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"Borndale is able to find a frame with his right forearm to McKinney’s left hip to help him create enough space to move his hips away and find McKinney’s left leg."
Both athletes make their way to the center, shake hands and the match is on its way.
McKinney comes out full of energy and grabs a collar tie looking to push the pace. Borndale latches on his own collar tie in return. He is not shy about showcasing his wrestling. He decides to ditch the collar tie and pulls guard. McKinney scoots his legs and hips away, finds Borndale’s feet and looks to pass.
Borndale is able to ride his own hip to keep McKinney at bay. He creates a knee shield, which helps him find half-guard, and eventually closed guard. McKinney looks to control Borndale’s head. Borndale pummels under McKinney’s arms to find an opening.
Suddenly, Borndale throws up what looks to be tight triangle, but McKinney is wise to it and uses the attempt to pass Borndale’s closed guard. Borndale is now in a strong side control position, and the pressure looks heavy. But Borndale is able to find a frame with his right forearm to McKinney’s left hip to help him create enough space to move his hips away and find McKinney’s left leg.
McKinney knows his leg is in a bad position and tries his best to roll out, but Borndale has McKinney’s knee dead to rights in a tight heel hook. McKinney has no choice but to tap. Great back and forth match between these two athletes. I look forward to watching both of them compete in the future.
Nate Borndale def. Lloyd McKinney by heel hook with 3:16 left in the round.