TWGC 18 (170lbs, D3): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Trevor Burrows (ranked 7261 p4p, 0 weight class) and Tiger Dinosaur (ranked 8400 p4p, 0 weight class). Burrows's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Calm - No problem. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Trevor Burrows! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Tiger Dinosaur !
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Igor Prikhodko and Aleksandr Martynov.
The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Burrows is looking to clinch.
Dinosaur changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Dinosaur looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Burrows doesn't manage to clinch there - Dinosaur circles away.
Burrows rushes Dinosaur and presses him up against the cage.
Burrows jumps guard and drags Dinosaur to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dinosaur controls from within his opponent's guard.
Dinosaur stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Burrows swivels though and keeps the full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Burrows can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Dinosaur controls the pace.
Burrows keeping moving, preventing Dinosaur from controlling successfully.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Dinosaur passes Burrows's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Burrows has a hand on Dinosaur 's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Dinosaur takes advantage of the position though and mounts him! Score +3 for passing guard: Burrows (0) vs (3) Dinosaur
Dinosaur with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Burrows on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Burrows tries to get out of the position.
Burrows sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Dinosaur is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Burrows is just riding it out for now. Dinosaur eventually gives up the hold.
Dinosaur seems to be working for a kimura but Burrows defends the submission attempt.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burrows is looking to improve his position.
Dinosaur is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Burrows has managed to free his arm - good work.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Dinosaur is looking to take a break and control but Burrows is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Burrows manages to get to full guard.
Dinosaur is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Dinosaur preventing the sweep.
Dinosaur slips nicely into half guard.
Dinosaur wants to work for an arm triangle but Burrows is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dinosaur is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Dinosaur wants to control but Burrows is keeping him busy.
Dinosaur seems to be looking for submissions.
Dinosaur seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Dinosaur is working for a submission of some sort.
Burrows wants to improve his position but Dinosaur is controlling well.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Dinosaur is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Burrows is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Tiger Dinosaur !