Both guys came into this Amateur C bout in shape and up for the fight. Fishwick had 6 months training coming into his first bout, and Harrison had two previous fights and the edge in the experience in training. Fishwick came out and landed a heavy leg kick that put Harrison off balance and this spurred him on to throw another that was caught and used to score a takedown for Harrison. Fishwick landed into full guard and immediately pulled tight overhooks to break posture and keep Harrison in tight. He threw some good punches into the ribs from his back and maintained the hooks for a while, before attempting a guillotine from bottom that Harrison used to pass into half guard. Fishwick maintained underhooks and swept to top, where Harrison attempted a guillotine that wasn’t quite a danger. Fishwick maintained position and hit some body ground and pound before using the opportunity to pass straight into mount. He held high mount for some time whilst Harrison tried to Upa, Fishwick seemed to be looking for an Ezekiel, but Harrison was too active and finally succeeded in reversing him just before the round ended.
The 2nd round started as the first one did, with a heavy leg kick from Fishwick that was immediately used to take him down. Fishwick looked willing to go to his back and I couldn’t blame him as he had looked comfortable in the first round. Harrison used the take down to pass straight into side control and secure the underhook cross face to neutralize Fishwick’s defence. He used this well despite Fishwick pummeling under the underhook and managed to pass the knee over into mount. Fishwick immediately reversed the mount and came up into Harrison’s guard. Harrison immediately took double wrist control and used Fishwick’s GnP to push an arm through and lock in a nice, tight triangle. Fishwick was game, and immediately slammed Harrison, who used the opportunity to pull the arm across and make it even tighter. He controlled posture well and Fishwick tapped shortly afterwards.
This was a good match up, but Harrison was more decisive in the sub attempt from his back. Both looked to have a good basis for an effective ground game and Harrison was the one that just pulled out the edge on the night. A good, solid display.