adopting a defensive guard.
Kuklinski trying to control the position.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Kuklinski is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Davison sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Davison slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Davison (8) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to buck Davison off but Davison is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Davison wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Kuklinski, who protects the arm well.

Davison is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kuklinski has escaped the position, nice work there.
You can see the frustration on Kuklinski's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Davison thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Kuklinski tries to buck Davison off but Davison is having none of it.

Davison tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kuklinski is not content to let Davison control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to control Davison's posture but Davison avoids it.
Davison is looking to take a break and control but Kuklinski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski is looking to reverse the position.
Kuklinski sneaks back into half guard.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Davison's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Davison stopping the sweep attempt from Kuklinski.
Davison looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davison (8) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Davison is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Davison haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Davison is trying to control the position but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Davison is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Davison swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Davison 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.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Davison keeps moving.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Kuklinski is pushing down on Davison's leg trying to pass to half guard. Davison is fighting to maintain full guard but Kuklinski has managed to sneak the leg through.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski trying to control from half guard but Davison is working away.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Davison defending well.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control the pace.
Kuklinski is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Davison!
Score +3 for passing guard: Davison (8) vs (7) Kuklinski
Kuklinski pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.

Kuklinski is working for a guillotine from mount but Davison frees his head quite easily.
Davison is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Davison has given up his back. Will we see Kuklinski going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Davison (8) vs (10) Kuklinski
Davison looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Kuklinski is looking for a choke. Davison gets to his feet with his opponent on his back and slams him to the mat. Davison manages to squirm out of the attempted choke and turns into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davison (10) vs (10) Kuklinski
Kuklinski looking for a sweep. Not yet Kuklinski, not yet.

Kuklinski working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Davison doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Davison manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Davison drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Kuklinski manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Davison has Kuklinski in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davison (10) vs (12) Kuklinski
Kuklinski trying to control but Davison is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Davison keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski is pushing down on Davison's leg trying to pass to half guard. Davison is fighting to maintain full guard but Kuklinski has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Davison is not content to let Kuklinski control the position.
Still in half guard, Kuklinski seems content to control.
Davison gets full guard.
Kuklinski engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Davison tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kuklinski is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski got a little sloppy there for a moment and Davison has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kuklinski has managed to get both his arms back between Davison's legs - danger averted.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Davison is keeping the position for now.
Davison controlling the position.
Davison looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Davison's guard.

Kuklinski seems to be working for a kimura but Davison defends the submission attempt.
Davison is trying to get back to full guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Davison (10) vs (15) Kuklinski

Kuklinski goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Davison is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davison (12) vs (15) Kuklinski

Kuklinski has his foot on Davison's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Davison works his way back into a safe position though.
Davison wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski being controlled here, momentarily.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Davison defends well.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Davison looking to pass the guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kuklinski is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davison (12) vs (17) Kuklinski
Davison keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Davison looking to control.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kuklinski won't allow Davison to sweep him here.
Davison keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Davison can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kuklinski controls the pace.
Kuklinski trying to control but Davison is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski wins on points by 17 to 12.
Richard Kuklinski seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 11 (265+lbs, D1): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   May 18, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anatoliy Lapikov and Richard Kuklinski. Lapikov kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is AC/DC - Hells Bells . Anatoliy Lapikov has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




186 cm
34 yrs
220 lbs



196 cm
34 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Anatoliy Lapikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 2 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Marco Blurström and Anni Minnemäki.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Lapikov darts in and clinches Kuklinski up against the cage.
Kuklinski jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Lapikov walks away with a smile on his face. Kuklinski gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Kuklinski fails with an attempt to clinch.

Lapikov forces Kuklinski back against the cage and clinches.

Lapikov has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Kuklinski clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Lapikov (4) vs (0) Kuklinski
Will Lapikov go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
I really don't envy Kuklinski right now.

Lapikov has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lapikov is trying to stick to Kuklinski's back but Kuklinski is turning into Lapikov. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Lapikov's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Kuklinski.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lapikov (4) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Lapikov is retaining full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Lapikov keeps moving.
Kuklinski passes into half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to stall here but Lapikov recovers full guard.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Lapikov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Lapikov wants to sweep here but Kuklinski controlling him for the moment.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lapikov is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Lapikov is trying to push Kuklinski off with his feet but Kuklinski grabs hold of one of the legs and drops back looking for a submission! He's cranking on one of Lapikov's ankles and Lapikov is forced to tap! This one is aaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Ankle Lock). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Mar 21, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Mr Steel Penn and Richard Kuklinski. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




190 cm
23 yrs
213 lbs



196 cm
34 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Mr Steel Penn! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Yves DeLean and Gregory Folan.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Kuklinski clinches up with Steel Penn and pushes him back against the cage.

Steel Penn has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Kuklinski clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Steel Penn (4) vs (0) Kuklinski
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski can't escape the position.
Kuklinski rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Steel Penn prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Steel Penn passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (7) vs (0) Kuklinski
Steel Penn trying to control the position but Kuklinski is working away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Steel Penn is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Kuklinski is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Kuklinski is trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel Penn working away.
Steel Penn is looking to take a break and control but Kuklinski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski is looking to regain half guard here but Steel Penn keeps moving and retains side control.
Kuklinski manages to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Steel Penn is trying to work for a kimura but Kuklinski is defending well.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kuklinski keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Steel Penn wants to work for an arm triangle but Kuklinski is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kuklinski is trying to maintain the position but Steel Penn is very close to passing his half guard.
Steel Penn looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Kuklinski regains full guard. Nicely done.
Kuklinski looking to control.

Steel Penn thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Kuklinski wants to control but Steel Penn passes easily into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski keeping control of the position.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Steel Penn's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Kuklinski has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Steel Penn has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (10) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.

Steel Penn tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kuklinski is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to control Steel Penn's posture but Steel Penn avoids it.

Steel Penn tries for a kimura but Kuklinski is defending well.
Steel Penn tries to advance to mount but Kuklinski denies him.
Kuklinski gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to control Steel Penn's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kuklinski avoid being mounted?

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Steel Penn postures up.
Steel Penn looking to pass the guard.

Kuklinski has his foot on Steel Penn's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Steel Penn works his way back into a safe position though.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Steel Penn defends well.
Kuklinski looking to control.
Steel Penn sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Kuklinski's guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
Kuklinski keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Steel Penn is pressing down on Kuklinski's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kuklinski is holding on for now.
Steel Penn moves into full mount! Kuklinski won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (13) vs (0) Kuklinski

Kuklinski tries to improve his position but Steel Penn has taken his back! Steel Penn has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Kuklinski tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Steel Penn pushes Kuklinski away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Mr Steel Penn!
Mr Steel Penn was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 20, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Tatton Chantry. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
34 yrs
288 lbs



185 cm
35 yrs
219 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Tatton Chantry!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Yves DeLean and Gregory Folan.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Chantry scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) Chantry
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Chantry is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Chantry wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Chantry is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to full guard.
My spies in Signature Martial Arts inform me that Chantry has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Chantry is trying to control the action in half guard but Kuklinski is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.
Kuklinski is not content to let Chantry control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kuklinski is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Chantry is tapping! Great win for Kuklinski!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Richard Kuklinski!
A relieved looking Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Mar 12, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Paul Mctanned and Richard Kuklinski. This should be fireworks!




186 cm
33 yrs
240 lbs



196 cm
34 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Paul Mctanned! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Paul Aken and Radbod Blank.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski gets a clinch.
Mctanned tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Kuklinski just stands there and leans against the cage.

Mctanned gets control of Kuklinski's arms and successfully pulls guard. Mctanned will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mctanned is keeping the position for now.

Kuklinski drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kuklinski jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Mctanned seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Mctanned 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: Mctanned (2) vs (0) Kuklinski

Kuklinski is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Mctanned pulls his head out easily.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Mctanned has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mctanned trying to control the action but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Mctanned performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is not content to let Mctanned control the position.
Kuklinski wants to control but Mctanned is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Mctanned is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski is trying to control but Mctanned manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Mctanned (5) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski regains half guard.
Mctanned tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kuklinski knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mctanned is looking to take a break and control but Kuklinski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Mctanned's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mctanned passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Mctanned (8) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to improve position but can't.

Mctanned goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Kuklinski has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Mctanned but great work by Kuklinski.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Mctanned (8) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Mctanned is looking for a sweep.

Kuklinski tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kuklinski has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

Kuklinski working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mctanned tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Kuklinski advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Mctanned (8) vs (6) Kuklinski
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mctanned is trying desperately to improve position.
Mctanned is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Kuklinski controlling from mount.
Kuklinski looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski throws some shoulder strikes here and then postures up. Oh, he's gone for an armbar! Mctanned has his hands clasped together but Kuklinski breaks the hold and Mctanned is forced to tap! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over! That was lightning fast by Kuklinski!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Paul Mctanned spoke after the fight, saying 'The Future is retiring from MMA'.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 11, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Wiener Wacker. On his way into the cage it seems that Richard Kuklinski has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Richard Kuklinski seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?




196 cm
34 yrs
288 lbs



180 cm
25 yrs
187 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Wiener Wacker!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Paulsen Ambrosius and Patrick Alders.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Wacker shoots in looking for a takedown. Kuklinski tries to sprawl out of it but Wacker keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Kuklinski manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Kuklinski drops down looking for a counter takedown but Wacker sprawls and moves away.
Wacker fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Wiener Wacker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wacker shoots in but Kuklinski avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Richard Kuklinski has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Wiener Wacker.

Kuklinski drives through and clinches with Wacker against the cage.

Kuklinski has Wacker pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Kuklinski pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Wacker tumbling to the mat - Kuklinski dives into Wacker's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Wacker

Wacker working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Kuklinski has passed into half guard!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski prevents Wacker from improving his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wacker is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Kuklinski's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Kuklinski's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (4) Wacker
Wacker controlling well, preventing Kuklinski from escaping the position.

Wacker looking for the RNC.
Wacker is hanging on to Kuklinski's back as he tries to escape.

Kuklinski is having to fend off submission attempts from Wacker, who is looking to sink in the choke. Wacker doesn't have the hooks in though and Kuklinski manages to reverse position! He's now on top, in his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (4) vs (4) Wacker
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Kuklinski is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

Wacker looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Kuklinski passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (7) vs (4) Wacker

Kuklinski tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kuklinski has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wacker is looking to regain half guard here but Kuklinski keeps moving and retains side control.
Kuklinski advances to mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (9) vs (4) Wacker
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Wacker is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Wacker sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Wacker is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Wacker looking for submissions off his back.
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.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Wacker is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Wacker is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Wacker is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kuklinski is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wacker trying to control here.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but Wacker is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Wacker manages to get to full guard.
Kuklinski definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Kuklinski passes Wacker's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Wacker is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Kuklinski is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Wacker sees it coming and defends easily.
Wacker is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski wants to take a breather but Wacker is having none of it.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski in half guard on the top. He's looking for a kimura... He's got it locked and he's managed to free his trapped foot. Wacker tries to escape but it's on too tight and he has to tap! Great BJJ skills there from Kuklinski!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Richard Kuklinski!
After winning the bout, Richard Kuklinski thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 24, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Charles Blackburn. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

196 cm
33
288 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
182 cm
27
268 lbs
15 - 7 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Charles Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Andrew Berry and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kuklinski throws an overhand right that lands on Blackburn's shoulder, as Blackburn tries to avoid the shot.

Blackburn scores with a takedown into Kuklinski's guard.
Blackburn advances to half guard.
Kuklinski blocking the ground and pound attempt from Blackburn.
Blackburn missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Blackburn throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Kuklinski is trying to maintain the position but Blackburn is very close to passing his half guard.
Blackburn working the head and body with strikes.
Blackburn lands strikes from half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski is refusing to be controlled, as Blackburn sits in half guard.
Kuklinski moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski looking for a sweep. Not yet Kuklinski, not yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Blackburn passes into half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Blackburn in particular looking to stall.
Kuklinski manages to get to full guard.
Kuklinski tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Blackburn got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuklinski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Blackburn has managed to get both his arms back between Kuklinski's legs - danger averted.
Blackburn postures up in Kuklinski's guard and throws a big left but Kuklinski blocks it.
Kuklinski is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Blackburn trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Blackburn wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is keeping the position.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Blackburn working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but no luck.
Blackburn lands a couple of decent looking shots.

Kuklinski throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Blackburn tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.
Blackburn wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn scoring with some ground and pound.

It looks like Richard Kuklinski has been cut.
Blackburn postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Blackburn scoring with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski controls Blackburn momentarily but Blackburn frees himself.

Blackburn got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kuklinski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Blackburn has managed to get both his arms back between Kuklinski's legs - danger averted.
Blackburn cracks Kuklinski with a solid left hand.
Blackburn wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Blackburn throws a big elbow that misses.
Blackburn throwing strikes but missing.
Blackburn trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

Kuklinski working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Blackburn doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Blackburn manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Blackburn pushing down on Kuklinski's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Blackburn is looking to advance position but Kuklinski won't allow it.
Blackburn missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Blackburn with the ground and pound but Kuklinski uses the opportunity to regain guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Kuklinski is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Blackburn is aware though and is defending well.

Kuklinski is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Blackburn rolls with it to try and escape but Kuklinski cranks on the arm and Blackburn is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
A victorious Richard Kuklinski thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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time
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
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FIGHT
RATING
30%

 

Event: TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Aug 25, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Rickson Dredd. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!




196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs



195 cm
39 yrs
256 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Rickson Dredd!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Konstantin Menshow.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski closes the distance and clinches.
Kuklinski drops down looking for an ankle pick but Dredd pulls his leg out and moves away.
Kuklinski definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

Kuklinski rushes Dredd and presses him up against the cage.

Dredd has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Kuklinski uses from the top position.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Dredd swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Dredd is trying to control the position but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski slips nicely into half guard.
Kuklinski stalling.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dredd wants to improve his position but Kuklinski is controlling well.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Dredd is defending the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but Dredd is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuklinski to get the leverage.
Kuklinski is thwarting Dredd's attempts to control the position.
Dredd is in trouble now - Kuklinski has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (3) vs (0) Dredd
Kuklinski controlling from mount.
Dredd is looking to get to half guard.

Kuklinski with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dredd tries to hold on but Kuklinski pushes him away.
Dredd is squirming around, avoiding Kuklinski's attempts to control the action.
Dredd working to try and regain half guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kuklinski controlling his opponent.
Kuklinski wants to take Dredd's back here but Dredd is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Kuklinski sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kuklinski is trying to take his opponent's back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski controlling from the full mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dredd wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Kuklinski (6) vs (0) Dredd

Dredd showing good submission defense here.

Kuklinski is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Dredd is defending well though. Kuklinski let's go of the attempt for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dredd looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here.

Kuklinski working for the choke.
Kuklinski tries to keep control of the position but Dredd is staying busy.
Kuklinski is really struggling to control Dredd but he's trying to hold on to the position.

Kuklinski is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Dredd knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Dredd for a finish.
Kuklinski is controlling the position but Dredd somehow manages to roll and ends up with half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to free his trapped foot but Dredd is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Dredd slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Kuklinski avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Dredd keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Dredd is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.
Dredd tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Dredd is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Dredd keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Dredd is keeping the position for now.

Dredd had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kuklinski defends it easily.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (9) vs (0) Dredd
Dredd stops Kuklinski from passing to mount.
Kuklinski wants to control but Dredd is keeping him busy.
Dredd wants to control but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Dredd is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Dredd tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Dredd is trying to control Kuklinski's posture but Kuklinski avoids it.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Dredd is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Dredd tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Kuklinski wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Kuklinski tries to advance to mount but Dredd denies him.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Dredd keeps working.
Dredd tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Kuklinski wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Kuklinski has knee on belly momentarily but Dredd bucks him off and regains half guard.
Dredd is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Dredd keeps working.

Dredd actively working from the bottom here.
Kuklinski trying to control from half guard but Dredd is working away.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (12) vs (0) Dredd
Dredd is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Kuklinski's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Dredd trying to get back to full guard but Kuklinski takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (15) vs (0) Dredd
Dredd is looking to improve his position but Kuklinski isn't that keen on the idea.
Kuklinski is trying to take his opponent's back.
Kuklinski looking to control but Dredd is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Kuklinski takes Dredd's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Dredd is in trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Kuklinski (18) vs (0) Dredd
Kuklinski struggling to keep hold of the position.
Dredd tries to roll but Kuklinski sticks to his back.
Kuklinski trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Dredd doesn't escape.

Kuklinski is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Dredd is defending well though. Kuklinski let's go of the attempt for now.
Rickson Dredd has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Dredd tries to escape the position.
Dredd prevents Kuklinski from getting a body triangle.

Kuklinski looking for the RNC.
Dredd trying to control the hands but Kuklinski won't let him.
Dredd is the more experienced fighter here and he's going to need to draw on some of that experience if he's going to pull this one out the bag.

Kuklinski looking to break Dredd's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Dredd remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Kuklinski will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!

Dredd is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Kuklinski gets his way!

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski seems to be going for a rear naked choke. He has an arm under Dredd's chin but Dredd turns very nicely into Kuklinski's guard. Good BJJ skills being displayed there by Dredd.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (18) vs (2) Dredd
Kuklinski trying to control the position.
Dredd passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (18) vs (5) Dredd
Dredd trying to control the action but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.

Dredd is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Kuklinski is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to half guard.
Richard Kuklinski is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Dredd is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kuklinski has escaped the position, nice work there.
Kuklinski is trying to control Dredd's posture but Dredd avoids it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Dredd swings around for an armbar but Kuklinski sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Dredd's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (20) vs (5) Dredd
Kuklinski is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 20 to 5.
Richard Kuklinski is the new super heavyweight champion!
Our winner, Richard Kuklinski, 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.

 

Event: TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Aug 24, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Cassius Hunter and Richard Kuklinski. Richard Kuklinski told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!




200 cm
28 yrs
275 lbs



196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Cassius Hunter! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Dmitry Maklakov, Ivan Kurochkin and Sergei Dronov.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Kuklinski pushes Hunter up against the cage in a clinch.

Kuklinski decides to pull guard.
Kuklinski wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Hunter is now in half guard.
Hunter prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.

Hunter is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Kuklinski is just riding it out for now. Hunter eventually gives up the hold.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Hunter is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski wants to sweep but Hunter has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Hunter (3) vs (0) Kuklinski

Hunter tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

Hunter tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Hunter has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Kuklinski gets back to half guard.
Kuklinski tries to get to full guard but Hunter has control of the leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Hunter is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Kuklinski has managed to free his arm - good work.
Kuklinski is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Hunter's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Hunter's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Hunter (3) vs (4) Kuklinski
A lull in the action here.
My spies in ~T~ Troid - Gym inform me that Kuklinski has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Hunter is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Will Kuklinski go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Hunter is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is cranking Hunter's head sideways - that looks painful. He's managed to get his other arm under the chin and this looks bad for Hunter! He's tightened the choke and Hunter is tapping out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 23, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Greco Roman and Richard Kuklinski. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




176 cm
35 yrs
220 lbs



196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super 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; Greco Roman! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Konstantin Menshow and Ivan Kurochkin.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Roman shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Roman (2) vs (0) Kuklinski
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Roman wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski is trying to keep Roman in close.
Kuklinski is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Roman defends it easily.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Roman passes into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Roman (5) vs (0) Kuklinski
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Roman is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Kuklinski knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.

Roman is trying to get an arm triangle but Kuklinski is defending well.

Roman looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Roman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kuklinski keeps working.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kuklinski tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kuklinski keeps trying to improve his position.
Kuklinski is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Roman looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Roman is looking to take a break and control but Kuklinski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kuklinski is trying to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

Roman is actively looking for submissions here but good counter grappling here from Kuklinski as he works his way to full guard.
Roman wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is keeping the position.

Kuklinski throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Roman is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Roman'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.
Roman wants to pass the guard but Kuklinski is keeping the position.

Roman is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

Roman has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Kuklinski to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Roman is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Kuklinski pulls down on the head and he's put Roman to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): New York Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Aug 16, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Kearney McGarrity. The crowd seem to be enjoying McGarrity's choice of entrance music: Payback-Slayer. Richard Kuklinski is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.




196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs



197 cm
40 yrs
257 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Kearney McGarrity!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Reed Andrews and John Kavanagh.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski closes the distance and clinches.

McGarrity gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Kuklinski regains guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (0) vs (2) McGarrity
McGarrity stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuklinski swivels though and keeps the full guard.
McGarrity trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

Kuklinski working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. McGarrity doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. McGarrity manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

Kuklinski is looking for a triangle but McGarrity pushes his legs off easily.
Kuklinski bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in McGarrity's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (2) McGarrity
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but McGarrity keeps moving.
McGarrity looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGarrity keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
McGarrity can't keep his opponent in guard - Kuklinski advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Kuklinski is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
McGarrity is trying to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (2) McGarrity
Kuklinski trying to control the position but McGarrity is working away.
McGarrity is letting Kuklinski control him for a moment.
Kuklinski working away.
Kuklinski trying to control the position but McGarrity is working away.
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.
Kuklinski taking a break here but McGarrity is having none of it and regains half guard.
Kuklinski tries to pass to full mount but McGarrity defends it.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
McGarrity is staying active underneath Kuklinski, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity trying to hold on to Kuklinski's head to control him but Kuklinski postures up.

Kuklinski 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.
McGarrity manages to get to full guard.
McGarrity is trying to control the position but Kuklinski postures up.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
McGarrity controls Kuklinski momentarily but Kuklinski frees himself.
Kuklinski stays in close to McGarrity's body and controls the position.
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.
McGarrity is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. McGarrity swivels though and keeps the full guard.

McGarrity has his foot on Kuklinski's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kuklinski works his way back into a safe position though.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity trying to keep a closed guard but Kuklinski is proving a slippery customer.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but McGarrity is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

McGarrity looking for a guillotine here but Kuklinski defends easily.
McGarrity trying to keep a closed guard but Kuklinski is proving a slippery customer.
McGarrity wants to control the position but Kuklinski says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is working for a kimura but McGarrity is defending it quite comfortably.
Kuklinski tries to pass to full mount but McGarrity defends it.
Kuklinski has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (2) McGarrity
McGarrity working to try and regain half guard.
McGarrity bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (4) McGarrity
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (10) vs (4) McGarrity

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
McGarrity keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski being controlled here momentarily.
McGarrity trying to keep a closed guard but Kuklinski is proving a slippery customer.
Kuklinski slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (13) vs (4) McGarrity
McGarrity wants to control but Kuklinski postures up.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but McGarrity is working from the bottom.
You can see the frustration on McGarrity's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Kuklinski is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but McGarrity is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
McGarrity gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kuklinski (15) vs (4) McGarrity

Kuklinski goes for an armbar but he's not got it… McGarrity turns into him and now he's in Kuklinski's guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
McGarrity tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.
McGarrity trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kuklinski is looking for a triangle but McGarrity pushes his legs off easily.
McGarrity trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
McGarrity must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
McGarrity slips nicely into half guard.
Kuklinski wants to control but McGarrity is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kuklinski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Kuklinski trying to keep a closed guard but McGarrity is proving a slippery customer.
Kuklinski can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as McGarrity controls the pace.
Kearney McGarrity has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
McGarrity connects with a couple of short punches.
McGarrity postures up.

McGarrity drops back looking for a leg! Kuklinski is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Kuklinski manages to kick McGarrity off! McGarrity jumps back into Kuklinski's guard.
McGarrity preventing the sweep.
McGarrity trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Kuklinski has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but McGarrity can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but McGarrity can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
McGarrity stands up over Kuklinski, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

It looks like Richard Kuklinski has been cut.
McGarrity passes Kuklinski's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
McGarrity trying to mount his opponent but Kuklinski defends it.
McGarrity seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. McGarrity is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
McGarrity working over Kuklinski with some ground and pound. Kuklinski looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

Richard Kuklinski's cut is getting worse.

McGarrity is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Kuklinski has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski gets back to full guard.
McGarrity trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. McGarrity defends it easily.
Richard Kuklinski is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Kuklinski 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: Kuklinski (17) vs (4) McGarrity
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
McGarrity trying to control but Kuklinski postures up.

McGarrity actively working from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 17 to 4.
Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): New York Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 15, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ai Za and Richard Kuklinski. Ai Za has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




181 cm
34 yrs
220 lbs



196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 4 losses; Ai Za! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Franklyn Lucas and Dean Styles.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski instigates a clinch.
Za is trying to pull guard but Kuklinski turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Kuklinski pulls guard successfully.
Za tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Za postures up.
Kuklinski is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Kuklinski has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at ~T~ Troid - Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Kuklinski controls Za momentarily but Za frees himself.
Kuklinski pulls Za in close to his closed guard and prevents Za from doing any damage or advancing position.
Za showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Za pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuklinski is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Za (0) vs (2) Kuklinski
Za seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Za might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Kuklinski looking to sit in guard and control but Za gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Za wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Kuklinski controls Za momentarily but Za frees himself.
Kuklinski looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Za avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Kuklinski is trying to control the position but Za postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Za is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Kuklinski looking for a sweep. Not yet Kuklinski, not yet.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kuklinski is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Za (0) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski looking to pass the guard.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Za is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kuklinski drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Za dives on top into guard.

Za has gone for a leg lock! Kuklinski slips out almost immediately though and dives into Za's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Za bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kuklinski's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Za (2) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski looking to hit a scissor sweep but Za is one step ahead there.

Za avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Za looking to pass the guard.
Za won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Za from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to keep a closed guard but Za is proving a slippery customer.
Za tries to free his leg and advance position but Kuklinski is retaining full guard.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Za defends well.
Za trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Za wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Za advances to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to improve his position but Za is controlling well.
Kuklinski has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Za is working away from the top position though.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski regains full guard. Nicely done.
Za passes Kuklinski's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

Za is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Kuklinski tries to roll over but Za keeps him under control.

Za is looking for a kimura here.
Za tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kuklinski knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Za prevents Kuklinski from improving his position.
Za is trying to control. Kuklinski wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Za is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Kuklinski is just riding it out for now. Za eventually gives up the hold.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Za moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (5) vs (4) Kuklinski
Kuklinski is looking to reverse the position.

Za is trying to get an arm triangle but Kuklinski is defending well.

Za working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Kuklinski manages to get back to half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Za is taking a breather. Kuklinski says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep. Za is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kuklinski is still trying to improve position.
Za wants to take a breather but Kuklinski is having none of it.

Za is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kuklinski sees it coming and defends easily.
Kuklinski regains full guard. Nicely done.

Za drops back, looking for a kneebar! Kuklinski looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Kuklinski looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Kuklinski!
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Za is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Za!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Za (5) vs (6) Kuklinski
Kuklinski can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Za is looking to escape.
Kuklinski fails to move to back control.
Kuklinski wants to control the pace but Za is squirming around nicely.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Za is working to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski is trying to take his opponent's back.
Za has worked his way to half guard, taking advantage of Kuklinski's lack of action.
Za wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping busy.
Kuklinski works his way into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (5) vs (9) Kuklinski

Kuklinski swings around for an armbar but Za sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Kuklinski's guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Za advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (8) vs (9) Kuklinski

Za tries for a kimura but Kuklinski is defending well.
You can see the frustration on Kuklinski's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.
Kuklinski is being controlled here.
Kuklinski is not content to let Za control the position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Za off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Za (8) vs (13) Kuklinski
Za is in bad spot here.

Kuklinski tightening his grip on Za, looking for the choke.

Kuklinski working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

Kuklinski working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to keep control of the position but Za is staying busy.

Kuklinski looking for the choke from the back.
Kuklinski looking to hold on to the position here but Za rolls and ends up regaining guard.
Kuklinski passes Za's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Kuklinski frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (8) vs (16) Kuklinski
Za sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Kuklinski passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (8) vs (19) Kuklinski

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.
Score +3 for taking back: Za (8) vs (22) Kuklinski
Kuklinski struggling to keep hold of the position.
Richard Kuklinski is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Za wants to control his opponent's hands but Kuklinski gets his hands free.
Kuklinski trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Za doesn't escape.
Za is really stuck here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski has good solid back control here.
Ai Za has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski wins on points by 22 to 8.
A victorious Richard Kuklinski thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 28, 2015

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Ling Manchu. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

196 cm
31
288 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
208 cm
19
245 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Knockout power

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Mohito Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ling Manchu!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, William Gold and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slapping leg kick lands for Kuklinski.
Kuklinski dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Manchu. That did some damage!

Manchu shoots in and bounces Kuklinski off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Manchu is fighting to break Kuklinski's control of his arms but Kuklinski is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kuklinski has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Manchu doesn't defend quickly enough and Kuklinski has managed to lock this one up! Can Manchu escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Kuklinski on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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hype
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manager
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Event: TWGC 6 (265lbs, D1): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Jun 23, 2015

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kalle Kolmiokuristus and Richard Kuklinski. Kolmiokuristus comes to the cage accompanied by bad boy - cascada. 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 Richard Kuklinski was going to win. Let's see if he was right.




180 cm
42 yrs
214 lbs



196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Kalle Kolmiokuristus! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Nard Betker and Saam Ante.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski clinches up against the cage.

Kuklinski manages to pull guard.
Kolmiokuristus advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kolmiokuristus (3) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski can't do much from the bottom here.

Kolmiokuristus working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Kuklinski is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski keeps trying to improve his position.
Kolmiokuristus tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kolmiokuristus thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Kolmiokuristus is trying to get an arm triangle but Kuklinski is defending well.
Kuklinski manages to work his way to half guard, despite Kolmiokuristus's best efforts.
Kuklinski is trying to maintain the position but Kolmiokuristus is very close to passing his half guard.
Kolmiokuristus is looking to take a break and control but Kuklinski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kolmiokuristus tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kuklinski knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Kolmiokuristus is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kolmiokuristus (6) vs (0) Kuklinski
Kuklinski 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.
Kuklinski bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kolmiokuristus (6) vs (2) Kuklinski

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kolmiokuristus keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski stopping the sweep attempt from Kolmiokuristus.
Kuklinski's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Kuklinski slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kolmiokuristus (6) vs (5) Kuklinski
Kuklinski works to advance to full mount. Kolmiokuristus defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kolmiokuristus (6) vs (7) Kuklinski
Kolmiokuristus regains half guard.
Kolmiokuristus is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kolmiokuristus is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at CEC Underdark that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kolmiokuristus manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski stands and throws Kolmiokuristus's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kolmiokuristus (6) vs (10) Kuklinski
Kolmiokuristus is looking to reverse the position.
You can see the frustration on Kolmiokuristus's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Kolmiokuristus might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Kuklinski wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kolmiokuristus keeps working.

Kuklinski tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kolmiokuristus is trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kuklinski wants to control but Kolmiokuristus is keeping him busy.
Kolmiokuristus is trying to improve his position.
You can see the frustration on Kolmiokuristus's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kolmiokuristus has escaped the position, nice work there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kolmiokuristus (6) vs (12) Kuklinski

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Kolmiokuristus is now in Kuklinski's guard. A big mistake from Kuklinski there, giving up the dominant position!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kolmiokuristus (8) vs (12) Kuklinski

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kolmiokuristus defends well.
Kuklinski controls Kolmiokuristus momentarily but Kolmiokuristus frees himself.
Kolmiokuristus stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuklinski swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kolmiokuristus looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kolmiokuristus (8) vs (14) Kuklinski

Kuklinski looking to improve position, pressing down on Kolmiokuristus's thigh with his hand. Kolmiokuristus seems to be working to lock up a guilotine though... is Kuklinski paying attention? Apparently not! He's locked it up tight! Kuklinski's face has turned purple! Will he tap? Will he! YES! He's tapped! Kolmiokuristus picked his opening and made it count! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Kalle Kolmiokuristus!
After winning the bout, Kalle Kolmiokuristus thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: TWGC 6 (265lbs, D1): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Jun 22, 2015

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Mauricio Dela Cruz and Richard Kuklinski. Richard Kuklinski has the eye of the tiger tonight.




182 cm
29 yrs
218 lbs



196 cm
31 yrs
288 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Mauricio Dela Cruz! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Daniel Blasius and Radbod Blank.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Kuklinski has managed to clinch.

Kuklinski jumps guard.
We've been hearing that Dela Cruz has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

Dela Cruz is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Kuklinski is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Kuklinski has escaped and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Dela Cruz (0) vs (2) Kuklinski
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Dela Cruz is retaining full guard.

Dela Cruz throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Dela Cruz controls Kuklinski momentarily but Kuklinski frees himself.
Dela Cruz keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuklinski works a leg free and moves into half guard.

Kuklinski 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 one minute gone in the round.
Dela Cruz is looking to control Kuklinski's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Dela Cruz avoid being mounted?
Dela Cruz manages to get to full guard.
Kuklinski tries to free his leg and advance position but Dela Cruz is retaining full guard.
Kuklinski is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Dela Cruz managing to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Dela Cruz has his foot on Kuklinski's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kuklinski works his way back into a safe position though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Dela Cruz keeps moving.

Dela Cruz looking for subs off his back but Kuklinski has passed one foot through into half guard.

Dela Cruz looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but Dela Cruz is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dela Cruz trying to control from the bottom.
Kuklinski is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Dela Cruz (0) vs (5) Kuklinski
Kuklinski trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Kuklinski has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at ~T~ Troid - Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Dela Cruz really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kuklinski looking to control but Dela Cruz is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

Kuklinski is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Dela Cruz has managed to escape the submission attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to control but Dela Cruz wriggling away.
Dela Cruz looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Dela Cruz (0) vs (8) Kuklinski

Kuklinski looking for the choke but no joy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuklinski is not going to allow Dela Cruz to sit and survive in this position.

Kuklinski has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Dela Cruz has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Kuklinski is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Dela Cruz is defending well though. Kuklinski let's go of the attempt for now.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Dela Cruz prevents Kuklinski from getting a body triangle.
Dela Cruz is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

Kuklinski working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

Kuklinski patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
A lull in the action here.
Dela Cruz trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.

Dela Cruz defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Kuklinski avoiding Dela Cruz 's attempts to control his hands.

Kuklinski is working for the choke. He's slipped one arm under the chin. Dela Cruz has to defend the other arm for all he's worth... but Kuklinski has managed to get that arm free too and he's tightening the choke! Dela Cruz taps out and looks absolutely disgusted with himself. Kuklinski doesn't care though - he's delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Richard Kuklinski!
A relieved looking Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 07, 2015

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Ragnar Kveldulfson. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

196 cm
29
288 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
205 cm
25
256 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Ragnar Kveldulfson!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Johanna Lukiainen and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kveldulfson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kveldulfson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kuklinski moves away from the strike by Kveldulfson.
Kveldulfson misses with a straight left.
Kuklinski attempts a counter takedown but Kveldulfson avoids it well and moves away.

Kveldulfson shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Kveldulfson sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kuklinski defending well though.
Kveldulfson throwing shots but Kuklinski is blocking nicely.
Kuklinski trying to control here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kveldulfson working over Kuklinski with some ground and pound. Kuklinski looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Kveldulfson sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kuklinski defending well though.
Kuklinski wants to get back to full guard.
Kveldulfson missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kveldulfson scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Kuklinski is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kveldulfson throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Kveldulfson frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Kuklinski bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Kveldulfson throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Kveldulfson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kveldulfson is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski looking to sit in guard and control but Kveldulfson gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kveldulfson stands up over Kuklinski, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Kveldulfson missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Kuklinski is trying to keep Kveldulfson in close.

Kuklinski working for a triangle but Kveldulfson defends it easily.

Kuklinski looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Kveldulfson lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Kveldulfson from controlling successfully.
Kveldulfson might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Kuklinski haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kuklinski is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kveldulfson is aware though and is defending well.
Kveldulfson throws a big elbow that misses.
Kveldulfson looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Kuklinski had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kveldulfson defends it easily.
Kuklinski wants to sweep here but Kveldulfson controlling him for the moment.
Kveldulfson throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kuklinski works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Kveldulfson trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski working a defensive guard here.
Kveldulfson is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Kveldulfson won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kveldulfson defends well.
Kveldulfson scoring with punches to the head and body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ragnar Kveldulfson dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Kuklinski takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

It looks like Richard Kuklinski has been cut.
Nice straight punches there by Kveldulfson. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kveldulfson.
Kveldulfson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kveldulfson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kuklinski attempts a counter takedown but Kveldulfson avoids it well and moves away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kveldulfson.
Kveldulfson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kveldulfson throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kuklinski throws a looping overhand right but Kveldulfson ducks down to avoid it.

Kveldulfson closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Kuklinski to the mat! Kuklinski manages to get full guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Kveldulfson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Kveldulfson. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Kveldulfson working some strikes from top position.

Kuklinski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kveldulfson defends well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuklinski trying to keep a closed guard but Kveldulfson is proving a slippery customer.
Kveldulfson trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuklinski is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kveldulfson stopping the sweep attempt from Kuklinski.
Kveldulfson wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

Kuklinski is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Kveldulfson rolls with it to try and escape but Kuklinski cranks on the arm and Kveldulfson is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Richard Kuklinski!
An out of breath Richard Kuklinski thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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manager
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RATING
35%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 04, 2015

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Sam Losco. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

196 cm
29
288 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
199 cm
19
264 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ White Belt
Good kicks
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Sam Losco!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kuklinski with a jab.
Kuklinski throws a leg kick but Losco checks it.
Kuklinski scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Losco takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

It looks like Sam Losco has been cut.
Losco with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kuklinski to score with a decent uppercut.
Losco's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kuklinski connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Losco scrambles back to his feet.
Kuklinski lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kuklinski fails with a takedown attempt.
Losco feints the counter takedown.
Kuklinski chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Losco takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kuklinski closes the distance and clinches up with Losco, looking for a takedown. Kuklinski pushes Losco against the cage but Losco circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
An inside leg kick lands from Kuklinski.

Kuklinski throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Losco was covering up waiting for the punch and Kuklinski finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Losco being controlled here, momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Kuklinski prevents Losco from escaping the position.

Kuklinski in side control, working for a kimura. He's got hold of an arm and he's torquing it... Losco is tapping! That's the end of the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 23, 2014

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Richard Kuklinski and Pop You In Da Eye. Richard Kuklinski has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

196 cm
28
288 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
185 cm
19
275 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Prefers standup

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Pop You In Da Eye!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Tarja Halkonen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
In Da Eye looks to land a left hand but Kuklinski moved out of range nicely.
In Da Eye takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kuklinski avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kuklinski scores with a nice right hand.
In Da Eye throws a body shot but no joy.
Kuklinski buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kuklinski connects with a looping right hand.
Kuklinski tests In Da Eye's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kuklinski throws out a powerful jab.

Kuklinski decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
This has been an exciting period of action!
In Da Eye wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping busy.
Kuklinski missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

In Da Eye is defending against the submission attempts here by Kuklinski.
In Da Eye wants to control but Kuklinski is keeping busy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but In Da Eye is defending well.
Kuklinski not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
In Da Eye keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Kuklinski is controlling the pace.
Kuklinski prevents In Da Eye from improving his position.
In Da Eye 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Kuklinski seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Kuklinski will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
In Da Eye blocking the ground and pound attempt from Kuklinski.
In Da Eye trying to control from the bottom.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but In Da Eye is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kuklinski takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but In Da Eye is defending well.
Kuklinski has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Kuklinski content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
In Da Eye is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kuklinski throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
We've been hearing good reports from Kuklinski's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
In Da Eye wants to hold on but Kuklinski pushes him away.

Kuklinski has control of In Da Eye's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and In Da Eye regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Kuklinski works his way to his opponent's back.
Kuklinski is working the ground and pound here and the referee is taking a close look at In Da Eye. He must escape soon or this one will be stopped.
Kuklinski landing with strikes.
Kuklinski keeps control of the position as In Da Eye tries to break free.
Kuklinski trying to control.

Kuklinski is working hard for the rear naked choke here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski scores with punches and elbows.
Good control from Kuklinski.
Kuklinski tries to keep control of the position but In Da Eye is staying busy.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Kuklinski tightening his grip on In Da Eye, looking for the choke.
In Da Eye is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Richard Kuklinski dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Kuklinski lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kuklinski slips a straight right by In Da Eye.
Kuklinski is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that In Da Eye can do to turn this around?
Kuklinski throws a right and a left that both miss.
In Da Eye throws a big shot that misses.
In Da Eye thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kuklinski lands with a nice combination. In Da Eye backs away looking to recover.

Kuklinski drives through with a takedown into In Da Eye's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
In Da Eye is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kuklinski is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed In Da Eye's guard.
In Da Eye tries to get to full guard but Kuklinski has control of the leg.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kuklinski lands strikes from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but In Da Eye defending well.
Kuklinski looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura but In Da Eye is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kuklinski to get the leverage.
Kuklinski not doing much here.
In Da Eye tries to roll over but Kuklinski keeps him under control.
Kuklinski is controlling the pace.
Kuklinski slips a nice elbow through In Da Eye's hands, connecting with In Da Eye's forehead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Kuklinski content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Richard Kuklinski overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Kuklinski is nestled in close to In Da Eye, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

Kuklinski is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and In Da Eye defends it well.
Kuklinski controlling the pace.
In Da Eye has hold of Kuklinski's hands but Kuklinski slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Kuklinski is trying to control. In Da Eye wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Kuklinski is thwarting In Da Eye's attempts to control the position.

Kuklinski is sneakily working for an arm triangle but In Da Eye sees it coming and defends easily.
Kuklinski trying to control from half guard but In Da Eye is working away.

Kuklinski is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Kuklinski thows a huge punch but In Da Eye dodges it nicely.
In Da Eye is refusing to be controlled, as Kuklinski sits in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
In Da Eye is looking for a sweep. Kuklinski is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Kuklinski is working for a submission of some sort.
In Da Eye really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Kuklinski. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Kuklinski drops an elbow to the side of In Da Eye's head.
Kuklinski slows the pace down in half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to take a break and control but In Da Eye is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
In Da Eye is trying to maintain the position but Kuklinski is very close to passing his half guard.
Kuklinski wants to free his trapped foot but In Da Eye is holding on for dear life with his legs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Richard Kuklinski dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Nice defenses there by Kuklinski.
Kuklinski is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
In Da Eye just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuklinski slips under a jab from In Da Eye.
Kuklinski connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pop You In Da Eye seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kuklinski lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
In Da Eye is looking to clinch.
Kuklinski scores with a jab to the body.
In Da Eye tries to clinch but Kuklinski is having none of it.
Kuklinski is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

Kuklinski fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. In Da Eye sprawls well initially but Kuklinski persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
In Da Eye holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Kuklinski seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but In Da Eye is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kuklinski passes the guard and advances to mount!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kuklinski controlling from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski is landing with some decent strikes but In Da Eye is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.

In Da Eye is rocked!
Kuklinski controlling the pace for now.
In Da Eye is still in real trouble! Can Kuklinski finish him?
In Da Eye can't escape the position.
In Da Eye seems to have recovered his senses.
Kuklinski punishing his opponent with strikes.
Kuklinski postures up and throws a massive shot that knocks In Da Eye out cold! Two more strikes to his unconscious opponent for good luck and this one is all over! Kuklinski goes absolutely crazy with his corner! Wow, you can see how much that win means to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Richard Kuklinski!
Richard Kuklinski thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 16, 2014

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Retsu Kaioh and Richard Kuklinski. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

192 cm
38
265 lbs
23 - 13 - 0
196 cm
25
288 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Retsu Kaioh!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Atkins and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kuklinski looks to throw the jab but Kaioh is out of range.

Kaioh rushes Kuklinski and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Kaioh managing to block the knees to the body from Kuklinski.
Kaioh blocks an elbow strike.
Kaioh misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Kuklinski.
Kuklinski tries to work over Kaioh's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaioh with a knee to the head.

It looks like Richard Kuklinski has been cut.
Kuklinski is trying to pull guard but Kaioh turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Kaioh avoids the elbow strike from Kuklinski, against the cage.
Kaioh is struggling to control the position.
Kuklinski wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Kaioh stalling against the cage.
Kuklinski takes a shot to the head.

Kuklinski breaks from the clinch.
Kuklinski scores with a head kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuklinski connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kaioh's hands.
Kuklinski ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaioh moves away.
Kaioh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kuklinski sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kuklinski's coach down at ~T~ Troid - Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Kuklinski's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Kuklinski uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaioh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski misses the jab.
Kuklinski swings widly with a right hand
and Kaioh makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Kuklinski really felt that one!
Kaioh throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Kuklinski on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kaioh. Kaioh obviously looking to wear him down.
Some bone on bone action there as Kaioh checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kuklinski misses the body punch
and Kaioh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kaioh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaioh uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kuklinski.
Kaioh digs a good body shot into Kuklinski's ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
No joy there for Kaioh, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kuklinski swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaioh pushes Kuklinski away with a front kick.
Kuklinski looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaioh is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Kuklinski misses its intended target.
Kaioh thuds a left hand into Kuklinski's body.
Kaioh throws a low kick but Kuklinski avoids it.
Kaioh misses the shot to the body.
Kuklinski throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaioh counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kuklinski avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaioh missing with a left hand there. Kuklinski was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kuklinski misses with a straight right.
Kuklinski throws a low kick but Kaioh moves out of range easily.
Kuklinski on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kaioh lands a glancing blow to the side of Kuklinski's head.
Kuklinski avoids the head kick by Kaioh.
Kuklinski on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kuklinski looks winded!
Kaioh throws the kick towards the body but Kuklinski avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Kaioh bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Kaioh throws a push kick but Kuklinski slaps the foot to one side.
Kuklinski has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Kaioh.
Kuklinski connects with a good right hand that stumbles Kaioh. Kaioh circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kuklinski throws a leg kick which misses Kaioh's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaioh tries to avoid it.
Kuklinski throws a leg kick
and Kaioh counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Kaioh clinches up against the cage.
Kaioh trying to land knees to the body.
Kuklinski blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Kuklinski lands a shoulder strike.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kuklinski jumps guard but Kaioh turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Kaioh prevents the takedown attempt.
Retsu Kaioh has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Richard Kuklinski.
Kaioh blocking some punches.
Kuklinski makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaioh trying to land knees to the body.
Kaioh wants to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski blocking some punches.
Kuklinski blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kuklinski tries to stall but Kaioh uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Kaioh throws an elbow but it misses.
Kaioh leaning his opponent against the cage.
Kaioh creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Kuklinski's defenses.
Kaioh misses with an elbow over the top.
Kuklinski can't break the clinch.

Kuklinski manages to break the clinch.
Kaioh displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kuklinski throws out the jab.
Kaioh scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kuklinski in his tracks.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Kuklinski throws an off balance right hand
enabling Kaioh to counter with a crisp jab.

That has opened up Richard Kuklinski's cut even more.
Kuklinski scoring well with a low kick there.
Kaioh throws a hook but Kuklinski blocks it.
Kuklinski ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Retsu Kaioh dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Richard Kuklinski's cut.
That's time! Kaioh's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Kaioh slips under a jab from Kuklinski.
A head kick by Kaioh misses
and Kuklinski counters with a stiff right hand.
Kuklinski throws the left hand but Kaioh avoids the punch easily.
Kuklinski takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kuklinski attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kuklinski thumps Kaioh with a low kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Kaioh - that will leave a mark!
Kuklinski misses with a right hand
and Kaioh counters with a head kick. That will keep Kuklinski thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuklinski rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kaioh counters with a nice body shot.
Kuklinski lands with a nice body punch.
Retsu Kaioh is winning the standup battle so far.
Kuklinski misses with a left hand
and Kaioh counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaioh uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kuklinski.
Kaioh moves out of range as Kuklinski strikes.
Donk. Kuklinski catches Kaioh right on the button with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuklinski throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaioh has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kuklinski finds it's way round the side to connect with Kaioh's head.
Kuklinski moves out of range of the leg kick from Kaioh.
Richard Kuklinski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Kuklinski misses its intended target.
Kuklinski slips a straight right by Kaioh.
Kuklinski throws a lazy uppercut
and Kaioh makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Kuklinski connects with a crisp jab.
Kaioh chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kuklinski can pounce on him.
Kaioh pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaioh takes one on the button.
A head kick from Kaioh lands but Kuklinski takes it in his stride.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice straight punches there by Kaioh. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kaioh.
Nice jab there from Kuklinski.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kuklinski loads up on a big right hand but Kaioh slips the punch.
Kuklinski just misses with a punch to the body.
Kuklinski moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kaioh misses with the body kick
and Kuklinski counters with a stiff right hand.
Kuklinski tried to score with a low kick but Kaioh checks it.
Kuklinski takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kuklinski avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kaioh takes one to the side of the head.
Kaioh fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuklinski manages to avoid it.
Kaioh connects with a body shot.
A head kick misses from Kaioh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kaioh throws a low kick but Kuklinski avoids it.
Kaioh thows a body shot but no joy.
Kaioh throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kuklinski throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaioh counters with a left to the body.
Kaioh buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kuklinski looks to land a right hand but Kaioh moved out of range.
Kaioh moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Kaioh misses with a looping right.
Kuklinski takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Kuklinski is breathing heavily.
Kaioh uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kuklinski.
Kuklinski misses with a wild body shot.
Kaioh showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kuklinski.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski tries to check the leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Kuklinski gets tackled into the cage by Kaioh. Kaioh maintains the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kuklinski looking to stall.
Kaioh tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Kaioh lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kaioh crunches a lovely knee into Kuklinski's ribcage.
Kuklinski looking to throw knees to the head but Kaioh is blocking nicely.
Kaioh landing knees to the head.

The cut above Richard Kuklinski's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Kaioh blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Kuklinski.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Kaioh.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Kaioh throws a knee to the head but misses.

Kuklinski's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kuklinski throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaioh counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Kaioh cracks the inside of Kuklinski's front leg.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Retsu Kaioh will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Richard Kuklinski's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!



Kaioh has closed the distance and engaged Kuklinski in a clinch.
Kaioh keeps control of Kuklinski as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Kuklinski wants to break the clinch but can't.
Kaioh lands an elbow that stopped Kuklinski in his tracks for a moment.
Kaioh avoids the elbow strike from Kuklinski, against the cage.
Kuklinski misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kuklinski working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kuklinski is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Kaioh is keeping busy.
Kaioh lands an elbow just above Kuklinski 's eye.

Richard Kuklinski's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Richard Kuklinski's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Retsu Kaioh!
An out of breath Retsu Kaioh thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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RATING
100%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 12, 2014

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Beck and Richard Kuklinski. Beck's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Seek n Destroy. Richard Kuklinski has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with John Beck's chin.

193 cm
18
251 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
196 cm
25
288 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid boxing
KO power
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Beck!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, James Ackerman and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Beck misses the shot to the body.
Beck misses with a jab to the body
and Kuklinski counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like John Beck has been cut.
Beck rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kuklinski counters with a slapping leg kick.
Kuklinski has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Kuklinski looks to score with a jab to the body but Beck is just out of range.
No joy there for Beck, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kuklinski misses with an uppercut. Beck saw that one coming.
Beck misses the jab.
Kuklinski connects with a right hand. Beck shakes it off.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuklinski cracks Beck with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Beck takes a swing at Kuklinski's ribcage but misses.
Beck with a nice cross.
Kuklinski throws a leg kick which misses Beck's front leg but catches the back leg as Beck tries to avoid it.

Kuklinski steps into range and cracks Beck with a monster punch that buckles his knees! Beck flops backwards and Kuklinski dives into his guard looking to finish!

Beck is rocked!
Kuklinski slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Kuklinski advances position into side control!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Beck is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Kuklinski is controlling him well.
Kuklinski staying calm.
Beck tries to escape but Kuklinski is in control.
The referee asks Kuklinski politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Kuklinski prefers to stall for the moment though.
Beck on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes there by Kuklinski.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Beck prevents Kuklinski from moving into mount.
Kuklinski has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Kuklinski working the ground and pound from side control.

John Beck's cut is getting worse.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kuklinski throws an elbow but Beck slips to the side and avoids it well.
Kuklinski looks up at the clock and then as Beck takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Kuklinski smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!

Jeez, John Beck's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at John Beck's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Richard Kuklinski!
An out of breath Richard Kuklinski thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 10, 2014

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rumble Lord and Richard Kuklinski. Richard Kuklinski will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

176 cm
29
260 lbs
16 - 13 - 0
196 cm
24
288 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Great wrestler
Solid boxing
Very quick
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rumble Lord!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Richard Kuklinski!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Donald Grub and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Kuklinski gets caught flat footed, as Lord shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Kuklinski wants to sweep here but Lord controlling him for the moment.
Lord slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Lord lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Lord won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Lord wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Lord connects with a couple of short punches.
Lord controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Kuklinski not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Kuklinski working for a triangle but Lord defends it easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lord trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lord throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kuklinski is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Lord content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Lord is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

Kuklinski working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Lord doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Lord manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Lord wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.
Lord keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Kuklinski's head.
Lord won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Lord stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kuklinski swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lord postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Lord with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Lord looking to sit in guard and control but Kuklinski gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Kuklinski preventing the sweep.
Lord working a defensive guard here.
Lord wants to sweep here but Kuklinski controlling him for the moment.
Lord lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Kuklinski!
Kuklinski is desperately trying to improve his position but Lord has a good base and remains in mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lord with good strikes from the mount here!

It looks like Richard Kuklinski has been cut.
Lord with good strikes from the mount here!
Lord trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Lord lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.

That has opened up Richard Kuklinski's cut even more.
Lord can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kuklinski is looking to escape.
Kuklinski is looking to improve his position but Lord isn't that keen on the idea.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuklinski keeps trying to improve his position.
Lord pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.

The cut above Richard Kuklinski's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Richard Kuklinski's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rumble Lord!
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