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Event: OC! Grappling 5     
Date:   Dec 15, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Richard Kuklinski (ranked 4071 p4p, 369 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 12260 p4p, 556 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




196 cm
46 yrs
288 lbs



190 cm
39 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 29 wins and 10 losses; Richard Kuklinski! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 15 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Andrew Berry and Colin Fotheringham.


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

Kimura rushes Kuklinski and presses him up against the cage.

Kuklinski has hold of one of Kimura's legs. Kimura is fighting the takedown attempt but Kuklinski gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kuklinski (2) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura looking to control.
Kuklinski is stalling in the full guard.
Kuklinski'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.
Kimura has control of Kuklinski's left arm, preventing Kuklinski from doing any damage.
Kimura tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura looking to control.

Kimura 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 stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kimura swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Kuklinski from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kuklinski forces his way into half guard.
Kuklinski prevents Kimura from improving his position.
Kimura slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Kimura not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Kimura working for a triangle but Kuklinski defends it easily.
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.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Kuklinski tries to pass.

Kimura working for a triangle but Kuklinski defends it easily.
Kuklinski stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kimura swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura has his hands on Kuklinski's head, controlling the position.
Kuklinski is pushing down on Kimura's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kimura is fighting to maintain full guard but Kuklinski has managed to sneak the leg through.
Kuklinski moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (5) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control the pace.
Kuklinski wants to pass to mount but Kimura is defending the position.
Kimura moves into full guard.
Kuklinski trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

Kimura 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 advances to half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (0) Kimura

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura regains half guard.
Kimura won't allow Kuklinski to pass to mount.

Kuklinski seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Kimura has recovered full guard.
Kuklinski wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Kimura pulls Kuklinski in close to his closed guard and prevents Kuklinski from doing any damage or advancing position.
Kuklinski is pushing down on Kimura's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kimura is fighting to maintain full guard but Kuklinski has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski trying to control the action but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kuklinski controlling the action here.

Kuklinski is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kimura sees it coming and defends easily.
Kuklinski has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Kuklinski is trying to control the action in half guard but Kimura is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Kuklinski wants to work for an arm triangle but Kimura is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kimura makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kimura.
Kuklinski controlling from the top position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski pushes down on Kimura's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Kimura makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kimura.
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura has Kuklinski pulled in close to control his posture.
Kimura 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 (8) vs (2) Kimura
Kuklinski is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura won't allow Kuklinski to sweep him here.
Kuklinski keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kuklinski wants to sweep here but Kimura controlling him for the moment.
Kimura slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (8) vs (5) Kimura
Kuklinski is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Kimura off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (12) vs (5) Kimura
Kimura breaks Kuklinski's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (12) vs (7) Kimura
Kimura wants to control from the top but Kuklinski keeps moving.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kimura stopping the sweep attempt from Kuklinski.
Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Kuklinski looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kimura is one step ahead there.
Kimura trying to control but Kuklinski is working from the bottom.
Kimura pushing down on Kuklinski's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Kuklinski is trying to control but can't.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Kimura in particular looking to stall.

Kimura seems to be looking for submissions.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski gets back to full guard.
Kimura 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 (14) vs (7) Kimura
Kuklinski sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Kuklinski is looking to advance position but Kimura has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kuklinski (14) vs (11) Kimura
Kimura wants to take Kuklinski's back but he can't do it this time.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kuklinski wants to hold on but Kimura pushes him away.

Kimura has hold of Kuklinski's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Kuklinski manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Kuklinski sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Kuklinski is looking to control Kimura's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kuklinski avoid being mounted?
Kuklinski is staying active underneath Kimura, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Kuklinski won't allow Kimura to pass to mount.
My spies in ~T~ Troid - Gym inform me that Kimura 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.

Kuklinski looking for submissions off his back.
Kuklinski is pressing down on Kimura's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Kimura preventing the sweep.
Kimura is looking to pass into half guard but Kuklinski pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Kuklinski is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kuklinski (16) vs (11) Kimura
Kuklinski trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuklinski slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kuklinski (19) vs (11) Kimura
Kuklinski tries to advance to mount but Kimura denies him.

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

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to bench press Kuklinski off him but Kuklinski keeps the position.
Kimura is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Kuklinski's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Kuklinski wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.
Kimura trying to control but Kuklinski postures up.
Kuklinski trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.
Kuklinski is working hard here to advance position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control here.
Kuklinski with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Kimura tries to roll over but Kuklinski keeps him under control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kuklinski is looking to advance position but Kimura won't allow it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kuklinski takes the fight on points by 19 to 11.
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: OC! Grappling 3     
Date:   Nov 28, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12401 p4p, 569 weight class) and Ultime Fauchelevent (ranked 2449 p4p, 255 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Fauchelevent's choice of entrance music: Rue des Cascades. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




190 cm
39 yrs
235 lbs



188 cm
25 yrs
280 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 15 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Ultime Fauchelevent!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Richard Clark and Daniel Bishop.


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

Kimura has managed to clinch.
Kimura prevents the takedown attempt.
Fauchelevent is working for takedown but Kimura is calmly controlling the position for now.

Kimura pulls guard successfully.
We've been hearing good reports from Kimura'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.
Kimura wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Fauchelevent wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Kimura being controlled here, momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kimura has his foot on Fauchelevent's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Fauchelevent works his way back into a safe position though.
Fauchelevent wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Fauchelevent tries to free his leg and advance position but Kimura is retaining full guard.
Fauchelevent trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fauchelevent 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.
Fauchelevent pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kimura working for a triangle but Fauchelevent defends it easily.
Kimura wants to sweep but no luck.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Fauchelevent tries to pass.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Fauchelevent working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura is looking to sweep but instead, Fauchelevent has passed into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is looking to control Fauchelevent's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Fauchelevent seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

Fauchelevent is looking for a kimura here.

Fauchelevent seems to be working for a kimura but Kimura defends the submission attempt.
Kimura is refusing to be controlled, as Fauchelevent sits in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura gets full guard.
Kimura has his hands on Fauchelevent's head, controlling the position.
Fauchelevent trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura being controlled here, momentarily.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Fauchelevent from controlling successfully.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Fauchelevent thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Fauchelevent from controlling successfully.
Kimura looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fauchelevent is one step ahead there.
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura has his hands on Fauchelevent's head, controlling the position.
Kimura 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.
Kimura has his hands on Fauchelevent's head, controlling the position.

Fauchelevent avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Fauchelevent postures up.
Fauchelevent stopping the sweep attempt from Kimura.
Fauchelevent forces his way into half guard.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Fauchelevent passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (3) Fauchelevent
Kimura 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: Kimura (2) vs (3) Fauchelevent

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

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

Fauchelevent is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kimura defends well.
Fauchelevent trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Fauchelevent keeps moving.
Fauchelevent wants to sweep but no luck.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Fauchelevent had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kimura defends it easily.
Kimura stays in close to Fauchelevent's body and controls the position.
Fauchelevent is trying to control the position from the bottom.

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

Kimura drops back looking for a leg! Fauchelevent is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Fauchelevent manages to kick Kimura off! Kimura jumps back into Fauchelevent's guard.
Kimura pushing down on Fauchelevent's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Fauchelevent trying to control here.
Fauchelevent controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Kimura has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (3) Fauchelevent
Fauchelevent is desperately trying to improve his position but Kimura has a good base and remains in mount.
Fauchelevent is squirming around, avoiding Kimura's attempts to control the action.
Kimura controlling the position easily from mount.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Fauchelevent wants to hold on but Kimura pushes him away.

Kimura moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Fauchelevent has worked his arm free - good work by Fauchelevent!
A lull in the action here.
Fauchelevent is trying to control Kimura's posture but Kimura avoids it.
Fauchelevent is looking to regain half guard here but Kimura keeps moving and retains side control.
Fauchelevent wants to control but Kimura postures up.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Fauchelevent is not content to let Kimura control the position.
Fauchelevent is letting Kimura control him for a moment.

Kimura tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kimura has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Fauchelevent tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kimura trying to control the action but Fauchelevent is working from the bottom.
Fauchelevent can't do much from the bottom here.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control the position but Fauchelevent is working away.
Fauchelevent can't do much from the bottom here.

Kimura swings around for an armbar but Fauchelevent sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Kimura's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (5) vs (5) Fauchelevent
Fauchelevent looking to pass the guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Fauchelevent is pushing down on Kimura's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kimura is fighting to maintain full guard but Fauchelevent has managed to sneak the leg through.
Fauchelevent trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.
Fauchelevent wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kimura keeps working.
Fauchelevent tries to pass to full mount but Kimura defends it.

Fauchelevent is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kimura sees it coming and defends easily.

Fauchelevent is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kimura sees it coming and defends easily.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kimura controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
As we have tied on points, we go to a tie breaker and Kimura gets a bonus point for attempting more subs.
Kimura takes the fight on points by 6 to 5.

 

Event: OC! Grappling 1     
Date:   Nov 10, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Michel Teló (ranked 2434 p4p, 256 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 12465 p4p, 583 weight class). Teló comes to the cage accompanied by Michel Telo - Ai se eu te pego. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




196 cm
40 yrs
209 lbs



190 cm
39 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 6 wins and 4 losses; Michel Teló! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 13 wins and 14 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, James Glass and Daniel Bishop.


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

Teló pushes Kimura up against the cage in a clinch.
Teló tries to pull guard but Kimura holds him up against the cage and eventually Teló drops back down to his feet.
Teló is defending well against a takedown attempt.

Teló ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Teló no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Kimura stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Teló swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Teló controls Kimura momentarily but Kimura frees himself.

Teló throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Teló keeping full guard, as Kimura tries to pass.
Kimura controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kimura forces his way into half guard.
Kimura trying to mount his opponent but Teló defends it.
Teló trying to control from the bottom.
Teló is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Teló!
Score +3 for passing guard: Teló (0) vs (3) Kimura
Kimura controlling from the full mount.
Kimura seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Teló is holding on tight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Teló regains half guard.

Teló is defending against the submission attempts here by Kimura.
Teló is trying to maintain the position but Kimura is very close to passing his half guard.
Kimura seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

Kimura is trying to work for a kimura but Teló is defending well.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kimura slows the pace down in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Teló is not content to let Kimura control the position.
Teló is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kimura is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Kimura trying to mount his opponent but Teló defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Teló trying to hold on to Kimura's head to control him but Kimura postures up.
Kimura trying to control from half guard but Teló is working away.
Kimura looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Kimura content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

Kimura 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 is trying to control the action in half guard but Teló is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Teló looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kimura is looking for submissions but instead, Teló has regained full guard.
Kimura wants to pass the guard but Teló is keeping the position.
Kimura is pushing down on Teló's leg trying to pass to half guard. Teló is fighting to maintain full guard but Kimura has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is looking for a kimura but Teló is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kimura to get the leverage.
Teló wants to control but Kimura is keeping busy.
Kimura content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Kimura is pressing down on Teló's thigh, looking to free his foot. Teló is holding on for now.

Kimura is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kimura prevents Teló from improving his position.
My spies in Kalashnikov ELITE MMA Gym inform me that Kimura has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Teló works his way to full guard. Good work.
Kimura postures up.
Kimura looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Kimura trying to control but Teló is working from the bottom.
Teló is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kimura controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Teló pulls Kimura in to control the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Teló keeping full guard, as Kimura tries to pass.
We've been hearing good reports from Teló'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.
Kimura is still trying to improve position.
Kimura sitting in guard here, content to control.
Kimura pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Teló is keeping the position for now.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Teló not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Teló keeps moving.
Teló is trying to keep Kimura in close.
Kimura wants to pass the guard but Teló is keeping the position.
Kimura slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Teló (0) vs (6) Kimura
Kimura laying and praying for a moment but Teló takes advantage and regains half guard.

Kimura is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Teló defends it well.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Teló reverses the position - he's now on top in Kimura's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Teló (2) vs (6) Kimura
Teló trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Teló not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Kimura holds on and takes a little breather.
Teló sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Kimura's guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Teló trying to control from half guard but Kimura is working away.
Kimura tries to get to full guard but Teló has control of the leg.
Teló is trying to control the action in half guard but Kimura is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Teló is working for a kimura but Kimura is defending it quite comfortably.
Teló looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Kimura looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kimura slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Teló trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Kimura throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Well,Teló is on his way to losing a decision here. Can he use his experience to pull something off in the closing minutes?
Kimura is pulling down on Teló's head. It's preventing any offense from Teló, at least for the moment.

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

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Teló tries to free his leg and advance position but Kimura is retaining full guard.
Teló is working hard here to advance position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kimura is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Teló (2) vs (8) Kimura
Kimura is looking to advance position but Teló has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Teló (6) vs (8) Kimura

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to control Teló's body but Teló pushes him off. Kimura squirms to his side and now Teló has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Teló (9) vs (8) Kimura
Kimura just trying to survive but Teló is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Kimura tries to break free.
Kimura looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Kimura is keeping busy.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Teló takes the fight on points by 9 to 8.

 

Event: GRAPPLEMANIA 1     
Date:   Oct 19, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12228 p4p, 241 weight class) and Tribbiani Joey (ranked 2580 p4p, 111 weight class). Tribbiani Joey is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.




190 cm
39 yrs
235 lbs



173 cm
31 yrs
153 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 12 wins and 14 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 7 losses; Tribbiani Joey!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Gwen Towbar and Frank Dennis.


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

Joey gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Kimura has picked Joey up - he's going for a ride! Kimura dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (0) Joey
Joey is trying to maintain the position but Kimura is very close to passing his half guard.

Kimura is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Joey doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kimura.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Kimura 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.

Kimura seems to be working for a kimura but Joey defends the submission attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joey is trying to control but can't.

Joey is defending against the submission attempts here by Kimura.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Joey regains full guard. Nicely done.
Kimura is fighting to break Joey's control of his arms but Joey is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Joey trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Joey can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kimura controls the pace.
Joey keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kimura stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Joey swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kimura postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Joey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Joey holds on and takes a little breather.
Kimura trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Joey controls Kimura momentarily but Kimura frees himself.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Joey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Joey working a defensive guard here.
Joey keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Joey is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Joey has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Joey's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Kimura slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Joey escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kimura gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kimura pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Joey is keeping the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Joey can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kimura controls the pace.
Kimura stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Joey swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Joey looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Kimura showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Joey wants to sweep but no luck.
Joey trying to control the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura looking to sit in guard and control but Joey gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (2) Joey
Kimura being controlled here, momentarily.
Kimura is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kimura is trying to hold Joey in close to prevent damage but Joey has managed to pass into half guard.
Joey is trying to control. Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Joey controlling the action here.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura works his way to full guard. Good work.
My spies in HELLCADEMY (Ground Training) inform me that Joey has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Joey from controlling successfully.
Kimura has Joey pulled in close to control his posture.

Kimura looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Joey passes into half guard.
Kimura is looking to control Joey's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Kimura tries to get to full guard but Joey has control of the leg.
Joey is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is controlling Joey's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Joey is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.

Joey is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kimura defends it well.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.
Joey is trying to control the action in half guard but Kimura is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Kimura trying to control from the bottom.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Joey is looking to stall here but Kimura recovers full guard.

Kimura working for submissions but it's allowed Joey to get to half guard.
Kimura preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Kimura trying to control here.
Kimura wants to improve his position but Joey is controlling well.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Joey trying to control the action but Kimura is working from the bottom.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Joey is keen to just control but Kimura is a slippery customer.
Kimura trying to control here.
Kimura slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Joey from controlling successfully.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Kimura looking for a guillotine here but Joey defends easily.
Joey's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Kimura will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Kimura escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Joey gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kimura lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (4) vs (2) Joey

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Joey is trying to control the position but Kimura postures up.
Kimura 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.
Joey is trying to control the position but Kimura postures up.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Joey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura pushing down on Joey's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Joey 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.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to pass to mount but Joey is defending the position.

Kimura is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Joey has managed to free his arm - good work.
Kimura wants to take a breather but Joey is having none of it.
Kimura is pressing down on Joey's thigh, looking to free his foot. Joey is holding on for now.

Kimura is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Joey doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kimura.
Joey tries to roll over but Kimura keeps him under control.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Kimura wants to work for an arm triangle but Joey is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Joey is looking to control Kimura's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Joey avoid being mounted?
Kimura tries to pass to full mount but Joey defends it.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Joey is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kimura looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Joey is trying to maintain the position but Kimura is very close to passing his half guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is trying to work for a kimura but Joey is defending well.
Kimura perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Kimura trying to pass the guard but Joey defending well.

Joey looking for submissions off his back.
Kimura works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (7) vs (2) Joey
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Joey manages to regain half guard. Good work.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kimura takes the fight on points by 7 to 2.

 

Event: Fright Night Final 4     
Date:   Oct 12, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12213 p4p, 254 weight class) and Michel Teló (ranked 2329 p4p, 94 weight class). Teló is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Michel Telo - Ai se eu te pego. Michel Teló has the eye of the tiger tonight.




190 cm
39 yrs
235 lbs



196 cm
39 yrs
209 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 12 wins and 13 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 4 losses; Michel Teló!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Tiny Johnson and Wesley Smith.


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

Teló tries to keep at a distance but Kimura has taken the fight into the clinch.

Teló pulls guard effortlessly.
Our spies down at at HELLCADEMY (Ground Training) inform us that Teló has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Kimura trying to control but Teló is working from the bottom.
Teló looking to control.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Teló is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura's corner is telling him to maintain position.

Teló looking for a triangle here. Kimura is fighting it but it looks tight! Teló pulls the arm across and this one won't last much longer! Nope, Kimura is tapping out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Michel Teló!

 

Event: Halloween Havoc Elite 8     
Date:   Oct 01, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rickson Kimura (ranked 9139 p4p, 236 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 12146 p4p, 231 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




168 cm
44 yrs
160 lbs



190 cm
38 yrs
235 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 0 wins and 4 losses; Rickson Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 13 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Daniel Franklin and Gwen Towbar.


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

Rickson Kimura rushes Helio Kimura and presses him up against the cage.
Rickson Kimura 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.
Rickson Kimura wants to take the fight to the mat but Helio Kimura manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.

Helio Kimura has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Rickson Kimura uses from the top position.
Rickson Kimura passes Helio Kimura's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Rickson Kimura is working for a submission of some sort.

Helio Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
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.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Helio Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Rickson Kimura trying to control from half guard but Helio Kimura is working away.

Rickson Kimura is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Rickson Kimura is looking for a kimura but Helio Kimura is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Rickson Kimura to get the leverage.
Helio Kimura moves into full guard.

Rickson Kimura 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.

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

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rickson Kimura wants to control from the top but Helio Kimura keeps moving.

Helio Kimura throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Helio Kimura working for a triangle but Rickson Kimura defends it easily.

Helio Kimura is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Rickson Kimura defends well.
Rickson Kimura advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Rickson Kimura (3) vs (0) Helio Kimura

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rickson Kimura trying to control the action but Helio Kimura is working from the bottom.
Helio Kimura is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Rickson Kimura's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

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

Rickson Kimura is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

Helio Kimura looking for submissions off his back.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura tries to get to full guard but Rickson Kimura has control of the leg.
Rickson Kimura is trying to control. Helio Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Helio Kimura trying to control here.

Rickson Kimura seems to be looking for submissions.
Rickson Kimura passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Helio Kimura!
Score +3 for passing guard: Rickson Kimura (6) vs (0) Helio Kimura
Helio Kimura is looking to improve his position but Rickson Kimura isn't that keen on the idea.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Rickson Kimura trying to control but Helio Kimura is having none of it.
Helio Kimura really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

Rickson Kimura goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Helio Kimura turns into him and now he's in Rickson Kimura's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rickson Kimura (6) vs (2) Helio Kimura
Helio Kimura trying to control but Rickson Kimura is working from the bottom.
Rickson Kimura has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura sitting in guard here, content to control.
Helio Kimura postures up.

Helio Kimura drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Helio Kimura jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

Rickson Kimura has his foot on Helio Kimura's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Helio Kimura works his way back into a safe position though.
Rickson Kimura looking for a sweep. Not yet Rickson Kimura, not yet.
Helio Kimura not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Rickson Kimura is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Rickson Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Helio Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Helio Kimura forces his way into half guard.
Helio Kimura trying to control from Rickson Kimura's half guard. Rickson Kimura has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Helio Kimura trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rickson Kimura trying to keep a closed guard but Helio Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Rickson Kimura pulls Helio Kimura in close to prevent any damage.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Rickson Kimura is trying to keep Helio Kimura in close.
Rickson Kimura keeping moving, preventing Helio Kimura from controlling successfully.

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

Rickson Kimura is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Helio Kimura is aware though and is defending well.
Helio Kimura controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura postures up.
Helio Kimura won't allow Rickson Kimura to sweep him here.
Rickson Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Rickson Kimura holds on and takes a little breather.
Helio Kimura wants to pass the guard but Rickson Kimura is keeping the position.
Helio Kimura slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Rickson Kimura is trying to keep Helio Kimura in close.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Rickson Kimura keeping moving, preventing Helio Kimura from controlling successfully.
Rickson Kimura working a defensive guard but Helio Kimura manages to pass into side control anyway.
Score +3 for passing guard: Rickson Kimura (6) vs (5) Helio Kimura
Rickson Kimura is looking to regain half guard here but Helio Kimura keeps moving and retains side control.
Helio Kimura working away.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Helio Kimura tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Helio Kimura has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Helio Kimura in the domination position with Rickson Kimura hanging on.
Rickson Kimura is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Helio Kimura is keen to just control but Rickson Kimura is a slippery customer.
Rickson Kimura is looking for a sweep. Helio Kimura is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Helio Kimura not doing much here.
Helio Kimura prevents Rickson Kimura from improving his position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Helio Kimura wants to control but Rickson Kimura is keeping him busy.
Rickson Kimura wants to improve his position but Helio Kimura is controlling well.
Rickson Kimura wants to control but Helio Kimura is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Rickson Kimura is controlling Helio Kimura's trapped leg to prevent Helio Kimura from advancing to side control.

Rickson Kimura is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Helio Kimura pulls his head out easily.
Helio Kimura has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Rickson Kimura (6) vs (8) Helio Kimura
Helio Kimura tries to control but Rickson Kimura wriggling away.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Rickson Kimura working to try and regain half guard.
Rickson Kimura sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Helio Kimura not doing much here.
Rickson Kimura gets full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rickson Kimura trying to control the position.
Rickson Kimura is really struggling to control Helio Kimura but he's trying to hold on to the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Helio Kimura wins on points by 8 to 6.

 

Event: HBCC 2     
Date:   Sep 11, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Pablo Dominguez (ranked 16954 p4p, 260 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 12245 p4p, 264 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Dominguez might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Change by The Deftones. This should be a great matchup!




200 cm
32 yrs
245 lbs



190 cm
38 yrs
235 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 2 losses; Pablo Dominguez! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 12 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Wesley Smith and Cecil Peabody.


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

Kimura gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Dominguez turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Dominguez manages to end up in side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Dominguez (4) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Dominguez (6) vs (0) Kimura
Dominguez controlling from mount.
Kimura is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Dominguez'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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dominguez controlling from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura tries to lock up and control but Dominguez gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dominguez sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying desperately to improve position.
Kimura is still trying to improve position.
Dominguez sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Dominguez looking to control but Kimura is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Dominguez controlling his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Dominguez looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kimura is looking to get to half guard.
Dominguez tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Dominguez looking to control but Kimura is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Dominguez takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Kimura sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Dominguez is working away from the top position though.
Dominguez trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.
Dominguez is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Kimura is refusing to be controlled, as Dominguez sits in half guard.
Dominguez is taking a breather. Kimura 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 five minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Dominguez (9) vs (0) Kimura
Dominguez trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Kimura is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Dominguez can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.
Dominguez controlling from the full mount.
Kimura tries to hold on but Dominguez pushes him away.
Dominguez controlling from the full mount.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Dominguez is having none of it.
Dominguez controlling from the full mount.
Kimura wants to hold on but Dominguez pushes him away.
Dominguez takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Kimura tries to reverse the position but Dominguez maintains control.
Dominguez controlling his opponent.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Kimura is trying to control but can't.
Dominguez controlling the pace.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dominguez seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Kimura trying to control from the bottom.
Kimura is in trouble now - Dominguez has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Dominguez (12) vs (0) Kimura
Dominguez avoids the attempt from Kimura to control.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.
Dominguez controlling from the full mount.
Dominguez trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Kimura tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kimura is squirming around, avoiding Dominguez's attempts to control the action.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez controlling from the full mount.
Dominguez has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Dominguez can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.
Dominguez looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kimura is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Dominguez sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to hold on but Dominguez pushes him away.
Kimura is desperately trying to improve his position but Dominguez has a good base and remains in mount.
Kimura is squirming around, avoiding Dominguez's attempts to control the action.
Dominguez content just to control the position here.
Kimura regains half guard.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Kimura moves into full guard.

Kimura throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Dominguez sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Dominguez trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Dominguez slips nicely into half guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Dominguez trying to mount his opponent but Kimura defends it.
Kimura is looking to control Dominguez's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Dominguez passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Dominguez (15) vs (0) Kimura
Dominguez avoids the attempt from Kimura to control.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Dominguez tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Kimura working to try and regain half guard.
Kimura tries to lock up and control but Dominguez gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Dominguez controlling from mount.
Dominguez wants to control the pace but Kimura is squirming around nicely.
Dominguez controlling the position easily from mount.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to hold on but Dominguez postures up.
Dominguez controlling the pace for now.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Dominguez.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Dominguez tries to control but Kimura wriggling away.
Kimura tries to hold on but Dominguez pushes him away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dominguez takes the fight on points by 15 to 0.
Post fight, Pablo Dominguez stared into the camera and said 'Train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by day, Joe Rogan podcast by night. '.

 

Event: TWGC 22 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12610 p4p, 0 weight class) and Martez Lopez (ranked 2903 p4p, 412 weight class). Martez Lopez is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.




190 cm
38 yrs
235 lbs



178 cm
26 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 Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 11 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Martez Lopez!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, William Peck and Elvis Blanc.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Lopez circles away from the clinch attempt.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Kimura is looking for a takedown.

Lopez jumps guard and drags Kimura to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Lopez tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Lopez lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Lopez

Kimura is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Lopez passes Kimura's left leg - he's now in half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lopez trying to control from half guard but Kimura is working away.

Lopez is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lopez tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kimura knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Lopez in particular looking to stall.
Lopez is keen to just control but Kimura is a slippery customer.
Lopez is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (5) Lopez
Kimura is looking to get to half guard.

Lopez looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura can't escape the position.

Lopez looking to secure an arm triangle but Kimura defends it well.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Lopez goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Kimura turns into him and now he's in Lopez's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (5) Lopez
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kimura engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Lopez wants to improve his position but instead Kimura has moved into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lopez wants to get back to full guard.
Kimura tries to pass the half guard into mount. Lopez knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
We've been hearing good reports from Kimura'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.
Lopez has his hands clasped together around Kimura's back. He's all about the action.
Kimura tries to pass to full mount but Lopez defends it.
Lopez is trying to maintain the position but Kimura is very close to passing his half guard.
Lopez wants to get back to full guard but Kimura has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (5) Lopez

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lopez is looking to improve his position but Kimura isn't that keen on the idea.
Kimura wants to control but Lopez has made it back to half guard. Nice work.

Lopez looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Kimura wants to pass the guard but Lopez is defending well.
Kimura is just content to waste time from the top position. Lopez takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Kimura looking to sit in guard and control but Lopez gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (5) vs (7) Lopez
Lopez trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Lopez looking to pass the guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kimura is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (7) vs (7) Lopez
Kimura sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Lopez's guard.
Kimura will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Lopez makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Lopez.
Kimura passes Lopez's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Kimura seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Lopez does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Lopez is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Lopez 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.
Lopez gets back to full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Lopez tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Lopez is still trying to improve position.
Lopez keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Lopez controls Kimura momentarily but Kimura frees himself.
Kimura pushes down on Lopez's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Lopez is looking to improve his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Lopez is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Kimura is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Lopez is not content to let Kimura control the position.
Lopez is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Lopez moves into full guard.
Kimura 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.

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

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura preventing the sweep.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Lopez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura stopping the sweep attempt from Lopez.
Kimura controlling from the top position.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Lopez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lopez manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kimura manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (7) vs (9) Lopez
Lopez won't allow Kimura to sweep him here.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Lopez is pushing down on Kimura's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kimura is fighting to maintain full guard but Lopez has managed to sneak the leg through.
Lopez tries to pass to full mount but Kimura defends it.
Kimura is not content to let Lopez control the position.
Kimura works his way to full guard. Good work.
Lopez controls from within his opponent's guard.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Lopez postures up.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Lopez wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Lopez must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Lopez forces his way into half guard.

Kimura looking for submissions off his back.
Lopez tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kimura knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Kimura is controlling Lopez's trapped leg to prevent Lopez from advancing to side control.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Lopez is keeping busy.
Lopez is keen to just control but Kimura is a slippery customer.

Lopez is working for a submission of some sort.
Lopez wants to free his trapped foot but Kimura is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Lopez passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Kimura!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (7) vs (12) Lopez
Kimura sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura won't allow Lopez to pass to mount.

Kimura is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Lopez pulls his head out easily.
Lopez wants to pass to mount but Kimura is defending the position.

Lopez is working for a kimura but Kimura is defending it quite comfortably.
Kimura won't allow Lopez to pass to mount.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Lopez is keeping busy.

Lopez seems to be working for a kimura but Kimura defends the submission attempt.
Kimura moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Kimura seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Lopez postures up.

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

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Lopez trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Lopez tries to free his leg and advance position but Kimura is retaining full guard.
Kimura tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Kimura is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Lopez defends well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kimura has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Kimura looking to control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lopez wins on points by 12 to 7.
Martez Lopez seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 22 (265lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Aug 03, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12589 p4p, 0 weight class) and Michel Teló (ranked 1438 p4p, 219 weight class). Teló is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Michel Telo - Ai se eu te pego. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.




190 cm
38 yrs
235 lbs



196 cm
39 yrs
209 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 11 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Michel Teló!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Ian Loll and Robert Douchet.


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

Kimura forces Teló back against the cage and clinches.
Kimura 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.

Teló has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Kimura uses from the top position.
Kimura is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Teló is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Teló has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Kimura tries to free his leg and advance position but Teló is retaining full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Teló can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kimura controls the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control but Teló is working from the bottom.
Kimura is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Teló is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Teló not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kimura engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Teló keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.

Teló is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Teló is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Teló

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Teló tries to pass.
Kimura is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kimura seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Kimura looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Teló tries to pass.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Teló trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kimura trying to keep a closed guard but Teló is proving a slippery customer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kimura lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (2) Teló
Kimura slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (2) Teló

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura slows the pace down.

Kimura wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Teló, who protects the arm well.
Teló is not content to let Kimura control the position.
Teló can't do much from the bottom here.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Teló is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kimura controls the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Teló is not content to let Kimura control the position.

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

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

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

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Teló manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Kimura is looking to advance position but Teló won't allow it.

Kimura seems to be looking for submissions.
Kimura trying to control the action but Teló is working from the bottom.
Kimura is looking to advance position but Teló won't allow it.
Kimura is controlling the pace.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Kimura seems to be working for a kimura but Teló defends the submission attempt.
Teló tries to get to full guard but Kimura has control of the leg.

Kimura seems to be looking for submissions.
Teló is pressing down on Kimura's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Teló is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura forces his way into half guard.

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

Kimura is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Teló doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Kimura.

Kimura is trying to work for a kimura but Teló is defending well.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Teló wants to get back to full guard.
Kimura trying to control from half guard but Teló is working away.

Kimura wants to work for an arm triangle but Teló is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Kimura passes into side control, despite Teló's attempt to control the position.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (8) vs (2) Teló
Teló seems a little lost for a moment, as Kimura dominates the positioning.
Teló 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 ten minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Teló is keeping him busy.
Teló is trying to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Teló can't do much from the bottom here.

Kimura is trying to get an arm triangle but Teló is defending well.
Teló is trying to get back to half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Teló is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Teló tries to improve position but can't.
Kimura wants to lay and pray for a moment but Teló keeps working.
Teló struggling a bit here.

Kimura tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kimura has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Teló is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
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.
Kimura wants to lay and pray for a moment but Teló keeps working.
Teló 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.
Kimura controlling the position from side mount.
Kimura wants to lay and pray for a moment but Teló keeps working.
You can see the frustration on Teló's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Teló tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Kimura wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Teló is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

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

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

Kimura tries for a kimura but Teló is defending well.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Teló tries to buck Kimura off but Kimura is having none of it.
You can see the frustration on Teló's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Kimura tries for a kimura but Teló is defending well.
Teló struggling a bit here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Kimura takes the fight on points by 8 to 2.

 

Event: TWGC 22 (265lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 02, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between John Gites (ranked 0 p4p, 0 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 12571 p4p, 0 weight class). Gites comes to the cage accompanied by Eminem - Above The Law . Helio Kimura 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!




171 cm
50 yrs
193 lbs



190 cm
38 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 Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 12 losses; John Gites! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 11 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, William Peck and Alec Ball.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Kimura stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Kimura wants it to stay on the feet.
Gites shoots for a takedown but Kimura saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.

Kimura has taken the fight to the clinch.

Kimura pulls guard successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Helio Kimura!
The defeated John Gites had this to say: 'Time for me to call it quits and become a spar bot.'.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 8     
Date:   Jun 29, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12777 p4p, 618 weight class) and Police Officer (ranked 4691 p4p, 439 weight class). Police Officer has the eye of the tiger tonight.




190 cm
37 yrs
235 lbs



175 cm
35 yrs
170 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 9 wins and 10 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 4 losses; Police Officer!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Saam Ante and Paul Aken.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Officer shoots in looking for a takedown but Kimura manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Officer's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Officer has taken the fight to the clinch.

Officer lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Officer
Kimura has a hand on Officer's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Officer takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (5) Officer
Kimura tries to hold on but Officer postures up.
Officer prevents Kimura from getting the reversal.
Officer controlling from the full mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura regains half guard.
Kimura is looking for a sweep. Officer is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
We've been hearing good reports from Kimura'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 one minute gone in the round.
Kimura is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Officer controlling the pace.
Kimura has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Officer is working away from the top position though.
Kimura tries to get to full guard but Officer has control of the leg.
Kimura is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura keeping hold of Officer's head, controlling as best he can.
Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kimura is looking to get back to full guard here but Officer has managed to pass to side control instead.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (8) Officer
Kimura holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.
Kimura is looking to reverse the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Officer working away.
Kimura tries to bench press Officer off him but Officer keeps the position.

Kimura wants to improve his position, back to half guard but Officer has ideas of his own. He's got hold of Kimura's far side arm and it looks like he's got an Americana. Ohh! Ohhhh! OOOOOOOOOH! A human being's arm is not meant to bend like that! Kimura is tapping like a morse code operator on the Titanic! SOS SOS! He's out of here! Great win for Officer!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Police Officer!
Police Officer managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$), into his post fight interview.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 7     
Date:   Jun 22, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Andrey Lapis (ranked 5640 p4p, 503 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 12788 p4p, 664 weight class). Lapis comes to the ring accompanied by Once Solemn . 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 Helio Kimura was going to win. Let's see if he was right.




178 cm
39 yrs
185 lbs



190 cm
37 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 6 wins and 4 losses; Andrey Lapis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 10 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Wagner Zegers and Daniel Blasius.


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

Kimura darts in and clinches Lapis up against the ropes.

Lapis gets control of Kimura's arms and successfully pulls guard. Lapis will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Lapis is trying to control the position but Kimura postures up.
Kimura not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Lapis looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Lapis has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Kimura has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Lapis (0) vs (3) Kimura
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Lapis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
We've been hearing good reports from Lapis'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.
Lapis is looking to regain half guard here but Kimura keeps moving and retains side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Kimura has hold of Lapis's arm here. He's working for an Americana. It looks like he might have it! Lapis tries to escape but he's just digging himself in deeper - Kimura cranks the arm and Lapis screams in pain! The ref makes a decision and ends the fight before the tap - no complains from Lapis, who is just happy to have his arm attached to his body.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Helio Kimura!

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 4     
Date:   Jun 08, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 12851 p4p, 675 weight class) and Mr Steel Penn (ranked 3534 p4p, 362 weight class). Mr Steel Penn is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.




190 cm
37 yrs
235 lbs



190 cm
33 yrs
213 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 7 wins and 10 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; Mr Steel Penn!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Radbod Blank and Albert Achterberg.


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

Kimura clinches up with Steel Penn and pushes him back against the ropes.

Steel Penn pulls guard effortlessly.
Steel Penn keeping full guard, as Kimura tries to pass.
Steel Penn keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Steel Penn controlling the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steel Penn wants to sweep here but Kimura controlling him for the moment.
Kimura pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Steel Penn is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura looking to sit in guard and control but Steel Penn gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Steel Penn
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kimura looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Steel Penn puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

Kimura looking for submissions off his back.
Kimura tries to get to full guard but Steel Penn has control of the leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is figuring out what he wants to do next.
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.
Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kimura trying to get back to full guard but Steel Penn takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (5) Steel Penn
Steel Penn trying to control but he's not successful this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to improve his position but instead Steel Penn has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (0) vs (8) Steel Penn
Kimura tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Kimura really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Steel Penn trying to control but Kimura is having none of it.
Kimura wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (0) vs (11) Steel Penn
Kimura trying to control but not successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn keeps control of the position as Kimura tries to break free.
Steel Penn is riding his opponent, not letting Kimura buck him off.
Kimura trying to control the action but Steel Penn just sinks the hooks in.
Steel Penn has the hooks in. Kimura is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is working hard here to advance position.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Steel Penn gets his hands free as Kimura looks to control.
Kimura tries to roll but Steel Penn sticks to his back.
Steel Penn has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Kimura's body.
Kimura rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Steel Penn prevents Kimura from improving his position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Kimura wants to control but Steel Penn is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Steel Penn controlling the action here.
Steel Penn is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kimura.
Steel Penn wants to pass the guard but Kimura is keeping the position.
Kimura wants to sweep here but Steel Penn controlling him for the moment.
Kimura wants to control the position but Steel Penn says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Kimura wants to control the action here but instead Steel Penn manages to pass to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (14) Steel Penn
Kimura regains half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Steel Penn's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Steel Penn's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (4) vs (14) Steel Penn
Steel Penn looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Kimura looking for the RNC.

Kimura is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Steel Penn defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Kimura struggling to keep hold of the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is persistently looking for the submission but Steel Penn is defending it well.

Kimura is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Steel Penn is defending well though. Kimura let's go of the attempt for now.
Will Kimura go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Kimura 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, Steel Penn has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is in bad spot here.
Will Kimura go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Steel Penn tries to break free.
Kimura just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Kimura keeps control of the position as Steel Penn tries to break free.

Steel Penn defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Kimura's arms.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn looking very determined here, making life difficult for Kimura.

Kimura is working for the choke. It looks like he might have got it... has he...? Yes! Steel Penn is tapping out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 11:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Helio Kimura!

 

Event: SNCC 1     
Date:   Mar 31, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Frank Damozzi (ranked 5186 p4p, 498 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 13245 p4p, 683 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Frank Damozzi has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Frank Damozzi seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?




187 cm
36 yrs
213 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 3 wins and 4 losses; Frank Damozzi! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 10 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Steven Brown and Daniel Bishop.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Damozzi dives in for a single leg takedown but Kimura sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

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

Kimura is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Damozzi has managed to free his arm - good work.
Damozzi is looking to improve his position.

Damozzi looking for submissions off his back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Damozzi wants to control but Kimura is keeping busy.
Damozzi has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Damozzi manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Damozzi controls Kimura momentarily but Kimura frees himself.

Damozzi wants to control position but Kimura is using a can opener to pass guard... He's turned it into a full on guillotine from mount now! Big trouble for Damozzi here! He's turning a lovely shade of purple and yep! He's tapping out! I would say world class Jiu Jitsu but is it really? It was nice but let's not get silly about it.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Helio Kimura!

 

Event: EMP 6     
Date:   Mar 10, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Frank Damozzi (ranked 5163 p4p, 501 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 13724 p4p, 762 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




187 cm
36 yrs
213 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 2 wins and 4 losses; Frank Damozzi! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 9 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, James Ackerman and Daniel Bishop.


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

Kimura moves into the clinch successfully.
Damozzi tries to pull guard but Kimura holds him up against the cage and eventually Damozzi drops back down to his feet.
Damozzi is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Kimura to keep the fight standing.

Kimura manages to pull guard.
Kimura is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Damozzi 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.
Damozzi 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.
Damozzi wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Damozzi wants to pass the guard but Kimura is keeping the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura looking for a sweep. Not yet Kimura, not yet.
Damozzi controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Damozzi got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kimura has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Damozzi has managed to get both his arms back between Kimura's legs - danger averted.
Damozzi trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Damozzi trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura trying to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Damozzi stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kimura swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kimura trying to keep a closed guard but Damozzi is proving a slippery customer.
Damozzi wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
Kimura not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Damozzi advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (3) vs (0) Kimura

Damozzi thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Kimura is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Damozzi is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kimura has escaped the position, nice work there.
Kimura is looking to regain half guard here but Damozzi keeps moving and retains side control.

Damozzi swings around for an armbar but Kimura sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Damozzi's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Damozzi (3) vs (2) Kimura
Kimura trying to control but Damozzi is working from the bottom.
Damozzi looking to control.
Damozzi tries to land a sweep but no joy.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control but Damozzi is working from the bottom.
Damozzi is pulling down on Kimura's head to control his posture.
Damozzi has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Kimura controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Damozzi trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Kimura slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Damozzi (3) vs (5) Kimura
Kimura trying to control the position but Damozzi is working away.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Damozzi is looking to regain half guard here but Kimura keeps moving and retains side control.
Damozzi is trying to control Kimura's posture but Kimura avoids it.
Damozzi tries to get back to half guard but can't.
A lull in the action here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Damozzi is not content to let Kimura control the position.
Damozzi manages to work his way to half guard, despite Kimura's best efforts.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Damozzi sees it coming and defends easily.
Damozzi has his hands clasped together around Kimura's back. He's all about the action.
Kimura content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Kimura is keen to just control but Damozzi is a slippery customer.
Damozzi regains full guard. Nicely done.
Damozzi trying to control the position.

Damozzi has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Kimura doesn't defend quickly enough and Damozzi has managed to lock this one up! Can Kimura escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Damozzi on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Frank Damozzi!
During a confident post fight interview, Frank Damozzi thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

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: EMPIRE Tap Out     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kenuichio Harada (ranked 5416 p4p, 534 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 13427 p4p, 721 weight class). I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!




199 cm
31 yrs
250 lbs



190 cm
36 yrs
231 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 1 wins and 0 losses; Kenuichio Harada! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 8 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Andrew Berry and Paul Tew.


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

Kimura closes the distance and clinches.
Harada goes for a takedown in the clinch but Kimura prevents it.
Harada is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Kimura pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Kimura is trying to pull guard but Harada turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Harada lands a takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harada (2) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura pulls Harada in close to prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Kimura working for a triangle but Harada defends it easily.
Harada stopping the sweep attempt from Kimura.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kimura is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kimura pulls Harada in close to his closed guard and prevents Harada from doing any damage or advancing position.
Our spies down at at AREA 51 inform us that Kimura has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Harada preventing the sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kimura looking for a guillotine here but Harada defends easily.

Kimura has his foot on Harada's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Harada works his way back into a safe position though.
Kimura controls Harada momentarily but Harada frees himself.
Kimura looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Kimura is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Harada trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Harada postures up.
Kimura wants to sweep here but Harada controlling him for the moment.
Kimura not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Harada is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kimura pulls Harada in close to prevent any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Kimura working for a triangle but Harada defends it easily.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Harada postures up.

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

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kimura is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Harada defends well.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Harada is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Kimura has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Harada is looking to defend but Kimura has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Harada! Kimura pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Harada taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Helio Kimura!

 

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

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura (ranked 13203 p4p, 0 weight class) and Poto Tupu (ranked 2328 p4p, 79 weight class). Tupu has chosen Youth Of The Nation as his entrance music. Man, I cannot wait for this one!




190 cm
35 yrs
216 lbs



182 cm
33 yrs
290 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 7 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 2 losses; Poto Tupu!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Chris Downing and Alan Glass.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Tupu tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kimura defends well and Tupu ends up having to push Kimura into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.

Kimura darts in and clinches Tupu up against the cage.

Tupu lands a takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Tupu
We've been hearing good reports from Kimura'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.
Tupu slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Kimura is looking for a triangle but Tupu pushes his legs off easily.
Tupu wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tupu pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.
Tupu sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Tupu postures up.
Kimura wants to control but Tupu passes easily into half guard.
Tupu is looking to advance position but Kimura won't allow it.
Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Kimura is trying to maintain the position but Tupu is very close to passing his half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tupu tries to pass to full mount but Kimura defends it.
Kimura is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Tupu's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Tupu's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (4) vs (2) Tupu
Tupu rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Kimura wants to control but Tupu is keeping him busy.
Tupu 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.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Kimura is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Tupu is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Tupu manages to get to full guard.
Tupu tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tupu looking to control.

Tupu working for a triangle but Kimura defends it easily.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Tupu holds on and takes a little breather.

Tupu looking for subs off his back but Kimura has passed one foot through into half guard.
Tupu is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tupu manages to get to full guard.
Kimura controlling from the top position.

Tupu is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kimura trying to control but Tupu is working from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Tupu looking to control.
Tupu can't keep his opponent in guard - Kimura advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tupu tries to roll over but Kimura keeps him under control.
Kimura is keen to just control but Tupu is a slippery customer.

Kimura is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Tupu wants to get back to full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Tupu keeps trying to improve his position.
Kimura performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Tupu is pressing down on Kimura's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Tupu working a defensive guard here.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Tupu is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (4) vs (4) Tupu
Tupu pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Tupu looking to sit in guard and control but Kimura gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (6) vs (4) Tupu
Kimura pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Tupu is keeping the position for now.
Tupu is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Tupu pulls Kimura in to control the position.
Tupu is trying to keep Kimura in close.
Tupu keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kimura is looking to advance position but Tupu has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (6) vs (8) Tupu

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Tupu mounts Kimura! Really nice guard pass there!
Tupu controlling from the full mount.
Kimura is squirming around, avoiding Tupu's attempts to control the action.
Kimura keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Tupu tries to control but Kimura wriggling away.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to reverse the position but Tupu maintains control.
Tupu avoids the attempt from Kimura to control.
Kimura is working to get back to half guard.
Tupu wants to control the pace but Kimura is squirming around nicely.
Tupu wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Tupu looking to control but Kimura is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Tupu fails to advance to Kimura's back.
Tupu controlling the position easily from mount.
Tupu can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Tupu sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kimura is trying to escape the mount.
Tupu content just to control the position here.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to hold on but Tupu pushes him away.
Tupu controlling his opponent.
Kimura tries to hold on but Tupu postures up.
Tupu can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.
Kimura tries to hold on but Tupu postures up.
Tupu fails to move to back control.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Tupu wants to control the pace but Kimura is squirming around nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura prevents Tupu from taking his back.
Kimura is trying to reverse the position but instead Tupu has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (6) vs (11) Tupu
Kimura tries to escape the position.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Tupu controlling the positon.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Tupu looking for the RNC.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Tupu's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Tupu biding his time, looking for the opening.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kimura manages to reverse the position and now he's in Tupu's guard. Nice work there by Kimura.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (8) vs (11) Tupu
Kimura wants to pass the guard but Tupu is keeping the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tupu wins on points by 11 to 8.
An out of breath Poto Tupu thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

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

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Johan Farfy Iii (ranked 440 p4p, 0 weight class) and Helio Kimura (ranked 14182 p4p, 0 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.




187 cm
35 yrs
210 lbs



190 cm
34 yrs
216 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 1 losses; Johan Farfy Iii! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 6 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Sergei Dronov, Dmitry Maklakov and Valeri Chadov.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kimura looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Farfy Iii clinches with his opponent.

Farfy Iii gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Farfy Iii (2) vs (0) Kimura
Farfy Iii pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.
Kimura working a defensive guard but Farfy Iii manages to pass into side control anyway.
Score +3 for passing guard: Farfy Iii (5) vs (0) Kimura
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A lull in the action here as Farfy Iii stalls from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Kimura is looking to improve his position.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kimura manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Farfy Iii pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.
Kimura can't keep his opponent in guard - Farfy Iii advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Farfy Iii is keen to just control but Kimura is a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to maintain the position but Farfy Iii is very close to passing his half guard.
Kimura tries to roll over but Farfy Iii keeps him under control.
Farfy Iii is trying to control. Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Well, if Farfy Iii 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 three minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii uses his free foot to push down on Kimura's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Kimura.
Score +3 for passing guard: Farfy Iii (8) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura tries to hold on but Farfy Iii pushes him away.
Kimura is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Farfy Iii fails to take his opponent's back.
Farfy Iii sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kimura is trying to reverse the position but instead Farfy Iii has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Farfy Iii (11) vs (0) Kimura
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to escape but Farfy Iii has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Farfy Iii controlling the position well here. Kimura rolled but Farfy Iii kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Kimura tries to break free.
Farfy Iii avoiding Kimura 's attempts to control his hands.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Farfy Iii controlling the positon.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Farfy Iii trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Kimura working to try and regain half guard.
Kimura is trying to reverse the position but instead Farfy Iii has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Farfy Iii (14) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Kimura wants to control but Farfy Iii is keeping busy.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Farfy Iii is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Farfy Iii prevents Kimura from improving his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii trying to control from half guard but Kimura is working away.
Farfy Iii not doing much here.
Farfy Iii seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Kimura for as long as he can get away with.
Farfy Iii looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kimura manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Kimura tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kimura controls Farfy Iii momentarily but Farfy Iii frees himself.
Farfy Iii pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.
Kimura is trying to keep Farfy Iii in close.

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

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kimura is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Farfy Iii (14) vs (2) Kimura
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Farfy Iii is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Farfy Iii is trying to keep Kimura in close.
Farfy Iii seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Farfy Iii looking to control.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control but Farfy Iii is working from the bottom.

Kimura drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Farfy Iii dives on top into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Farfy Iii (16) vs (2) Kimura
Farfy Iii passes Kimura's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Kimura is not content to let Farfy Iii control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii not doing much here.
Kimura is looking for a sweep. Farfy Iii is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kimura trying to control here.
Farfy Iii trying to control the pace.
Farfy Iii trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Kimura actively working from the bottom here.
Kimura trying to control from the bottom.
Kimura manages to get to full guard.
Farfy Iii is stalling in the full guard.
Farfy Iii stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kimura swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is looking to sweep but instead, Farfy Iii has passed into half guard.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura trying to control here.
Kimura slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Farfy Iii's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Farfy Iii pushing down on Kimura's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Farfy Iii seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Farfy Iii is pressing down on Kimura's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kimura is holding on for now.
Farfy Iii trying to control from half guard but Kimura is working away.
Farfy Iii tries to pass to full mount but Kimura defends it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Farfy Iii controlling the action here.
Farfy Iii uses his free foot to push down on Kimura's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Kimura.
Score +3 for passing guard: Farfy Iii (19) vs (2) Kimura

And that's the end of the fight!
Farfy Iii takes the fight on points by 19 to 2.
Johan Farfy Iii took some time post fight to say the following; 'All the way from Island season 1 , still going strong.'.

 

Event: TWGC 17 (205lbs, D1): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2     
Date:   Jul 03, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between The Steel Penn Alliance and Helio Kimura. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




189 cm
37 yrs
201 lbs



190 cm
33 yrs
216 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; The Steel Penn Alliance! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 5 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Seu Braga and Matheus Silva.


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

Kimura gets caught napping as Steel Penn Alliance dives in and scores a takedown. Kimura manages to retain guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Steel Penn Alliance (2) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura is pulling down on Steel Penn Alliance's head to control his posture.

Kimura is looking for a triangle but Steel Penn Alliance pushes his legs off easily.
Steel Penn Alliance is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Kimura wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Steel Penn Alliance content to stall in guard here.
Steel Penn Alliance 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to pass the guard but Kimura is keeping the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to keep Steel Penn Alliance in close.
Steel Penn Alliance slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Kimura is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Steel Penn Alliance is aware though and is defending well.
Steel Penn Alliance slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

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

Kimura throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Steel Penn Alliance escapes and throws Kimura's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn Alliance (5) vs (0) Kimura

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to control but Kimura is keeping him busy.
Steel Penn Alliance controls the position.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kimura keeps working.
Kimura tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Steel Penn Alliance wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance controls the position from side control.
Kimura is looking for a sweep.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to control but Kimura is keeping him busy.
Steel Penn Alliance working away.
Steel Penn Alliance in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Steel Penn Alliance seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Kimura for as long as he can get away with.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance'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.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to control but Kimura is keeping him busy.

Steel Penn Alliance thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kimura manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance stalling.
Kimura is looking for a sweep. Steel Penn Alliance is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kimura has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Steel Penn Alliance is working away from the top position though.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Steel Penn Alliance tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kimura knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Steel Penn Alliance 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 Steel Penn Alliance.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura trying to control from the bottom.
Steel Penn Alliance has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn Alliance (8) vs (0) Kimura
Steel Penn Alliance controlling the position easily from mount.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is desperately trying to improve his position but Steel Penn Alliance has a good base and remains in mount.
Steel Penn Alliance can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.
Kimura is controlling an arm, preventing Steel Penn Alliance from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Steel Penn Alliance content just to control the position here.
Kimura is squirming around, avoiding Steel Penn Alliance's attempts to control the action.
Kimura stops Steel Penn Alliance from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance trying to control but Kimura is having none of it.
Kimura really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kimura is still trying to improve position.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to control the pace but Kimura is squirming around nicely.
Kimura gets back to half guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance trying to mount his opponent but Kimura defends it.
Kimura is looking for a sweep. Steel Penn Alliance is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kimura is not content to let Steel Penn Alliance control the position.
Kimura wants to control but Steel Penn Alliance is keeping busy.

Kimura is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Steel Penn Alliance pulls his head out easily.
Still in half guard, Steel Penn Alliance seems content to control.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to take a breather but Kimura is having none of it.
Kimura has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Steel Penn Alliance is working away from the top position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura is in trouble now - Steel Penn Alliance has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn Alliance (11) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura is trying desperately to improve position.
Steel Penn Alliance trying to control but he's not successful this time.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance prevents Kimura from getting the reversal.
Kimura slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Kimura wants to control but Steel Penn Alliance is keeping busy.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn Alliance trying to control the action but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kimura works his way to full guard. Good work.
Steel Penn Alliance looking to pass the guard.
Kimura controls Steel Penn Alliance momentarily but Steel Penn Alliance frees himself.
Steel Penn Alliance wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura working a defensive guard here.
Steel Penn Alliance trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Steel Penn Alliance controls the pace.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Steel Penn Alliance tries to pass.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kimura is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Steel Penn Alliance (11) vs (2) Kimura
Steel Penn Alliance trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kimura drops back, looking for a kneebar! Steel Penn Alliance looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Steel Penn Alliance looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Steel Penn Alliance!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Steel Penn Alliance (15) vs (2) Kimura
Kimura tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Steel Penn Alliance presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Steel Penn Alliance (17) vs (2) Kimura
Kimura is wriggling around trying to escape.
Kimura is just holding on here. Steel Penn Alliance manages to take his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Steel Penn Alliance (20) vs (2) Kimura
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kimura rolls, trying to escape but Steel Penn Alliance keeps control of the position.
Kimura turns into Steel Penn Alliance and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Steel Penn Alliance (20) vs (4) Kimura

And that's the end of the fight!
Steel Penn Alliance takes the fight on points by 20 to 4.
The Steel Penn Alliance thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: TWGC 17 (205lbs, D1): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Jul 02, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura and Brock Gracie. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.




190 cm
33 yrs
216 lbs



190 cm
35 yrs
200 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 5 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 7 losses; Brock Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Leandro Rodrigues and Thiago Cunha.


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

Gracie pushes Kimura up against the cage in a clinch.

Kimura drags the fight down to the ground.
Kimura looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Gracie controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Kimura looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've been hearing good reports from Kimura'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.
Kimura 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.
Gracie 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.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura trying to keep a closed guard but Gracie is proving a slippery customer.
Kimura looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Gracie puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Gracie with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Gracie is trying to control the action in half guard but Kimura is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Gracie is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Gracie wants to take a breather but Kimura is having none of it.

Gracie seems to be looking for submissions.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Gracie trying to mount his opponent but Kimura defends it.
Kimura trying to control but Gracie postures up.
Gracie is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is trying to control. Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Gracie is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Kimura tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kimura manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Gracie passes Kimura's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Kimura is staying active underneath Gracie, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Gracie is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Kimura has managed to free his arm - good work.
Kimura is looking to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is looking to control Gracie's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Gracie is pressing down on Kimura's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kimura is holding on for now.
Kimura is looking for a sweep. Gracie is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

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

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is trying to control. Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Gracie has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (3) Gracie
Kimura is desperately trying to improve his position but Gracie has a good base and remains in mount.
Kimura has given up his back. Will we see Gracie going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (0) vs (6) Gracie

Gracie is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Kimura knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Kimura for a finish.
Kimura wants to control his opponent's hands but Gracie gets his hands free.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Gracie is looking for the choke from the back position but Kimura is controlling his hands well.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura rolls, trying to escape but Gracie keeps control of the position.

Kimura defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Gracie's arms.
Gracie avoiding Kimura 's attempts to control his hands.
Gracie keeps control of the position as Kimura tries to break free.

Gracie 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, Kimura has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Kimura showing good submission defense here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Gracie trying to control.
Gracie doesn't have the hooks in and Kimura manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (6) Gracie

Kimura drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Gracie dives on top into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (8) Gracie
Gracie trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

Kimura pushes a forearm under Gracie's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Gracie is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Helio Kimura!

 

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

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




190 cm
32 yrs
216 lbs



191 cm
36 yrs
270 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 4 wins and 4 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Todd Duffee!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Taro Takaoka and Hirohito Nitta.


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

Kimura tries to keep at a distance but Duffee has taken the fight into the clinch.
Duffee jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Kimura walks away with a smile on his face. Duffee gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.

Duffee drives through and clinches with Kimura against the cage.
Kimura is looking for a takedown.

Kimura jumps into guard, dragging Duffee to the mat.
Duffee passes into half guard.
Kimura wants to control but Duffee is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Duffee is taking a breather. Kimura 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.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Duffee is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Duffee is trying to control. Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura is looking to improve his position.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

Duffee is working for a kimura but Kimura is defending it quite comfortably.
Duffee is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Duffee is trying to control. Kimura wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Duffee prevents Kimura from improving his position.
Kimura is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at FIERCE that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Duffee trying to control from half guard but Kimura is working away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura is refusing to be controlled, as Duffee sits in half guard.
My spies in Sydney Shootfighting inform me that Duffee has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Duffee might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Kimura haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

Duffee 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 Duffee.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Duffee is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Kimura is just riding it out for now. Duffee eventually gives up the hold.
Duffee trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.
Duffee is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Duffee wants to pass to mount but Kimura is defending the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Duffee works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (3) Duffee
Kimura 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.

Duffee seems to be looking for submissions.
Duffee trying to pass the guard but Kimura defending well.
Duffee trying to control from half guard but Kimura is working away.
Kimura makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kimura.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Duffee forces his way into half guard.
Duffee is keen to just control but Kimura is a slippery customer.
Kimura is controlling Duffee's trapped leg to prevent Duffee from advancing to side control.
Duffee tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kimura knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Duffee wants to take a breather but Kimura is having none of it.
Duffee is looking to advance position but Kimura won't allow it.
Well, if Duffee 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 six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Duffee is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.
Duffee wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.
Duffee passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (6) Duffee
Kimura wants to hold on but Duffee pushes him away.

Duffee looking to secure an arm triangle but Kimura defends it well.
Kimura regains half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Duffee trying to mount his opponent but Kimura defends it.
Kimura gets back to full guard.
Duffee trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura looking to control.
Duffee is stalling in the full guard.
Duffee wants to pass the guard but Kimura is keeping the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Duffee's corner is telling him to maintain position.

Kimura has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Duffee can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Duffee trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

Duffee drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Kimura manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Duffee has Kimura in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (6) Duffee

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to free his leg and advance position but Duffee is retaining full guard.
Duffee trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Kimura trying to control but Duffee is working from the bottom.
Duffee is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kimura trying to control but Duffee is working from the bottom.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Duffee is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Duffee managing to control the position.
Duffee keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kimura preventing the sweep.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Duffee controls Kimura momentarily but Kimura frees himself.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Duffee is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Duffee not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Duffee looking for a sweep. Not yet Duffee, not yet.
Duffee is trying to control the position but Kimura postures up.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Duffee keeps moving.
Kimura pushes down on Duffee's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Kimura is looking for a kimura here.

Duffee actively working from the bottom here.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Duffee trying to control but Kimura postures up.
Duffee wants to improve his position but Kimura is controlling well.
Duffee wants to sweep but Kimura has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (6) Duffee
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.
Duffee tries to buck Kimura off but Kimura is having none of it.
You can see the frustration on Duffee's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Kimura wants to control but Duffee is keeping him busy.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Duffee is looking to regain half guard here but Kimura keeps moving and retains side control.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Duffee is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kimura happy to just control the position for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Duffee manages to get back to half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Duffee wins on points by 6 to 5.

 

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 Helio Kimura and Ichabod Crane. Crane is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Broken Bones - Decapitated. Ichabod Crane is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.




190 cm
31 yrs
216 lbs



200 cm
32 yrs
241 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 3 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Eddie Farnsworth and Russell Pearce.


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

Kimura gets a clinch.
Kimura is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Crane can't get the takedown.
Crane drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Kimura gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Helio Kimura has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ichabod Crane.

Kimura pulls guard successfully.
Crane is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Kimura throws his legs up looking for a submission but Crane uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (3) Crane
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura trying to remain calm as Crane controls from the top position.
Crane wants to control but Kimura is keeping him busy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura tries to buck Crane off but Crane is having none of it.
Kimura is trying to control Crane's posture but Crane avoids it.
Kimura is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Crane's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Crane is trying to control the action in half guard but Kimura is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Kimura is looking to control Crane's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Kimura regains full guard. Nicely done.
Kimura not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kimura 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 two minutes gone in the round.
Crane tries to free his leg and advance position but Kimura is retaining full guard.

Kimura has his foot on Crane's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Crane works his way back into a safe position though.
Crane engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
My spies in Hey Steves Fight Shack inform me that Crane has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

Kimura looking for subs off his back but Crane has passed one foot through into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kimura wants to improve his position but Crane is controlling well.
Crane wants to control but Kimura is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane is pressing down on Kimura's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kimura is holding on for now.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kimura trying to control but Crane postures up.
Kimura is trying to control but Crane passes into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (6) Crane
Kimura is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to improve position but can't.

Crane is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kimura has escaped the position, nice work there.
Kimura tries to buck Crane off but Crane is having none of it.
Crane wants to control but Kimura is keeping him busy.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Crane is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kimura has escaped the position, nice work there.
Kimura is trying to get back to half guard.
Kimura prevents Crane from improving position.
Crane advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kimura (0) vs (8) Crane
Kimura is desperately trying to improve his position but Crane has a good base and remains in mount.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Crane controlling his opponent.
Kimura slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Kimura wants to control but Crane is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kimura tries to roll over but Crane keeps him under control.

Kimura has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Crane escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Crane!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (11) Crane
Kimura stops Crane from passing to mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura can't do much from the bottom here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Crane tries to move to mount but Kimura blocks the move with his legs.

Crane wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Kimura, who protects the arm well.
Kimura is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Kimura tries to bench press Crane off him but Crane keeps the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Crane is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Kimura is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Kimura is looking to regain half guard here but Crane keeps moving and retains side control.
Crane tries to move to mount but Kimura blocks the move with his legs.
Kimura is letting Crane control him for a moment.
Kimura is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kimura gets back to half guard.
Kimura wants to improve his position but Crane is controlling well.
Crane looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Crane is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (14) Crane
Kimura prevents Crane from taking his back.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is trying to control the position here but Crane swings around for an armbar and he's got it! This one is all over, courtesy of a slick submission by Crane!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 10:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ichabod Crane!
Our winner, Ichabod Crane, 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 14 (265lbs, D1): London Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Dec 22, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Maxim Bok and Helio Kimura. Bok comes into the arena with Give It Revolution blaring out of the sound system. Helio Kimura has the eye of the tiger tonight.




182 cm
24 yrs
285 lbs



190 cm
31 yrs
216 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 7 wins and 3 losses; Maxim Bok! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 3 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Donald Grub and Daniel Bishop.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Bok shoots in but Kimura avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Kimura tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bok swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bok appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

Bok looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Bok (2) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Bok trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Bok is really struggling to control Kimura but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Kimura is controlling Bok's posture.
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.
Bok pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.
Bok trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bok looking to pass the guard.
Bok trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kimura looking to control.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Bok from controlling successfully.

Bok got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kimura has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Bok has managed to get both his arms back between Kimura's legs - danger averted.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Bok from controlling successfully.
Bok wants to pass the guard but Kimura is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bok advances to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kimura is trying to get back to full guard.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Kimura is looking to control Bok's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Bok wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kimura keeps working.
Bok wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bok is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kimura sees it coming and defends easily.
Bok trying to mount his opponent but Kimura defends it.
Kimura trying to control here.
Bok wants to pass the guard but Kimura is defending well.
Bok is working hard here to advance position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura regains full guard. Nicely done.
Kimura not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Kimura can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Bok controls the pace.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Bok postures up.
Kimura wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Bok tries to pass.
Kimura trying to keep a closed guard but Bok is proving a slippery customer.

Bok got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kimura has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Bok has managed to get both his arms back between Kimura's legs - danger averted.
Bok trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Bok tries to pass.
Bok trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kimura keeping full guard, as Bok tries to pass.
Bok slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Bok trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Kimura throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Bok from controlling successfully.

Kimura is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Bok is aware though and is defending well.
Bok trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bok trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bok advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Bok (5) vs (0) Kimura
Bok has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Kimura!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Bok (7) vs (0) Kimura
Kimura 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: Bok (7) vs (2) Kimura

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Bok is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Bok is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Kimura advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Bok (7) vs (5) Kimura
Bok manages to get back to half guard.

Bok looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kimura is keen to just control but Bok is a slippery customer.
Bok is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Martial Arts Dojo, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Kimura performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Bok tries to get to full guard but Kimura has control of the leg.

Kimura is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Bok is refusing to be controlled, as Kimura sits in half guard.
Kimura wants to free his trapped foot but Bok is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Kimura is keen to just control but Bok is a slippery customer.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Bok controlling the position well.
Bok wants to control but Kimura is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Bok is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are battling for position here. Bok manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Bok trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Bok can't keep his opponent in guard - Kimura advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Bok is positioning himself well to prevent Kimura advancing to mount.
Bok is pressing down on Kimura's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Bok is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Bok throws his legs up looking for a submission but Kimura uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Bok (7) vs (8) Kimura
Bok tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kimura controls the position.
Kimura wants to lay and pray for a moment but Bok keeps working.
Bok can't do much from the bottom here.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Bok is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Bok sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Bok is looking for a sweep. Kimura is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Bok is trying to control but can't.
Kimura is taking a breather. Bok 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.
Bok gets full guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Bok keeps moving.
Bok 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.
Bok being controlled here, momentarily.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Bok keeps moving.
Kimura tries to free his leg and advance position but Bok is retaining full guard.
Kimura preventing the sweep.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Bok is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Bok (9) vs (8) Kimura
Kimura controls Bok momentarily but Bok frees himself.

Kimura is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Bok tries to free his leg and advance position but Kimura is retaining full guard.
Our spies down at at England Fight Club MMA inform us that Kimura has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Kimura wants to sweep but no luck.
Kimura is adopting a defensive guard.
Kimura bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bok's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Bok (9) vs (10) Kimura
Bok trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control but Bok is working from the bottom.
Bok 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.
Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bok trying to control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kimura wins on points by 10 to 9.

 

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 Helio Kimura and Santiago Gracie. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




190 cm
31 yrs
216 lbs



183 cm
33 yrs
209 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 2 wins and 3 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Santiago Gracie!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Daniel Bishop and William Gold.


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

Kimura clinches with his opponent.

Gracie jumps into guard, dragging Kimura to the mat.
Gracie 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.
Gracie being controlled here, momentarily.
Kimura tries to free his leg and advance position but Gracie is retaining full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kimura gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kimura engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Gracie is adopting a defensive guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie working a defensive guard here.
Gracie wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Kimura looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Gracie has Kimura pulled in close to control his posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kimura content to stall in guard here.
Gracie is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Kimura is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at England Fight Club MMA that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Gracie has control of Kimura's left arm, preventing Kimura from doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (3) vs (0) Gracie
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Gracie is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Gracie seems a little lost for a moment, as Kimura dominates the positioning.

Kimura thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control the action but Gracie is working from the bottom.

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

Kimura working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Gracie is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control the action but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Gracie tries to buck Kimura off but Kimura is having none of it.
A bit of a lull in the action here.
Gracie manages to work his way to half guard, despite Kimura's best efforts.
Kimura trying to control from half guard but Gracie is working away.
Gracie 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.

Gracie makes his way to full guard, as Kimura worked for a kimura.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Gracie trying to control the position here.
Kimura content to stall in guard here.
Gracie trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

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

Gracie working for a triangle but Kimura defends it easily.
Kimura not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Gracie has an active guard here but Kimura has managed to pass into half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Gracie is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Kimura is looking for a kimura but Gracie is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kimura to get the leverage.
Kimura passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (6) vs (0) Gracie
Gracie tries to improve position but can't.
Gracie struggling a bit here.
Gracie is looking for a sweep.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Kimura off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (6) vs (4) Gracie
Gracie avoiding Kimura 's attempts to control his hands.

Kimura 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 Gracie gets his way!
Kimura breaks Gracie's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (8) vs (4) Gracie
Kimura looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Kimura drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Kimura jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Gracie looking to control.
Kimura wants to pass the guard but Gracie is keeping the position.
Gracie is pulling down on Kimura's head. It's preventing any offense from Kimura, at least for the moment.
Gracie is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Kimura forces his way into half guard.
Kimura is thwarting Gracie's attempts to control the position.
Kimura is looking to stall here but Gracie recovers full guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Gracie is adopting a defensive guard.
Gracie trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura controlling from the top position.
Gracie seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Gracie 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.
Gracie can't keep his opponent in guard - Kimura advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Gracie is trying to get back to full guard.
Kimura is looking to advance position but Gracie won't allow it.
Kimura is working hard here to advance position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Gracie is keeping him busy.
Gracie wants to control but Kimura is keeping busy.
Kimura prevents Gracie from improving his position.
Kimura wants to free his trapped foot but Gracie is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Gracie is looking to improve his position.
Kimura wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gracie keeps working.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Gracie wants to get back to full guard.
Kimura wants to take a breather but Gracie is having none of it.
Gracie gets back to full guard.
Kimura is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Gracie trying to control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kimura trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Gracie is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kimura takes the fight on points by 8 to 4.
Santiago Gracie was interviewed post fight and said 'You just beat a red belt. That is no easy feat. Congrats buddy. '.

 

Event: TWGC 13 (205lbs, D1): New York Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Oct 07, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura and Matthew Godbolt. Godbolt is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Trenches by Pop Evil. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




190 cm
30 yrs
216 lbs



186 cm
36 yrs
202 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Matthew Godbolt!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Reed Andrews and David Schapiro.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Godbolt keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Kimura tries to clinch up but Godbolt circles away and keeps his distance.
Kimura tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Kimura moves into the clinch.
Godbolt tries for a takedown but Kimura manages to get underhooks.

Godbolt wants the takedown. Kimura is fighting it off but Godbolt persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Kimura's guard against the cage.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Godbolt
Godbolt pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.

Kimura has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Godbolt can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Godbolt controlling from the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

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

Kimura throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Godbolt pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Godbolt sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Godbolt trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Godbolt is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Kimura looking to control.

Godbolt thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Godbolt trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Godbolt wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kimura is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (2) Godbolt
Godbolt managing to control the position.
Godbolt is continuing to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura 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.
Kimura looking to pass the guard.
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Godbolt is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Godbolt trying to keep a closed guard but Kimura is proving a slippery customer.
Godbolt can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kimura controls the pace.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Godbolt keeps moving.
Kimura stands and throws Godbolt's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (2) Godbolt

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Kimura goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Godbolt has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Kimura but great work by Godbolt.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (5) vs (6) Godbolt
Godbolt is looking to take a break and control but Kimura is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kimura is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Godbolt off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (9) vs (6) Godbolt

Godbolt 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 Kimura gets his way!

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

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

Godbolt fending off the submission attempt from Kimura.

Kimura is persistently looking for the submission but Godbolt is defending it well.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Godbolt just trying to survive but Kimura is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

Kimura is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Godbolt defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.

Kimura patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Godbolt breaks Kimura's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (9) vs (8) Godbolt

Kimura looking for a guillotine here but Godbolt defends easily.
Godbolt stays in close to Kimura's body and controls the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura keeping moving, preventing Godbolt from controlling successfully.

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

Kimura working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Godbolt doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Godbolt manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Godbolt sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Godbolt must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Godbolt passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (9) vs (11) Godbolt

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Godbolt advances nicely into full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kimura (9) vs (13) Godbolt
Godbolt looking to control but Kimura is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Godbolt controlling from mount.

Godbolt is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Kimura has managed to escape the submission attempt.

Godbolt looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kimura regains half guard.
Kimura makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Kimura.

Godbolt has gone for a leg lock! Kimura slips out almost immediately though and dives into Godbolt's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (11) vs (13) Godbolt
Kimura trying to control the position from guard on top but Godbolt is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Godbolt trying to control the position.

Kimura drops back, looking for a kneebar! Godbolt looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Godbolt looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Godbolt!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kimura (11) vs (17) Godbolt

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kimura wants to control but Godbolt postures up.
Kimura tries to improve position but can't.

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

Godbolt looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
We've been hearing good reports from Kimura'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.
Kimura prevents Godbolt from moving into mount.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is looking for a sweep.

Godbolt is trying to get an arm triangle but Kimura is defending well.
Kimura gets back to half guard.
Godbolt passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Kimura!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (11) vs (20) Godbolt
Godbolt looking to control but Kimura is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

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

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Godbolt looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kimura regains half guard.
Godbolt stalling away here and it's allowed Kimura to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Kimura is trying to control the position but Godbolt postures up.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Godbolt drops back looking for a leg! Kimura is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Kimura manages to kick Godbolt off! Godbolt jumps back into Kimura's guard.
Kimura pulls Godbolt in close to his closed guard and prevents Godbolt from doing any damage or advancing position.
Godbolt trying to control but Kimura is working from the bottom.

Godbolt thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Godbolt wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kimura working for a triangle but Godbolt defends it easily.

Godbolt avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
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: Kimura (13) vs (20) Godbolt
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Godbolt wants to control but Kimura is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Godbolt wants to improve his position but Kimura is controlling well.

And that's the end of the fight!
Godbolt wins on points by 20 to 13.
Jumping up and down and very excited, Matthew Godbolt waved his t-shirt featuring Milwaukee's Best 160's logo in front of the cameras.

 

Event: TWGC 7 (265+lbs, D1): London Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 15, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Greco Roman and Helio Kimura. Greco Roman has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




176 cm
35 yrs
221 lbs



190 cm
25 yrs
268 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 5 wins and 4 losses; Greco Roman! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Steven Brown and Andrew Berry.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Kimura leaves Roman with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Roman looks for a takedown but Kimura sprawls well.
Nice takedown defense from Kimura. No joy for Roman on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Greco Roman. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Kimura looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Roman (0) vs (2) Kimura
Roman wants to sweep but no luck.
Roman keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kimura sitting in guard here, content to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura slips nicely into half guard.
Roman wants to improve his position but Kimura is controlling well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura wants to pass to mount but Roman is defending the position.
Kimura seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Roman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Roman is trying to control but can't.
Kimura is pressing down on Roman's thigh, looking to free his foot. Roman is holding on for now.
Roman might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Kimura is looking to control the position but Roman frees his trapped leg and locks up an armbar from the bottom! It looks tight! Kimura grimaces and holds on for a second but is forced to tap or have his arm broken! Slick Jiu Jitsu from Roman there - Kimura really paying for some sloppy defensive work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Greco Roman!
Greco Roman 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 4 (205lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 16, 2014

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura and Eric Lynch. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




190 cm
21 yrs
204 lbs



195 cm
27 yrs
205 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Eric Lynch!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Alec Ball and William Peck.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Lynch fails with the takedown.
Kimura looks to clinch

and Lynch counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Lynch
Lynch is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Lynch tries to pass to full mount but Kimura defends it.
Kimura holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.

Lynch 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 Lynch.
Lynch is keen to just control but Kimura is a slippery customer.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura tries to roll over but Lynch keeps him under control.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Kimura looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Lynch pushes past his half guard into mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (5) Lynch
Lynch controlling the pace for now.
Kimura regains half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kimura actively working from the bottom here.
Lynch wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kimura keeps working.
Lynch content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Lynch is pressing down on Kimura's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kimura is holding on for now.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lynch seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

Kimura actively working from the bottom here.
Kimura tries to roll over but Lynch keeps him under control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura trying to hold on to Lynch's head to control him but Lynch postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lynch looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Lynch trying to mount his opponent but Kimura defends it.
Kimura is not content to let Lynch control the position.

Kimura looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Lynch is working for a submission of some sort.
Lynch trying to control the action but Kimura is working from the bottom.
Kimura trying to hold on to Lynch's head to control him but Lynch postures up.
Lynch works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (8) Lynch
Kimura wants to control but Lynch is having none of it.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is working to get back to half guard.
Lynch wants to control the pace but Kimura is squirming around nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lynch avoids the attempt from Kimura to control.
Lynch trying to control but he's not successful this time.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Lynch wants to take his opponent's back but Kimura doesn't allow it.
Lynch can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kimura is looking to escape.
Kimura tries to lock up and control but Lynch gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kimura is squirming around, avoiding Lynch's attempts to control the action.
Kimura tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kimura is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Hell's Balls Grappling Academy, so we'll see if he gets out of it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to hold on but Lynch pushes him away.
Kimura working to try and regain half guard.
Lynch looking to control but Kimura is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Kimura regains half guard.
Kimura regains full guard. Nicely done.
Lynch passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (11) Lynch
Lynch has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kimura (0) vs (13) Lynch

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Lynch trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Lynch looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kimura is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Lynch tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Lynch prevents Kimura from getting the reversal.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Lynch fails to take his opponent's back.
Lynch avoids the attempt from Kimura to control.
Kimura keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Kimura is squirming around, avoiding Lynch's attempts to control the action.
Lynch with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Lynch forces the positional change into back control.
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (0) vs (16) Lynch

Lynch working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Lynch keeps control of the position as Kimura tries to break free.

Lynch is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Kimura is defending well though. Lynch let's go of the attempt for now.
Lynch keeps control of the position as Kimura tries to break free.

Lynch looking for the choke but no joy.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Kimura turns into Lynch and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (16) Lynch
Lynch keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.

Lynch had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kimura defends it easily.
Kimura trying to control but Lynch is working from the bottom.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Lynch being controlled here, momentarily.

Kimura got a little sloppy there for a moment and Lynch has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kimura has managed to get both his arms back between Lynch's legs - danger averted.
Lynch looking for a sweep. Not yet Lynch, not yet.

Lynch is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kimura is aware though and is defending well.
Lynch keeping moving, preventing Kimura from controlling successfully.
Kimura forces his way into half guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is working for a kimura but Lynch is defending it quite comfortably.
Kimura wants to pass to mount but Lynch is defending the position.
Lynch trying to hold on to Kimura's head to control him but Kimura postures up.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kimura moves into full mount! Lynch won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (16) Lynch
Kimura wants to control the pace but Lynch is squirming around nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lynch wins on points by 16 to 5.
Eric Lynch opened up his post fight interview with a scream to camera that he wants a title shot! Whether he deserves the shot will be up to the management of the organization, so I guess he'll have to wait and see.

 

Event: TWGC 4 (205lbs, D1): Rio de Janeiro Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Aug 08, 2014

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Willy Manson and Helio Kimura. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




175 cm
31 yrs
201 lbs



190 cm
21 yrs
204 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Willy Manson! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Helio Kimura!
The judges for this bout are Luis Engracia, Thiago Cunha and Alexandre Firmino.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Kimura keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Kimura tries to clinch there but Manson circles away.
Manson closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kimura circles away.
Manson shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Kimura as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Willy Manson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Manson shoots in but doesn't get the takedown

and Kimura counters with a nice single leg takedown and he's in Manson's guard now.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Manson (0) vs (2) Kimura
Manson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Manson keeping full guard, as Kimura tries to pass.
Kimura wants to control from the top but Manson keeps moving.
Manson looking for a sweep. Not yet Manson, not yet.
Kimura stands and throws Manson's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Manson (0) vs (5) Kimura
Kimura trying to control the position but Manson is working away.
Manson gets back to half guard.

Kimura is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Manson's coaches at American Fight Club 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Manson looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Kimura is looking for a kimura here.

Kimura is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Manson has managed to free his arm - good work.
Manson tries to get to full guard but Kimura has control of the leg.
Manson is looking to control Kimura's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Manson avoid being mounted?
Kimura prevents Manson from improving his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kimura is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Manson wants to get back to full guard.
My spies in Hell's Balls Grappling Academy inform me that Kimura has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

Kimura is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Manson sees it coming and defends easily.
Kimura looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Manson is looking to control Kimura's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Manson avoid being mounted?

Kimura 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.
Manson is trying to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Manson trying to control but Kimura postures up.
Manson slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kimura stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Manson swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Manson looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Manson escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kimura gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

Manson looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kimura slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Manson (0) vs (8) Kimura
Kimura is looking to take a break and control but Manson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Kimura is working to tighten his grip on Manson's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Manson has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Kimura is really squeezing tight and eventually Manson passes out! Kimura breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Helio Kimura!
Willy Manson spoke after the fight, saying 'Even the best can be beaten, well done sir.'.

 

Event: TWGC 4 (205lbs, D1): Rio de Janeiro Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 07, 2014

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Helio Kimura and All Inn. All Inn 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!




190 cm
21 yrs
204 lbs



185 cm
38 yrs
204 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Helio Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; All Inn!
The judges for this bout are Seu Braga, Leandro Rodrigues and Luis Engracia.


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

Kimura darts in and clinches Inn up against the cage.

Inn has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Kimura is trying to keep an underhook but Inn manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Inn
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Inn seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kimura does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Inn is pressing down on Kimura's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kimura is holding on for now.

Inn is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kimura is staying active underneath Inn, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Inn is looking for a kimura here.
Kimura is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at Hell's Balls Grappling Academy that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Inn is looking to advance position but Kimura won't allow it.
Kimura is looking to control Inn's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Kimura wants to improve his position but Inn is controlling well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura is trying to control but can't.
Inn works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (5) Inn
Kimura holds on for dear life, controlling Inn's posture momentarily.
Kimura working to try and regain half guard.
Inn trying to control but Kimura is having none of it.

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

Inn 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.

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

Inn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kimura defends it easily.

Inn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kimura defends it easily.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Inn is looking for a triangle here but Kimura uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (5) vs (5) Inn
You can see the frustration on Inn's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Inn is looking to reverse the position.
Inn is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Kimura looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Inn manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Kimura is trying to control. Inn wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Inn wants to improve his position but Kimura is controlling well.

Inn is defending against the submission attempts here by Kimura.
Inn 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.
Kimura trying to mount his opponent but Inn defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Inn is looking to improve his position.
Kimura works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (8) vs (5) Inn
Kimura trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Inn is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kimura wants to control the pace but Inn is squirming around nicely.
Inn tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Inn tries to hold on but Kimura pushes him away.
Kimura takes Inn's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (11) vs (5) Inn
Inn tries to roll but Kimura sticks to his back.

Kimura working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Inn prevents Kimura from getting a body triangle.

Kimura is persistently looking for the submission but Inn is defending it well.
Inn just trying to survive but Kimura is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

Kimura has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Inn wants to escape the position.
Inn manages to reverse the position and now he's in Kimura's guard. Nice work there by Inn.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (11) vs (7) Inn

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Inn controls from within his opponent's guard.
Kimura is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Inn lying in Kimura's guard like a wet fish here, stalling away. Kimura decides he's had enough of all that nonsense - he escapes his hips and locks up an armbar! Wow, that was slick! Inn taps! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Helio Kimura!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 10, 2013

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Helio Kimura and Kevin Wilson. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

190 cm
16
230 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
200 cm
20
260 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Basic striking
KO power
Decent wrestler
Brawler
Determined

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Helio Kimura!
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 New York, Kevin Wilson!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Chad Campbell and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kimura misses with a head kick.

Wilson closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Kimura to the mat! Kimura manages to get full 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.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Kimura looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kimura has a closed guard, preventing Wilson from standing up.
Wilson wants to control from the top but Kimura keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

The ref stands the fighters back up. Kevin Wilson was stalling too much, according to the referee.
Kimura misses with a low kick.
Kimura misses with a hook to the body
and Wilson counters with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kimura swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kimura throws a half hearted mid kick.

Wilson dives in and scores a takedown into Kimura's guard.
Wilson pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kimura is keeping the position for now.
Wilson trying to control the position from guard on top but Kimura is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Wilson is sitting in close to Kimura's body. Kimura has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Wilson is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Wilson is tapping! That was a very nice submission by Kimura.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Helio Kimura!
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G S C
B
G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

 
 
 
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