CACC 47 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Alexi Laiho (ranked 2169 p4p, 229 weight class) and Tyrone Sparxx (ranked 1684 p4p, 188 weight class). Laiho comes to the ring accompanied by Cold Sweat/ Thin Lizzy. Sparxx is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Thug Life - Lugz. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 4 losses; Alexi Laiho! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 13 losses; Tyrone Sparxx!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.
Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Sparxx shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Sparxx changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Laiho tries to avoid it but Sparxx manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Laiho to the ground. Laiho escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Sparxx drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Alexi Laiho has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tyrone Sparxx.
Laiho is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Sparxx pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Sparxx is fighting off a takedown attempt but Laiho is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Sparxx to the mat. Sparxx regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Laiho (2) vs (0) Sparxx
Sparxx tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Sparxx working a defensive guard here.
Sparxx can't keep his opponent in guard - Laiho advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Laiho is trying to control. Sparxx wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sparxx is trying to get back to full guard.
Sparxx is looking to control Laiho's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Sparxx avoid being mounted?
Laiho trying to mount his opponent but Sparxx defends it.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Sparxx is not content to let Laiho control the position.
Laiho is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Sparxx moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Sparxx keeping full guard, as Laiho tries to pass.
Laiho is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Sparxx is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Sparxx has escaped and now he's on top! Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Laiho (2) vs (2) Sparxx
Laiho looking for a guillotine here but Sparxx defends easily.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sparxx trying to control the position from guard on top but Laiho is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Laiho controls Sparxx momentarily but Sparxx frees himself.
Laiho keeping moving, preventing Sparxx from controlling successfully.
Laiho is looking for a triangle but Sparxx pushes his legs off easily.
Sparxx sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Laiho's guard.
Laiho keeping control of the position.
Laiho is looking for a sweep. Sparxx is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laiho won't allow Sparxx to pass to mount.
Laiho tries to get to full guard but Sparxx has control of the leg.
Sparxx is keen to just control but Laiho is a slippery customer.
Sparxx is taking a breather. Laiho 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.
Sparxx wants to lay and pray for a moment but Laiho keeps working.
Sparxx is working for a kimura but Laiho is defending it quite comfortably.
Laiho trying to control here.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sparxx trying to control from half guard but Laiho is working away.
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.
Laiho tries to roll over but Sparxx keeps him under control.
Laiho is refusing to be controlled, as Sparxx sits in half guard.
Sparxx is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount! Score +3 for passing guard: Laiho (2) vs (5) Sparxx
Laiho can't escape the position.
Sparxx is working for a guillotine from mount but Laiho frees his head quite easily.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Laiho tries to reverse the position but Sparxx maintains control.
Sparxx avoids the attempt from Laiho to control.
Laiho gets back to half guard.
Sparxx controlling the pace.
Laiho looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Laiho is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
That's six minutes gone in the round.
Laiho is working hard here to advance position.
Laiho trying to control but Sparxx postures up.
Sparxx passes to side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Laiho (2) vs (8) Sparxx
Sparxx wants to control for a moment but Laiho uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Sparxx seems to be working for a kimura but Laiho defends the submission attempt.
Laiho wants to improve his position but Sparxx is controlling well.
Sparxx trying to control the action but Laiho is working from the bottom.
That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Laiho is looking to control Sparxx's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Laiho avoid being mounted?
Laiho is looking to improve his position.
Laiho is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Sparxx's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Sparxx's back! Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Laiho (6) vs (8) Sparxx
Sparxx fending off the submission attempt from Laiho.
Sparxx looking to control the position.
Laiho is not going to allow Sparxx to sit and survive in this position.
That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Laiho working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Laiho working for a choke but Sparxx is defending well.
Sparxx trying to control the action but Laiho just sinks the hooks in.
Sparxx breaks Laiho's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Laiho (6) vs (10) Sparxx
Sparxx slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Laiho is looking to cinch up a triangle. Sparxx throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Laiho's body to avoid the submission. Laiho has instead reached around Sparxx's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Laiho arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Alexi Laiho!
Alexi Laiho took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Sportivité for their support in the buildup to the fight.
Tyrone Sparxx spoke after the fight, saying 'Taking a couple days off, and I'm back training my skillz'.