Polaris fan-favorite Jed Hue will get exactly what he asked for in his post-match interview after emerging victorious against Brazilian Fight Factory's Kody Steele at Polaris 17. He won a tough match that went to decision to keep his undefeated Polaris record but as always, put on a fantastic show for the fans. In the interview, Hue decided to call out the current Polaris welterweight champion Edwin Najmi, a Romulo Barral black belt who also happens to be known for an exciting grappling style. Najmi will no doubt be a very tough opponent for Hue and stands as the biggest challenge of his career to date, but the pair's styles will almost certainly deliver one of the most exciting matches in Polaris history. Additionally, this match will take place on the upcoming Polaris 18 card on November 27th in Newport, Wales, in place of the originally scheduled Polaris Squads 4 where Team Europe were set to defend their gi title. Instead, Polaris Squads 4 will be postponed until 2022 and Team Europe will return then.
After a short return to the traditional superfight format with Polaris 17, Squads is back! The fourth event of it's kind will take place in Newport, South Wales once again and will be contested in the gi for just the second time. The event will take place on November 27th at the ICC Arena and will also include a stacked preliminary card featuring some of the best up-and-coming talent from across the UK & Ireland. The main event will see the reigning Squads gi champions Team Europe defending their title against some of the best grapplers in the world across two sixty-minute halves of non-stop grappling action. During the half-time break, Polaris triple champion Ashley Williams will maintain his 100% appearance record for Squads events when he takes the stage to defend one of his titles. Coming in fresh off his stunning victory at the ADCC trials, Williams is in fine form after finishing four out of his five opponents and becoming just one of two fighters from the UK to qualify at the event. The full lineup for both Team Europe and the challenging team will be announced shortly.