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Polaris 21: Grapple Island is fast approaching and so far every single match will be featuring a veteran of the 2019 ADCC world championships. The first match to be announced as joining the lineup is one between one of the top talents that the UK has to offer, Ross Nicholls, and Brazil's Marcelo Fausto. Nicholls has beaten some of the best grapplers around and managed to make it all the way to the final of the Polaris UK Grand Prix, while Fausto is an exciting talent who was part of the Brazilian team that emerged victorious at Polaris Squads 4. Alongside this matchup, Tom Halpin will be returning to the Polaris stage for the first time since he challenged Ashley Williams for the Polaris featherweight title. His opponent is one of the most interesting talents fighting out of Italy, Alessio Sachetti, who is currently a brown belt in BJJ and has been dominating his country's competition scene for quite some time. Both Sachetti and Fausto have huge opportunities in front of them to add a big name to their resume, while Halpin and Nicholls will have a stiff challenge to overcome.

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Another match has been added to Polaris 21: Grapple Island in the beautiful location of Cagliari, Sardinia and this one will see a clash between the US and the UK. Josh Hinger is one of the most successful no gi competitors to ever come out of ATOS as a three-time IBJJF no gi world champion. Hinger is also a veteran of the ADCC world championships after winning a spot at the event by taking home gold from the 2019 West Coast trials. He went on to finish third in a tough division at ADCC 2019 and as a result of the bronze medal, he's also been invited back to compete again at ADCC 2022. He will be meeting one of the top prospects in the UK, Owen Livesey. While he is relatively new to BJJ, especially compared to his opponent who has been competing as a black belt since 2014, Livesey is a truly formidable opponent. Livesey is actually a Judoka first, winning a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth games before making his transition over to Jiu-Jitsu and quickly establishing himself as one of the top UK competitors. He will no doubt be looking to use his phenomenal standing...

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The first match for Polaris 21: Grapple Island is here and this one is guaranteed to produce fireworks. Ffion Davies is the reigning under 55kg world champion and she will be facing off with one of the most successful female athletes in the history of BJJ, Michelle Nicolini. Nicolini has won the second-most IBJJF world titles ever with an incredible eight gold medals to her name, only two behind Beatriz Mesquita. She's also won four IBJJF no gi world titles and has managed to reach the podium at the ADCC world championships on four separate occasions, with one of them being a gold medal. Nicolini has beaten virtually everyone there is to beat in female BJJ and has even embarked upon a professional MMA career over the years as well, amassing a respectable 6-3 record and challenging for the ONE Championship Strawweight title. She won't have an easy time on September 24th however, as Ffion Davies has quickly established herself as one of the most formidable female grapplers on the planet over the last few years. Not only is she a Polaris champion, but she's also the first British person to win an IBJJF world title both in the gi...

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Polaris is expanding and for our 21st event, we will be putting on a show outside of the UK for the very first time with 'Grapple Island'. The promotion will be making the trip to the beautiful island of Sardinia on Saturday, 24th September. The event will be held on that night in Cagliari, in conjunction with BJJ Summer Week. They are a world-leading BJJ training camp organization that regularly holds seminars with elite athletes and coaches alike. For the very first time, Polaris will be staging an event to cap off a fantastic week of training for those in attendance. The tickets for Polaris 21: Grapple Island will be available to purchase for all members of the public regardless, but attendees of the BJJ Summer Week will be first in line for discounted tickets.