A stunningly beautiful woman Ivy95 is almost as (maybe more?) cool as she is good looking.
She's very kindly indulged my past requests to create different renders using her as my muse.
My most recent request she very graciously said yes again.
So something a little different for our virtual Ivy95 - let's take a roll on the mats.
And a very, very big "Thank you!" to JC for providing our write-ups below. :)
Our two opponents start out by locking up and it’s not long before they’re rolling on the mats – neither of them feels much to dig into their striking game today. To an untrained eye, Ivy soon manages to get the advantage, given she soon scores the top spot. Except that is deceptive. What she’s actually managed is to land herself in Lien Hua’s guard. Superficially, being on top may seem to be the best place to be, but really the positional advantage goes to the fighter with their legs controlling the other’s movement.
There’s no shame in that, the Hong Kong action star is a very tricky fighter and there are lots of ways to either escape a guard like this or turn it to your advantage. In particular, the redhead’s guard is open, that is to say her legs are around Ivy’s body but not locked tight. Ivy thinks she sees an opportunity and goes to pass guard into mount by moving up and out from between those loosely draped legs.
Doing so carries a risk though. As she moves forward, Lien Hua is able to secure her right arm, lock her own limbs around it and start twisting. This is a Kimura or a keylock hold and, though it’s painful, it’s not going to get a tap as it is. If Lien Hua is able to move her hips over to the side and lock her legs, that’s going to change.
It’s very much in Ivy’s interest to change this up before that happens. What will she do?
Ivy made the right choice and managed to follow through. Looking to relieve the pressure, the visiting wrestler postured up which limited how badly the action star could leverage her hold. Then she rolled forward, taking her out of Lien Hua’s guard and more importantly taking the immediate sting out of the Kimura. Not bad at all. Except that was what might be called the textbook escape. A little obvious, even. Ivy rolled forward. Lien Hua rolled with her. And Ivy couldn’t or certainly didn’t stop her.
To recap, now Lien Hua is on top of Ivy. The visitor’s arm is still locked up and, to make matters worse, the redhead has all the leverage to twist it that 180 degrees to finish the keylock hold. The brunette’s arm doesn’t like being turned like a key. Luckily, one arm is still free and she promptly taps.
(Ivy's ponytail has come out a couple of times. She's decided to not bother putting it back in.)
So, the first fall went to Lien Hua. The redhead has serious game and her joint locks are world-class; thus Ivy’s submission to the keylock is not really surprising. Still, not the way she wanted the match to start and she now is definitely motivated to equal the scores. For the Hong Kong starlet, she wants to keep her momentum going, maybe work that arm a little more while the effects linger.
See where Ivy’s caught the redhead’s wrist though? Keep an eye on that, it’s about to be important.
This is why giving an opponent a grip on your wrist is not a good idea, even for elite grapplers like Lien Hua, even if the forearm to the throat seemed like the priority. With that arm under control and her weight on the starlet, it’s easy for Ivy to posture up, turn and drop back to the mat.
Not quite the standard set-up for an armbar but as long as it works…
Certainly, Lien Hua isn’t complaining about proper technique. The sudden sharp pain in her elbow and shoulder might have something to do with that. She needs to fix that and soon. Ivy’s looking confident now, even sparing a hand to adjust her tights as she pushes her hips up.
Our Hong Kong starlet wants to fix that smirk too.
Everyone reading is presumably familiar with the phrase “out of the frying pan, into the fire”? Well, now Lien Hua is too.
Pushing Ivy’s leg up and over her head solved her immediate problem – the armbar definitely isn’t viable. Fine, Ivy doesn’t mind that too much. After all, all she had to do was fold her right leg in, bend her left leg back and presto! Now she’s scored the triangle and the squeeze is on, Ivy arcing her back to pour on even more pressure.
Ivy’s not the Crusher. She’s not up there in terms of sheer thigh power or scissors technique. But this still is not a good place to be if consciousness is your preferable option.
If anything, Lien Hua is looking even less happy. But she’s still not tapping.
Well, that’s fine with Ivy. She was thinking of something a little more Biblical anyway – an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth or, as the case may be, an arm for an arm. And that’s the thing about a triangle. Even if the debilitating pressure isn’t enough, even if having your opponent’s arm cutting into their own blood vessels isn’t doing it for you, there’s still an arm trapped within easy reach.
It’d almost be rude not to take advantage. So, she does. Sitting up, she grabs the redhead’s arm by the wrist, slides her left arm right through Lien Hua’s elbow to grasp her forearm and starts twisting.
Hey, this looks familiar.
And she’s still keeping the triangle as tight as she can from the new angle. It’s not particularly pretty. But the starlet’s free arm wavers. Wavers. And then she taps.
Ivy grins and rolls away. The score is now tied.
Our guest wrestler is quite pleased how that went. Deservedly so. On the other hand, Lien Hua is not quite as pleased when the two of them lock up again. Not so much because she gave up a fall, though she wasn’t thrilled about that, but having to tap out to almost the same hold as she used? Well, she is not a fan of that one bit.
But that’s fine. It’s just incentive and, when the two women wind up on the mat this time, the redhead goes back to her playbook. People tend to assume that her fight scenes are faked. They are. They also tend to assume that means she can’t do the things she does in films. If Ivy thought that going in, she definitely doesn’t think it now.
Not with the Asian fighter’s bony forearm pressing on her Achilles tendon like that. This is far more painful than it looks. Painful enough that Ivy taps and taps fast. And just like that, the smirk is very much back on Lien Hua’s face and the score is back in her favour.
And here we are again.
After the two of them lock up, Ivy finds herself right back in Lien Hua’s guard, up close and tight, more or less where things started. This time, however, she’s not about to be fooled by the open guard. Having now been on the receiving end of two of her opponent’s joint locks, she wants no part of a third. And, if she just stays where she is, Lien Hua can’t go for another Kimura or leglock.
Basically, she thinks that, so long as she stays where she is, she can defend against anything thrown at her. Unfortunately, she leaves whatever she had in mind just a little too long.
Ivy’s mistake was that she was so focused on keeping her arm free that she forgot where she was. Suffice it to say, while it is decidedly unhealthy to let Lien Hua get her hands on any limb you want to keep in one piece, it’s also not exactly sensible to linger in her guard.
Ivy lingered in her guard.
So she really shouldn’t have been surprised when the action star got a little tired of waiting, brought her leg over and secured her left ankle under her right knee. That’s the body triangle locked. Ivy’s ribs protest – Lien Hua may not be built like the Hulk, but she has a deceptive serpentine strength hidden beneath her lithe frame.
Trying to push up and out, her situation goes from worse to even worse when she finds her head tucked under Lien Hua’s armpit as the redhead locks in the choke. Ivy does her best but the result at that point was inevitable – tap or nap. Ivy taps, making it three to one.
Having learned her own lesson about turtling up, Ivy goes into the fifth round determined that she isn’t going to let Lien Hua score a mount or find herself in the action star’s guard – neither has been working out well for her so far. She also knows that she can’t win the match anymore but she can at least win the last fall and salve her pride a little. Lien Hua, on the other hand, knows she’s already won the match but she’s equally driven to take the last fall.
So, when they tussle, it takes a while before anyone gains an advantage. Ivy makes absolutely sure that Lien Hua can’t get on top of her and she’s equally careful not to fall back into guard. Unfortunately for her, the action star’s better ground game means that she may be able to dodge those but Ivy can’t possibly dodge everything. Having gone up against Jacelyn and sparred with the Silent Strangler since, Lien Hua’s strangles and chokes have improved drastically. So, when she sees the opportunity, it’s the work of a moment to slip one arm between Ivy’s neck and shoulder and score the arm triangle.
From where she’s lying next to the redhead, Ivy can hear Lien Hua’s steady breathing, can actually feel it on her ear. This could be the end, right here, if she isn’t quick.
Lien Hua may be good with her arms but she isn’t the best. Twisting and turning in the arm triangle, Ivy is able to roll over onto her right side, relieving the worst of the pressure and forcing our action star to shift as well. That’s the good news – she is no longer in immediate danger of losing consciousness. On the other hand, it’s not all solved yet. She still has those arms around her neck and it would be very simple for the choke to tighten again, putting her right back where she started.
There is also the minor issue that, in turning as she has, Ivy has given Lien Hua her back. If the redhead can drive her hooks in, neutralising the brunette’s legs by bringing her own over her hips and into the gap between Ivy’s, this will be a textbook Rear Naked Choke. So far, Lien Hua has only got one hook in place but if she can get the other in place…
Well, that would be bad. Lien Hua seems confident, a catlike smile of satisfaction on her lips as she adjusts her grip.
But has Ivy noticed? She seems to be a bit preoccupied with those arms right now.
No, Ivy hadn’t noticed or, if she did, she decided she needed to deal with the strangle first. She has, actually, managing to get the fingers of one hand in between her opponent’s bicep and her neck as well as beginning to disentangle the arm holding the chokehold together. That’s great news.
If it is, why is Lien Hua the one smirking?
That would be because the action star hasn’t managed to sink her hooks in. She’s scored or – more to the point – been allowed to score the full body triangle, which is even worse. So, no, that isn’t great news (unless you’re Lien Hua); it’s very, very bad news. There are two reasons why this is not where Ivy wants to be. There’s the growing pressure around her waist, where those thighs are clamping down again – the action star can play with scissors too. Ivy isn’t going to be tapping to that, but it’s messing with her breathing. A bigger problem is that she’s now completely at Lien Hua’s mercy. With that triangle locked on, the redhead is clamped to her back like a limpet, giving her all the leverage she could need and complete control. Ivy won’t be rolling out of this one. If she moves her hands to contest the body triangle, of course, then she’ll be surrendering the stranglehold and that is not making anything better.
Someone really should check whether Lien Hua has any mercy. She has a reputation for not being the nicest person ever to grace a mat.
There was a certain irrevocability to how this ends from the moment Lien Hua closed that triangle. So long as Ivy was stuck there, all the starlet had to do was keep waiting, keep adjusting her holds and eventually there’d be that one mistake. And, if she tried to pry her way out of the triangle, then Ivy was giving up the sleeper and she’d have to be absolutely certain she could make her escape before she went to sleep.
It would be a bit of an issue for anyone but, given the disparity in skill, it was really just a question of time. Distracted by a particularly sharp squeeze of the body triangle, Ivy’s attention wavers. Feeling the grip on her wrist falter, Lien Hua twists her arm free and, before anything can be done, uses it to force her opponent’s head forward. That’s the Rear Naked Choke fully locked in and, despite Ivy’s frantic efforts, that’s the fifth fall. The grinning redhead keeps the hold tight, but not for very long at all. That tap-out happens pretty fast.
No hard feelings. Maybe Ivy will visit us on the mats again someday?