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CACC 190: Fiso vs Kuronoa II PBP Commentary

Undercard bout






184 cm
25 yrs
191 lbs



193 cm
28 yrs
198 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 2 losses; Akhmedov Nurmagedov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 2 losses; Namidadu Nurmadokivodksech!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?#CL2#
Nurmadokivodksech clinches up against the ropes.
Nurmagedov is pressed up against the ropes. Nurmadokivodksech has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Nurmagedov down to the mat. Nurmagedov avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance. #CL2#
Nurmadokivodksech rushes Nurmagedov and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
Nurmadokivodksech has Nurmagedov pressed up against the ropes and is working for takedown. Nurmagedov manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing. #TD2#
Nurmadokivodksech successfully pulls guard.
Nurmadokivodksech controlling the position.#SUB#
Nurmagedov drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Nurmagedov jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Nurmadokivodksech is trying to control the position but Nurmagedov postures up. #SUB#
Nurmagedov drops back looking for a leg! Nurmadokivodksech is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Nurmadokivodksech manages to kick Nurmagedov off! Nurmagedov jumps back into Nurmadokivodksech's guard.
Nurmagedov slips nicely into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nurmadokivodksech has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Nurmagedov is working away from the top position though.#SUB#
Nurmagedov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #SUB#
Nurmagedov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
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.#T1##SUB#
Nurmagedov seems to be looking for submissions. #SUB#
Nurmagedov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #SUB#
Nurmadokivodksech is defending against the submission attempts here by Nurmagedov. #SUB#
Nurmagedov is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Nurmadokivodksech has managed to free his arm - good work. #T2##SUB#
Nurmagedov maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Nurmadokivodksech could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Nurmagedov has cracked it and Nurmadokivodksech is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Nurmagedov!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Akhmedov Nurmagedov!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Akhmedov Nurmagedov waved his t-shirt featuring Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing's logo in front of the cameras.

 

Undercard bout






183 cm
31 yrs
199 lbs



193 cm
27 yrs
200 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Steven Cold! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 3 losses; Billy Turturro!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.#TD2#
Turturro shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Turturro showed some decent athleticism there.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Cold (0) vs (2) Turturro
Turturro trying to control from half guard but Cold is working away.
Turturro tries to pass to full mount but Cold defends it.
Turturro trying to control from half guard but Cold is working away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Turturro is looking to pass Cold's guard but actually Cold recovers to full guard.
Turturro looking to pass the guard. #T1#
Cold can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Turturro controls the pace.
Turturro's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Turturro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Cold is keeping the position for now.
Cold is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
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.
Turturro trying to control but Cold is working from the bottom. #T2#
Turturro might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Cold haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Cold looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Turturro wants to pass the guard but Cold is keeping the position.
Turturro keeps trying to improve his position.
Turturro has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Rough House. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Cold is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Turturro trying to control but Cold is working from the bottom. #T3#
Turturro works a leg free and moves into half guard. #SUB2#
Turturro is working for a kimura but Cold is defending it quite comfortably.
Turturro trying to pass the guard but Cold defending well.
Turturro wants to take a breather but Cold is having none of it. #T4#
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Cold is not content to let Turturro control the position.
Turturro wants to pass to mount but Cold is defending the position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.#SUB2#
Turturro is working for submissions here but there's nothing on. #SUB2#
Turturro is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Cold sees it coming and defends easily.#T5##SUB2#
Turturro is working for a submission of some sort.
Turturro is looking to advance position but Cold won't allow it.
Cold is looking for a sweep. Turturro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Cold keeping control of the position. #T6#
Turturro trying to control from half guard but Cold is working away. #SUB2#
Turturro is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Turturro not doing much here.
Cold is not content to let Turturro control the position.#T7#
Cold trying to control here. #SUB2#
Cold is defending against the submission attempts here by Turturro.
Turturro working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Cold's thigh. Cold counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Cold keeping full guard, as Turturro tries to pass. #T8#
Turturro trying to move into half guard but instead Cold has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cold (2) vs (2) Turturro
Turturro wants to sweep here but Cold controlling him for the moment.
Cold looking to sit in guard and control but Turturro gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cold (2) vs (4) Turturro
Turturro stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cold swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T9#
Turturro wants to control from the top but Cold keeps moving.
Turturro is pushing down on Cold's leg trying to pass to half guard. Cold is fighting to maintain full guard but Turturro has managed to sneak the leg through.
Turturro seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Cold does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Cold tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Turturro has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Score +3 for passing guard: Cold (2) vs (7) Turturro
Cold is squirming around, avoiding Turturro's attempts to control the action. #T10#
Turturro sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment. #SUB2#
Turturro is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Cold is surviving well by controlling Turturro's body position as best he can.
Turturro trying to control but Cold is having none of it.
Turturro pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish. #T11#
Cold has given up his back. Will we see Turturro going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Cold (2) vs (10) Turturro
Turturro controlling the position well here. Cold rolled but Turturro kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position. #SUB2#
Turturro looking for the choke from the back. #SUB2#
Turturro is persistently looking for the submission but Cold is defending it well.
Well, with Turturro on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Cold is tapping out... Can he escape the position?#SUB2#
Cold defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Turturro's arms. #T12#
Cold just trying to survive but Turturro is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Will Turturro go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position? #SUB2#
Cold 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 Turturro gets his way! #SUB2#
Turturro is looking for a choke. Cold gets to his feet with his opponent on his back and slams him to the mat. Cold manages to squirm out of the attempted choke and turns into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cold (4) vs (10) Turturro#SUB2#
Turturro looking for subs off his back but Cold has passed one foot through into half guard. #T13#
Cold is controlling the pace.
Turturro is staying active underneath Cold, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #T14#
Turturro is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Turturro trying to hold on to Cold's head to control him but Cold postures up.
Cold controlling the action here.
Turturro tries to roll over but Cold keeps him under control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB2#
Turturro looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Turturro wins on points by 10 to 4.
A very excited looking Billy Turturro 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.
Steven Cold was interviewed post fight and said 'fuck it'.

 

Undercard bout






187 cm
37 yrs
223 lbs



194 cm
26 yrs
210 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 17 wins and 15 losses; Prana Halo! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 2 losses; Jonny Picogram!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Picogram shoots for a takedown but Halo saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.#TD#
Halo shoots in and gets a takedown into Picogram's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Halo (2) vs (0) Picogram
Halo wants to pass the guard but Picogram is keeping the position.
Halo sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Picogram's guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Halo looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Picogram is trying to control but Halo passes into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Halo (5) vs (0) Picogram
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Halo trying to control the position but Picogram is working away.
Picogram tries to improve position but can't. #T1#
Picogram gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Picogram wants to improve his position but Halo is controlling well.
Halo trying to control from half guard but Picogram is working away.
Halo trying to mount his opponent but Picogram defends it.
Picogram is not content to let Halo control the position.
Picogram wants to control but Halo is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Halo prevents Picogram from improving his position.#SUB#
Halo is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Picogram defends it well. #SUB#
Halo is trying to work for a kimura but Picogram is defending well. #T2##SUB#
Halo is trying to work for a kimura but Picogram is defending well.
Picogram trying to control from the bottom.
Picogram tries to get to full guard but Halo has control of the leg. #SUB#
Halo is working for a kimura but Picogram is defending it quite comfortably.
Picogram trying to hold on to Halo's head to control him but Halo postures up. #T3##SUB#
Halo seems to be looking for submissions. #SUB#
Halo is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Halo is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Picogram!
Score +3 for passing guard: Halo (8) vs (0) Picogram
Picogram is working to get back to half guard.
Picogram wants to control but Halo is having none of it.#T4##SUB#
Halo working for a guillotine from mount but Picogram is in no mood to give up. #SUB#
Halo jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Picogram is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Picogram and Halo has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
Picogram is trying to get back to half guard.
Halo wants to lay and pray for a moment but Picogram keeps working.
Picogram is trying to control Halo's posture but Halo avoids it.
Picogram prevents Halo from moving into mount. #SUB#
Halo is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Picogram has escaped the position, nice work there.
Halo working away.#T5#
Picogram is looking to regain half guard here but Halo keeps moving and retains side control.
Picogram prevents Halo from improving position.
Halo wants to control but Picogram is keeping him busy.
Picogram wants to control but Halo postures up.
Halo controlling the position.
Picogram is looking for a sweep.#T6##SUB#
Halo is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Picogram is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Halo trying to control the action but Picogram is working from the bottom.
Picogram is looking to reverse the position.#SUB#
Halo working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Halo has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Halo (10) vs (0) Picogram#T7#
Halo looking to control but Picogram is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Halo wants to take Picogram's back but he can't do it this time.
Picogram tries to hold on but Halo postures up.#SUB#
Halo is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Picogram has managed to escape the submission attempt.
Picogram is controlling an arm, preventing Halo from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Picogram is wriggling around trying to escape.
Halo can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Picogram is looking to escape. #T8#
Picogram wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Halo (13) vs (0) Picogram
Halo is trying to stick to Picogram's back but Picogram is turning into Halo. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Halo's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Picogram.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Halo (13) vs (2) Picogram
Picogram trying to control but Halo is working from the bottom. #T9##SUB#
Halo is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Picogram is aware though and is defending well.
Halo is trying to keep Picogram in close.
Picogram pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Halo is keeping the position for now.
Halo looking to hit a scissor sweep but Picogram is one step ahead there.
Picogram 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.
Halo looking to hit a scissor sweep but Picogram is one step ahead there.
Halo keeping moving, preventing Picogram from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Halo has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Picogram should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Halo has tightened it up now! Picogram 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 10:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Prana Halo!
Prana Halo was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Undercard bout






184 cm
29 yrs
176 lbs



185 cm
45 yrs
178 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 3 losses; Tatu Kurri! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Shayne Corson!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.#CL#
Kurri takes the fight into the clinch. #TD#
Kurri wants the takedown. Corson is fighting it off but Kurri persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Corson's guard against the ropes.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Kurri (2) vs (0) Corson
Kurri advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Kurri (5) vs (0) Corson#SUB#
Kurri goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Corson has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Kurri but great work by Corson.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kurri (5) vs (4) Corson
Kurri tries to buck Corson off but Corson is having none of it.
A control attempt from Kurri but he's now mounted!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Kurri (5) vs (6) Corson#SUB2#
Corson jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Kurri is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Kurri and Corson has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kurri tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kurri wants to control but Corson postures up.#T1#
Kurri is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Corson off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Kurri (9) vs (6) Corson
Kurri not allowing Corson to control his hands.
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.
Corson can't escape the position.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Kurri's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke. #SUB#
Kurri working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet. #SUB#
Kurri working from the back looking to end the fight with a rear naked choke. Corson is doing well to defend. Kurri seems to have got his hand under the chin though and he's sunk the choke in! Corson is forced to tap and this one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Tatu Kurri!
Tatu Kurri bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Undercard bout






180 cm
35 yrs
159 lbs



189 cm
29 yrs
167 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 4 losses; Paddy Fagan! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 4 losses; Arlo Rochester!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.#CL#
Rochester tries to keep at a distance but Fagan has taken the fight into the clinch.#TD#
Fagan wants the takedown. Rochester is fighting it off but Fagan persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Rochester's guard against the ropes.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Fagan (2) vs (0) Rochester
Fagan's corner is telling him to maintain position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Fagan trying to control the position from guard on top but Rochester is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Fagan got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rochester has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Fagan has managed to get both his arms back between Rochester's legs - danger averted.
Fagan trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Fagan looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Fagan wants to control from the top but Rochester keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fagan is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Rochester is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#T1#
Fagan tries to free his leg and advance position but Rochester is retaining full guard.
Fagan wants to control from the top but Rochester keeps moving.
Fagan looking to pass the guard. #SUB2#
Rochester escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Fagan gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rochester keeping moving, preventing Fagan from controlling successfully. #T2#
Fagan is really struggling to control Rochester but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Fagan stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rochester swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Fagan is working hard here to advance position.#SUB2#
Rochester has his foot on Fagan's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Fagan works his way back into a safe position though.
Fagan wants to control from the top but Rochester keeps moving. #T3#
Fagan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rochester is keeping the position for now.
Fagan looking to sit in guard and control but Rochester gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Fagan (2) vs (2) Rochester
Rochester pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Fagan is keeping the position for now. #SUB#
Fagan is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Fagan not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rochester showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #T4#
Rochester advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Fagan (2) vs (5) Rochester
Rochester is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Fagan is positioning himself to get back to half guard. #SUB2#
Rochester wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Fagan, who protects the arm well.
Fagan regains half guard.#SUB2#
Rochester is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Fagan has managed to free his arm - good work.
Fagan is looking to improve his position. #SUB2#
Rochester is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Fagan is just riding it out for now. Rochester eventually gives up the hold. #T5#
Fagan manages to get to full guard.
Rochester wants to control from the top but Fagan keeps moving.
Fagan is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Rochester wants to control from the top but Fagan keeps moving.
Fagan is pulling down on Rochester's head. It's preventing any offense from Rochester, at least for the moment.#SUB#
Fagan is looking to cinch up a triangle. Rochester throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Fagan's body to avoid the submission. Fagan has instead reached around Rochester's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Fagan arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Paddy Fagan!
After the big win, Paddy Fagan made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.

 

Undercard bout






185 cm
36 yrs
214 lbs



200 cm
34 yrs
217 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Chase Morgan! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 5 losses; Fionn Mulligan!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Mulligan looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.#CL#
Mulligan gets tackled into the ropes by Morgan. Morgan maintains the clinch.
Mulligan tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Morgan smiles and moves away.
Mulligan shoots for a takedown but Morgan saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Morgan has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Chase Morgan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fionn Mulligan.#CL#
Morgan clinches up with Mulligan and pushes him back against the ropes.#TD2#
Mulligan has clasped his hands together around Morgan's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Morgan (0) vs (4) Mulligan
Morgan is trying to control Mulligan's posture but Mulligan avoids it. #SUB2#
Mulligan tries for a kimura but Morgan is defending well. #SUB2#
Mulligan thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Morgan struggling a bit here.
Morgan might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.#T1#
Morgan prevents Mulligan from moving into mount. #SUB2#
Mulligan tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Mulligan has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Morgan wants to control but Mulligan postures up.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Mulligan wants to lay and pray for a moment but Morgan keeps working. #T2#
Mulligan tries to move into full mount but can't pass Morgan's legs.
Mulligan has knee on belly momentarily but Morgan bucks him off and regains half guard.
Mulligan is keen to just control but Morgan is a slippery customer.#SUB2#
Mulligan is trying to work for a kimura but Morgan is defending well.
Morgan has his hands clasped together around Mulligan's back. He's all about the action.#SUB2#
Mulligan is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Morgan doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Mulligan. #T3#
Morgan is not content to let Mulligan control the position.
Mulligan is looking to stall here but Morgan recovers full guard.
Mulligan trying to control the position from guard on top but Morgan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Morgan controlling Mulligan's posture. #T4#
Mulligan trying to control but Morgan is working from the bottom.
Mulligan is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Mulligan being controlled here momentarily.
Mulligan trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #T5#
Morgan keeping moving, preventing Mulligan from controlling successfully.
Morgan has control of Mulligan's left arm, preventing Mulligan from doing any damage. #SUB2#
Mulligan drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Morgan manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Mulligan has Morgan in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Morgan (2) vs (4) Mulligan
Mulligan trying to control the position.
Mulligan has control of Morgan's left arm, preventing Morgan from doing any damage. #T6#
Mulligan trying to keep a closed guard but Morgan is proving a slippery customer.
Morgan stopping the sweep attempt from Mulligan.
Mulligan not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB2#
Mulligan looking for a guillotine here but Morgan defends easily. #T7#
Morgan trying to control but Mulligan is working from the bottom.
Morgan is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Mulligan not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mulligan is trying to hold Morgan in close to prevent damage but Morgan has managed to pass into half guard.
Mulligan tries to roll over but Morgan keeps him under control.#T8#
Morgan is trying to control the action in half guard but Mulligan is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard. #SUB2#
Mulligan looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Morgan keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Mulligan is refusing to be controlled, as Morgan sits in half guard.
Morgan not doing much here.
Mulligan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Morgan is working away from the top position though.#T9#
Morgan wants to take a breather but Mulligan is having none of it.
Mulligan controlling the position for now.
Mulligan wants to improve his position but Morgan is controlling well.
Morgan is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Mulligan wants to control but Morgan is keeping busy and won't allow it. #T10#
Mulligan tries to roll over but Morgan keeps him under control.
Mulligan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Morgan is working away from the top position though.
Morgan seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Mulligan does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back. #T11#
Mulligan trying to hold on to Morgan's head to control him but Morgan postures up.
Mulligan keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Mulligan is looking to improve his position.
Mulligan trying to hold on to Morgan's head to control him but Morgan postures up.
Mulligan is concentrating on defense, preventing Morgan from advancing position. #T12#
Morgan performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Mulligan trying to control here.
Mulligan is looking for a sweep. Morgan is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mulligan keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Mulligan trying to control here.
Morgan prevents Mulligan from improving his position.#T13#
Mulligan wants to control but Morgan is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Mulligan is looking for a sweep. Morgan is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mulligan wants to control but Morgan is keeping busy.
Morgan looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Morgan is thwarting Mulligan's attempts to control the position.#T14#
Morgan is looking to take a break and control but Mulligan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mulligan wants to control but Morgan is keeping busy.
Morgan is trying to control the action in half guard but Mulligan is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Mulligan wants to improve his position but Morgan is controlling well.
Mulligan is trying to control but can't.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mulligan wins on points by 4 to 2.
A victorious Fionn Mulligan thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Undercard bout






198 cm
28 yrs
175 lbs



183 cm
38 yrs
184 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 4 losses; Joey Simone! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Peter Barnkvist!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.#CL2#
Barnkvist moves into the clinch.#TD#
Simone has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Barnkvist uses from the top position.
Simone seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Simone will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Simone bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Barnkvist's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Simone (2) vs (0) Barnkvist
Barnkvist not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Barnkvist being controlled here, momentarily.
Barnkvist is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Simone wants to control from the top but Barnkvist keeps moving.
Simone is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barnkvist is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Simone is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Barnkvist keeping full guard, as Simone tries to pass. #T1##SUB2#
Barnkvist is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Simone trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Simone controlling from the top position.
Barnkvist keeping moving, preventing Simone from controlling successfully.
Barnkvist looking to hit a scissor sweep but Simone is one step ahead there.
Barnkvist trying to keep a closed guard but Simone is proving a slippery customer. #T2#
Barnkvist has control of Simone's left arm, preventing Simone from doing any damage.
Simone wants to control from the top but Barnkvist keeps moving.
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.
Simone won't allow Barnkvist to sweep him here.
Simone looking to sit in guard and control but Barnkvist gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Simone (2) vs (2) Barnkvist
Barnkvist stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Simone swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Simone not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Barnkvist stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Simone swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T3#
Simone keeping moving, preventing Barnkvist from controlling successfully.
Simone looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Barnkvist postures up.
Simone keeping moving, preventing Barnkvist from controlling successfully.
Barnkvist trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Barnkvist won't allow Simone to sweep him here.
Simone looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Barnkvist wants to control from the top but Simone keeps moving. #T4#
Barnkvist looking to pass the guard.
Barnkvist won't allow Simone to sweep him here.
Barnkvist trying to control the position from guard on top but Simone is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Simone tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Simone controls Barnkvist momentarily but Barnkvist frees himself.
Barnkvist wants to pass the guard but Simone is keeping the position.#T5#
Simone tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Barnkvist pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Simone is keeping the position for now.
Simone trying to control the position.
Simone keeping moving, preventing Barnkvist from controlling successfully.
Simone lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Simone (4) vs (2) Barnkvist
Barnkvist looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Simone wants to control from the top but Barnkvist keeps moving. #T6#
Simone pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Barnkvist is keeping the position for now.
Simone wants to control from the top but Barnkvist keeps moving.
Barnkvist 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: Simone (4) vs (4) Barnkvist
Barnkvist wants to free his trapped foot but Simone is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The fighters are battling for position here. Simone manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Simone is trying to control the position but Barnkvist postures up.
Barnkvist slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Simone wants to sweep but no luck.
Barnkvist is fighting to break Simone's control of his arms but Simone is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.#T7#
Simone can't keep his opponent in guard - Barnkvist advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Barnkvist wants to pass to mount but Simone is defending the position.
Simone is trying to maintain the position but Barnkvist is very close to passing his half guard.
Simone holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Simone is staying active underneath Barnkvist, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Simone has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Barnkvist is working away from the top position though.
Barnkvist trying to pass the guard but Simone defending well. #T8#
Simone gets back to full guard.
Simone tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Barnkvist passes Simone's right leg, so he's now in half guard. #SUB2#
Barnkvist seems to be looking for submissions.
Simone is not content to let Barnkvist control the position.
Simone is trying to control but can't.
Simone is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Barnkvist works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Simone (4) vs (7) Barnkvist
Simone is working to get back to half guard. #T9#
Barnkvist can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Simone is looking to escape.
Barnkvist might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Simone haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Simone is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Simone working to try and regain half guard. #T10##SUB2#
Barnkvist swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Simone is now in Barnkvist's guard. A big mistake from Barnkvist there, giving up the dominant position!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Simone (6) vs (7) Barnkvist
Barnkvist is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Simone trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Simone trying to control but Barnkvist is working from the bottom.
Barnkvist wants to sweep but no luck.
Barnkvist seems keen to control Simone's posture.
Barnkvist keeping moving, preventing Simone from controlling successfully.
Simone won't allow Barnkvist to sweep him here. #T11#
Barnkvist 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: Simone (6) vs (9) Barnkvist
Simone gets full guard.
Simone is trying to control the position but Barnkvist postures up.
Simone keeping full guard, as Barnkvist tries to pass.
Simone manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Barnkvist manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Simone (8) vs (9) Barnkvist
Simone advances to half guard.
Well, if Simone 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.
Barnkvist is staying active underneath Simone, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #T12#
Barnkvist trying to control here.
Simone passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Simone (11) vs (9) Barnkvist
Barnkvist is working to get back to half guard.
Simone controlling the pace for now.
Simone has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.#T13#
Simone forces the positional change into back control.
Score +3 for taking back: Simone (14) vs (9) Barnkvist
Barnkvist can't escape the position.
Barnkvist trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Barnkvist tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Simone looking to control and managing it successfully.
Simone takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.
Score +3 for taking back: Simone (17) vs (9) Barnkvist
Simone struggling to keep hold of the position.
Barnkvist trying to control the hands but Simone won't let him. #T14#
Barnkvist rolls, trying to escape but Simone keeps control of the position.
Barnkvist keeps trying to improve his position.
Barnkvist looking very determined here, making life difficult for Simone.
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.
Barnkvist can't escape the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB#
Simone is looking for the choke from the back position but Barnkvist is controlling his hands well.
Barnkvist is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Simone off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Barnkvist tries to roll but Simone sticks to his back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Simone takes the fight on points by 17 to 9.
Joey Simone decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Undercard bout






170 cm
45 yrs
148 lbs



172 cm
26 yrs
141 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 17 losses; Felipe Feltre! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Moto Miyashita!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?#TD#
Feltre drives through with a takedown into Miyashita's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Feltre (2) vs (0) Miyashita
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.#SUB2#
Miyashita looking for a guillotine here but Feltre defends easily.
Miyashita keeping full guard, as Feltre tries to pass.
Feltre passes Miyashita's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Miyashita wants to improve his position but Feltre is controlling well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Feltre tries to pass to full mount but Miyashita defends it. #SUB2#
Miyashita looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB#
Feltre is working for a submission of some sort. #T1#
Feltre trying to control from half guard but Miyashita is working away. #SUB2#
Miyashita looking for submissions off his back.
Feltre has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Miyashita is trying to control but can't.
Feltre trying to mount his opponent but Miyashita defends it.
Feltre is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Miyashita!
Score +3 for passing guard: Feltre (5) vs (0) Miyashita#T2#
Miyashita prevents Feltre from taking his back.
Feltre trying to control but Miyashita is having none of it.
Miyashita tries to hold on but Feltre pushes him away.
Miyashita manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Miyashita manages to get to full guard. #SUB2#
Miyashita escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Feltre gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #T3#
Miyashita is trying to control the position from the bottom. #SUB2#
Miyashita is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Feltre is aware though and is defending well.
Miyashita working a defensive guard here.
Miyashita is pulling down on Feltre's head. It's preventing any offense from Feltre, at least for the moment.
Feltre advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Feltre (8) vs (0) Miyashita
Miyashita tries to improve position but can't. #T4#
Feltre has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Miyashita!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Feltre (10) vs (0) Miyashita
Feltre can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Miyashita is looking to escape.
Miyashita can't escape the position.
Feltre takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Miyashita slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Miyashita trying to control from the bottom.
Miyashita tries to roll over but Feltre keeps him under control.
Miyashita is pressing down on Feltre's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.#T5#
Feltre trying to control but Miyashita is working from the bottom.
Feltre trying to move into half guard but instead Miyashita has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Feltre (10) vs (2) Miyashita
Miyashita trying to control the position from guard on top but Feltre is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Feltre is trying to control the position but Miyashita postures up.
Feltre 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: Feltre (12) vs (2) Miyashita
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Miyashita tries to get to full guard but Feltre has control of the leg. #SUB#
Feltre is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Miyashita has managed to free his arm - good work. #T6#
Miyashita controlling the position well.
Miyashita gets back to full guard.
Miyashita keeping full guard, as Feltre tries to pass.
Feltre trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Miyashita manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Feltre (12) vs (4) Miyashita#SUB#
Feltre working for a triangle but Miyashita defends it easily. #T7#
Miyashita trying to control the position from guard on top but Feltre is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Miyashita pushing down on Feltre's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work. #SUB2#
Miyashita wants to work for an arm triangle but Feltre is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Feltre is in trouble now - Miyashita has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Feltre (12) vs (7) Miyashita
Miyashita can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Feltre is looking to escape. #T8#
Feltre manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Feltre is looking to improve his position. #SUB2#
Miyashita is working for a submission of some sort.
Feltre tries to get to full guard but Miyashita has control of the leg. #SUB#
Feltre looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#T9#
Miyashita prevents Feltre from improving his position.#SUB2#
Miyashita 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.
Feltre is looking to control Miyashita's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Feltre avoid being mounted?#SUB2#
Miyashita seems to be working for a kimura but Feltre defends the submission attempt.#T10#
Feltre is trying to get back to full guard.
Miyashita is looking to take a break and control but Feltre is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Feltre wants to control but Miyashita is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Feltre is not content to let Miyashita control the position.#SUB2#
Miyashita is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Feltre is staying active underneath Miyashita, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #T11#
Miyashita wants to free his trapped foot but Feltre is holding on for dear life with his legs. #SUB2#
Miyashita is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #SUB2#
Miyashita is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Feltre is refusing to be controlled, as Miyashita sits in half guard. #T12#
Feltre wants to improve his position but Miyashita is controlling well.
Feltre trying to control from the bottom. #SUB2#
Miyashita is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Feltre makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Feltre.
Feltre keeping moving, preventing Miyashita from controlling successfully. #T13#
Feltre pulls Miyashita in close to prevent any damage.
Miyashita won't allow Feltre to sweep him here.
Miyashita pushing down on Feltre's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Feltre wants to improve his position but Miyashita is controlling well.
Feltre is pressing down on Miyashita's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.#SUB#
Feltre had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Miyashita defends it easily.
Miyashita won't allow Feltre to sweep him here. #T14#
Miyashita trying to control but Feltre is working from the bottom.
Feltre trying to keep a closed guard but Miyashita is proving a slippery customer.
Feltre looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Miyashita pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Feltre is keeping the position for now.
Feltre has Miyashita pulled in close to control his posture.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Miyashita trying to control but Feltre is working from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Feltre takes the fight on points by 12 to 7.
Felipe Feltre was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Co-main event






182 cm
44 yrs
154 lbs



173 cm
30 yrs
146 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 3 losses; Altair Brain! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 8 losses; Darian Cruz!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Brain tries to clinch #TD2#
and Cruz counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Cruz.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Brain (0) vs (2) Cruz
Cruz looking to sit in guard and control but Brain gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Brain (2) vs (2) Cruz
Cruz pulls Brain in to control the position.
Brain wants to control from the top but Cruz keeps moving.
Cruz 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.
Brain trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brain postures up.
Brain has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB2#
Cruz had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Brain defends it easily.#T1#
Cruz keeping full guard, as Brain tries to pass.
Brain wants to control from the top but Cruz keeps moving.
Cruz not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T2#
Brain is fighting to break Cruz's control of his arms but Cruz is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
We've been hearing that Brain has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Brain slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Cruz holds on and takes a little breather.
Let's hope that Cruz 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.#T3#
Brain trying to control the position from guard on top but Cruz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T4#
Brain stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cruz swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cruz keeping moving, preventing Brain from controlling successfully.
Brain is really struggling to control Cruz but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Cruz is pulling down on Brain's head. It's preventing any offense from Brain, at least for the moment.
Cruz is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T5#
Cruz is pulling down on Brain's head to control his posture. #T6#
Brain trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Brain stands and throws Cruz's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Brain (5) vs (2) Cruz
Brain is looking to take a break and control but Cruz is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Brain looking to control but instead Cruz has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Cruz has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Brain is working away from the top position though.
Brain trying to control the action but Cruz is working from the bottom. #T7#
Brain is thwarting Cruz's attempts to control the position.
Brain with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Brain tries to pass to full mount but Cruz defends it.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.#SUB#
Brain is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Cruz sees it coming and defends easily.
Cruz gets back to full guard. #T8#
Cruz is pulling down on Brain's head. It's preventing any offense from Brain, at least for the moment.#SUB2#
Brain sitting in guard doing not very much at all here. Cruz doesn't need a second invitation though! He's locked up a guillotine and he's squeezing tight! That is tiiiiiiiiight! Brain paying the price for stalling here - he's pushing hard on the arm trying to free himself but it's no use! He's tapped! WOW, quick submission from Cruz - great work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Darian Cruz!
Darian Cruz thanked the fans post fight for their support.
In defeat, Altair Brain stepped up to the mic, saying 'It happenes sometimes, but I thought I was better today. Sometimes you lose like this.'.

 

Main event






172 cm
31 yrs
141 lbs



150 cm
30 yrs
130 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 5 wins and 5 losses; Malaki Fiso! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 9 losses; Ono Kuronoa!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Fiso shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Kuronoa leaves Fiso with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.#TD#
Kuronoa gets caught flat footed, as Fiso shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Fiso (2) vs (0) Kuronoa
Kuronoa keeping full guard, as Fiso tries to pass.
Fiso trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuronoa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kuronoa controls Fiso momentarily but Fiso frees himself. #SUB2#
Kuronoa is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Fiso defends well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fiso pushes down on Kuronoa's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Fiso wants to free his trapped foot but Kuronoa is holding on for dear life with his legs. #T1#
Fiso trying to control from half guard but Kuronoa is working away. #SUB2#
Kuronoa looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#SUB2#
Kuronoa looking for submissions off his back.#SUB2#
Kuronoa looking for submissions off his back.
Well, if Fiso 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. #T2#
Kuronoa trying to control from the bottom.
Fiso wants to free his trapped foot but Kuronoa is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Fiso is keen to just control but Kuronoa is a slippery customer.
Fiso controlling the action here.
Kuronoa gets back to full guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Fiso 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.
Fiso trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #T3#
Kuronoa keeping moving, preventing Fiso from controlling successfully.
Kuronoa looking to control.
Fiso wants to pass the guard but Kuronoa is keeping the position.
Fiso not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Fiso trying to control but Kuronoa is working from the bottom.
Kuronoa trying to keep a closed guard but Fiso is proving a slippery customer. #SUB2#
Kuronoa has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Fiso can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We've been hearing good reports from Fiso'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.#T4#
Kuronoa keeping moving, preventing Fiso from controlling successfully.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Kuronoa trying to control the position.
Fiso trying to control the position from guard on top but Kuronoa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fiso looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Fiso wants to control from the top but Kuronoa keeps moving. #T5##SUB2#
Kuronoa working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Fiso doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Fiso manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Fiso wants to control from the top but Kuronoa keeps moving.
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.
Kuronoa not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB2#
Kuronoa looking for a guillotine here but Fiso defends easily.
Fiso looking to pass the guard. #T6##SUB#
Fiso drops back looking for a leg! Kuronoa is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Kuronoa manages to kick Fiso off! Fiso jumps back into Kuronoa's guard.
Kuronoa keeping moving, preventing Fiso from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Kuronoa looking for a guillotine here but Fiso defends easily.
Kuronoa is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Fiso sitting in guard here, content to control. #T7#
Fiso seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Kuronoa for as long as he can get away with.
Fiso trying to control but Kuronoa is working from the bottom.
Fiso controls from within his opponent's guard.
Fiso pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuronoa is keeping the position for now.
Kuronoa keeping moving, preventing Fiso from controlling successfully. #T8#
Fiso not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #SUB2#
Kuronoa has his foot on Fiso's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Fiso works his way back into a safe position though.
Fiso engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Fiso slips nicely into half guard.
Kuronoa trying to hold on to Fiso's head to control him but Fiso postures up. #T9#
Fiso content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Fiso is trying to control the action in half guard but Kuronoa is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Kuronoa is trying to control but Fiso passes into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Fiso (5) vs (0) Kuronoa
Kuronoa wants to control but Fiso postures up.
Fiso wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kuronoa keeps working.
Fiso controlling from side mount.
Fiso trying to control the position but Kuronoa is working away. #T10#
Kuronoa prevents Fiso from moving into mount.
You can see the frustration on Kuronoa's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Fiso has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Kuronoa!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Fiso (7) vs (0) Kuronoa
Fiso can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kuronoa is looking to escape.
Kuronoa tries to hold on but Fiso pushes him away.
Fiso trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Fiso controlling from mount.
Kuronoa keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard. #T11#
Fiso sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kuronoa is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Fiso controlling his opponent.
Kuronoa can't escape the position.
Fiso tries to control but Kuronoa wriggling away.
Fiso controlling from mount.
Kuronoa tries to hold on but Fiso pushes him away. #T12#
Fiso tries to control but Kuronoa wriggling away.
Fiso is really struggling to control Kuronoa but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Kuronoa tries to hold on but Fiso postures up.
Kuronoa regains half guard.
Kuronoa trying to control here.
Fiso is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.#T13#
Kuronoa is looking to improve his position.
Fiso trying to control the action but Kuronoa is working from the bottom.
Fiso is pressing down on Kuronoa's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kuronoa is holding on for now. #SUB2#
Kuronoa looking for submissions off his back.
Kuronoa is looking for a sweep. Fiso is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#T14#
Fiso slows the pace down in half guard. #SUB2#
Kuronoa actively working from the bottom here.
Fiso takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Fiso has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB2#
Kuronoa is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Fiso pulls his head out easily.
Fiso trying to control the action but Kuronoa is working from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Fiso takes the fight on points by 7 to 0.
During a confident post fight interview, Malaki Fiso thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

 
 
 
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