TWGC 22 (170lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1 PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Gray Vick (ranked 12844 p4p, 0 weight class) and Atte Savitaipale (ranked 1445 p4p, 170 weight class). Savitaipale has chosen Roger Whittaker - Finnish Whistler as his entrance music. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!
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 0 losses; Gray Vick! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Atte Savitaipale!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Alec Ball and Steve Smith.
The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Savitaipale stuffs the takedown.
Vick with a lazy takedown attempt
and Savitaipale counters with a nice double leg into side control. Vick won't be happy with that. Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Vick (0) vs (4) Savitaipale
Savitaipale trying to control the position but Vick is working away.
We've been hearing good reports from Vick's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vick struggling a bit here.
Savitaipale looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Vick is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vick is pressing down on Savitaipale's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Vick looking to control.
Savitaipale wants to control from the top but Vick keeps moving.
Savitaipale pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vick is keeping the position for now.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Savitaipale trying to control the position from guard on top but Vick is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Savitaipale preventing the sweep.
Vick keeping moving, preventing Savitaipale from controlling successfully.
Vick had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Savitaipale defends it easily.
Vick is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Vick is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Savitaipale is aware though and is defending well.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Savitaipale stopping the sweep attempt from Vick.
Savitaipale content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Vick has locked up a guillotine! Vick's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Savitaipale is holding on here and Vick must be using up a lot of energy. Savitaipale has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Vick gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Gray Vick!
During a confident post fight interview, Gray Vick thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Atte Savitaipale was interviewed post fight and said 'Better man won..Respect to him!Gonna choke him back stage..'.