HBCC 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Igor Byhenikov (ranked 6075 p4p, 194 weight class) and Tony Slevin (ranked 5347 p4p, 197 weight class). Byhenikov comes to the cage accompanied by Harbinger. Slevin is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: timber. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.
This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Igor Byhenikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Tony Slevin!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Chris Downing and Tiny Johnson.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Byhenikov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard. Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (0) Slevin
Byhenikov definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Slevin actively working from the bottom here.
Slevin is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Byhenikov pulls his head out easily.
Slevin looking for submissions off his back.
Byhenikov works his way into side control. Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (5) vs (0) Slevin
Byhenikov is looking to take a break and control but Slevin is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Byhenikov tries to advance to mount but Slevin denies him.
Slevin tries to buck Byhenikov off but Byhenikov is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov wants to control but Slevin is keeping him busy.
Slevin stops Byhenikov from passing to mount.
Byhenikov works to advance to full mount. Slevin defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs. Score +2 for reaching mount: Byhenikov (7) vs (0) Slevin
That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov moves to back control. Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (10) vs (0) Slevin
Slevin rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Slevin looking for submissions off his back.
Slevin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Byhenikov is pressing down on Slevin's thigh, looking to free his foot. Slevin is holding on for now.
Byhenikov is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Slevin! Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (13) vs (0) Slevin
Slevin is in all sorts of trouble here.
Byhenikov fails to advance to Slevin's back.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Slevin tries to hold on but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Slevin is looking to escape.
Byhenikov with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov works his way to his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (16) vs (0) Slevin
Byhenikov is trying to stick to Slevin's back but Slevin is turning into Byhenikov. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Byhenikov's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Slevin. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (2) Slevin
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.
Byhenikov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Slevin's guard. Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (18) vs (2) Slevin
Slevin keeping full guard, as Byhenikov tries to pass.
Byhenikov avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Our spies down at at HELLCADEMY (Ground Training) inform us that Slevin has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Byhenikov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Slevin swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Byhenikov advances position into side control! Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (21) vs (2) Slevin
Slevin is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Byhenikov's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Byhenikov passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Slevin! Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (24) vs (2) Slevin
Slevin bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done! Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (24) vs (4) Slevin
Slevin postures up.
Slevin won't allow Byhenikov to sweep him here.
Byhenikov is working hard here to advance position.
Slevin thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Byhenikov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Slevin manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (26) vs (4) Slevin
Slevin throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov trying to control but Slevin is working from the bottom.
Slevin working a defensive guard here.
Byhenikov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Slevin is keeping the position for now.
Byhenikov got a little sloppy there for a moment and Slevin has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Byhenikov has managed to get both his arms back between Slevin's legs - danger averted.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Slevin can't keep his opponent in guard - Byhenikov advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Byhenikov is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Slevin has managed to free his arm - good work.
Byhenikov prevents Slevin from improving his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
That's five minutes gone in the round.
Slevin has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Byhenikov. Oh but Slevin has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Byhenikov goes limp - he's gone! Slevin jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Tony Slevin!