ADCC is the biggest show in the world of grappling and today we had the opening rounds. There were highs and lows as well as some big upsets, exciting finishes and questionable decisions.
Our friends over at grapplinginsider.com have provided us with a copy of their play-by-play so you can check out all the action below:
Paulo Miyao vs Kent Iwaoto
Miyao wastes no time getting into guard. Kent has a tight ankle lock for a second there, but Miyao stays cool. Kent inverts here and Miyao is on top. Miyao is starting to get a pass going. He’s going straight to the back. No hooks yet. Points are live and Miyao gets hooks for his points. Kent escapes and briefly threatens a back take.
Miyao wins via points
Jamil Hill vs Nicky Ryan
Nicky sits guard and Hill looks to pass at a frenetic pace. Hill looks strong but Ryan’s guard is impeccable. Ryan is on top looking to pass. Points are live and Nicky is looking to pass with the body lock. Hill is looking to play some x guard but Ryan is safe.
Neither athlete is committing and the clock is running down. Nicky Ryan scores two points from a scramble, but it’s an interesting call. Some argue that Hill should have scored a sweep, too.
Nicky Ryan wins 2 x 0
Augusto Mendes vs Keith Krikorian
Mendes on top in half guard. Keith having trouble here. Barely staying in guard. Keith is working a reverse de la riva but Mendes isn’t having it. Keith is comfortable on the bottom and points are in effect.
Keith is working a lot from knee shield. Mendes is smash passing now, and gets three on the board for a pass to mount.
Mendes has a head and arm choke from mount. Keith is in trouble here. Mendes moves to side control to finish.
Augusto Mendes wins via submission
Geo Martinez vs Matheus Gabriel
Geo rolls to a leg attack right away but gets nothing. Both are pulling guard now. Gabriel surrenders the top position and Geo as stalking for the top standing position. Geo goes for a cartwheel pass and kicks Mendes in the face. Classic Geo. Gabriel trying a few berimbolos. Both men want to be on the bottom now. Double guard. Points are live now so we’ll see if tactics change.
The two are doing nothing but berimbolos right now. Almost comical.
Overtime has begun. Neither man can pull guard now. Geo stuffs a takedown and has a guillotine grip on the feet. Gabriel looks a little more comfortable wrestling now.
He almost gets a takedown but no points. Judges will see that though. Still 0-0.
Gabriel throws up a flying triangle on the concrete and has a hard landing. Still tied up.
Matheus Gabriel wins via decision
Pablo Mantovani vs Thomas Halpin
These guys come out trying to kill each other. Instant takedown attempts. They’re trading ash garame attacks. Halpin is looking to pass but almost gets swept. Before Mantovani can solidify position, Halpin sweeps him again. Mantovani scored 2 points off a sweep. Mantovani is looking to secure a back take and he’s got the hooks. It looks like it’s all over here.
Mantovani scores more points as Halpin attempts to escape.
Mantovani wins 13×0 via points
Bruno Frazatto vs Tye Ruotolo
Generations clash here with 16 year-old Tye Ruotolo goes up against the veteran Frazatto. Frazato is looking to attack legs here. This match has largely took place in leglock entanglements with neither getting close.
It goes to overtime, let’s see who will win the wrestling exchanges. Ruotolo gets the takedown and he’s 2×0 up. Frazatto needs to go for broke.
Tye Ruotolo wins 2×0 via points
Gianni Grippo vs Richard Alacorn
Grippo begins doing a lot of guard work from the bottom. He gets a legit inversion and is threatening an inverted triangle. He doesn’t get it, but gets the sweep on the way. Grippo is up by 2. Alacorn smash passes, and gets his own 2 points. Alacorn is taking the back in a come from behind victory if he can get another hook.
Gianni barely escapes and the two are tied up. Overtime has started. Alacorn gets a standing back take and sinks in an RNC. Grippo manages to fight out and avoid points. Alacorn scores a takedown and is up on points. Grippo needs to go to work here. Gianni gets a triangle but Alacorn slams out of it.
Alacorn wins via points in OT
Kennedy Maciel vs Ruan Alvarenga
Alvarenga is looking to pass while Kennedy tries to establish his guard. Kennedy looks for the de la riva. As soon as points go live, Alvarenga makes his way to the back and scores 3 points. Kennedy recovers to top but needs a pass. Both are standing now, Kennedy is desperate for the takedown.
Kennedy gets a takedown. Alvarenga sweeps him but Kennedy locks in a triangle.
Kennedy Maciel win via triangle.
Nicky Ryan v Paulo Miyao
Paulo Miyao sits guard and Nicky looks to pass. Nicky is looking hard for the leg drag pass. Miyao is looking to secure a leg entry. Points are live and Paolo sits guard, which means he has a negative. Nicky is on top. If he stays safe he’ll win the match. Paolo scores a sweep and now he’s ahead.
Nicky desperately needs a pass. Paolo manages to maintain his lead.
Paolo Miyao wins 2×0
Pablo Mantovani vs Tye Ruotolo
Ruotolo is using his aggressive passing style. Mantovani is trying to retain guard. Mantovani manages to make his way to Ruotolo’s back. Ruotolo is working hard for the pass. His cardio and strength are unbelievable. Mantovani looks tired but he makes it to the end of the match, so we’re going to overtime.
Ruotolo gets to the back and goes hard for a rear naked without the hooks in. He’s close, but Mantovani escapes.Tye Ruotolo threatens with the head and arm choke. Ruotolo looks truly amazing right now.
Tye Ruotolo wins via decision
Augusto Mendes v Mateias Gabriel
Mendes is on top and trying hard to pass. Gabriel is playing with the de la riva hook. Points are live. Gabriel is playing seated guard and Mendes is working some standing passing. Gabriel gets to 50/50. Mendes is so wise to this ruleset. Gabriel needs to have patience. Mendez gets to his feet and briefly attempts some floating pass.
We’re into overtime. It was rather uneventful, but Mendes did enough.
Augusto Mendes wins via decision
Richard Alacorn vs Kennedy Macial
Kennedy sits to guard right away. He’s a classic bottom player. Kennedy shoots a triangle and Alacron backs away. Kennedy is inverting and settles into half guard. Alacorn is keeping his distance. He wants nothing to do with the legs of Kennedy.
Points are live. Alacorn may get called for passivity here. Kennedy is starting to attack legs, but no dice. Brief scramble and Kennedy scores two for a sweep. Kennedy is going for a finish, pulling Alacorn on the defense with lots of leg attacks.
Alacorn is in a tough spot. He has to pass the guard of a specialist. Kennedy won’t stand for a wrestling exchange. Alacorn is trying but can’t do it.
Kennedy Macial wins via points
Ross Nicholls vs JT Torres
JT Torres is a huge favourite in this one, but Ross Nicholls is big on the UK scene. Ross sits guard, JT Torres looks to pressure pass. Ross is trying to set up butterfly half. Ross locks in a tight inverted armbar but Torres manages to escape. Nicholls’ guard retention has been phenomenal, most men melt to Torres’ pressure. Ross is playing closed guard and threatening some rubberguard.
It’s overtime and Ross sits guard immediately and takes the negative. Ross gets close to an inside heelhook and JT manages to escape. JT Torres threatens with an armbar in the end but the time goes.
JT Torres wins via a negative
John Combs vs DJ Jackson
Early cliches from both men. Practically headbutting each other. Combs on bottom and briefly looks like he was working a rubberguard. Back to the feet and Jackson gets an unscored takedown.
Jackson is on top and hanging on for dear life. Time is ticking and Jackson is in a position to score now if he can complete a guard pass.
Garry Tonon vs Mateusz Gamrot
Garry comes out working some sacrifice throws. He pulls guard. Garry in bottom half hunting for legs. Gamrot going for a knee slice pass. Garry is looking like a redneck Captain America, by the way. Handlebar mustache and all.
The two are back up. Tonon hits a sacrifice throw but Gamrot goes to a low single leg. Garry is creeping up to the back just as points come into effect. Garry has the back with a body lock. Only a matter of time now. Garry alternating between RNC and armbar attacks. Gary sinks it. Gamrot isn’t tapping.
Garry Tonon wins via submission
Oliver Taza vs Renato Canuto
Got a late start here because I was watching the Garry match. Canuto is working a leg attack. Looks like a heelhook. The two are reset. Both guys are showing some dynamic guards. Taza and Renato are switching top and bottom. Taza has a brief leg entanglement of his own but Renato escapes.
The two are standing again. Taza rolls into a leg attack. He’s in the honeyhole here. Switching to the game over. Canuto grabs the hand and is defending. He’s out!
Points are in effect and Canuto takes advantage of a scramble to get a takedown. He’s up on points now and time is short.
Renato Canuto wins via points
Lucas Lepri vs. Lachlan Giles
Lachlan Giles is on top and looking to pass. Lepri is looking for X guard, but Giles looks comfortable. Lachlan sits back for a leglock and is threatening from the saddle. Lots of leg pummeling going on and Giles keeps going to try set up a calf crush. No points yet, but this one is all action.
Lepri hits a rolling backtake and gets the hooks in. Lepri is 3 points ahead. He attacks relentlessly from the back but Giles stays safe until the time runs out.
Lucas Lepri wins 3 x 0
Dante Leon vs Johnathan Satava
Satava gets top position and looks to pass from top half. Satava is on top and looking like he wants leglocks. Leon is on the bottom and spinning under for a leg attack. Was tight for a second there, but Satava got out and we’re into closed guard.
We’re going into overtime, even though Leon was very close to a guard pass at the end there.
We’re in overtime and Leon has secured a back take for some points. Body lock is in, and this is over.
Dante Leon wins via points in OT
Vagner Rocha vs Servio Tulio
Vagner is looking to attack on the feet. Neither is willing to commit to a takedown. There’s a lot of hand fighting, expect this to get more entertaining when the points go live. Tulio starts playing open guard, but Vagner is staying safe and looking to pass. Tulio is threatening leg locks, but Vagner is notoriously difficult to tap. Vagner is defending well, but he needs to start attacking.
Vagner shoots for a takedown. Tulio scrambles as Vagner attempts a back take and Vagner transitions to an armbar.
Vagner Rocha wins via armbar
Edwin Najmi vs Celso Vinicius
Najmi on bottom in half guard. Half guard is the dominant guard so far today. Najmi looking for legs but Celso backs out. Minutes pass and the two stay in a half guard battle with Najmi on bottom. Edwin seems a little low energy.
The two are back on their feet. Celso gets the standing back and works hard for a takedown. Edwin rolls for a brilliant escape and the two scramble off the mat. Other than that exchange the action is slow.
Celso Vinicius wins via decision
JT Torres vs DJ Jackson
Former teammates fighting here. Some juicy drama. Both outstanding wrestlers and it shows, both are staying on the feet and looking for shots. JT scores a takedown and is staying very tight, looking to smash pass. He’s stuck in half guard. JT takes some time but advances to the back and scores his points. He’s on the back and threatening an RNC. One minute left, JT can cruise to victory now.
JT Torres wins via points
Garry Tonon vs. Renato Canuto
This is fireworks. Garry looks for the back early and Canuto scrambles. Garry is goes for an armdrag. Garry drops for a guillotine Canuto uses it to get on top but Tonon scrambles back to his feet. Canuto scores a takedown. Canuto solidifies side control.
Points are live and Garry is playing seated guard. Tonon comes up for a single but he couldn’t finish. Garry hits a blast double but doesn’t get points as they run off the mats. Tonon’s snap downs are great today.
Garry almost hit the back take but time runs out. Overtime is live.
This match is crazy so many scrambles and Garry looks strong. Garry almost gets a takedown but Canuto uses a guillotine attempt to create a scramble.
Garry Tonon wins via passivity
Lucas Lepri vs Dante Leon
Lepri is on top and looking for a knee slice. Dante gets a sweep, but points aren’t in play yet. The two are back to their feet. Dante gets it to the mat and gets a partial back take. Dante looking good here but needs another hook. He gets it and OMG Dante is up by three. Big upset.
Dante Leon wins via points
Vagner Rocha vs Celso Vinicius
Fairly early on there’s a cut and medics are called in. Action resumes and Vagner scores a takedown, again unscored. Vagner is on top, trying to murder the guy. Vagner almost gets a back take.
Points are live and the two men immediately become cautious on the feet. Match goes into overtime. Vagner showing his Combat Jiu-Jitsu side here, being very physical, pushing the rules to the limits.
Vinicius isn’t mad though. The two are going for takedowns at an impressive pace. Amazing cardio. Vinicius gets a penalty point, not sure for what, neither are the commentators. Both guys are stalled out on the feet now. Vagner is bleeding from a headbutt, match is paused.
Vagner Rocha wins via decision
Ben Dyson vs Craig Jones
Craig Jones sits guard. Jones attacks the legs and Dyson manages to defend. Craig is attacking and gets a sweep. Dyson is doing well, all things considered. Ben Dyson escapes another tight leglock attempt.
Jones enters an inside heel hook and gets the tap after some great play from double trouble.
Craig Jones wins via inside heel hook
Mason Fowler vs Valdir Araujo
Fowler takes a shot and is sprawled on, but beautifully goes to his guillotine. Looks tight for a second, but Valdir turns it into a pass.
The two are up and scrambling now. Lots of action on the feet. This is a hell of a match. Mason briefly has the back from standing. These two are showing some wrestling! Fowler briefly gets a leg trip, but Valdir recovers.
Believe it or not, points are 0-0, everything was too fluid for any long holddowns. We’re in overtime now. Valdir is still pushing some action, amazing cardio from both guys.
Match goes into overtime, but these two have nothing left. Outstanding match but Fowler pulls it off.
Fowler wins via decision
Rustam Chsiev vs Jon Thor Blank
Early takedown attempts are being traded. Thor on the bottom now. Chsiev back hair is freaking me out. Should be laws against that. Lots of fighting from a sprawl position now. Chsiev is on top and jumps to a triangle, but Thor escapes. Chsiev is doing an excellent job circling and stalking Thor’s seated guard.
Thor is working a leg entanglement here. He gets the tap!
Thor wins via heelhook submission
Murilo Santana vs Keller Locke-Soohi
This battle is mainly taking place on the feet. Santana sits guard and starts to attack from closed guard. Murilo is threatening with an inverted armbar attempt. Points are now live. Murilo is looking to attack, but he’s doing so in a slow and steady style.
Keller stalled and was given a negative.
Santana wins via a negative
Josh Hinger vs Gabriel Almeida
Josh is looking to set up a front headlock, but Almeida is wise to his game. Almeida is trying to control the clinch. Hinger shoots for a takedown but Almeida threatens with a guillotine. Hinger makes it to side control.
Almeida recovers guard and points are now live. Almeida is in on the legs, but Hinger is defending well. Josh scrambles to feet and makes his way to Almeida’s back. Hinger almost got the points, but Almeida recovered. Hinger manages to get to the neck and secure a rear naked.
Josh Hinger wins via rear naked choke
Adam Wardzinski vs Mike Perez
Wardzinski is attacking non stop. Wardzinski starts to threaten the legs but Perez continues to pressure. It’s in points but neither guy can get it off. Wardzinski tries to play RDLR but Perez disengages. Perez threatens a head and arm while looking for a pass.
We’re in overtime it’s 0x0 Perez is looking to attack Wardzinski, who is turtled. They get reset in Wardzinski playing halfguard. Wardzinski gets a good bite on the inside heelhook. Perez escapes and is looking to take the back. Perez is looking stronger as the match goes well.
Adam Wardzinki wins via refs decision
Matheus Diniz vs Pedro Marinho
This one is mainly taking place on the feet. They are coming out pretty aggressive. Diniz gets a monster takedown. He works a bit inside from Pedro’s guard. Diniz passes guard and wins via points.
Matheus Diniz wins via points
Gabriel Arges vs Alec Baulding
Alec is on top. Gabriel is working a pretty scary inverted game. Alec needs to be careful here. Alec tried to go for kneeling passes but Gabriel has those flexible legs.
Alec is starting to get a rhythm here. Even briefly trying to hit a berimbolo. He’s mainly on top though and Gabriel is working hard on that inverted guard.
Gabriel hits a berimbolo and is almost on the back! Got the back and a body lock on the legs. Sinking in a RNC, this could be it. Alec is flattened out.
Alec pulls a miracle and escapes. He’s on top but time is up.
Gabirel Arges wins via points
Jon Thor Blank vs. Murilo Santana
Thor sits guard and Murilo looks to pass. Thor looks good at defending and points are live now. Thor is very dangerous but Santana is a clever competitor. Thor gets a great bite on an inside heelhook Santana rolls to the edge of the mat.
Thor is looking great and controlling Murilo, but he should really look to let go of the leglock and go on top for the points.
We’re in overtime and back on the feet. Very tentative on the feet. Santana shoots and Thor locks in a reverse triangle.
Thor Blank wins via decision
Craig Jones vs Mike Fowler
Craig working a lot from the top tonight, which is a little different for him. Almost hit a diesel squeezel, Keenan would be proud. Mason is holding on but definitely in defense mode. Mason sees some daylight and almost takes Craig’s back, but they are back to standing. Craig gets back on top and working again. Starts setting up a darce choke, but Mason escapes. Still 0-0 but Craig is clearly holding the initiative here.
Points are live, Craig is really taking over now. Mason hits his feet and almost gets a sweep. Mason gets a takedown but it’s not scored. Some people in the crowd are booing. One minute left. Both guys are slippery and having trouble getting traction now. Still 0-0.
Mason gets a single leg but Craig hits a guillotine. They go off the mat. It looks tight!
Craig Jones wins via submission
Josh Hinger vs. Adam Wardzinski
Josh is going hard on the pass in this one. Hinger is teasing headlocks and using the guillotine threat to build his passing game. Wardzinski is attacking with leg locks. Points are now live and Wardzinski is playing guard. Wardzinski gets close with an armbar. Hinger hits the pass and scores 3 points. Wardzinski needs to score.
Wardzinski is back in guard. Hinger is looking for a modified a modified Sao Paulo pass. Hinger looks safe to get the victory. Wardzinski works hard for the sweep and Hinger manages to lure him into a guillotine.
Josh Hinger wins via guillotine
Matheus Diniz vs Gabriel Arges
Came into this match a little late, Arges is on the bottom in closed guard. Looks like he might be working a rubber guard. Diniz is getting warned by the ref, he needs to stay busy. Action is stalled out. Arges on the bottom, Diniz gets back to his feet and points are live.
Nothing really happening on the feet, brief back take on the feet but Diniz rolls right out.
Gabriel Arges has a late flurry and nearly scores a takedown, but Diniz still gets the call.
Diniz wins via decision in OT
Gordon Ryan vs Ben Hodgkinson
Very interesting. Gordon immediately pulls guard and begins to play butterfly. Gordon transitions to the back and sinks in the choke within 2 minutes. WOW. The King is back.
Gordon Ryan wins via RNC
Tim Spriggs vs Felipe Andrew
Tim Spriggs scores a fast guillotine in the opening seconds of the match.
Tim Spriggs wins via guillotine choke
Lucas Barbosa vs Perttu Tepponen
Perttu sits to guard and working a butterfly game. Barboza having none of it. He is smash passing and on his way to the back. Briefly stalled in half guard.
After a few minutes, Barbosa secures a full pass and gets the score. Perttu gets some daylight and scrambles back to his feet.
The two are standing again. Perttu had to take a penalty, I believe it was for guard pulling but not sure. Barbosa seems to have this in the bag.
Lucas Barbosa wis via points
Patrick Gaudio vs Mraz Avdoyan
Mraz sits guard immediately. Gaudio has secured a pass but points aren’t live yet. Gaudio threatens with an arm-in guillotine and it gets close, but Mraz survives. Gaudio makes it to side control again. He’s 3-0 and looking good.
Patrick passes guard and is working from side now, getting really aggressive. The two return to standing. Patrick gets a takedown and is now up 8-0. He’s working a guillotine. Probably not going to get it, but this match is basically over.
Patrick lets him up as the match ends.
Patrick Gaudio wins by points
Vinny Magalhaes vs Dan Martinez
Vinny threatens the pass, but ends up on the bottom and attacks with leg lock entries before ending up in closed guard. Vinny plays some knee shield and looks to control the range. Vinny gets a good leg entry and looks to transition to the back as Dan tries to escape. Dan stands but Vinny takes him down and gets the points. Vinny sits back for a leglock but can’t get it.
Vinny winds up on top and scores 2 more points. Martinez attempts his own leglock, has nobody told him leglocks don’t work?
Vinny Magalhaes wins 4 x 0 via points
James Puopolo vs Tex Johnson
Tex comes out on the bottom and into closed guard. James is on top and putting heavy pressure. Tex has a tricky guard, really playing with James’ balance. Points just went into effect.
Tex shoots for armbar but James stuffs and stays safe.
Wow! James scores a SNIPER guillotine! Tex Johnson has been submitted. That’s huge.
James Puopolo wins via guillotine
Jackson Sousa vs Paul Jose Pinto
Sousa is on top on his feet. Lot of face pushing but not much else. The two return to their feet. Not much action and the points have turned on. But men are accruing penalties for lack of combativeness. Score is -2 – -2
Overtime has begun. These two really need to start making some action. Hand fighting and head fighting from standing. Other than that no action. Hard to say who wins a decision here.
Jackson Sousa wins by points (negative)
Vinny Magalesh vs James Puopolo
Puopolo hits a slick sweep right off the bat and takes top position. Vinny gets back to top position. They reverse again and are back to standing. The match goes down and Vinny is on top. Think he scores a takedown here because he’s got two points on the board.
Time is up, Vinny by points.
Vinny Magalesh wins via points
Lucas Barbosa vs Patrick Gaudio
The two Brazilians are locked in standing tie ups. Both look a little winded already, pace is going to be slow in this one. Neither man is willing to give up the top position. Minutes pass without significant action. Both men are shirtless and sweaty so it’s tough to get much traction. Barbosa hits a double leg but it’s not scored. Time is up and we go to overtime.
Overtime is tense but it hasn’t hit the mats yet. Barbosa looks to be more active.
Barbosa wins via decision
Tim Spriggs vs. Gordon Ryan
Gordon’s knee can’t be 100%, because he’s opting to play guard again. Gordon goes double outside ashi and uses it to sweep. Gordon makes his way to the back and locks in the body triangle. Gordon is looking strong and trying to set up the rear naked. Points are live now and Gordon scores 3 for the body triangle.
Gordon spends 6 minutes on Spriggs’ back, and then scores the choke.
Gordon Ryan wins via rear naked choke
Jackson Sousa vs. Vinicius Gazola
Gazola sits guard and Jackson looks to get his passing game going. Jackson is looking for a standing pass, but disengages whenever Gazola gets any grips. Points are live. Neither are committing. Sousa looks to pass and get to the back, but Gazola recovers.
Sousa is on top still, getting reckless for a point. But he doesn’t get it, and we’re in overtime. This is all about the collar ties and no one can get offense off.
Vinicius Gazola wins by decision
Marcus Almeida vs Antonio Braga Neto
Almeida starts off in bottom half. The two return to standing and are being very tactical. Lots of hand fighting, but neither man is really committing to attacks. Points are live now so first score effectively wins. Antonio may have got an unscored takedown here.
Almeida reverses at the last second for two points and wins the match.
Marcus Almeida wins via points
Jarred Dopp vs Victor Hugo
Dopp attacks Hugo’s open guard. Hugo takes a knee shield and looks to attack, Hugo gets to SLX and looks to attack with an outside heel hook. Hugo gets the sweep and looks to pass, but Dopp reverses. Hugo looks to attack with leglocks, but eventually works to Dopp’s back. Dopp skillfully recovers guard.
Hugo scores the takedown and winds up attacking an inverted armbar in the scramble Hugo was awarded 4 points for the takedown and finished the match in a locked in triangle.
Victor Hugo wins 4 x 0 via points
Yuri Simoes vs Elliot Marshal
Yuri scores and early takedown and he’s in top half. After a brief reset, he’s passed the guard but may not have scored for it. Okay, he’s definitely passed now. Yuri really working from the top now. Being conservative but looks like he’s slowly working to the back.
Elliot pushes Yuri off but it only lasts a second, Yuri is back on him. Working to the back but no hooks. Elliot needs to get to work as the points have taken effect by now. Yuri has the back and is looking to isolate an arm.
Yuri transitions to the back and scores an armbar.
Yuri Simoes wins via armbar
Kaynan Duarte vs Eldar Rafigaev
Kaynan gets a late submission off a back take to win his first match.
Kaynan Duarte wins via submission
Orlando Sanchez vs Mateusz Juskowiak
Orlando Sanchez is working his passing game and makes his way to 3/4 mount. Mateusz looks to transition to deep half (why would you get under Orlando like that). Mateusz goes to turtle and Orlando looks to take the back. Mateusz recovers half guard. Orlando goes hard for the pass and Mateusz goes back to turtle. The match goes to overtime and Orlando scores 2 points with a takedown.
Orlando Sanchez wins 2 x 0 via points
Nick Rodriguez vs Mahamed Aly
These two giants are tied up and doing a lot of posture control. Nick hits an inside trip/suplex off the mat! Photographer got nearly murdered there. The two are reset and there’s some disagreement over the restart positions.
Two minutes left, takedowns are everything now. Nick really getting aggressive. Can’t stop thinking about that poor photographer. Had 500 pounds of man fall on him. RIP.
Score is 0-0 still, one minute and this will go to overtime. Aly hits a takedown! It’s unscored, Aly couldn’t keep him down. We’re in overtime now.
Back to standing. This isn’t very eventful, neither man seems able to score a takedown. Lots of neck ties and snap downs. They’re starting to basically hit each other in the neck. Pushing off the mat areas quite a bit. Classic aggressive Nick here.
Nick finishes with a takedown attempt. Was a strong, dynamic takedown. No score but looks great for the judges. They’re making a decision now.
Nick gets the decision, that late takedown attempt made all the difference.
Nick Rodriguez wins via decision
Roberto Abreu vs Hudson Taylor
This is great stuff from Cyborg, he’s attacking from the get go. Taylor, while unknown is a great wrestler and holds a win over Nicky Rod. Cyborg hits a tripod sweep. Cyborg makes it to side control and has both underhooks. Cyborg score points for a kneeride. He gets mount but there’s a scramble. Hudson threatens a pass, so Cyborg turtles. Hudson was inches from securing side control.
Not an easy one for Cyborg, but he wins.
Cyborg wins 2×0 via points
Max Gimenis vs John Hansen
Hansen starts in a seated guard, not sure how they got there. Max is probing and starts his pressure pass game.
Minutes have elapsed, no action. Lots of circling and a few passing attempts but we’re still 0-0.
Hansen gets a suplex! There’s a brief standing back take from Hansen! He gets shaken off and now he’s in the bottom butterfly guard
We’re kinda back where we started. Max on top on his feet. Hansen on the bottom playing sitting guard. About to head into overtime.
Max back on top and aggressively trying to pressure pass but Hansen’s guard is too tight.
John Hansen wins via refs decision
Victor Hugo vs. Marcus Buchecha Almeida
Hugo on the bottom, gets a heelhook that looks like it’s tight but Buchecha gets out. Bucheca taking his time on top. Hugo looking for leg attacks. Buchecha gets a pass for points while Hugo looks to escape to deep half. Marcus keeps position and is working to the back.
Buchecha is dominating here.
Marcus Buchecha Almeida wins via points
Nicky Rodriguez vs. Orlando Sanchez
The big boys are battling. Nicky Rod gets the take down and takes Orlando’s back! Orlando escapes. We’re back to the feet. 6 minutes left and Orlando looks tired. Expect Nicky Rod to pick up the pace when points go live.
Points are live. Orlando stuffs the takedown and looks strong. Orlando gets a warning and needs to engage. Lots of headbutts and Orlando is bleeding. Nicky Rod almost gets hooks in.
It’s all over, Nicky wins.
Nick Rodriguez wins via negative
Roberto Cyborg Abreu vs. John Hansen
Cyborg is on top and looking to pass. Hansen is doing a good job at maintaining guard but Cyborg is likely waiting on points to be live. Hansen is playing de la riva. Hansen turtles and Cyborg looks to attack. The Brazilian gets his hooks in and scores some points. Cyborg is dominating now and is up 6 – 0.
Roberto Cyborg wins via points
Yuri Simoes vs Kaynan Duarte
Kaynan is playing open guard. Yuri circling and being conservative. Points are active now. Yuri looking to use his wrestling. Both are on the feet.
Lot of action, the two roll off the mat and into onlookers. Judges and refs seem confused on how to reset. Yuri has some sort of knee injury from rolling onto the concrete. Medics are out and taping his leg.
Ok, they are restarting from back take with Duarte on the back. Yuri’s leg buckled when he tried to stand. He has a serious injury here. The crowd is booing. They’re not happy with the reset.
Duarte goes for an RNC right away and Yuri is struggling but doesn’t tap. Kynan wins 3-0. The reset is still very controversial.
Kaynan Duarte wins 3-0
Bia Mesquita vs Jenna Bishop
Bia comes out of the gate for a lighting quick submission. We’ll update when we find out which one.
Bia wins via submission
Ffion Davies vs Rikako Yuasa
Ffion is cutting through Yuasa’s guard like a hot knife through butter. Ffion mounts and attacks immediately. Rikako recovers. Ffion looks to knee slice and switches to an xpass. Ffion passes to side control.
Points are live and Ffion is scoring. Ffion is 10 points ahead. This is dominant. Ffion attacks a triangle and an armbar. Rikako defends.
Ffion Davies wins via points
Bianca Vasillio vs Livia Giles
Bianca gets a quick back take for a rear naked choke.
Bianca Vasillio wins via RNC
Elvira Karppinen vs Catherine Perret
Perret on top in base, trying to hide her legs from Elvira. Big battle happening in guard. Elvira looking for an arm drag. This is definitely old school vs new school here. Elvira scores a sweep and settles into the top position.
Elvira has Perret on the run, working a back take and even follows her to standing and then back down. Elvira being cautious, wants to keep her lead here.
Perret gets up and back to her feet. Perret is really going for these takedowns now. Perret is pissed now, almost striking Elvira. Needs a takedown. Elvira stuffing like crazy.
Elvira Karppinen wins via points
Gabi Garcia vs Stephanie Egger
Gabi takes advantage of a scramble and gets a back take early. Gabi gets full back control and is destroying here.
Gabi stays in back mount for a long time here, finally going to turtle in the last minute. She actually has no points here, despite dominating. Match goes to OT.
Garcia gets a takedown and right back to back mount. Stephanie has heart but she just can’t do anything here. Gabi outweighs her significantly.
Gabi Garcia wins by points in OT
Amanda Leve vs Ana Carolina Viera
Viera gets a single leg takedown. Leve working an open guard. They go back to standing. Points are live. The two are being active but nothing is going on. Score still 0-0. Leve gets a warning for passivity. Two minutes left now. Viera looking for another single leg but no dice.
We’re in overtime and Viera looks to be a little fresher. Not much action in OT.
Viera gets the back in a scramble. She flattens out Leve. No points yet but a choke is in.
Viera wins via submission in OT
Tayane Porfirio vs Jessica Flowers
Tayane is looking to get the takedown. Lots of jockeying around but it seems like they’re just waiting for points to go live. I was wrong. Points are live and still nobody wants to commit. This is difficult to watch.
Flowers keeps looking for armdrags but Tayane is too strong. It’s all over, this match didn’t look like BJJ and it was pretty awful.
Tayane Porfirio wins via refs decision
Nathely De Jesus vs Carina Santi
Santi is on top and aggressively looking for that double stack pass. Santi now circling and dives into a leg attack, Santi might have something here, attacking heelhooks and toeholds. She gets a back take instead. Hooks in and she’s going for a choke. She’s got points and there’s two minutes left.
Santi wins via points
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