POLARIS 8 - WORLD-LEADING GRAPPLING PROMOTION END OF YEAR SPECTACULAR WILL CROWN 3 CHAMPIONS Will Craig Jones become the first ever Polaris two-division champion? Light Heavyweight Championship Match Keenan Cornelius vs Craig Jones (Middleweight Champion) Welterweight Match Vagner Rocha vs Benson Henderson Welterweight Championship Match Ross Nicholls vs Marcin Held Heavyweight Match Satoshi Ishii vs Dan Strauss Featherweight Championship Match Nicky Ryan vs Masakazu Imanari Catchweight Gi Match Pedro Bessa vs Santeri Lilius Dated: 14 November 2018, United Kingdom Polaris® 8, the end of year spectacular from world-leading professional jiu jitsu promotion Polaris, will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass® on Sunday, December 9th from the Ice Arena in Wales. The main event sees breakout star Craig Jones move up in weight to challenge one of the most successful jiu jitsu athletes the United States has ever produced in Keenan Cornelius. Jones, the current Polaris middleweight champion, believes he can beat the American and become the first ever two-division weight class champion of Polaris. "Keenan has blue hair and invented the 'worm guard' - who doesn't want to see this man lose?" says Jones, who trains out of Absolute MMA in Melbourne, Australia. Keenan hails from the...
The epic Polaris 8 main card is finalised! Check it out here, don't forget to visit the Polaris 8 Event Page for all the details on tickets and how to watch online. Keenan Cornelius vs Craig Jones (Light Heavyweight Belt Match) Vagner Rocha vs Benson Henderson Satoshi Ishii vs Dan Strauss Nicky Ryan vs Masakazu Imanari (Featherweight belt match) Ross Nicholls vs Marcin Held (Welterweight belt match) Pedro Bessa vs Santeri Lilius
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Polaris 8 on the 9th December at the Ice Arena Cardiff will see Renzo Gracie’s Nicky Ryan face off against Wales’ Ashley Williams for the Polaris Featherweight Belt. Tickets are available now Click here.
The Polaris Dream Team: Craig Jones, Dan Strauss, Gregor Gracie, Marcin Held and now Vitor Shaolin will be in Las Vegas for Quintet 3. We will be facing Team Alpha Male, Team Sakuraba, and Team 10th Planet, the winners of Quintet 2. We have Team 10th Planet in the first round. There will also be superfights, including Hideo Tokoro (owner of the famous Imanari-roll armbar from Quintet 1) vs Nicky Ryan, and Frank MIr vs Satoshi Ishii. QUINTET 3 at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 5th. Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 7. Tickets available at ticketmaster (https://buff.ly/2NWUu2h) Polaris fans receive a 10% discount on tickets with the following code: POL020 And of course, you can catch all the action on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Cage Warriors 100 PLUS the final of the Cage Warriors Academy Grand Prix final will go down on one night – December 8th in Cardiff’s Ice Arena – with Polaris 8 closing the weekend in the same venue on Sunday 9th. Cage Warriors, Europe’s leading MMA promotion and Polaris, hosts of ‘the world’s most exciting pro Jiu Jitsu event’, have teamed up in a ground-breaking partnership to offer fight fans one incredible weekend to end 2018. The Cage Warriors Academy (CWA) Grand Prix final will open up the action on Saturday, and will feature the finalists who have battled their way to the top spot throughout 2018. Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan created the tournament to scope out the top amateur talent on the continent, and is now just months away from crowning 2018 Grand Prix champions in seven weight divisions. Cage Warriors will then host their final event of the year, CW100, promising a massive show to close off 2018. Plans are already in place to stack this card with the biggest names on the CW roster. The location is set for Cardiff’s Ice Arena, due to massive ticket sales for CW97 in the same venue on September 29th, an event which is already 70% sold out with 7 weeks to...
Announced for Polaris 7! Nathan Orchard will fight Ross Nicholls, and Oliver Taza will fight Lachlan Giles. This makes up the opening round for our 170lbs / 77.1kg welterweight tournament. The two winners will fight later in the year for the coveted Polaris welterweight belt.
Polaris 7 Tickets ON SALE NOW! July 14 Doors open 16:00 Finish approx 21:30 Easy public transport to and from the venue! New standing tickets introduced at a lower price! Epic fight card to be announced soon! Polaris 7 Event Information **Click Here for tickets**
We at Polaris were honoured to be invited to field a team at the first ever Quintet, and event conceptualised by MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba. The event took a team vs team format, and Polaris dominated on their way to victory. The team was made up of Craig Jones, Caol Uno, Gregor Gracie, Marcin Held and Dan Strauss. We highly recommend you check out the full event replay on UFC Fight Pass. [gallery ids="765,766,767,768,769,770,771,772,773,774,775,776,777,778,779,780,781"]
Polaris 6 happened on Saturday 17th Centre in front of a near sold-out Indigo at the O2 in London. It was a night of first class grappling action, showing why Polaris Pro is the leading professional jiu jitsu format in the world. Broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass (with the prelims streaming for free on Facebook), the show saw the crowning of a new Middleweight World Champion in Craig Jones. At Polaris 6, the two finalists in our Ladies Under 55kg category were also set, meaning Ffion Davies will meet Gezary Matuda having both submitted their opponents. And in a wild superfight, Benson Henderson staked his claim as one of the most dynamic grapplers on the planet in an exciting back and forth with AJ Agazarm. On the undercard, rising UK and European stars made their names known, with Tommy Langaker, Oliver Lovell, Ross Nicholls and Sean McDonagh scoring impressive submissions. Full results below, photos by Joshua Halvatzis Preliminary Card Emilia Tuukkanen def. Leoni Munslow via judges' decision Sean McDonagh def. Jay Butler via toe hold submission Bradley Hill def. Santeri Lilius by judges' decision Tommy Langaker def. Charlie McDonald by collar choke Olivel Lovell def. Thiago Valente by forearm...
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Check out Gezary Matuda training at ATT, Jake Shields lifting at Renzo's, AJ Agazarm training at Wild Card Boxing and Craig Jones giving away his heel hook defence...
Check out the full event details here. Date: Saturday February 17th 2018 O2 Indigo, Greenwich, London Doors open: 16:00 Preliminary Card Start: 17:00 Main Card Start: 19:00 (approx) End: 22:00 (approx) FIGHT CARD Preliminary Card - 10 minute matches Emilia Tuukkanen vs Leoni Munslow (GI) Jay Butler vs Sean McDonagh (GI) Santeri Lilius vs Brad Hill (GI) Tommy Langaker vs Charlie McDonald (GI) Jake Mckenzie vs Yousuf Nabi (GI) Ross Nichols vs Tommi Pulkkanen (NO GI) Main Card - 15 minute matches Chelsea Leah vs Ffion Davies (NO GI - Contender Match, Ladies under 55kg category) Ash Grimshaw vs Marco Canha (NO GI) Chris Fishgold vs Marcin Held (NO GI) Gezary Matuda vs Serena Gabrielli (NO GI - Contender Match, Ladies under 55kg category) Benson Henderson vs AJ Agazarm (NO GI) Jake Shields vs Craig Jones (NO GI - Championship Match, Mens Middleweight) Fight Graphics!
This match is set to be fireworks. Reigning Cage Warriors champion Chris Fishgold pits his battle-tested submission game against the UFC's Marcin Held, the Polish prodigy with numerous submissions to his name. The powerful Fishgold has a killer guillotine, but will he have a chance to get to the neck while fending off Held's leg attacks? Find out at Polaris 6! Tickets on sale now https://goo.gl/ZNCMpr
At Polaris 6, jiu jitsu phenomenon Craig Jones, who shocked the world at the recent ADCC by submitting both Leandro Lo and Murilo Santana, will be taking on Polaris veteran and former UFC superstar Jake Shields in a match for the inaugural Polaris Middleweight Belt. Do not miss your chance to see this live. Tickets on sale here. Also broadcast live and exclusive through UFC Fight Pass.
Here is your Polaris 6 Preliminary Card! *Polaris 6* Saturday February 17th Indigo at the O2 Doors open 16:00 Finish approx 22:00 https://goo.gl/ZNCMpr Main card will be announced soon. Tickets are on general sale now and have been selling fast through the O2 Priority network. The preliminary card* is scheduled to be as follows: GI - Emilia Tuukkanen vs Leoni Munslow GI - Jay Butler vs Sean McDonagh GI - Santeri Lilius vs Bradley Hill GI - Tommy Langaker vs Charlie McDonald GI - Jake Mckenzie vs Yousuf Nabi NO GI - Ross Nichols vs Tommi Pulkkanen *Fight card subject to change