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
TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK. Ladies and gentleman! We are excited to announce that tickets for Polaris 6 will be on sale this week. Venue: indigo at The O2 Greenwich, London Date: Saturday Feb 17th, doors open 16:00, approx end 22:00 Kings Row tickets include entrance to the VIP after party at the venue, with fighters and staff. Last time we were 100% sold out so we recommend buying tickets as soon as possible. They make a great Christmas present, too ;) Fight Card is TBC (as we never announce matches that are not signed and sealed), however you can be rest assured we are talking to the best talent in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world to ensure the most exciting matches possible. Improvements from last time: - The front row has been removed from sale - The new front row is at a discounted rate (due to stage height) - Restricted view seats are sold at a discount, but please note the words "Restricted View" mean the view of the stage won't always be perfect. We can't wait to see you in the new year! Tickets below: O2 Priority (13 Dec 11AM) General Onsale (15 Dec...
We recently updated our YouTube channel and added all previous events (up until Polaris 5, which is on UFC Fight Pass) as on-demand videos. Polaris 1 is free to view. Check out the playlist here.
Welcome to the new Polaris website. Here you will find a database of all our past events, a database of the athletes who we are proud to have appear on our show, as well as all Polaris related media and news about upcoming events. Be sure to check back regularly and follow Polaris on social media to keep up to date.
In 2018, from Polaris 6 onwards, Polaris will be adopting the weight classes of the Unified Rules of MMA. This will make it easier for athletes to transition between professional grappling and MMA, and it will also allow us to crown champions in each division. Over four events in 2018 we will crown champions in a total of six divisions - four male and two female. All of our weight division matches will take place in the no gi uniform, following the Polaris rules. We will still make superfights and matches that are openweight and catchweight on every Polaris.
Polaris 6 is confirmed, returning to Indigo at the O2. Polaris 5 was 100% sold out, so when tickets become available we recommend securing them ASAP. We will release news on matchups as they are confirmed. We took feedback on board about the seating arrangements there and have taken steps to ensure a better viewing experience, bringing seats further from the stage to ensure a better view, and making sure the restricted view seats are more affordable.