CACC 190: Fiso vs Kuronoa II PBP Commentary
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.
Kurri takes the fight into the clinch.
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
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
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.
That's one minute gone in the round.
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.
Kurri working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
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.