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Fight 2 Win 104:

Anthony Cronce vs Felipe Timoteo

Photo by Figth2Win

Written by Rome G. Lytton IV

3/16/2019

"Timoteo keeps the grip with his right hand from his cross-collar attempt and transitions his left hand around Cronce’s back to control Cronce’s left collar from turtle. Think attacking the turtle position with an arm-in guillotine, but using the gi."

Both athletes take the center. Their eyes never leave each other. The crowd is quiet, waiting to see who will make the first move.

     Cronce suddenly establishes a collar-tie grip with his left hand, controls Timoteo’s left elbow sleeve and pulls him into his closed guard.

     Timoteo looks calm and collected.

     Cronce switches to an inside grip with his left hand to Timoteo’s left collar. Timoteo knows a choke could be around the corner and does a good job fighting off the grips. Cronce constantly breaks Timoteo’s posture, but Timoteo is quick to regain form and to continues fighting off Cronce’s grips.   

     Timoteo sees an opportunity to stand and steps up with his right leg. Cronce releases his inside collar grip and looks to control Timoteo’s leg. Timoteo has good hips, which prevent him from getting swept and break Cronce’s closed guard.

     Timoteo faints an attack on Cronce’s right leg, which causes Cronce to transition into a sit up-guard. This gives Timoteo a chance to attack Cronce’s now-exposed neck with a loop choke attempt. With the threat of a loop choke, Cronce wisely backs out and looks to fight from quarter guard.  

     Timoteo has good control with Cronce’s left collar and left sleeve. He looks to knee slice through Cronce’s guard. Cronce establishes a grip around Timoteo’s left leg by controlling Timoteo’s skirt. This buys him some time.

     Cronce knows he can’t stay in this position or he’ll surely get passed. He then circles the left hand to establish a dominant grip on Timoteo’s right hand. This creates a scramble.

     Cronce looks to shoot in for a takedown during the scramble, but Timoteo’s hips fire back.

It looks like the athletes are about to go out of bounds and the referee will restart them, but Timoteo has other plans. He grips Cronce’s belt with his right hand and controls Cronce’s left collar with his left hand, dragging Cronce across the mat. Absolutely dominant.

     Cronce quickly pulls guard, but Timoteo shuts down the attempt by controlling the center with his right knee.  

     Cronce transitions into quarter-guard and establishes the same grip he had before, wrapping around Timoteo’s leg with his left arm and controlling his skirt.

     Timoteo threatens a cross-collar choke. Cronce tucks his chin hard and gets to his knees to look for a takedown, but Timoteo again sprawls heavily onto Cronce.

     Cronce wants the takedown and fights hard for it, but over-exposes his neck. Timoteo keeps the grip with his right hand from his cross-collar attempt and transitions his left hand around Cronce’s back to control Cronce’s left collar from turtle. Think attacking the turtle position with an arm-in guillotine, but using the gi.

     The commentators think Timoteo will use the grip to transition around Cronce, but before they or the crowd knows it, Cronce is knocked out.  Props to the referee for quickly noticing that Cronce was out and stopping the match.

     What a choke. I had to rewatch multiple times to figure out his technique and setup. Remember the name Felipe Timoteo.

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