Polaris 19 is coming round fast and now three more matches have been added to the full fight card, all located on the prelim portion of the night. First up is a battle between two MMA fighters, Paul Redmond and Thomas Magnitis. Redmond has been a professional competitor for over a decade and has competed for the UFC, KSW, and most recently Bellator. Over the course of that time he's racked up an impressive 15-8 record with several of his wins coming by way of leglock. Magnitis on the other hand is much earlier his career and is still an amateur MMA fighter at present, but is one of Carlson Gracie London's toughest representatives. Another Carlson Gracie standout will be competing at the event, as BJJ brown belt Akhil Bist makes an appearance. Bist is a frequent competitor on the local scene who already owns some wins over some of the brightest young talent in the UK. He will be taking on skilled leglock specialist and Polaris veteran Michael D'Aguiar, who also happens to be a professional MMA fighter in his own right. Finally, one of D'aguiar's teammates Phil Harris is also competing on the event. Harris is another MMA...
Ashley Williams is a triple champion on the Polaris mats and currently holds the Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight titles. With that many belts around his waist, he's very got plenty of challengers looking to take at least one away from him. At Polaris 19, he returns in order to take on Jack Sear, a BJJ brown belt who trains among some of the best grapplers in the UK and already holds two victories on the Polaris mats after being given an opportunity as part of the New Blood program. Sear has been impressive in every performance so far, and has earned a title-shot against Williams the hard way. It remains to be seen if Sear has what it takes to take the belt from him, but he'll certainly present a tough challenge to Williams from start to finish.
Two more exciting matches have been added to the Polaris 19 fight card, alongside the women's openweight title match between Kendall Reusing and Amanda Leve. The first to be added is a number one contender match between Frederic Vosgrone and Owen Livesey. Vosgrone is the winner of the Polaris UK Grand Prix and remains unbeaten on the Polaris mats, while his opponent Livesey has only had one match back at Polaris 18 where he won a judge's decision against Max Bickerton. Livesey is an veteran Judoka who won a gold medal at the 2014 commonwealth games and showed his phenomenal standing grappling talent in his last outing. Ashley Bendle also won a judge's decision in her promotional debut at Polaris 18, and she too will be returning to compete against Margot Ciccarelli. Bendle trains alongside Polaris triple-champion Ashley Williams and is a talented grappler, but Ciccarelli is a tough challenge for anyone as a bronze medalist in the 2021 IBJJF world championships.
Polaris 19 is coming around fast and the very first match has just been announced. Kendall Reusing managed to submit Venla Luukkonen with a beautiful armbar back at Polaris 17 in order to win the inaugural women's Openweight title and she will now be making her first defense at the next event. Amanda Leve will be the woman to challenge Reusing and as an ADCC veteran, Leve has more than enough experience to take the match to her. Leve recently proved that she can easily overcome a significant weight disadvantage when she managed to outwork Gabi Garcia at the WNO Championships and earn the victory by judge's decision after taking her back and working hard to try and finish her. Polaris 19 will take place on March 26th, 2022, and will feature a number of exciting matches along with this women's Openweight title match between Reusing and Leve.