The second ever Polaris Contenders will take place on September 14 at the Sports Wales National Centre, from 14:30. Polaris Contenders is designed to give athletes a clear route from “amateur” to “professional”, and a way to fight your way to a spot on Polaris Pro, which is broadcast on UFC Fight Pass. This competition is “no gi”, meaning shorts, rashguard, spats are permitted. No shoes/wrestling boots. No cups. This competition is open age (18+) and open belt, matches will be drawn at random. Final brackets will be released tomorrow on Thursday 12th September. All matches will be 10 minutes long as per our prelim card format and if no submission is achieved then a judges decision will be awarded. Rules can be found here - https://buff.ly/2AcwHD4 The event is due to open at 14:30 with weigh ins getting underway from around 14:45. There will be a +500gram allowance for the weight classes which are Lightweight 70.3Kg and Light Heavyweight 93Kg. Each weight class will have a maximum of 32 competitors split into two brackets of 16, single elimination style. Byes will be given at random if necessary. The winners of each bracket will face each other at Polaris 12, which...
We have announced three stunning matches for our upcoming card in Manchester. For the first time in Polaris history we have an all-female main event. Our current champion Ffion Davies looks for revenge against the extremely talented and dangerous world champion Talita Alencar. We have never seen these two in a boring fight, so expect non-stop action from start to finish. After a stellar debut on Polaris 10, the beast from the East Coast Nick Rodriguez is ready for his next challenge. Not everybody will say yes to a match with someone like Nick Rodriguez, but the British black belt Ben Dyson instantly agreed and is on a mission to stop the rise of Rodriguez in its tracks. Dyson is on a tear recently, having submitted his way to a place in ADCC, and with a number of submissions on Fight 2 Win under his belt. Rodriguez, a product of South Jersey BJJ and John Danaher, is not phased and plans on another dominant performance at Polaris 11. Olympic Judo Champion Satoshi Ishii returns to the Polaris stage, this time facing off against one of Europe's best in Roger Gracie black belt Arya Esfandmaz. To have an Olympic athlete...
Featherweight (65kg) title holder Nicky Ryan. Def. Phil Harris at Polaris 7 via armbarDef. Masakazu Imanari at Polaris 8 via rear-naked chokeDef. Urijah Faber at Polaris 10 via Judges Decision Lightweight (70kg) title holder Ash Williams. Def. Masakazu Imanari at Polaris 7 via judges decisionDef. Ethan Crelinsten at Polaris 10 via judges decision Welterweight (77kg) title holder Mansher Khera. Def. Lachlan Giles at Polaris 8 via judges decision Middleweight (84kg) title holder Craig Jones Def. Jake Shields at Polaris 6 via HeelhookDef. Matheus Lutes at Polaris 10 via judges decision Light Heavyweight (93kg) title holder Craig Jones Def. Keenan Cornelius at Polaris 8 via judges decision Women's Under 55KG champion Ffion Davies Def. Elvira Karppinen at Polaris 5 via judges decisionDef. Chelsea Leah at Polaris 6 via armbarDef. Gezary Matuda at Polaris 9 via arm triangle
We are pleased to announce that tickets are on sale now for Polaris 11. It will take place at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Saturday 31st August 2019. Manchester is proving to be a hive of British Jiu Jitsu, with many high level gyms in the immediate and surrounding areas. We look forward to bringing some of the best grapplers in the world to this area of England whilst showcasing the local talent on offer. Tickets can be bought here
If you missed the Polaris 10 preliminary stream, you can catch it right here. There were some absolutely epic matches and fast subs, as well as a signature throw from Jeff Lawson. Preliminary Card Kamil Wilk VS Catchweight (68 kg) NOGI Jeremy Skinner Igor Terreco VS Catchweight (63.5 kg) NOGI Phil Harris Andy Roberts VS Catchweight (80 kg) GI Jeff "Ippon" Lawson Craig Ewers VS Catchweight (76 kg) NOGI Luiz Finocchio Konstantinos Chioutakos VS Middleweight (83.9 kg) NOGI Pete Robson Enrique Villasenor VS Catchweight (63 kg) GI Trevor Birmingham Spencer Hewitt VS Catchweight (63 kg) NOGI Michael D'Aguiar
Did you know that you can now place bets on Polaris Pro Grappling, thanks to MyBookie? They have odds up already on all the main card matches. Go take a look, and if you think you know better, why not sign up for an account? Check out our previous videos where Josh Palmer breaks down the betting odds for each main card match. You can sign up and take a look at the betting lines here Watch our videos with Josh Palmer here: Unfortunately MyBookie is not currently available in the UK, but it's something we're working on. Polaris 10 is on Saturday 25th May at The Lighthouse in Poole, UK.
We are very pleased to announce our official sponsors for our tenth event. It's because of sponsors like these that we are able to put on some of the best grappling matches in the World and feature the highest level of athletes within our sport. Our sponsors are: Scramble Scramble have been a staple of the UK BJJ scene for ten years and counting. Specialising in high quality jiu jitsu Gi's, rash guards and accessories, their lifestyle clothing also has a significant stylish look, recognisable all around the globe. Tatami Fightwear Chances are you bought your first ever Gi from Tatami. They have helped develop the sport worldwide since their inception. Known for great value, affordable jiu jitsu equipment and sponsoring some of the best known martial artists in the World, Tatami are your one stop shop for all of your jiu jitsu needs. Canavape CBD Canavape started in a humble business unit in England in 2014 as the first company to offer CBD vape products in Europe. They’re now based in London and sell their products across the globe. They helped to shape the CBD E-Liquid market but also offer a range of other CBD products including CBD oil, supplements, and...
We are very pleased to bring you our full main card for Polaris 10. We are returning to the Lighthouse in Poole for an electric night of grappling. Nicky Ryan Vs Urijah Faber - Featherweight title match Craig Jones Vs Matheus Lutes - Middleweight title match Ethan Crelinsten Vs Ashley Williams - Lightweight title match Miha Perhavec Vs Richie 'Boogeyman' Martinez - Middleweight Brad Pickett Vs Caol Uno - Lightweight Nick Rodriguez Vs Ashley Amos - Catchweight - 105 Kg Tickets are going fast, click here to get yours
Here are the competitors for the first ever Polaris Qualifiers, taking place at BodyPower in Birmingham. The winner of Bracket 1 will face the winner of Bracket 2 on the Polaris 11 preliminary card, August 31, in Manchester, with show fee, transport and accommodation paid (subject to negotiation), broadcast on UFC Fight Pass. 10 minute, no gi, rules are available on our website. Friday - single elimination 8-man tournament Dominic Dillon vs Antanas Jazbutis Nastasa Silviu vs Alex Salisbury Liam Corrigan vs William Stone Thomas Bracher vs Chris Short Saturday - single elimination 8-man tournament Craig McIntosh vs Steve O'Keeffe Jed Hue vs Max Bickerton Dinu Bucalet vs Thomas Grandjean Sebastian Szyszka vs Adam Ellis Look out for the next Qualifier after Polaris 10.
Are you the best up-and-coming grappler in the UK? We want you on the Polaris 11 prelims in August! To secure your spot, we've teamed up with BodyPower, the UK's biggest health and fitness expo, being held at the Birmingham NEC Arena from the 10th to the 12th of May. We need 8 of the best grapplers in the UK. To enter, click here. The tournament is openweight and open to all belt ranks. We will choose the final competitors and our decision is final. At this point the competition is open to male athletes only, but we'll run similar tournaments for female grapplers. The qualifier will be 10 minute matches, no gi. In the event of no submission, winners will be decided based on the Polaris Pro Rules, available on our website. This tournament will take place over two days, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May, within BodyPower. Friday 4 competitors Match 1: A vs B Match 2: C vs D Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 = Winner of Day 1 Saturday: 4 competitors Match 1: E vs F Match 2: G vs H Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 = Winner...
Match Announcement! Some are calling Nick Rodriguez the Next Big Thing in grappling. The accomplished wrestler from the East Coast of America splits his time between South Jersey BJJ and the famous Blue Basement at Renzo Gracie's, with the rest of the Danaher Death Squad. Nick is a F2W champ and ADCC NA trials. He's also a blue belt. Waiting to welcome him to the Polaris stage is the tough Welshman Ash Amos. Amos has two matches and two wins in Polaris, and now moving up to the main card he will be looking to derail the hype train of the young American. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you take advantage of payday weekend and grab yours at http://bit.ly/Polaris10Tickets
Prelim Match Announcement! Grappling prodigy Jeremy Skinner, a product of Lachlan Giles, Craig Jones and the talented crew at Absolute MMA, arrives on British shores for his Polaris debut. Waiting for him will be the formidable Kamil Wilk, Polish ADCC Trials champion and ADCC veteran. Both of these grapplers are partial to a bit of the old footlocky, so expect a fast-paced match that could be over in the blink of an eye. Get your live tickets now for Polaris 10 before they are gone - http://bit.ly/Polaris10Tickets
It's a clash of legends at Polaris 10 as one of the most beloved British UFC fighters of all time, Brad Pickett, takes on Japanese legend Caol Uno. Uno has been working diligently on his jiujitsu since his last Polaris outing (a valiant effort against Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro.) Uno is still evolving as a fighter, still fighting and competing in MMA but now adding even more jiujitsu to his training regimen, competing constantly, and is ready to test his grappling skills against Pickett, an MMA fighter with solid wrestling skills who has no quit in him. Come to Poole to watch live and enjoy the sunny south coast during what is sure to be a beautiful weekend. Tickets available here - http://bit.ly/Polaris10Tickets
We are very pleased to confirm that Nicky Ryan will face off against UFC Hall of gamer Urijah Faber at Polaris 10 in his first featherweight title defence. Nicky is on a quest to become the best grappler on the planet, but the team alpha male founder has other ideas. Having faced some of the best combat sport athletes in the world, Faber will proved to be Ryans toughest match up yet. Polaris 10 takes place on Saturday 25th of May at The Lighthouse in Poole, a smaller but much more intimate venue. Tickets are selling going fast, so please get them before they sell out to avoid disappointment. Tickets
Tickets are available to buy now for Polaris 10. Our featured bout is for the featherweight championship belt. Currently held by the phenom Nicky Ryan, he will be facing UFC hall of fame legend Urijah Faber. The full card will be announced over the coming weeks. Polaris 10 will be taking place at The Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset on Saturday the 25th of May. The venue is smaller, much more intimate and tickets are selling fast. Do not miss your chance to see some of the best grapplers on the planet go head to head. Tickets available here: bit.ly/Polaris10tickets