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Event: TWGC 23 (145lbs, D1): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2     
Date:   Dec 09, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1128 p4p, 0 weight class) and Gustavo Santos (ranked 2511 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




170 cm
25 yrs
138 lbs



175 cm
35 yrs
137 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 17 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 4 losses; Gustavo Santos!
The judges for this bout are Leandro Rodrigues, Seu Braga and Felipe Paraventi.


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

Santos moves into the clinch successfully.
Charles is trying to pull guard but Santos turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Charles fails to pull guard.

Santos gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (0) vs (2) Santos
Santos pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Charles is keeping the position for now.
Santos's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Charles looking to hit a scissor sweep but Santos is one step ahead there.
Santos is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles is controlling Santos's posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Santos engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Santos pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Charles is keeping the position for now.
Santos is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles working a defensive guard but Santos passes into half guard.
Charles is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Charles trying to hold on to Santos's head to control him but Santos postures up.
Santos is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to control but Santos is keeping busy.
Santos content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Santos wants to free his trapped foot but Charles is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles is looking to improve his position.
Santos trying to pass the guard but Charles defending well.
Charles wants to improve his position but Santos is controlling well.
Santos passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (0) vs (5) Santos
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Charles struggling a bit here.
Santos controls the position from side control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
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.
Santos is looking to take a break and control but Charles is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Santos tries to move to mount but Charles blocks the move with his legs.
Charles is not content to let Santos control the position.
Santos is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Santos staying calm.
Charles is not content to let Santos control the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Santos happy to just control the position for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles trying his best to control but Santos has mounted him.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Charles (0) vs (7) Santos
Santos wants to control the pace but Charles is squirming around nicely.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Santos has hold of Charles's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Charles manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Santos controlling the pace for now.
Santos prevents Charles from getting the reversal.
Santos content just to control the position here.
Charles is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Charles tries to hold on but Santos pushes him away.
Charles really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Santos controlling the position easily from mount.
Santos can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Charles is looking to escape.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Charles tries to reverse the position but Santos maintains control.
Santos controlling the pace for now.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
It looks like Santos might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Charles is looking to get to half guard.
Santos takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Let's hope that Santos has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Charles wants to hold on but Santos pushes him away.
Santos controlling the position easily from mount.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Santos controlling from mount.
Santos trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Santos sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

And that's the end of the fight!
Santos wins on points by 7 to 0.

 

Event: TWGC 23 (145lbs, D1): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 08, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Bjj Steel Penn (ranked 21139 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 1119 p4p, 0 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.




150 cm
24 yrs
157 lbs



170 cm
25 yrs
138 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 3 losses; Bjj Steel Penn! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Matheus Silva and Luis Engracia.


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

Steel Penn shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Charles napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Steel Penn (4) vs (0) Charles
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.

Steel Penn goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Charles has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Steel Penn but great work by Charles.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Steel Penn (4) vs (4) Charles
Charles trying to control the position but Steel Penn is working away.
Steel Penn tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
Steel Penn is working hard here to advance position.
Charles has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Steel Penn (4) vs (6) Charles
Charles controlling the pace for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steel Penn looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Steel Penn (4) vs (9) Charles
Steel Penn tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel Penn tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Steel Penn sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.

Steel Penn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles is controlling the pace.
Steel Penn makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Steel Penn.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Steel Penn swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Charles avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Steel Penn is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Steel Penn wants to control the position but Charles says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Steel Penn is trying to maintain the position but Charles is very close to passing his half guard.

Steel Penn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Still in half guard, Charles seems content to control.
Charles has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (4) vs (12) Charles
Steel Penn is looking to improve his position but Charles isn't that keen on the idea.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control but Steel Penn is having none of it.
Steel Penn can't escape the position.
Charles looking to control but Steel Penn is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Steel Penn is trying to reverse the position but instead Charles has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Steel Penn (4) vs (15) Charles

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn manages to reverse the position and now he's in Charles's guard. Nice work there by Steel Penn.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Steel Penn (6) vs (15) Charles
Steel Penn stands and throws Charles's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (9) vs (15) Charles

Steel Penn goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Charles rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Steel Penn's guard! Nice work there by Charles!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Steel Penn (9) vs (17) Charles
Charles trying to control the position from guard on top but Steel Penn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Steel Penn looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Steel Penn wants to improve his position but instead Charles has moved into half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn wants to get back to full guard.
Charles wants to pass to mount but Steel Penn is defending the position.
Steel Penn is staying active underneath Charles, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Steel Penn looking for submissions off his back.

Steel Penn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Steel Penn tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Charles has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (9) vs (20) Charles

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is wriggling around trying to escape.
Steel Penn slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Charles wants to control but Steel Penn is keeping him busy.
Steel Penn tries to roll over but Charles keeps him under control.
Charles trying to advance position but Steel Penn counters by regaining guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Charles trying to control but Steel Penn is working from the bottom.
Steel Penn is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Steel Penn 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: Steel Penn (11) vs (20) Charles
The fighters are battling for position here. Charles manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Steel Penn wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Steel Penn sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Charles's guard.
Steel Penn is looking to pass Charles's guard but actually Charles recovers to full guard.
Charles keeping full guard, as Steel Penn tries to pass.

Steel Penn is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Charles is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Charles has escaped and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Steel Penn (11) vs (22) Charles

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control but Steel Penn is working from the bottom.
Steel Penn can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Charles controls the pace.

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

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is looking to sweep but instead, Charles has passed into half guard.
Steel Penn gets full guard.
Charles is pushing down on Steel Penn's leg trying to pass to half guard. Steel Penn is fighting to maintain full guard but Charles has managed to sneak the leg through.
Steel Penn is not content to let Charles control the position.
Steel Penn gets back to full guard.
Charles looking to pass the guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Steel Penn working for a triangle but Charles defends it easily.
Charles must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Charles won't allow Steel Penn to sweep him here.
Charles controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Steel Penn keeping full guard, as Charles tries to pass.
Steel Penn can't keep his opponent in guard - Charles advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Charles in particular looking to stall.
Steel Penn trying to control here.

Steel Penn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Steel Penn is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to control but Steel Penn is keeping him busy.
Steel Penn wants to get back to full guard but Charles has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Steel Penn (11) vs (25) Charles
Charles can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Steel Penn is looking to escape.
Steel Penn is looking to improve his position but Charles isn't that keen on the idea.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Charles tries to control but Steel Penn wriggling away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles wins on points by 25 to 11.
Rubens Charles seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: RVT 9 - Charles vs Philips 3     
Date:   Oct 18, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1042 p4p, 42 weight class) and Ryan Philips (ranked 3525 p4p, 149 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




170 cm
25 yrs
138 lbs



170 cm
25 yrs
140 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 Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 15 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Ryan Philips!
The judges for this bout are Leandro Rodrigues, Emerson Jorge and Thiago Cunha.


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

Charles changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Philips looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Charles (4) vs (0) Philips
Philips tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Charles presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Charles (6) vs (0) Philips
Charles moves to the back position.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (9) vs (0) Philips
Charles has good solid back control here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Philips trying to control but not successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Charles has both hooks in and is working for a choke. Philips is in real trouble here. Charles gets an arm under the chin and tightens the submission attempt... is this the end? Yes, Philips is tapping out! Charles wins by rear naked choke!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
An out of breath Rubens Charles thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: RVT 8 - Charles vs Jr     
Date:   Oct 16, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1031 p4p, 42 weight class) and Kile Jr (ranked 3080 p4p, 145 weight class). 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 Kile Jr was going to win. Let's see if he was right.




170 cm
24 yrs
138 lbs



209 cm
25 yrs
300 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 Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 3 losses; Kile Jr!
The judges for this bout are Thiago Cunha, Mauricio Rocha and Luis Engracia.


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

Charles shoots in and gets a takedown into Jr's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (0) Jr
Jr is trying to control the position from the bottom.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Jr can do anything to dispel that myth.
Charles controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Jr throws his legs up looking for a submission but Charles uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (5) vs (0) Jr
Charles staying calm.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Jr!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Charles (7) vs (0) Jr

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jr tries to lock up and control but Charles gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Jr tries to control the position but Charles now has his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (10) vs (0) Jr
I would not like to be Jr right now.
Charles is hanging on to Jr's back as he tries to escape.
Charles keeps control of the position easily here as Jr tries to buck him off.
Jr is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Charles off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles has the hooks in. Jr is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
Our winner, Rubens Charles, 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: RVT 7 - Charles vs Philips II     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1191 p4p, 46 weight class) and Phil Philips (ranked 4046 p4p, 167 weight class). Phil Philips has the eye of the tiger tonight.

170 cm
24
138 lbs
10 - 0 - 0
187 cm
25
212 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Brawler
Tends to cut

Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Phil Philips!
The judges for this bout are Seu Braga, Mauricio Rocha and Thiago Cunha.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Philips tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
Charles just content to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles tries to move to mount but Philips blocks the move with his legs.
Philips tries to improve position but can't.
Philips really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Charles. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Philips tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Philips tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Charles controlling the pace for now.
Charles avoids the attempt from Philips to control.
Philips can't escape the position.
Charles controlling his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Philips tries to hold on but Charles pushes him away.
Philips wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Philips is really stuck here.
Philips just trying to survive but Charles is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Philips tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Charles has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Charles wants to take Philips's back but he can't do it this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles controlling from mount.
Philips is trying desperately to improve position.
Philips tries to lock up and control but Charles gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Philips is desperately trying to improve his position but Charles has a good base and remains in mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Philips keeps trying to improve his position.
Charles avoids the attempt from Philips to control.
Philips really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Charles controlling his opponent.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Charles fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Philips avoids it really well and circles away.
Philips shoots for a double leg takedown but Charles sprawls well. He's pushed Philips's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

Charles shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Charles was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
You can see the frustration on Philips's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Philips tries to improve position but can't.
Charles is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Philips can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles works to advance to full mount. Philips defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.

Charles is working for a guillotine from mount but Philips frees his head quite easily.
Charles tries to control but Philips wriggling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles controlling his opponent.
Charles seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Philips for as long as he can get away with.
Philips holds of for dear life.
Philips is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Charles controlling from mount.
Philips is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Rubens Charles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Charles tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Philips wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Philips is trying to stand back up.

Charles is persistently looking for the submission but Philips is defending it well.
Philips trying to control the position but Charles manages to sink in the hooks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles has the hooks in. Philips is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Philips looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Charles is working for the choke. I would put my money on him to finish from this position. He's rolled onto his back and has dragged Philips with him. Philips is trying to defend but Charles has an arm under the chin now! Philips grimaces and is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:51 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: RVT 6 - Santos vs Philips II     
Date:   Oct 11, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1181 p4p, 45 weight class) and Phil Philips (ranked 3996 p4p, 162 weight class). Rubens Charles has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




170 cm
24 yrs
138 lbs



187 cm
25 yrs
212 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 Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 13 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Phil Philips!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Luis Engracia and Emerson Jorge.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Philips fails with a takedown attempt.
Philips displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Charles.
Philips fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Charles is trying hard to land a takedown here. Philips sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Phil Philips seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Charles.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rubens Charles. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Charles shoots in and gets a takedown into Philips's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (0) Philips
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Philips has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Charles can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Charles content to stall in guard here.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Charles avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Charles looking to pass the guard.
Charles might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Philips throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Philips has an active guard here but Charles has managed to pass into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Philips looking for submissions off his back.
Charles content to control rather than advance.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (5) vs (0) Philips
Philips is looking for a sweep.
Philips stops Charles from passing to mount.
Philips is looking for a sweep.
Philips is letting Charles control him for a moment.

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

Charles is trying to get an arm triangle but Philips is defending well.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Charles taking a breather here.
Charles working away.
Philips stops Charles from passing to mount.
You can see the frustration on Philips's face as Charles controls the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Philips is not content to let Charles control the position.
Philips tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Philips tries to control the position but he's not in luck - Charles easily slips into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Charles (7) vs (0) Philips
Philips is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Philips is still trying to improve position.
Charles fails to move to back control.
Charles tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Charles works his way to his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (10) vs (0) Philips

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Philips's body.
Philips trying to control but not successfully.
Charles has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Philips's body.
Philips trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Charles keeps control of the position easily here as Philips tries to buck him off.

Charles is persistently looking for the submission but Philips is defending it well.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
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.
Charles controlling well, preventing Philips from escaping the position.
Charles trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Philips doesn't escape.
Charles trying to control.
Philips tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Charles controlling from mount.
Philips really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Charles. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Philips is looking to get to half guard.
Philips wants to control but Charles is having none of it.
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Philips is working to get back to half guard.
Charles moves to the back position.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (13) vs (0) Philips
Philips is trying to break free.
Charles keeps control of the position easily here as Philips tries to buck him off.

Philips 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 Charles gets his way!

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles controlling the position well here. Philips rolled but Charles kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Philips can't escape the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles takes the fight on points by 13 to 0.
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
An out of breath Rubens Charles thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: RVT 5 - Charles vs Philips     
Date:   Sep 29, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1438 p4p, 49 weight class) and Phil Philips (ranked 3555 p4p, 138 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Rubens Charles has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Rubens Charles seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

170 cm
24
138 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
187 cm
25
212 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Brawler
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Phil Philips!
The judges for this bout are Seu Braga, Matheus Silva and Alexandre Firmino.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles gets caught flat footed, as Philips shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Philips is looking to work some ground and pound but Charles has wrist control.
Philips with a flurry of punches that miss.
Philips trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Philips throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Philips throws a big right hand that misses.
Philips postures up in Charles's guard and throws a big left but Charles blocks it.
Philips engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Philips throws a big elbow that misses.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Philips accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Philips with a flurry of punches that miss.
Philips landing with the ground and pound.
Philips wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
Philips postures up in Charles's guard and throws a big left but Charles blocks it.
Philips is working Charles over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Charles is on top in guard.


Charles avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Philips 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.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Charles stopping the sweep attempt from Philips.
Charles wants to control from the top but Philips keeps moving.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Philips fails with the takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Philips shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Charles as he avoids it easily.
Charles half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Philips darts in looking for a takedown but Charles gets double underhooks and turns Philips into the cage.
Charles half committed to a counter leg kick.
Rubens Charles has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Philips.

Charles looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Philips!
Philips tries to get back to his feet but has found himself mounted instead. Damn, that's gotta suck.
Charles controlling from mount.
Philips is wriggling around trying to escape.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Philips keeps trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Philips holds on to Charles as tight as he can, avoiding damage.
Philips keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Charles content just to control the position here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Phil Philips will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Philips shoots in for a takedown but Charles shows good takedown defense.
Charles went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.

Charles drives through with a takedown into guard.
Philips looking for a sweep. Not yet Philips, not yet.
Charles pushes down on Philips's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Philips trying to control here.
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.
Philips wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Philips looking for submissions off his back.
Philips is trying to get back to full guard.
Philips is still trying to improve position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A very excited looking Rubens Charles 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.
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Event: RVT 4 - Charles vs Pettis II     
Date:   Sep 22, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1402 p4p, 41 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2080 p4p, 61 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
24
138 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
167 cm
34
143 lbs
24 - 15 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Luis Engracia and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Pettis on his heels. He'll look to pass Pettis's guard now, I'm sure.
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.
Charles sitting in guard here, content to control.

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

Pettis is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles controls from within his opponent's guard.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pettis escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Charles gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Charles defends well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Charles passes into half guard.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Pettis prevents Charles from getting a body triangle.
Charles controls the position.
Pettis is in bad spot here.

Charles patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Pettis looking very determined here, making life difficult for Charles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.

Pettis manages to escape and get back to his feet!

Pettis gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for subs off his back but Charles has passed one foot through into half guard.
Charles trying to pass the guard but Pettis defending well.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis is looking to get back to full guard here but Charles has managed to pass to side control instead.
Pettis tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.



Charles shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Pettis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!

Pettis goes for a risky armbar from back mount and it's not paid off. Charles escapes and is now in half guard on top.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles not doing much here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Pettis gets back to half guard.

Pettis looking for a kimura from the bottom but Charles passes into side control!
Charles tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Rubens Charles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis prevents Charles from moving into mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles prevents Pettis from escaping the position.
Pettis tries to improve position but can't.
Pettis is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Charles asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard.
Charles trying to control the position but Pettis is working away.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Charles is working for a kimura but Pettis is defending it quite comfortably.
Charles seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Pettis works his way to full guard. Good work.
Charles slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Pettis tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Charles's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.



Charles shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Pettis is looking to regain half guard here but Charles keeps moving and retains side control.
Pettis bucks up and tries to throw Charles off but instead Charles has got his back!
Pettis rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Charles moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Pettis.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!
Pettis keeps control of the position as Charles tries to break free.

Pettis has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Charles trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Charles tries to break free.
Pettis is trying to stick to Charles's back but Charles is turning into Pettis. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Pettis's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Charles.
Charles engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Pettis is looking for a triangle here but Charles uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking for a sweep.
Pettis sneaks back into half guard.
Charles looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Charles tries to pass to full mount but Pettis defends it.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Charles has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Charles moves into full mount! Pettis won't be happy about that!
Pettis is trying to escape the mount.
Pettis regains half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Charles is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Rubens Charles did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.



Charles scores with a takedown into Pettis's guard.

Pettis is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Charles passes Pettis's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is looking to improve his position.

Pettis has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Charles escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Charles!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis tries to buck Charles off but Charles is having none of it.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Charles's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Charles is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pettis can do to turn this around?

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Pettis is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Charles is controlling the pace.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Charles controlling the pace.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles is looking to take a break and control but Pettis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles prevents Pettis from improving his position.
Charles looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Charles shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Pettis manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Pettis is wriggling around but Charles manages to pass to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.


Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Charles in particular looking to stall.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Charles is looking to advance position but Pettis won't allow it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Charles pushes past his half guard into mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles had his way with Anthony Pettis in that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!



Charles drives through with a takedown into Pettis's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

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

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Charles passes into half guard.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles works his foot free and advances to mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles prevents Pettis from getting the reversal.
Pettis has given up his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles keeps control of the position as Pettis tries to break free.
Charles trying to control momentarily.
Charles is hanging on to Pettis's back as he tries to escape.

Charles looking for the choke from the back.
Pettis is trying to get back to his feet but Charles has full control of the position and if anything, Pettis has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Pettis tries to break free.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to get back to his feet but Charles is in full control for now.

Pettis manages to stand up with Charles still on his back. Eventually Charles drops to his feet and we're back in the standing position.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Charles.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis tries to get to full guard but Charles has control of the leg.

Pettis looking for a kimura from the bottom but Charles passes into side control!
Pettis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Charles gets to mount! Pettis was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles prevents Pettis from getting the reversal.
Charles can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pettis is looking to escape.
Pettis is trying to escape the mount.
Pettis regains half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Anthony Pettis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rubens Charles is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Charles tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pettis knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

And that's the end of the fight!
Rubens Charles showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Charles has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 50:45
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 49:46
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rubens Charles!

Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A relieved looking Rubens Charles thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: RVT 3 - Charles vs Pettis     
Date:   Sep 20, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1401 p4p, 42 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2043 p4p, 59 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




170 cm
24 yrs
138 lbs



167 cm
34 yrs
143 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 Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Paulo Santos, Matheus Silva and Luis Engracia.


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

Pettis takes the fight into the clinch.
Charles fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Charles tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Pettis smiles and moves away.

Charles shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Charles (4) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Charles wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles prevents Pettis from improving his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles wants to pass to mount but Pettis is defending the position.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles wants to pass to mount but Pettis is defending the position.

Pettis with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (7) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis gets back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (10) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Pettis makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pettis.

Pettis working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Charles has passed into half guard!

Pettis looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Charles pushes past his half guard into mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (13) vs (0) Pettis

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Charles takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pettis regains half guard.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles stalling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pressing down on Charles's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Charles's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Pettis keeping full guard, as Charles tries to pass.

Pettis has an active guard here but Charles has managed to pass into half guard.
Pettis wants to get back to full guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Charles sitting and controlling from the half guard.

Pettis with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (16) vs (0) Pettis

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is not content to let Charles control the position.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard.

Charles is trying to get an arm triangle but Pettis is defending well.
Charles tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Charles seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (19) vs (0) Pettis

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is in all sorts of trouble here.

Charles with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Pettis is working to get back to half guard.
Charles controlling from mount.
Pettis tries to improve his position but instead Charles has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (22) vs (0) Pettis
I would not like to be Pettis right now.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is in bad spot here.
Pettis is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Charles biding his time, looking for the opening.
Charles has the hooks in. Pettis is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Charles's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Pettis wants to escape the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Charles controlling the positon.
Charles keeps control of the position as Pettis tries to break free.
Charles biding his time, controlling Pettis.
Pettis rolls, trying to escape but Charles keeps control of the position.
Pettis turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (22) vs (2) Pettis

Pettis drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Charles manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Pettis has Charles in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (24) vs (2) Pettis

Pettis working for submissions but it's allowed Charles to get to half guard.
Pettis looks winded!

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis is in trouble now - Charles has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (27) vs (2) Pettis
Charles tries to control but Pettis wriggling away.
Pettis working to try and regain half guard.
Pettis tries to improve his position but instead Charles has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (30) vs (2) Pettis

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Charles has the hooks in. Pettis is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles biding his time, controlling Pettis.
Pettis is really stuck here.
Pettis turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (30) vs (4) Pettis

Pettis drops back, looking for a kneebar! Charles looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Charles looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Charles!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Charles (34) vs (4) Pettis
Charles slows the pace down.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Pettis tries to improve position but can't.
Charles trying to control the position but Pettis is working away.
Pettis tries to improve position but can't.
Charles controls the position.
Pettis tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Charles (34) vs (8) Pettis
Charles looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Charles defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Pettis gets his hands free as Charles looks to control.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Pettis working for a choke but Charles is defending well.

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

Pettis is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Charles is defending well though. Pettis let's go of the attempt for now.

Pettis is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Charles is defending well though. Pettis let's go of the attempt for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis working for a choke but Charles is defending well.

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles takes the fight on points by 34 to 8.
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A victorious Rubens Charles thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: RVT 2 - Charles vs Dos Santos     
Date:   Sep 15, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1774 p4p, 46 weight class) and Cicero Dos Santos (ranked 4358 p4p, 131 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

170 cm
24
138 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
180 cm
30
175 lbs
15 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Cicero Dos Santos!
The judges for this bout are Seu Braga, Leandro Rodrigues and Luis Engracia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Dos Santos closes the distance and pushes Charles back into the cage.

Charles successfully pulls guard.
Dos Santos preventing the sweep.
Dos Santos missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Dos Santos pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Charles is keeping the position for now.
Charles pulls Dos Santos in to control the position.
Charles keeping full guard, as Dos Santos tries to pass.
Dos Santos throws a big elbow that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles looking to hit a scissor sweep but Dos Santos is one step ahead there.
Charles bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Dos Santos's guard.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dos Santos tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Dos Santos looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Charles puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Dos Santos wants to sweep but Charles has passed to side control!
Charles just content to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dos Santos tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Charles slows the pace down.
Dos Santos looks to move to half guard but instead Charles has passed into mount! Damn!
Dos Santos is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Charles content just to control the position here.
Charles wants to take his opponent's back but Dos Santos doesn't allow it.
Charles takes Dos Santos's back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dos Santos is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Charles off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.

Charles working for a choke but Dos Santos is defending well.
Charles really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Dos Santos.
Dos Santos tries to break free.
Dos Santos is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dos Santos is really stuck here.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
You can see the frustration on Dos Santos's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Charles really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Dos Santos.
Dos Santos is really stuck here.
Charles controls the position.

Charles working for the rear naked choke here. He's got one arm under but Dos Santos is defending well. A couple of punches soften him up though and Charles has tightened the hold! This one could be all over! It is! Dos Santos taps out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A relieved looking Rubens Charles thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
26%

 

Event: RVT 2 - Charles vs Morgan     
Date:   Sep 13, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1773 p4p, 44 weight class) and Jared Morgan (ranked 4155 p4p, 114 weight class). Morgan is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Thug Luv: Bone Thugs N Harmony ft 2pac. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




170 cm
24 yrs
138 lbs



160 cm
19 yrs
130 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 Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Jared Morgan!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Edson Gomes and Emerson Jorge.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Morgan tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Charles defends well and Morgan ends up having to push Charles into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Morgan closes the distance and clinches up with Charles, looking for a takedown. Morgan pushes Charles against the cage but Charles circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Morgan with a poor takedown

and Charles counters with a shoot takedown. Morgan fights it but they end up in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (0) Morgan
Rubens Charles has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jared Morgan.
Morgan tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Charles is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Morgan is keeping the position for now.
Charles controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles looking to pass the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Morgan has his hands on Charles's head, controlling the position.
Morgan manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Charles manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (2) Morgan

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morgan wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
Charles tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Charles can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Morgan controls the pace.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Morgan passes into half guard.
Charles wants to get back to full guard.
Charles trying to control but Morgan postures up.
Charles is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Morgan is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Morgan is working for a kimura but Charles is defending it quite comfortably.
Charles is staying active underneath Morgan, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Charles wants to control but Morgan passes into side.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (2) vs (5) Morgan

Morgan is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Charles is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Morgan controls the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Morgan working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Morgan wants to take a breather but Charles manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Morgan.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Morgan trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Morgan showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Charles is pulling down on Morgan's head. It's preventing any offense from Morgan, at least for the moment.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Morgan trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Charles wants to sweep but no luck.
Morgan trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.
Morgan stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Charles swivels though and keeps the full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Charles holds on and takes a little breather.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Morgan trying to move into half guard but instead Charles has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (4) vs (5) Morgan
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Morgan holds on and takes a little breather.
Morgan looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Morgan is trying to keep Charles in close.
Charles not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Morgan working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Charles doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Charles manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Morgan working a defensive guard here.
Charles sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Morgan's guard.
Morgan is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Charles performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Morgan is trying to get back to full guard.
Morgan is refusing to be controlled, as Charles sits in half guard.
Morgan tries to roll over but Charles keeps him under control.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Morgan gets full guard.
Charles content to stall in guard here.
Morgan keeping moving, preventing Charles from controlling successfully.
Morgan can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Charles controls the pace.
Morgan bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Charles's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (4) vs (7) Morgan

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Charles throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Charles lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (6) vs (7) Morgan
Morgan is pulling down on Charles's head to control his posture.
Morgan lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (6) vs (9) Morgan
Charles is trying to control the position but Morgan postures up.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Morgan manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (8) vs (9) Morgan
Morgan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Charles won't allow Morgan to sweep him here.
Charles controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Morgan is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Morgan 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: Charles (8) vs (11) Morgan

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Morgan seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Charles is looking for a sweep. Morgan is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Charles is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Morgan's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Morgan's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Charles (12) vs (11) Morgan
Charles has the hooks in. Morgan is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles biding his time, looking for the opening.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Morgan wants to escape the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles takes the fight on points by 12 to 11.
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
After winning the bout, Rubens Charles thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Jared Morgan spoke after the fight, saying 'This was a great learning experience for me. I'm going to come back stronger. Props to my opponent'.

 

Event: RVT 1 - Welcome     
Date:   Sep 08, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 2400 p4p, 68 weight class) and Anthony Birchack (ranked 6501 p4p, 194 weight class). Rubens Charles has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

170 cm
24
138 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
159 cm
29
138 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Anthony Birchack!
The judges for this bout are Luis Engracia, Felipe Paraventi and Emerson Jorge.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles gets a double leg takedown into Birchack's 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.
Birchack looking for a sweep. Not yet Birchack, not yet.
Birchack has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Charles has passed into side control.
Birchack tries to improve position but can't.
Birchack is trying to escape the position but Charles is controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Birchack is looking to regain half guard here but Charles keeps moving and retains side control.

Birchack wants to improve his position, back to half guard but Charles has ideas of his own. He's got hold of Birchack'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! Birchack is tapping like a morse code operator on the Titanic! SOS SOS! He's out of here! Great win for Charles!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A relieved looking Rubens Charles thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: RVT 1 - Charles vs Al Hammad     
Date:   Sep 06, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 2400 p4p, 69 weight class) and Bashaad Al Hammad (ranked 21629 p4p, 243 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




170 cm
24 yrs
138 lbs



179 cm
31 yrs
167 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 Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Bashaad Al Hammad!
The judges for this bout are Edson Gomes, Paulo Santos and Leandro Rodrigues.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Al Hammad fails with the takedown

so Charles counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (0) Al Hammad
Al Hammad is adopting a defensive guard.
Charles advances to half guard.
Charles is controlling the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles wants to control but Al Hammad is keeping him busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles is pressing down on Al Hammad's thigh, looking to free his foot. Al Hammad is holding on for now.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Charles in particular looking to stall.
Charles trying to mount his opponent but Al Hammad defends it.
Charles sitting and controlling from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Al Hammad is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Al Hammad is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Charles uses his free foot to push down on Al Hammad's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Al Hammad.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (5) vs (0) Al Hammad
Al Hammad really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Charles. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Charles with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

Charles is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Al Hammad is surviving well by controlling Charles's body position as best he can.
Charles moves to the back position.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (8) vs (0) Al Hammad
Charles has the hooks in. Al Hammad is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles is not going to allow Al Hammad to sit and survive in this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad tries to roll but Charles sticks to his back.

Charles 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, Al Hammad has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Charles is hanging on to Al Hammad's back as he tries to escape.
Al Hammad is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Charles patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
Al Hammad wants to control his opponent's hands but Charles gets his hands free.

Charles working for the choke.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Charles is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Charles trying to control.
I really don't envy Al Hammad right now.
Al Hammad trying to control the hands but Charles breaks the grip.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Charles working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Charles has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Al Hammad's body.
Charles gets his hands free as Al Hammad looks to control.

Charles working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Charles controls the action.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles is not going to allow Al Hammad to sit and survive in this position.

Charles has managed to slip his arm under Al Hammad's chin. This could be all over... yep, Al Hammad is tapping out! Submission win for Charles.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles is the new super heavyweight champion!
Rubens Charles seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 26, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Demitrious Johnson (ranked 21746 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 2772 p4p, 0 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

156 cm
29
140 lbs
9 - 11 - 0
170 cm
24
138 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demitrious Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Daniel Cesar and Seu Braga.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Johnson looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Charles!

Johnson looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Charles struggling a bit here.

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

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

Johnson looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson tries to move into full mount but can't pass Charles's legs.

Johnson swings around for an armbar but Charles sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Johnson's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson being controlled here, momentarily.

Johnson has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Charles is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Johnson.
Johnson is looking to regain half guard here but Charles keeps moving and retains side control.
Johnson is being controlled here.

Charles is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Johnson knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Johnson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Charles wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Johnson being controlled for a moment.
Charles has knee on belly and moves into mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles controlling his opponent.
Johnson working to try and regain half guard.
Charles content just to control the position here.
Johnson is looking to improve his position but Charles isn't that keen on the idea.
Johnson could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.
Johnson is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles takes Johnson's back, avoiding a couple of desperation strikes from the bottom.
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Charles trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Johnson doesn't escape.
Charles is hanging on to Johnson's back as he tries to escape.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Good control from Charles.
Johnson tries to escape the position.
Charles is trying to stick to Johnson's back but Johnson is turning into Charles. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Charles's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Johnson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Johnson is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Charles is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Charles has escaped and now he's on top!

Charles passes Johnson's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Charles slows the pace down in half guard.
Charles passes to full mount!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Charles takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Charles keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.

Charles looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Rubens Charles has got the better of the ground game so far.

Charles is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Johnson tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Charles has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Johnson looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson turns into Charles and is now in his guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson looking to pass the guard.
Johnson forces his way into half guard.
Charles is concentrating on defense, preventing Johnson from advancing position.
Johnson trying to pass the guard but Charles defending well.

Johnson is looking for a kimura here.

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by Johnson.
Charles has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Charles is pressing down on Johnson's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Johnson tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Johnson is looking to advance position but Charles has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!


Charles working for a guillotine from mount but Johnson is in no mood to give up.
Charles manages to capitalize on a mistake by Johnson to take his back!
Johnson is in bad spot here.

Johnson defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Johnson tries to roll but Charles sticks to his back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles controlling from the back.
Johnson is in bad spot here.
Charles controlling the position well here. Johnson rolled but Charles kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Johnson is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Charles controlling the position well here. Johnson rolled but Charles kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Johnson rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Charles perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Charles passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Johnson!
Johnson gets back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Charles seems to be working for a kimura but Johnson defends the submission attempt.
Johnson is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Charles's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Charles's back!

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

Johnson working for a choke but Charles is defending well.

Charles is in a bad position with Johnson working for a choke. Charles manages to spin nicely into guard and the danger is over for the moment.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Charles's corner is telling him to maintain position.

Johnson working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Charles has passed into half guard!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!



Charles feints and as Johnson raises his hands in defense, Charles changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Charles pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Johnson is keeping the position for now.

Johnson throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Charles forces his way into half guard.
Charles takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Johnson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Johnson is looking to get back to full guard here but Charles has managed to pass to side control instead.
Johnson tries to strike but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson is trying to work for a sweep but Charles has mounted him!
Charles moves to the back position.
Johnson is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Charles is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.

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

Johnson is trying to roll into a better position but Charles has get a rear naked choke and Johnson is forced to tap out! This one is allllll over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Rubens Charles seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 23, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Demitrious Johnson (ranked 21752 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 3318 p4p, 0 weight class). Johnson has a slight injury, which hopefully won't affect the fight too much. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

156 cm
29
140 lbs
9 - 10 - 0
170 cm
24
138 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demitrious Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Matheus Silva, Mauricio Rocha and Thiago Cunha.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles gets a double leg takedown into Johnson's guard.
Johnson keeping full guard, as Charles tries to pass.
Charles 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.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Charles forces his way into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Johnson strikes from the bottom but Charles uses the opportunity to move to side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson is being controlled here.
Charles moves into full mount!
Charles content just to control the position here.
Charles blocks Johnson's feeble attempts to strike from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson can't escape the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles controlling from the full mount.
Charles's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Charles prevents Johnson from getting the reversal.
Charles content just to control the position here.
Charles prevents Johnson from getting the reversal.
Charles content just to control the position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Johnson tries to break free.
Charles really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Johnson.

Charles looking for the RNC.
Johnson rolls, trying to escape but Charles keeps control of the position.
Johnson is working hard here to advance position.
Johnson is breathing heavily.

Charles has both hooks in and is working for a choke. Johnson is in real trouble here. Charles gets an arm under the chin and tightens the submission attempt... is this the end? Yes, Johnson is tapping out! Charles wins by rear naked choke!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
After winning the bout, Rubens Charles thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 19, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 4117 p4p, 0 weight class) and Demitrious Johnson (ranked 21877 p4p, 0 weight class). Johnson has a pretty significant injury - he really shouldn't be fighting right now but he's a warrior and he's here none the less! Demitrious Johnson acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

170 cm
24
138 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
156 cm
29
140 lbs
9 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demitrious Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Luis Engracia, Felipe Paraventi and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Johnson's half guard.
Johnson looks winded!
Still in half guard, Charles seems content to control.
Johnson moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Charles showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
We've been told by Charles's head coaches at Soul Supremacy Rio that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Charles displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Johnson.

Charles feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles stands and throws Johnson's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Charles controlling from side mount.

Charles tries for a kimura but Johnson is defending well.
Charles content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Charles.
A control attempt from Johnson but he's now mounted!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Charles takes Johnson's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Johnson is in trouble.
Johnson should think about turning a few of those tyres round his middle into muscle if he wants people to take him seriously as an athlete.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!



Charles shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Johnson is trying to defend but Charles finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Charles controlling the pace.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Johnson wants to control but Charles passes into side.
Johnson is trying to escape the position but Charles is controlling the position.
Charles passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Johnson!
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Charles has control of Johnson's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Johnson regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Johnson is desperately trying to improve his position but Charles has a good base and remains in mount.
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.
Charles is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Johnson can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Johnson working to try and regain half guard.
Charles controlling his opponent.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!



Charles looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Charles is figuring out what he wants to do next.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.
Charles'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.
Charles seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Johnson for as long as he can get away with.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Johnson tries to hold on but Charles pushes him away.
Charles takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Rubens Charles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles avoids the attempt from Johnson to control.
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Rubens Charles showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Charles has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 30:24
Judge Felipe Paraventi scores the fight 30:24
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 30:24

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rubens Charles!

An out of breath Rubens Charles thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: ORC Submission Grappling 8     
Date:   Jun 29, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Aspen Springfield (ranked 5102 p4p, 468 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 4085 p4p, 387 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




184 cm
28 yrs
185 lbs



170 cm
23 yrs
138 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 4 losses; Aspen Springfield! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Paulsen Ambrosius and Wagner Zegers.


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

Springfield moves into range and clinches up with Charles.
Charles's coach down at Soul Supremacy Rio was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Charles's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Charles is trying to pull guard but Springfield turns him against the ropes and we stay in the clinch.
Charles prevents a takedown attempt there.

Springfield has Charles pressed up against the ropes. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Springfield pulls back from the ropes and twists to the side, sending Charles tumbling to the mat - Springfield dives into Charles's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Springfield (2) vs (0) Charles
Springfield trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Springfield is looking to pass into half guard but Charles pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Charles is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Springfield (2) vs (2) Charles

Springfield is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Charles is aware though and is defending well.
Springfield is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springfield lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Springfield (4) vs (2) Charles
Springfield passes into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Charles makes his way to full guard, as Springfield worked for a kimura.
Springfield tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Charles is pulling down on Springfield's head to control his posture.
Charles looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Springfield tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Charles not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Springfield trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Springfield trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springfield controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
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.
Charles 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: Springfield (4) vs (4) Charles
Springfield is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Charles in particular looking to stall.
Springfield is looking to improve his position.
Springfield moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Springfield controls Charles momentarily but Charles frees himself.
Charles being controlled here momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springfield 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.
Springfield keeping full guard, as Charles tries to pass.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Springfield is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Springfield (6) vs (4) Charles
Springfield advances to half guard.
Springfield looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Springfield is thwarting Charles's attempts to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springfield trying to control from Charles's half guard. Charles has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Springfield trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Springfield tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Charles trying to keep a closed guard but Springfield is proving a slippery customer.
Springfield works a leg free and moves into half guard.

Springfield wants to work for an arm triangle but Charles is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Springfield passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Charles!
Score +3 for passing guard: Springfield (9) vs (4) Charles

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Springfield is trying to take his opponent's back.
Springfield will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Charles is trying to escape the mount but Springfield keeps good control and instead manages to take Charles's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Springfield (12) vs (4) Charles

Springfield has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Springfield is not going to allow Charles to sit and survive in this position.

Springfield 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, Charles has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Charles can't escape the position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Springfield is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Charles knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Charles for a finish.

Springfield looking to break Charles's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Charles remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Springfield will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Charles trying to control the position but Springfield manages to sink in the hooks.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Springfield patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
We've been hearing good reports from Springfield'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.
Charles looking very determined here, making life difficult for Springfield.

Charles preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Springfield.

Charles is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Charles manages to reverse the position and now he's in Springfield's guard. Nice work there by Charles.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Springfield (12) vs (6) Charles

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Springfield keeping moving, preventing Charles from controlling successfully.

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

Springfield looking for a guillotine here but Charles defends easily.

Springfield has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Charles is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Springfield.
Score +3 for passing guard: Springfield (12) vs (9) Charles
Springfield wants to control but Charles postures up.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Charles is trying to get an arm triangle but Springfield is defending well.
Charles wants to lay and pray for a moment but Springfield keeps working.
Springfield is looking to reverse the position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Charles moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Charles is looking to take a break and control but Springfield is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Springfield tries to control but Charles manages to take his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Springfield (12) vs (12) Charles
Charles trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Charles gets his hands free as Springfield looks to control.
Springfield tries to escape the position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Charles doesn't have the hooks in and Springfield manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Springfield (14) vs (12) Charles
Springfield looking to sit in guard and control but Charles gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Springfield (14) vs (14) Charles
Charles is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Springfield trying to keep a closed guard but Charles is proving a slippery customer.
Charles trying to control the position from guard on top but Springfield is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Springfield managing to control the position.

Springfield working for a triangle but Charles defends it easily.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Springfield looking for a guillotine here but Charles defends easily.
Springfield working a defensive guard but Charles manages to pass into side control anyway.
Score +3 for passing guard: Springfield (14) vs (17) Charles
Charles tries to advance to mount but can't.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Springfield is looking to reverse the position.
Charles is looking to take a break and control but Springfield is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Springfield tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Charles is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Springfield is trying to improve his position.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles controls the position from side control.
Springfield tries to improve position but can't.
Charles gets to mount! Springfield was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Springfield (14) vs (19) Charles
Springfield can't escape the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Springfield tries to hold on but Charles postures up.
Springfield is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles wins on points by 19 to 14.
Rubens Charles seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 5     
Date:   Jun 10, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between David McCarthy (ranked 5248 p4p, 498 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 4084 p4p, 400 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think McCarthy might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Chamillionaire - Ridin' ft. Krayzie Bone. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.




180 cm
37 yrs
173 lbs



170 cm
23 yrs
138 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 5 losses; David McCarthy! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Daniel Blasius and Paul Aken.


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

McCarthy closes the distance and clinches.

McCarthy lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: McCarthy (2) vs (0) Charles

McCarthy seems to be looking for submissions.

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

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

McCarthy is working for a submission of some sort.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles controlling the position well.

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

McCarthy is looking for a kimura here.
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.

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by McCarthy.
McCarthy is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: McCarthy (5) vs (0) Charles

That's two minutes gone in the round.

McCarthy is working for a guillotine from mount but Charles frees his head quite easily.
Charles manages to regain half guard. Good work.

McCarthy is looking for submissions but instead, Charles has regained full guard.

McCarthy drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Charles dives on top into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: McCarthy (5) vs (2) Charles
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Charles sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed McCarthy's guard.
Charles is trying to control the action in half guard but McCarthy is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

McCarthy actively working from the bottom here.
McCarthy works his way to full guard. Good work.

McCarthy working for a triangle but Charles defends it easily.

McCarthy throws his legs up looking for a submission but Charles uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: McCarthy (5) vs (5) Charles
McCarthy is trying to control Charles's posture but Charles avoids it.
McCarthy trying to remain calm as Charles controls from the top position.
McCarthy is trying to control Charles's posture but Charles avoids it.
McCarthy is looking to reverse the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy looks to move to half guard but instead Charles has passed into mount! Damn!
Score +2 for reaching mount: McCarthy (5) vs (7) Charles
McCarthy 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: McCarthy (7) vs (7) Charles
Charles working a defensive guard but McCarthy passes into half guard.

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

McCarthy is trying to work for a kimura but Charles is defending well.
Charles regains full guard. Nicely done.
McCarthy trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

McCarthy has gone for a leg lock! Charles slips out almost immediately though and dives into McCarthy's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: McCarthy (7) vs (9) Charles

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

McCarthy isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Charles stacks McCarthy on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Charles!
Score +3 for passing guard: McCarthy (7) vs (12) Charles
Charles trying to control the position but McCarthy is working away.
McCarthy tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Charles wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy is trying to work for a sweep but Charles has mounted him!
Score +2 for reaching mount: McCarthy (7) vs (14) Charles
McCarthy tries to reverse the position but Charles maintains control.
McCarthy is working hard here to advance position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Charles looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy is trying desperately to improve position.
Charles wants to control the pace but McCarthy is squirming around nicely.
McCarthy wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: McCarthy (7) vs (17) Charles
McCarthy looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
McCarthy tries to escape the position.

McCarthy defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Charles's arms.
McCarthy can't escape the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy trying to control the action but Charles just sinks the hooks in.
McCarthy turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: McCarthy (9) vs (17) Charles
Charles controls McCarthy momentarily but McCarthy frees himself.

McCarthy has gone for a leg lock! Charles slips out almost immediately though and dives into McCarthy's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: McCarthy (9) vs (19) Charles
Charles pushes down on McCarthy's leg and manages to get into half guard.
McCarthy is looking to improve his position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to lay and pray for a moment but McCarthy keeps working.
Charles keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

McCarthy with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: McCarthy (9) vs (22) Charles
Charles wants to control but McCarthy is keeping him busy.
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.
McCarthy tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
McCarthy can't do much from the bottom here.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy is looking for a sweep.
You can see the frustration on McCarthy's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
McCarthy tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Charles presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: McCarthy (9) vs (24) Charles
McCarthy tries to reverse the position but Charles maintains control.
McCarthy tries to hold on but Charles pushes him away.
Charles tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
McCarthy keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Charles is trying to take his opponent's back.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: McCarthy (9) vs (27) Charles
Charles has the hooks in. McCarthy is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles controls the action.
A lull in the action here.
McCarthy is trying to break free.
McCarthy prevents Charles from getting a body triangle.
Well, with Charles on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before McCarthy is tapping out... Can he escape the position?

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on McCarthy's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
McCarthy turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: McCarthy (11) vs (27) Charles
McCarthy pushes down on Charles's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Charles won't allow McCarthy to pass to mount.
Charles gets back to full guard.
Charles is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Charles lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: McCarthy (11) vs (29) Charles

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy wants to hit a switch here but Charles passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for McCarthy there!
Score +3 for passing guard: McCarthy (11) vs (32) Charles
McCarthy tries to reverse the position but Charles maintains control.
Charles controlling from mount.
McCarthy tries to reverse the position but Charles maintains control.

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

McCarthy actively working from the bottom here.

McCarthy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
McCarthy is breathing heavily.
McCarthy is trying to get back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

McCarthy looking for submissions off his back.
Charles is controlling the pace.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles wins on points by 32 to 11.
A very excited looking Rubens Charles 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: DARE SUB OPEN GP 1ST RD     
Date:   May 23, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Roger De Santos (ranked 5449 p4p, 111 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 3755 p4p, 83 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




186 cm
21 yrs
185 lbs



170 cm
23 yrs
138 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 New York, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 3 losses; Roger De Santos! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 5 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Atkins and Sam Margolis.


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

De Santos shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Charles is trying to defend but De Santos finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: De Santos (2) vs (0) Charles
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.

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

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by De Santos.
De Santos keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles is in trouble now - De Santos has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: De Santos (5) vs (0) Charles
De Santos wants to control the pace but Charles is squirming around nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santos is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Charles is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
De Santos tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Charles is squirming around, avoiding De Santos's attempts to control the action.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Charles wants to control but De Santos is having none of it.
De Santos pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
De Santos controlling the position easily from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles is squirming around, avoiding De Santos's attempts to control the action.

De Santos goes for an armbar but Charles turns quickly into his guard - lovely anticipation from Charles.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: De Santos (5) vs (2) Charles
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Santos working a defensive guard here.
De Santos looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
De Santos is pulling down on Charles's head to control his posture.
Charles trying to control but De Santos is working from the bottom.
De Santos wants to control the position but Charles says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Charles controlling the action here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to control but De Santos is keeping him busy.
De Santos is trying to maintain the position but Charles is very close to passing his half guard.
De Santos wants to sweep but Charles has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: De Santos (5) vs (5) Charles
De Santos sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Charles seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
De Santos tries to get to full guard but Charles has control of the leg.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
De Santos keeping hold of Charles's head, controlling as best he can.
Charles wants to free his trapped foot but De Santos is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Charles seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but De Santos does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
The fighters are battling for position here. De Santos manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
De Santos looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
De Santos trying to control the position.
De Santos managing to control the position.
Charles passes De Santos's left leg - he's now in half guard.
De Santos makes his way to full guard. A much better position for De Santos.
De Santos will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
De Santos looking for a sweep. Not yet De Santos, not yet.
De Santos keeping moving, preventing Charles from controlling successfully.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
De Santos is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
De Santos controls Charles momentarily but Charles frees himself.
Charles won't allow De Santos to sweep him here.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now De Santos is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: De Santos (7) vs (5) Charles
Charles keeping full guard, as De Santos tries to pass.
De Santos stands and throws Charles's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: De Santos (10) vs (5) Charles

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

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

De Santos is trying to get an arm triangle but Charles is defending well.

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

De Santos swings around for an armbar but Charles sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into De Santos's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: De Santos (10) vs (7) Charles

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control the position from guard on top but De Santos is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
De Santos is pulling down on Charles's head. It's preventing any offense from Charles, at least for the moment.
De Santos looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
De Santos keeping moving, preventing Charles from controlling successfully.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
De Santos is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Charles is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
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.
De Santos looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to control from the top but De Santos keeps moving.
De Santos looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Charles postures up.
Charles slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
De Santos 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.
De Santos is working hard here to advance position.
Charles works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Charles controlling the action here.
De Santos gets back to full guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
De Santos trying to keep a closed guard but Charles is proving a slippery customer.
De Santos has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Charles has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: De Santos (10) vs (10) Charles
De Santos is trying to control Charles's posture but Charles avoids it.
De Santos looking for a sweep but Charles has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Score +2 for reaching mount: De Santos (10) vs (12) Charles
De Santos 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: De Santos (12) vs (12) Charles

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
De Santos's corner is telling him to maintain position.
De Santos tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Charles is trying to control the position but De Santos postures up.
Charles keeping moving, preventing De Santos from controlling successfully.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Charles has control of De Santos's left arm, preventing De Santos from doing any damage.

And that's the end of the fight!
As we have tied on points, we go to a tie breaker and De Santos gets a bonus point for attempting more subs.
De Santos takes the fight on points by 13 to 12.
A victorious Roger De Santos thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Apr 19, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 4436 p4p, 104 weight class) and Demitrious Johnson (ranked 22598 p4p, 494 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

170 cm
22
138 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
156 cm
27
140 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demitrious Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Edson Gomes, Matheus Silva and Luis Engracia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Charles defends it nicely.

Charles dives in and scores a takedown into Johnson's guard.

Charles avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Johnson looking for subs off his back but Charles has passed one foot through into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Johnson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.

Johnson is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Charles will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Johnson manages to get to full guard.
Johnson is trying to control the position but Charles postures up.
Johnson doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.

Johnson had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Charles defends it easily.

Johnson has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Charles is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Johnson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Johnson trying to remain calm as Charles controls from the top position.
Charles seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Johnson for as long as he can get away with.
Johnson is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Johnson is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Charles advances nicely into full mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is looking to improve his position but Charles isn't that keen on the idea.
Johnson has given up his back here.
Johnson trying to control the action but Charles just sinks the hooks in.
Johnson tries to escape the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Johnson.
Johnson trying to control the position but Charles manages to sink in the hooks.
Johnson breaks Charles's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Johnson postures up in Charles's guard and throws a big left but Charles blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Johnson throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Charles works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Johnson stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Charles swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Charles managing to control the position.
Charles'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.
Charles avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Johnson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Johnson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Johnson in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Johnson fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Charles avoids it really well and circles away.

Charles pushes Johnson up against the cage in a clinch.

Charles successfully pulls guard.
Johnson must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Charles avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Johnson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Charles seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Further stalling from Charles.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Charles is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Johnson is aware though and is defending well.
Charles preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Johnson stopping the sweep attempt from Charles.
Johnson throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Charles works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Johnson wants to pass the guard but Charles is keeping the position.
Charles utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Johnson with a flurry of punches that miss.
Johnson throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Johnson looking to sit in guard and control but Charles gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Johnson throws his legs up looking for a submission but Charles uses it to pass to side control.
Johnson tries to improve position but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles controls the position.
Johnson tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Charles just content to control the position.
Charles has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Johnson!
Johnson tries to control Charles's body but Charles pushes him off. Johnson squirms to his side and now Charles has his back!
Johnson trying to control but not successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles is riding his opponent, not letting Johnson buck him off.
Charles is hanging on to Johnson's back as he tries to escape.
Charles has good solid back control here.
Johnson rolls, trying to escape but Charles keeps control of the position.
Johnson trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Charles is riding his opponent, not letting Johnson buck him off.
Johnson trying to control the hands but Charles won't let him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Charles controlling the position well here. Johnson rolled but Charles kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Johnson trying to control the position but Charles manages to sink in the hooks.
Johnson is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Charles off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Johnson is breathing heavily.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
A relieved looking Rubens Charles thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
29%

 

Event: TWGC 20 (145lbs, D1): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 4009 p4p, 194 weight class) and Bjj Steel Penn (ranked 5749 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




170 cm
22 yrs
138 lbs



150 cm
20 yrs
157 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 4 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Bjj Steel Penn!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Ren Mimura and Yuuki Gou.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Steel Penn fails to land the takedown.
Steel Penn with a poor takedown

and Charles counters with a shoot takedown. Steel Penn fights it but they end up in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (0) Steel Penn
Charles passes into half guard.
Charles seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Charles wants to free his trapped foot but Steel Penn is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steel Penn holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel Penn tries to roll over but Charles keeps him under control.
Steel Penn gets back to full guard.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
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.
Charles wants to control from the top but Steel Penn keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles tries to free his leg and advance position but Steel Penn is retaining full guard.
Charles sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Steel Penn tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Steel Penn is controlling Charles's posture.
Steel Penn is trying to control the position but Charles postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles 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.
Charles being controlled here momentarily.
Steel Penn 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: Charles (2) vs (2) Steel Penn

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is controlling the pace.
Charles is refusing to be controlled, as Steel Penn sits in half guard.
Steel Penn stalling.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Charles is looking to improve his position.
Steel Penn passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Charles!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (2) vs (5) Steel Penn
Charles slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Steel Penn trying to mount his opponent but Charles defends it.
Charles wants to improve his position but Steel Penn is controlling well.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn wants to pass to mount but Charles is defending the position.
Steel Penn performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Steel Penn's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn wants to take a breather but Charles is having none of it.
Steel Penn looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Charles won't allow Steel Penn to pass to mount.
Charles is trying to control but can't.
Steel Penn slows the pace down in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to control but Steel Penn is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by Steel Penn.
Steel Penn looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Steel Penn prevents Charles from improving his position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn wants to pass to mount but Charles is defending the position.
Charles is not content to let Steel Penn control the position.
Charles trying to control here.
Steel Penn stalling away here and it's allowed Charles to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
Steel Penn passes Charles's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Steel Penn is looking for a kimura here.
Charles is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles is not content to let Steel Penn control the position.
Steel Penn is controlling the pace.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn is looking to take a break and control but Charles is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Charles is trying to control but can't.
Steel Penn is looking to advance position but Charles won't allow it.
Charles trying to control but Steel Penn postures up.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Steel Penn keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Charles is trying to maintain the position but Steel Penn is very close to passing his half guard.
Charles tries to roll over but Steel Penn keeps him under control.
Charles gets back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Steel Penn trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

And that's the end of the fight!
Steel Penn wins on points by 5 to 2.
A relieved looking Bjj Steel Penn thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: CCF FN 05:Calvero v Willian Jr     
Date:   Jan 12, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 5005 p4p, 225 weight class) and Mako Takaziko (ranked 23267 p4p, 331 weight class). Rubens Charles could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Mako Takaziko's chin.

170 cm
21
138 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
176 cm
22
142 lbs
3 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Mako Takaziko!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Emerson Jorge and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Charles tries to clinch up but Takaziko circles away and keeps his distance.
Takaziko darts in looking for a takedown but Charles gets double underhooks and turns Takaziko into the cage.
Takaziko changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Charles tries to avoid it but Takaziko manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Charles to the ground. Charles escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Charles seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Mako Takaziko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Charles is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Takaziko's half guard.
Takaziko scrambles, trying to get to his feet, but Charles manages to mount him!
Takaziko has given up his back here. Will Charles look for the submission or keep pounding away?
Takaziko is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Charles off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.

Charles has the rear naked choke here! This is very bad for Takaziko! Can he survive? No! He's out! Charles gets to his feet and celebrates with his cornermen. He looks absolutely delighted. In the post fight interviews he takes time to thank his parents and everyone who has believed in him from the start. How sweet.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
A relieved looking Rubens Charles thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
The defeated Mako Takaziko had this to say: 'Sorry About My Loss Fans'.
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FIGHT
RATING
85%

 

Event: CCF FN 03:Vinyard vs Pacheco     
Date:   Dec 23, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 8816 p4p, 309 weight class) and Sean McAodh (ranked 8211 p4p, 297 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
21
139 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
155 cm
21
135 lbs
3 - 11 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight 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 Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Sean McAodh!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Daniel Cesar and Paulo Santos.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Charles fails with an attempt to clinch.

McAodh moves into the clinch.

McAodh manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Charles not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles stands and throws McAodh's legs to the side, diving into side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McAodh seems a little lost for a moment, as Charles dominates the positioning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McAodh tries to get back to half guard but can't.
McAodh is trying to escape the position but Charles is controlling the position.
McAodh is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Charles staying calm.
Charles moves into full mount!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Charles controlling from mount.
McAodh wants to control but Charles is having none of it.
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Charles fails to take his opponent's back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McAodh wants to hold on but Charles pushes him away.
Charles controlling the position easily from mount.
McAodh wants to hold on but Charles pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Charles tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Charles seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down McAodh for as long as he can get away with.
McAodh wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
McAodh wants to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Charles tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but McAodh paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nice takedown defense from Charles. No joy for McAodh on that attempt.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from McAodh.

Charles closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. McAodh quickly recovers to half guard.
McAodh scrambles, trying to get to his feet, but Charles manages to mount him!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles works his way to his opponent's back.
McAodh tries to escape the position.
Charles will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Charles has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of McAodh's body.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McAodh wants to get back to his feet.
Charles has the hooks in. McAodh is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
What can McAodh do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
McAodh tries to escape but Charles has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Charles not allowing McAodh to control his hands.
Charles trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure McAodh doesn't escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McAodh is trying to stand back up.
Charles has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of McAodh's body.
Rubens Charles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Charles is hanging on to McAodh's back as he tries to escape.
What can McAodh do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
McAodh looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
McAodh rolls, trying to escape but Charles keeps control of the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!



Charles is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in McAodh's half guard.
McAodh scrambles, trying to get to his feet, but Charles manages to mount him!
Charles content just to control the position here.
Charles forces the positional change into back control.
Charles is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McAodh can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McAodh can't escape the position.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Charles controlling the positon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles not allowing McAodh to control his hands.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
McAodh trying to get back to his feet but Charles is in full control for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
McAodh wants to control his opponent's hands but Charles gets his hands free.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.

Charles has both hooks in and is working for a choke. McAodh is in real trouble here. Charles gets an arm under the chin and tightens the submission attempt... is this the end? Yes, McAodh is tapping out! Charles wins by rear naked choke!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
After winning the bout, Rubens Charles thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 03, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 7343 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 8772 p4p, 320 weight class). Harland comes to the cage accompanied by We Don't Know. Rubens Charles 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!




165 cm
31 yrs
157 lbs



170 cm
21 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 3 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Nard Betker and Saam Ante.


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

Charles looking to score a takedown here. Harland is defending well but Charles drives through and ends up in Harland's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harland (0) vs (2) Charles
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Harland has his foot on Charles's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Charles works his way back into a safe position though.
Harland seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

Harland looking for a guillotine here but Charles defends easily.
Harland pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles preventing the sweep.
Charles wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.
Charles trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Harland manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (2) Charles
Harland controls from within his opponent's guard.
Harland trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland passes Charles's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (5) vs (2) Charles

Harland jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Charles manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Charles is trying to control Harland's posture but Harland avoids it.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

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

Harland working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Charles is trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to control but Charles is keeping him busy.
Harland moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Harland has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Charles is not content to let Harland control the position.
Charles regains half guard there - taking advantage of Harland's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Harland is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Harland is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Charles has managed to free his arm - good work.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Harland trying to control from Charles's half guard. Charles has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Harland passes into half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Harland seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Charles does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Charles won't allow Harland to pass to mount.

Harland is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Charles sees it coming and defends easily.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Harland is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Harland trying to advance position but Charles counters by regaining guard.
Harland won't allow Charles to sweep him here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Harland looking to pass the guard.
Charles looking to control.
Harland trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Charles looking for a sweep. Not yet Charles, not yet.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Charles 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.
Harland stays in close to Charles's body and controls the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
Charles lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (5) vs (4) Charles
Harland looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to pass the guard but Harland is keeping the position.
Harland has Charles pulled in close to control his posture.
Charles content to stall in guard here.
Harland wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Harland has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Harland looking for a sweep. Not yet Harland, not yet.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Harland pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.
Harland wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.
Harland pulls Charles in close to his closed guard and prevents Charles from doing any damage or advancing position.
Harland wants to sweep but no luck.
Charles pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Harland has Charles pulled in close to control his posture.

Charles avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Harland is controlling Charles's posture.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
It looks like Charles might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Harland pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Harland takes the fight on points by 5 to 4.
A relieved looking Zander Harland thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2     
Date:   Nov 25, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Michael Kimura (ranked 4252 p4p, 377 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 8678 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




168 cm
27 yrs
157 lbs



170 cm
21 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Michael Kimura! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 3 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Thiago Cunha and Edson Gomes.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Kimura shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Charles sprawls well. Charles wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Kimura gets slowly back to his feet.
And Charles tries to counter it with a takedown but Kimura pushes his down on his head and steps out.

Charles shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kimura (0) vs (2) Charles
Charles is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kimura wants to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Well, if Charles 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.
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.
Charles is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Kimura wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles is thwarting Kimura's attempts to control the position.
Kimura is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Charles is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kimura has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Charles is working away from the top position though.
Charles trying to control the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Let's hope that Charles has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Kimura is looking to control Charles's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kimura avoid being mounted?
Charles has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Kimura (0) vs (5) Charles
Kimura tries to hold on but Charles pushes him away.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is desperately trying to improve his position but Charles has a good base and remains in mount.
Charles takes Kimura's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Kimura is in trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Kimura (0) vs (8) Charles
Kimura tries to escape the position.
Charles slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control but not successfully.
Kimura tries to break free.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles biding his time, looking for the opening.
We're seeing a lot of stalling here from Charles.
Kimura tries to escape but Charles has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Kimura is working hard here to advance position.

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

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Charles avoiding Kimura 's attempts to control his hands.
Charles trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Kimura doesn't escape.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
It looks like Charles might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Kimura wants to escape the position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Charles controlling the position well here. Kimura rolled but Charles kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Kimura wants to escape the position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Kimura is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Charles.
Yet more stalling tactics from Charles.
Kimura tries to break free.
Kimura trying to control the action but Charles just sinks the hooks in.
Kimura is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Charles.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
You can see the frustration on Kimura's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kimura trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Charles controlling the position well here. Kimura rolled but Charles kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Kimura trying to control but not successfully.
Charles keeps control of the position easily here as Kimura tries to buck him off.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles is trying to stick to Kimura's back but Kimura is turning into Charles. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Charles's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Kimura.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Kimura (2) vs (8) Charles
Charles is controlling Kimura's posture.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles wins on points by 8 to 2.
A relieved looking Rubens Charles thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Joe Bailey (ranked 2562 p4p, 253 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 8672 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




177 cm
26 yrs
166 lbs



170 cm
21 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 0 losses; Joe Bailey! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Matheus Silva and Luis Engracia.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Bailey swats away the attempt to clinch by Charles.
Charles shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Bailey as he avoids it easily.

Bailey clinches up against the cage.
Bailey is looking for a takedown.

Bailey gets control of Charles's arms and successfully pulls guard. Bailey will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Charles stands and throws Bailey's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Bailey (0) vs (3) Charles
Bailey being controlled for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles trying to control the position but Bailey is working away.
Bailey is trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here.
Bailey is looking for a sweep.
Bailey gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Bailey (0) vs (5) Charles
Bailey keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bailey tries to lock up and control but Charles gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Charles with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Bailey is looking to escape.
Charles controlling from the full mount.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Charles is trying to take his opponent's back.
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.
Bailey is in all sorts of trouble here.
Charles controlling from mount.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Bailey wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Bailey (0) vs (8) Charles
Bailey is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Charles's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Bailey is really stuck here.
Charles biding his time, looking for the opening.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Rubens Charles!
Our winner, Rubens Charles, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (170lbs, D2): Los Angeles Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 18, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 8989 p4p, 397 weight class) and Chris Karter (ranked 2509 p4p, 0 weight class). Chris Karter 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!




170 cm
20 yrs
153 lbs



175 cm
27 yrs
168 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 2 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Chris Karter!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.


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

Karter gets a clinch.

Karter has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Charles is trying to keep an underhook but Karter manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (0) vs (2) Karter

Karter is working for a kimura but Charles is defending it quite comfortably.

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by Karter.
Charles is looking for a sweep. Karter is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles is looking to control Karter's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Charles avoid being mounted?
Karter trying to control the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Karter is working for a kimura but Charles is defending it quite comfortably.
Karter takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Karter is working for a submission of some sort.
Karter takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Let's hope that Karter has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Karter wants to advance to full mount but Charles doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Karter is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Karter pushes down on Charles's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Charles controlling the position well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Karter is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Charles is just riding it out for now. Karter eventually gives up the hold.
Charles has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Karter is working away from the top position though.

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by Karter.
Karter is controlling the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Karter seems to be working for a kimura but Charles defends the submission attempt.
Karter wants to free his trapped foot but Charles is holding on for dear life with his legs.

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

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Karter is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

Karter is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Karter is looking to take a break and control but Charles is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Karter is controlling the pace.
Charles has a hand on Karter's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Karter takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (0) vs (5) Karter

Karter has hold of Charles's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Charles manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Charles has given up his back. Will we see Karter going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (0) vs (8) Karter

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Karter controlling well, preventing Charles from escaping the position.
Charles trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.

Karter tightening his grip on Charles, looking for the choke.
Charles tries to escape the position.

Charles fending off the submission attempt from Karter.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Charles is trying to break free.

Karter is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Charles is in bad spot here.

Charles defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

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

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Karter trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Charles doesn't escape.

Karter is looking for a rear naked choke here but Charles reverses the position brilliantly into Karter's guard!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (8) Karter
Karter keeping moving, preventing Charles from controlling successfully.
Karter controlling the position.
Karter looking to hit a scissor sweep but Charles is one step ahead there.

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

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Charles preventing the sweep.
Karter is pulling down on Charles's head to control his posture.
Charles trying to control but Karter is working from the bottom.
Karter wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Karter 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: Charles (2) vs (10) Karter
Karter is trying to control the action in half guard but Charles is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Karter is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Karter is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Charles is defending against the submission attempts here by Karter.
Charles tries to roll over but Karter keeps him under control.

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

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Karter stalling away here and it's allowed Charles to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Charles keeping moving, preventing Karter from controlling successfully.
Karter tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Karter looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Karter tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Karter trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.
Charles keeping full guard, as Karter tries to pass.
Karter must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Karter is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Karter works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Karter seems to be working for a kimura but Charles defends the submission attempt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Karter trying to control the action but Charles is working from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karter wins on points by 10 to 2.
Chris Karter took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'I piss excellence! Open your mouth Harris and drink my excellence. I want Brophy.'.

 

Event: TWGC 17 (135lbs, D2): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Jul 13, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Boyko Kersikov and Rubens Charles. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




167 cm
32 yrs
142 lbs



170 cm
19 yrs
147 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Boyko Kersikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 1 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Paul Tew and Colin Fotheringham.


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

Kersikov clinches with his opponent.

Kersikov gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kersikov (2) vs (0) Charles
Charles wants to control but Kersikov is keeping busy.
Charles tries to get to full guard but Kersikov has control of the leg.
Charles wants to control but Kersikov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles wants to get back to full guard.

Kersikov is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Charles defends it well.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles tries to roll over but Kersikov keeps him under control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov is thwarting Charles's attempts to control the position.
Kersikov trying to pass the guard but Charles defending well.
Kersikov is taking a breather. Charles 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.
Charles tries to roll over but Kersikov keeps him under control.
Kersikov is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles tries to get to full guard but Kersikov has control of the leg.
Kersikov slows the pace down in half guard.
Kersikov'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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles looking to control.
Kersikov wants to pass the guard but Charles is keeping the position.
Kersikov is fighting to break Charles's control of his arms but Charles is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Kersikov is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Kersikov advances to half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Kersikov has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Kersikov wants to pass to mount but Charles is defending the position.
Kersikov slows the pace down in half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to get back to full guard.
Kersikov performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Charles tries to get to full guard but Kersikov has control of the leg.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Charles wants to control but Kersikov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kersikov stalling.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles wants to get back to full guard.
Kersikov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control but Kersikov postures up.
Charles is looking for a sweep. Kersikov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kersikov performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Charles is trying to get back to full guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov tries to pass to full mount but Charles defends it.
Kersikov is working hard here to advance position.
Kersikov looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Kersikov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Charles knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Kersikov wants to pass the guard but Charles is defending well.
Kersikov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Charles is trying to control but Kersikov manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kersikov (5) vs (0) Charles
Kersikov looking to control and managing it successfully.
Charles is looking to get to half guard.
Kersikov controlling from the full mount.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Kersikov controlling his opponent.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov prevents Charles from getting the reversal.
Kersikov content just to control the position here.
Further stalling from Kersikov.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kersikov takes the fight on points by 5 to 0.
Boyko Kersikov is the new bantamweight champion!
Boyko Kersikov seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: TWGC 17 (135lbs, D2): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Jul 12, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles and Chester Jones. Chester Jones 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!




170 cm
19 yrs
147 lbs



170 cm
21 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 1 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Chester Jones!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Steven Brown and Richard Clark.


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

Jones darts in and clinches Charles up against the cage.
Charles tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Charles is trying to pull guard but Jones has him pressed against the cage.

Jones decides to pull guard.
Jones looking for a sweep. Not yet Jones, not yet.

Jones looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Charles passes into half guard.
Jones moves into full guard.

Jones escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Charles gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jones looking for a sweep. Not yet Jones, not yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Jones not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Jones is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Jones wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Charles trying to control but Jones is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles stands and throws Jones's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (3) vs (0) Jones
Jones is not content to let Charles control the position.
Jones regains half guard.
Jones is trying to maintain the position but Charles is very close to passing his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles controlling the action here.
Charles tries to pass to full mount but Jones defends it.

Jones looking for submissions off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones is trying to maintain the position but Charles is very close to passing his half guard.
Jones 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.
Jones is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

Jones looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Charles pushes past his half guard into mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (6) vs (0) Jones
Jones tries to reverse the position but Charles maintains control.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Jones is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Jones tries to hold on but Charles postures up.
Charles tries to control but Jones wriggling away.
Jones is desperately trying to improve his position but Charles has a good base and remains in mount.
Jones is just holding on here. Charles manages to take his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (9) vs (0) Jones
Jones staying busy and making it hard for Charles to control.
Jones tries to escape the position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Jones is holding onto Charles's left hand, preventing any choke attempts.
You can see the frustration on Jones's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Jones trying to control but not successfully.
Charles keeps control of the position as Jones tries to break free.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Jones tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Jones wants to control but Charles is having none of it.
Jones is looking to improve his position but Charles isn't that keen on the idea.
Charles avoids the attempt from Jones to control.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Jones has given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (12) vs (0) Jones
Jones rolls, trying to escape but Charles keeps control of the position.
Jones turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (12) vs (2) Jones
Jones passes Charles's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Jones has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (12) vs (5) Jones

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Jones controlling the pace for now.
Jones with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Jones controlling from mount.
Charles is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Jones seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Charles is holding on tight.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Jones looking to control and managing it successfully.
Charles tries to improve his position but instead Jones has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (12) vs (8) Jones
Jones avoiding Charles 's attempts to control his hands.
Jones controlling from the back.

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

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

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Charles defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Jones wants to control but Charles is keeping busy.
Charles turns into Jones and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (14) vs (8) Jones

Jones has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Charles can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Jones is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Jones lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (14) vs (10) Jones
Jones trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Jones trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.
Jones is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jones showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Charles pulls Jones in close to prevent any damage.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Jones trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Jones controlling from the top position.
Jones stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Charles swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Charles is trying to control the position but Jones postures up.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Jones trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Charles working a defensive guard here.
Jones looking to pass the guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Charles pulls Jones in to control the position.
Jones passes Charles's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles takes the fight on points by 14 to 10.
A very excited looking Rubens Charles made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.

 

Event: TWGC 17 (135lbs, D2): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Jul 11, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Maximillian Lydon and Rubens Charles. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




173 cm
24 yrs
139 lbs



170 cm
19 yrs
147 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Maximillian Lydon! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Richard Clark and Donald Grub.


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

Charles gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Lydon (2) vs (0) Charles
Lydon tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles looking for a sweep. Not yet Charles, not yet.
Lydon is looking to pass into half guard but Charles pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Charles is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lydon (2) vs (2) Charles
Lydon wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.
Lydon 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: Lydon (4) vs (2) Charles

Lydon 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.
Charles trying to control but Lydon postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Lydon is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Charles doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Lydon.
Lydon wants to advance to full mount but Charles doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Lydon looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lydon slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Lydon (7) vs (2) Charles
Lydon tries to move into full mount but can't pass Charles's legs.
Charles is looking to regain half guard here but Lydon keeps moving and retains side control.

Lydon tries for a kimura but Charles is defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lydon has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Lydon (9) vs (2) Charles
Lydon moves to his opponent's back but Charles bucks him off and ends up in guard. A bit of a disaster there for Lydon.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lydon (9) vs (4) Charles
Lydon looking for a sweep. Not yet Lydon, not yet.
Lydon is looking to sweep but instead, Charles has passed into half guard.
Lydon is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Charles jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Lydon (9) vs (7) Charles

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lydon looks to move to half guard but instead Charles has passed into mount! Damn!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Lydon (9) vs (9) Charles
Lydon tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Charles controlling the pace for now.
Lydon working to try and regain half guard.
Charles trying to control but Lydon is having none of it.
Charles is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Lydon wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Lydon (9) vs (12) Charles

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Lydon breaks Charles's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lydon (11) vs (12) Charles
Charles is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Lydon wants to pass the guard but Charles is keeping the position.
Lydon is looking to pass into half guard but Charles pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Charles is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lydon (11) vs (14) Charles
Lydon wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.
Lydon 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: Lydon (13) vs (14) Charles
Lydon passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Charles!
Score +3 for passing guard: Lydon (16) vs (14) Charles

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Lydon mounts Charles! Really nice guard pass there!
Lydon moves to his opponent's back but Charles bucks him off and ends up in guard. A bit of a disaster there for Lydon.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lydon (16) vs (16) Charles
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lydon wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.

Lydon wants to reverse the position here. Charles has hold of a leg though and he's dropped back looking for a kneebar! The fighters roll across the mat but Lydon is forced to tap! Lydon looks devastated but at least his leg points in the right direction.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kneebar). Rubens Charles!
An out of breath Rubens Charles thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: TWGC 17 (135lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Jul 02, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Jack Jones and Rubens Charles. Jones comes to the cage accompanied by Forgiveness. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




160 cm
39 yrs
145 lbs



170 cm
19 yrs
147 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Jack Jones! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Matheus Silva, Emerson Jorge and Leandro Rodrigues.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Jones fails with a takedown attempt.
Charles doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Jones counters with a nice double leg into side control. Charles won't be happy with that.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Jones (4) vs (0) Charles
Jones wants to lay and pray for a moment but Charles keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles is trying to improve his position.
Charles manages to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles is looking to control Jones's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Charles avoid being mounted?

Jones seems to be working for a kimura but Charles defends the submission attempt.

Jones is looking for a kimura here.

Jones is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Charles sees it coming and defends easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Charles.
Charles is pulling down on Jones's head. It's preventing any offense from Jones, at least for the moment.
Jones postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles looking for a sweep. Not yet Charles, not yet.
Charles is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Charles is pulling down on Jones's head. It's preventing any offense from Jones, at least for the moment.
Charles working a defensive guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Charles keeping moving, preventing Jones from controlling successfully.
Charles managing to control the position.
Jones advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Jones (7) vs (0) Charles

That's five minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Charles's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Jones wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Charles, who protects the arm well.
Charles is trying to control Jones's posture but Jones avoids it.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Charles sneaks back into half guard.
Charles controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.

Jones is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Charles sees it coming and defends easily.
Charles is looking to improve his position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles is trying to control but can't.
Charles wants to improve his position but Jones is controlling well.

Jones wants to work for an arm triangle but Charles is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Charles tries to get to full guard but Jones has control of the leg.

Jones is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Charles still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Charles has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Jones (7) vs (4) Charles

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Jones is looking to reverse the position.
Charles trying to control the action but Jones is working from the bottom.
Jones is looking for a sweep.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control the position but Jones is working away.
Jones tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Charles presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Jones (7) vs (6) Charles
Jones is squirming around, avoiding Charles's attempts to control the action.
Charles tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Jones is trying desperately to improve position.
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Charles manages to capitalize on a mistake by Jones to take his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Jones (7) vs (9) Charles
Jones is really stuck here.
Jones is working hard here to advance position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
What can Jones do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Charles's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Will Charles go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jones tries to roll but Charles sticks to his back.
Charles looking to hold on to the position here but Jones rolls and ends up regaining guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles forces his way into half guard.
Charles is trying to control the action in half guard but Jones is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Jones is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Charles passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Jones (7) vs (12) Charles
Jones working to try and regain half guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control but Jones is having none of it.
Charles sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Jones is working to get back to half guard.
Jones regains half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Charles trying to control from Jones's half guard. Jones has other ideas though and has regained full guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles wins on points by 12 to 7.
A very excited looking Rubens Charles made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D3): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   May 03, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles and DJ Augustus . DJ Augustus 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!




170 cm
18 yrs
161 lbs



187 cm
20 yrs
192 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; DJ Augustus !
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Franklyn Lucas and Bruno Lombardi.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Charles is defended easily by Augustus .
Charles misses with a takedown

and Augustus counters with a single leg into guard. Charles didn't expect that.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Charles (0) vs (2) Augustus
Augustus is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Augustus is looking to pass into half guard but Charles pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Charles is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (2) vs (2) Augustus
Augustus has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Let's hope that Augustus has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Charles sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Augustus 's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Augustus wants to sweep but Charles has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (5) vs (2) Augustus

Charles thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Augustus tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Augustus is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Charles (5) vs (6) Augustus

Augustus working for the choke.
Augustus is not going to allow Charles to sit and survive in this position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
My spies in The Beast inform me that Augustus has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles can't escape the position.
Good control from Augustus .

That's four minutes gone in the round.
It looks like Augustus might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Charles tries to escape the position.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Augustus is continuing to stall.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Charles is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Augustus .

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles just trying to survive but Augustus is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Augustus is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
The adventures of Augustus the control monster continue. Boring.

Augustus is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Charles has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
Charles trying to control the hands but Augustus breaks the grip.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Augustus biding his time, looking for the opening.
I really don't envy Charles right now.
Augustus gets his hands free as Charles looks to control.
What can Charles do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Charles might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Augustus is not going to allow Charles to sit and survive in this position.
Augustus has the hooks in. Charles is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Augustus biding his time, controlling Charles.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Charles is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Good control from Augustus .

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Augustus looking for the choke but no joy.
Augustus really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Charles.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Well, with Augustus on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Charles is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D3): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   May 02, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Grappling Penn and Rubens Charles. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!




167 cm
17 yrs
167 lbs



170 cm
18 yrs
161 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Grappling Penn! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Lou da Vinci and Anthony Taglia.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Charles tries to clinch but Penn is having none of it.

Charles drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Penn (0) vs (4) Charles
Penn wants to control but Charles postures up.
Penn is looking to reverse the position.
Penn is letting Charles control him for a moment.
Penn wants to control but Charles postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Penn is letting Charles control him for a moment.
Penn manages to work his way to half guard, despite Charles's best efforts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Penn is concentrating on defense, preventing Charles from advancing position.
Penn moves into full guard.
Penn looking to control.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

Penn working for a triangle but Charles defends it easily.
Charles tries to free his leg and advance position but Penn is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Penn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Penn wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Charles postures up.
Charles pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Penn is keeping the position for now.
Charles must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Penn has control of Charles's left arm, preventing Charles from doing any damage.
Charles won't allow Penn to sweep him here.
Penn looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Charles puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Penn moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Charles is fighting to break Penn's control of his arms but Penn is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Penn keeping moving, preventing Charles from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Penn working a defensive guard here.
Penn looking for a sweep. Not yet Penn, not yet.
Charles stays in close to Penn's body and controls the position.
Penn trying to control the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Charles is fighting to break Penn's control of his arms but Penn is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Penn controls Charles momentarily but Charles frees himself.
Penn pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Penn controls Charles momentarily but Charles frees himself.
Penn bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Charles's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Penn (2) vs (4) Charles
Charles is controlling Penn's posture.
Penn pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Charles is keeping the position for now.
Penn advances to half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Charles trying to control but Penn postures up.
Charles gets back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Penn advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Penn (5) vs (4) Charles
Penn staying calm.

Penn goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Charles rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Penn's guard! Nice work there by Charles!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Penn (5) vs (6) Charles

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Penn is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

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

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Penn tries to roll over but Charles keeps him under control.
Penn trying to control but Charles postures up.
Penn moves into full guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Penn controlling the position.
Penn is trying to keep Charles in close.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Penn trying to keep a closed guard but Charles is proving a slippery customer.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Penn is pulling down on Charles's head. It's preventing any offense from Charles, at least for the moment.
Charles controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Penn is controlling Charles's posture.
Penn manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Charles manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Penn (7) vs (6) Charles

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Penn wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
Charles 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: Penn (7) vs (8) Charles
Penn wants to control but Charles is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Penn is controlling Charles's trapped leg to prevent Charles from advancing to side control.

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

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Penn wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.
Penn is trying to control but can't.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Penn is trying to control but can't.
Penn is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Penn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Penn tries to get to full guard but Charles has control of the leg.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Penn keeps control of the position for the meantime.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles wins on points by 8 to 7.

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D3): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2     
Date:   Apr 24, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Mike Matthes and Rubens Charles. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




177 cm
20 yrs
168 lbs



170 cm
18 yrs
161 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Mike Matthes! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Daniel Cesar and Seu Braga.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Charles misses with a takedown

so Matthes counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Matthes (2) vs (0) Charles
Matthes wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.

Charles has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Matthes should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Charles has tightened it up now! Matthes should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Rubens Charles!

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D3): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Apr 23, 2017

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




187 cm
18 yrs
176 lbs



170 cm
18 yrs
161 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Garik Andonian! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Paulo Santos, Matheus Silva and Alexandre Firmino.


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

Andonian closes the distance and clinches.
Charles fails to pull guard.
Charles is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Andonian to keep the fight standing.

Charles manages to pull guard.
Charles is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Andonian is stalling in the full guard.
Andonian wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Charles has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Andonian should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Charles has tightened it up now! Andonian should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Rubens Charles!

 

 
 
 
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