Play-by-Play: Submission Series 902, Sandford vs Satava, January 23, 2015

This is a rough copy of the play-by-play I did for Submission Series 902 on I posted it here in case someone wanted to check it out.

The video replay can be seen here.

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National anthems just finished, now they’re getting ready for the first match

Nathan O’Brien vs Colin MacMichael

I’ve trained with both of these guys and they’re very exciting

Sally Arsenault[7:09 PM]Colin is going for the take down, has a single leg
Sally Arsenault[7:09 PM]They’re in dogfight
Sally Arsenault[7:09 PM]Coin has Nate in deep half guard
Sally Arsenault[7:10 PM]They’re both trying to advance
Sally Arsenault[7:10 PM]Now the scramble, Nate’s trying to pass open guard again
Sally Arsenault[7:10 PM]sorry, seated guard
Sally Arsenault[7:11 PM]Nate’s trying to get the back
Sally Arsenault[7:11 PM]He has seatbelt and one hook
Sally Arsenault[7:11 PM]2nd hook
Sally Arsenault[7:11 PM]Colin swept and now he’s trying to pass Nate’s guard
Sally Arsenault[7:12 PM]Nate has his feet on the hips
Sally Arsenault[7:12 PM]Colin is in combat base
Sally Arsenault[7:12 PM]Nate has a triangle set up and locked in
Sally Arsenault[7:13 PM]Colin is fighting it, Nate’s being patient
Sally Arsenault[7:14 PM]Ref is calling for work
Sally Arsenault[7:14 PM]10 minutes left
Sally Arsenault[7:14 PM]The triangle is deep but Colin is still fighting it
Sally Arsenault[7:15 PM]Nate’s cutting the angle
Sally Arsenault[7:15 PM]Nate’s in mount going for the armbar
Sally Arsenault[7:15 PM]Now Nate’s going for the back again
Sally Arsenault[7:16 PM]Colin rolled out now Nate is trying to pass
Sally Arsenault[7:16 PM]Colin’s using spider
Sally Arsenault[7:16 PM]Nate’s going to go for toreando
Sally Arsenault[7:16 PM]He’s crushing the legs down
Sally Arsenault[7:16 PM]Colin’s using the knee shield
Sally Arsenault[7:17 PM]Colin has half guard
Sally Arsenault[7:17 PM]Nate passed
Sally Arsenault[7:17 PM]Colin rolled to turtle and Nate’s going for the back
Sally Arsenault[7:18 PM]Nate has one hook in, going for the seatbelt and setting up a choke
Sally Arsenault[7:18 PM]Colin has half guard
Sally Arsenault[7:18 PM]Nate’s coming around to crucifix from half guard
Sally Arsenault[7:18 PM]He has Colin’s collar
Sally Arsenault[7:19 PM]Came up to side control from crucifix
Sally Arsenault[7:19 PM]He’s going for the baseball bat choke, it looks like
Sally Arsenault [7:20 PM] Colin is looking for the armbar, it looks like, he has Nate’s arm.
Sally Arsenault[7:20 PM]Nate got out of it
Sally Arsenault[7:20 PM]four minutes left
Sally Arsenault[7:20 PM]now they’re back in half guard with Nate on top
Sally Arsenault[7:21 PM]Nate’s got the  back again
Sally Arsenault[7:21 PM]three minutes
Sally Arsenault [7:21 PM] Now they’re fighting the feet
Sally Arsenault [7:22 PM] Colin rolled to turtle
Sally Arsenault[7:22 PM]Now Nate’s in half guard
Sally Arsenault[7:22 PM]Knee shield by Colin
Sally Arsenault[7:22 PM]two mins left
Sally Arsenault [7:23 PM] Nate’s trying to get back again
Sally Arsenault[7:23 PM]Nate’s trying to pass half
Sally Arsenault[7:23 PM]now Colin’s turtling again
Sally Arsenault [7:23 PM] Nate’s trying to pass guard again
Sally Arsenault [7:24 PM] Has the back
Sally Arsenault[7:24 PM]one hook in
Sally Arsenault[7:24 PM]oh shit bow and arrow almost
Sally Arsenault[7:24 PM]triangle set up by Nate time went

Jesse Allen vs Kyle MacDougall

both of them are back up going for take down
Sally Arsenault[7:39 PM]Jesse tries for flying armbar
Sally Arsenault[7:39 PM]jesse’s going for kimura
Sally Arsenault[7:40 PM]tap for Jesse. It looks like Kyle is ingured
Sally Arsenault[7:40 PM]injured
Sally Arsenault[7:40 PM]from the kimura
Sally Arsenault[7:40 PM]Wow sub under 2 mins
Sally Arsenault[7:41 PM]I guess Jesse was submitted in 16 seconds in their last match
Sally Arsenault[7:42 PM]Next match is in 12 mins
Kent Peters vs Gavin Tucker
Sally Arsenault[7:44 PM]Kent is a purple belt out of ZombieProof Jiu Jitsu in Sydney, NS, Gavin trains out of my club, Titans in Halifax, NS
Sally Arsenault[7:45 PM]Gavin is undefeated in MMA so far, I think he’s had 7 fights
Gavin also has excellent technique and he’s a beast. Very athletic, very explosive
Sally Arsenault[7:48 PM]This is going to be an exciting match, it’s one of the ones I’ve been looking forward to most.
Sally Arsenault[7:52 PM]only one minute til the next fight.
Sally Arsenault[7:53 PM]or match, I guess
Sally Arsenault[7:53 PM]Gavin is jumping around back here
Sally Arsenault[7:53 PM]So exciting
Sally Arsenault[7:53 PM]Here we go
Sally Arsenault[7:53 PM]oops one minute
Sally Arsenault[7:54 PM]now we’re going
Sally Arsenault[7:55 PM]I have a feeling these guys are going to fly into our media table
Sally Arsenault[7:55 PM]they’re circling for the takedown
Sally Arsenault[7:55 PM]hand fighting
Sally Arsenault[7:56 PM]gavin tried for the guillotine
Sally Arsenault[7:56 PM]Gavin’s also a really good wrestler, I haven’t seen Kent wrestle but they have a really good coach at ZombieProof
Sally Arsenault[7:57 PM]guillotine by gavin again
Sally Arsenault[7:57 PM]front headlock
Sally Arsenault[7:57 PM]back on the feet
Sally Arsenault[7:58 PM]kent has half guard
Sally Arsenault[7:58 PM]seated guard for Kent
Sally Arsenault[7:58 PM]Cartwheel pass for Gavin
Sally Arsenault[7:58 PM]crucifix for gavin
Sally Arsenault[7:58 PM]Kent stood
Sally Arsenault[7:58 PM]gavin has the back
Sally Arsenault[7:59 PM]back on the feet
Sally Arsenault[8:00 PM]Seated guard for Kent
Sally Arsenault[8:00 PM]Going for calf slicer (Kent)
Sally Arsenault[8:00 PM]didn’t get it
Sally Arsenault[8:00 PM]Gavin’s trying to pass open guard
Sally Arsenault[8:01 PM]Gavin’s taking the back
Sally Arsenault[8:01 PM]Gavin got the sub, I think it was a small choke
Sally Arsenault[8:01 PM]palm to palm
Sally Arsenault[8:01 PM]We couldn’t see it
Sally Arsenault[8:02 PM]Kent’s all class, great guy

Scott Nauss vs Kevin Thibault

Next is Scott Nauss who is a brown belt out of Marmac Athletics in Truro vs Kevin Thibault, a purple belt out of Clinch Martial Arts under Shane Rice
Sally Arsenault[8:05 PM]I’ve seen Scott compete a lot but I haven’t seen Kevin compete as much.
Sally Arsenault[8:05 PM]Kevin is reportedly a very strong guy, Scott does a lot of pressure from the top, arm triangles, and armbars/triangles from guard. Also trained a lot of deep half with Jake Mackenzie
They’re fighting for the takedown
Sally Arsenault[8:15 PM]grip fighting
Sally Arsenault[8:16 PM]Scott pulled guard
Sally Arsenault[8:16 PM]locked it up
Sally Arsenault[8:16 PM]pendulum sweep for Scott
Sally Arsenault[8:16 PM]Scott has his back
Sally Arsenault[8:16 PM]Kevin’s back to guard
Sally Arsenault[8:17 PM]Scott’s setting up an arm bar
Sally Arsenault[8:18 PM]Scott’s using Kevin’s lapel to wrap up Kevin’s shoulder
Sally Arsenault[8:18 PM]We have some crazy drum music going in the back ground now weird
Sally Arsenault[8:19 PM]They’re still working in guard, Scott keeps looking for that lapel to wrap behind Kevin’s neck
Sally Arsenault[8:19 PM]Scott’s going for hip bump
Sally Arsenault[8:19 PM]got it
Sally Arsenault[8:19 PM]Scott’s in mount.
Sally Arsenault[8:19 PM]Going for arm triangle, most likely
Sally Arsenault[8:19 PM]He has high mount
Sally Arsenault[8:20 PM]Kevin’s bumping but Scott has a good base
Sally Arsenault[8:20 PM]Scott has that arm up, he’s got the arm triangle set up
Sally Arsenault[8:20 PM]Scott has it
Sally Arsenault[8:20 PM]Kevin tapped
Sally Arsenault[8:21 PM]5 mins 30 seconds

Judo Jon Williams vs Jon Foster

Sally Arsenault
 [8:22 PM] Next up is Jon Foster vs Judo Jon Williams

Sally Arsenault [8:34 PM] Craig’s tossing out prizes. Mr. Donair tshirt FTW

Sally Arsenault[8:36 PM]Jon Foster is a brown belt out of Abhaya under Rowan Cunningham, I went out to train with them at Abhaya before and he’s really good at stringing chains together
Sally Arsenault[8:36 PM]I haven’t seen Judo compete much. Maybe one match a few years ago
Sally Arsenault[8:38 PM]Here we go
Sally Arsenault[8:38 PM]bro hug
Sally Arsenault[8:38 PM]Judo has pulled guard, he’s in deep half
Sally Arsenault[8:39 PM]Now Judo is trying to pass half guard and has the kimura grip.
Sally Arsenault[8:39 PM]he’s got the armbar set up
Sally Arsenault[8:39 PM]from mount
Sally Arsenault[8:39 PM]he has it. It’s stretched
Sally Arsenault[8:39 PM]Jon came up between the legs, he’s in a triangle armbar, tapped to the armbar
Sally Arsenault [8:40 PM] Judo by triangle armbar
Sally Arsenault[8:41 PM]under 2 mins
Josh Presley vs Mansher Singh Khera

Sally Arsenault [8:47 PM] Next up is Josh Presley vs Mansher Singh Khera

Sally Arsenault [8:55 PM] They’re on the mats
Sally Arsenault[8:56 PM]Mansher is from Marcelo’s in NYC, brown belt world champion
Sally Arsenault[8:56 PM]Presley is from Titans, won bronze at worlds last year
Sally Arsenault[8:56 PM]mansher is trying to pass
Sally Arsenault[8:57 PM]Presley’s open guard
Sally Arsenault[8:57 PM]Presley’s using spider, going inverted
Sally Arsenault[8:58 PM]Mansher is still trying to pass
Sally Arsenault[8:59 PM]Presley turtled, Mansher is trying to get his back
Sally Arsenault[8:59 PM]Mansher has a body triangle
Sally Arsenault[8:59 PM]Presley is standing
Sally Arsenault[9:00 PM]Mansher is going for the lapel from the back
Sally Arsenault[9:00 PM]hand fighting
Sally Arsenault[9:00 PM]Mansher is still on the back
Sally Arsenault[9:00 PM]still standing
Sally Arsenault[9:01 PM]mansher has the arm preslely fought it off
Sally Arsenault[9:02 PM]reset presley is in seated guard, Mansher will try to pass
Sally Arsenault[9:02 PM]Mansher had tried to reset his body triangle and lost the back
Sally Arsenault[9:02 PM]de la riva for preslely
Sally Arsenault[9:02 PM]sorry x guard
Sally Arsenault [9:03 PM] they’re standing up again
Sally Arsenault[9:03 PM]Mansher pulled guard
Sally Arsenault [9:03 PM] Presley is trying to pass
Sally Arsenault[9:04 PM]Now mansher is up, presley tries to sweep, Mansher is trying for toreando
Sally Arsenault[9:04 PM]presley stll has spider
Sally Arsenault[9:04 PM]presley turtled, mansher is set up for passing
Sally Arsenault[9:04 PM]now he’s on the back with one hook
Sally Arsenault[9:05 PM]mansher has both hooks, tryin to hook the arm
Sally Arsenault[9:05 PM]he’s got presley’s arm,
Sally Arsenault[9:05 PM]gi choke for Mansher
Sally Arsenault[9:05 PM]from the back
Sally Arsenault[9:06 PM]under 9mins
Joel Jacquard vs Michael Tremblay

Sally Arsenault[9:07 PM]next up Joel Jacquard vs Michael Tremblay

Sally Arsenault [9:21 PM] Joel and Michael are on the mats.
Sally Arsenault[9:21 PM]Joel is a purple belt out of Titans
Sally Arsenault[9:21 PM]Michael is out of Alpha MMA
Sally Arsenault[9:21 PM]just had a four foot vertical leap in front of the media table
Sally Arsenault[9:21 PM]haha
Sally Arsenault[9:22 PM]This is a rematch after a close match at Abu Dhabi pro trials
Sally Arsenault[9:22 PM]Joel is the “Y-Town Strangler” goes for the darce a lot
Sally Arsenault[9:22 PM]I haven’t seen Michael compete a lot
Sally Arsenault[9:22 PM]But he’s obviously got a stack of medals
Sally Arsenault[9:23 PM]This is the co-main event
Sally Arsenault[9:23 PM]Both guys are sponsored by BC Kimonos
Sally Arsenault[9:24 PM]bro hug
Sally Arsenault[9:24 PM]Joel pulls guard
Sally Arsenault[9:24 PM]Tremblay is trying to pass, Joel has deep half
Sally Arsenault[9:25 PM]Joel went for the single, Tremblay has the kimura
Sally Arsenault[9:25 PM]JOel steps over,
Sally Arsenault[9:25 PM]Tremblay lost the Kimura
Sally Arsenault[9:25 PM]Back on the feet
Sally Arsenault[9:26 PM]Tremblay is going for the belly down armbar
Sally Arsenault [9:26 PM] Now it’s from guard
Sally Arsenault [9:26 PM] Joel’s out
Sally Arsenault[9:26 PM]Looks like Tremblay was going for a kneebar
Sally Arsenault[9:27 PM]fifty fifty
Sally Arsenault[9:27 PM]Now JOel has butterfly
Sally Arsenault[9:27 PM]Tremblay passed to side control
Sally Arsenault [9:27 PM] Joel has half guard
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]Tremblay is pushing on the knee, passed
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]side control for tremblay
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]knee on belly
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]mount
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]tremblay has mount
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]single leg x for Joel
Sally Arsenault[9:28 PM]half guard again, tremblay on top
Sally Arsenault[9:29 PM]Tremblay back to side control
Sally Arsenault[9:29 PM]scarf
Sally Arsenault[9:30 PM]deep half for Joel
Sally Arsenault[9:30 PM]crucifix for Tremblay
Sally Arsenault[9:30 PM]gi choke , Joel rolls over, now he’s turtled
Sally Arsenault[9:30 PM]ref calls for time
Sally Arsenault[9:31 PM]tremblay’s putting his belt back on
Sally Arsenault[9:31 PM]back to turtle with Tremblay on top
Sally Arsenault[9:31 PM]Joel rolls, tremblay is on his side
Sally Arsenault[9:31 PM]half guard again, goes deep, rolls him up
Sally Arsenault[9:31 PM]Joel is going for waiter
Sally Arsenault[9:32 PM]Joel comes out the back from deep half
Sally Arsenault[9:32 PM]Tremblay passes and is in side control
Sally Arsenault[9:32 PM]trying to isolate Joels arm
Sally Arsenault[9:32 PM]knee on belly for Tremblay
Sally Arsenault[9:32 PM]half guard again
Sally Arsenault[9:33 PM]Tremblay has mount
Sally Arsenault[9:33 PM]trembaly is getting s mount
Sally Arsenault[9:33 PM]Tremblay submitted Joel with a cross choke
Sally Arsenault[9:33 PM]9 minutes
Sally Arsenault[9:34 PM]Tremblay is a class act, giving props to Joel

Kyle Sandford vs Jonathan Satava

Sally Arsenault [9:42 PM] next up main event
Sally Arsenault[9:45 PM]Kyle Sandford vs Jonathan Satava
Sally Arsenault[9:46 PM]Kyle is a black belt under Renzo Gracie and trains at Titans in Halifax NS
Sally Arsenault[9:47 PM]Jonathan Satava recently got his black belt from Marcelo Garcia and is the 2014 brown belt world champion in no gi
Sally Arsenault[9:48 PM]Kyle is a monster
Sally Arsenault[9:48 PM]But I’ve seen Satava compete and he’s a very exciting competitor
Sally Arsenault[9:48 PM]It’s as quiet as a church in here. Both guys are on the mats
Sally Arsenault[9:48 PM]Their promo videos are playing
Sally Arsenault[9:50 PM]The guys are just kind of lounging around back here, stretching out. It’s so mellow
Sally Arsenault[9:52 PM]We have five black belts on the mat, Kevin, Peter, Jaret, Kyle and Jonathan.
Sally Arsenault[9:52 PM]Ok, we’re ready to go, the curtains are opening
Sally Arsenault[9:52 PM]I’m so lucky to be on the stage right now.
Sally Arsenault[9:53 PM]Best seats in the house!
Sally Arsenault[9:53 PM]here we go
Sally Arsenault[9:53 PM]they tie up
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]still on the feet
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]Satava sits, looks for the single
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]Kyle stuffs it
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]going for single leg x
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]Satava
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]Kyle shakes it off
Sally Arsenault[9:54 PM]Back on the feet
Sally Arsenault[9:55 PM]Satava goes for the single, Kyle has the whizzer
Sally Arsenault[9:55 PM]Kyle stuffs it
Sally Arsenault[9:55 PM]Satava sits down
Sally Arsenault[9:55 PM]Satava has butterfly
Sally Arsenault[9:56 PM]double unders
Sally Arsenault[9:56 PM]lost it
Sally Arsenault[9:56 PM]Satava gets the take down
Sally Arsenault[9:56 PM]Kyle has butterfly
Sally Arsenault[9:56 PM]Satava is spinning to pass
Sally Arsenault[9:56 PM]Kyle’s blocking
Sally Arsenault[9:57 PM]Kyle has half guard
Sally Arsenault[9:57 PM]Satava has an ankle
Sally Arsenault[9:57 PM]let it go, he’s standing, trying to stack now
Sally Arsenault[9:58 PM]back on the feet, almost fell off the stage
Sally Arsenault[9:58 PM]Jon jumps for guillotine
Sally Arsenault[9:58 PM]lost it
Sally Arsenault[9:58 PM]knee slice pass for Satava
Sally Arsenault[9:58 PM]side control for Satava
Sally Arsenault[9:59 PM]Satava is staying heavy
Sally Arsenault[9:59 PM]going N/S
Sally Arsenault[9:59 PM]back to side
Sally Arsenault[10:00 PM]standing, Satava trying to pass Kyle’s guard
Sally Arsenault[10:01 PM]Satava gets knee on belly, spins N/S
Sally Arsenault[10:01 PM]side control
Sally Arsenault[10:01 PM]7 minutes left
Sally Arsenault[10:02 PM]back on the feet
Sally Arsenault[10:02 PM]tied up
Sally Arsenault[10:03 PM]satava sits,
Sally Arsenault[10:03 PM]satava is trying to pass Kyle’s open guard
Sally Arsenault[10:04 PM]Kyle has butterfly
Sally Arsenault[10:04 PM]Satava pases to side
Sally Arsenault[10:04 PM]north south for Satava
Sally Arsenault[10:04 PM]Satava is trying for the ns choke
Sally Arsenault[10:05 PM]satava has it pretty deep but kyle turtled up
Sally Arsenault[10:05 PM]back on the feet
Sally Arsenault[10:05 PM]Satava jumps for the guillotine
Sally Arsenault[10:05 PM]Satava sits
Sally Arsenault[10:06 PM]now Kyle is on his back, Satava is trying to stack pass
Sally Arsenault[10:06 PM]satava is in half, passes to side
Sally Arsenault[10:06 PM]north south again
Sally Arsenault[10:07 PM]knee on belly for satava
Sally Arsenault[10:08 PM]satav has the north south again
Sally Arsenault[10:08 PM]kyle is fighting it turning into him
Sally Arsenault[10:08 PM]he’s out
Sally Arsenault[10:08 PM]he’s going to the knee, satava
Sally Arsenault[10:08 PM]kyle tapped to knee bar just at the bell

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