TWGC 18 (170lbs, D1): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Police Officer (ranked 4880 p4p, 624 weight class) and Duke Newell (ranked 4750 p4p, 0 weight class). Police Officer is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Police Officer! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Duke Newell!
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Illya Tyunina and Vladimir Khabensky.
The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Nice sprawl there from Newell as Officer shoots in.
Officer looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Officer gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Officer prevents the takedown attempt.
Newell is looking for a takedown.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Newell has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Newell tightens his grip and picks Officer up, before dumping him to the ground. Officer manages to land in guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Officer (0) vs (2) Newell
Newell wants to control from the top but Officer keeps moving.
Officer 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: Officer (2) vs (2) Newell
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Officer moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Newell. Score +3 for passing guard: Officer (5) vs (2) Newell
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newell is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Officer is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Newell has escaped the position, nice work there.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Officer is trying to get an arm triangle but Newell is defending well.
Officer is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Newell knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Newell manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu! Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Officer (5) vs (4) Newell
Officer gets back to full guard.
Newell controls from within his opponent's guard.
Newell looking to sit in guard and control but Officer gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Officer (7) vs (4) Newell
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newell has his foot on Officer's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Officer works his way back into a safe position though.
Newell can't keep his opponent in guard - Officer advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Officer is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Newell has managed to free his arm - good work.
Officer works his foot free and advances to mount. Score +3 for passing guard: Officer (10) vs (4) Newell
Newell keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Officer trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Officer with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newell tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Newell tries to improve his position but Officer has taken his back! Officer has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Newell tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Officer pushes Newell away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Police Officer!
Police Officer really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$) logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.