So I fought in my first real grappling match today. I only found out about it two days ago and for that reason I was gonna go into the begginer divison (9-18 months) but after getting some advice from some sherdoggers and friends I decided to challenge myself in the 18-36 month division. I have never had formal training but I have been training myself with friends for almost 2 years now. I weigh about 158 but I weighed in with all my clothes on cause I thought I lked fighting bigger guys (bad idea) my opponent had about 10-12 pounds on me all muscle and he was deffinelty a wrestler deffinetly in high school and I think in college. He came out with head gear/chinstrap and shoes on which really threw me off. So I told myself these guys are wrestlers no Jui-jitsu guys so I WILL NOT shoot in on them. The match starts and the kid circles away from me, so what do I do?? shoot in....he sprawled and eventually got my back I rolled him and got side mount and he popped right up and just sprawled on my next shot he took my back for a second time and agin i reversed him into side mount....then same thing explsion right to his knees back to a front choke position i shot harder and he took my back again this time I couldn't fight off the RNC i didn't tap till it was all black but I knew it was over as soon as he got it. I am kinda pissed I "challenged" myself so hard by fighting heavier than I should of and fighting guys with more experience but I learned more this way so all in all it was good. Oh yea one more thing I have been training MMA with strikes and not striking was like fighting my instinct has anyone ever had a similiar situation?