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
After what was simply a fantastic night of Jiu-Jitsu at Indigo at the O2 in London we have our results from the evening. Dark Matches Tom Caughey def. Jack Tyley by Decision Marcus Phelan def. Chris Newman by Decision Preliminary Card Pedro Dias def. Nobuhiro Sawada by Decision Arya Esfandmaz def. Jamie Hughes by Submission (bow and arrow choke) Ash Amos def. Ed Ingamells by Decision Tarik Hopstock def. Eoghan O'Flanagan by Submission (straight ankle lock) Tommy Langaker def. Sebastian Broche by Submission (collar choke) Main Card Eduardo 'Teta' Rios def. Santeri Lilius by Decision Michael Perez def. Darragh O'Conaill by Decision Ethan Crelinsten def. Tom Halpin by Submission (arm bar) Vagner Rocha def. Ross Nicholls by Decision Ffion Davies def. Gezary Matuda by Submission (arm triangle) Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Jake Shields by Decision The full action packed replay is available now exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, where you can see the moment we crowned our very first female Polaris champion, as well as our number one contender match for the Welterweight belt.
New York, March 7, 2019 – For the first time in Polaris Grappling history, betting odds will be offered on Polaris 9, the World’s Most Exciting Pro Jiu Jitsu Event, taking place at the O2 Arena in London, England. MyBookie.ag oddsmaker David Strauss was attracted to the event, given the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts and the disciplines contained within. “Being able to secure a deal with UFC Fight Pass was a big step forward for the Polaris Grappling League.” said Strauss. “It brought their event to our attention, and that of many other fight fans. It only made sense to offer betting on this growing MMA discipline.” The headline fight features former UFC fighter Jake Shields going up against rising Bellator star Rafael Lovato Jr. “I expect Shields will take most of the action given his name recognition, but should they look at Rafael’s 9-0 record as a professional fighter, they may quickly realize the -180 price on MyBookie.ag is too good to be true.” The first event offered by MyBookie.ag, Polaris 9, take place on March 15th, 2019 at The Indigo at the O2 Arena in London. The card features 8 preliminary bouts with 6 more on the Main...
We are very pleased to announce the full running order and finalised match-ups for our first event of 2019. Here is your full main card. Jake Shields vs Rafael Lovato JR Ffion Davies vs Gezary Matuda Ross Nicholls vs Vagner Rocha Tom Halpin vs Ethan Crelinsten Darragh O'Connaill vs Mike Perez Santeri Lilius vs Eduardo Teta Rios Prelims Tommy Langaker vs Sebastian Brosche Eoghan O'Flanagan vs Tarik Hopstock Ed Ingamells vs Ash Amos Fred Vosgrone vs Halldor Logi Valsson Jamie Hughes vs Arya Esfandmaz Nobuhiro Sawada vs Pedro Dias Marcus Phelan vs Chris Newman Jack Tyley vs Tom Caughey Polaris 9 is on Friday March 15th.Doors open: 18:00In-venue only matches: 18:30Preliminary Card: 19:00Main Card: 21:00 Venue: indigo at The O2Live and exclusive on UFC Fight Pass
The main card for Polaris 9 has been finalised. Taking place at The Indigo at the 02 Arena in London, we have some amazing matches to look forward to. Featuring: Jake Shields Vs Rafael Lovato Jr. Ffion Davies Vs Gezary Matuda Ross Nicholls Vs Vagner Rocha Tom Halpin Vs Ethan Crelinston Santeri Lilius Vs Teta Rios Darragh O'Connaill Vs Mike Perez *Oder of bouts TBA Polaris 9 is on Friday 15th March. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/Polaris9Tickets Alternatively, it is available to stream live exclusively through UFC Fight Pass
In a highly anticipated match for the Polaris under 55kg womens belt, Ffion Davies takes on Gezary Matuda. In what will be an epic clash of styles this should prove to be a Jiu-Jitsu match for the ages. Will the young Ffion be able to take out Gezary and secure the gold? Or will Gezarys experience prove to be too much? There's only one way to find out. Polaris 9 takes place at Indigo at the 02 Arena, on Friday March 15th and can be streamed live only from UFC Fight Pass. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/Polaris9Tickets
We are incredibly excited to welcome Rafael Lovato Jr. to the Polaris stage, where he will be taking on fellow American Jiu Jitsu pioneer, Jake Shields. Lovato is an undefeated MMA fighter and a very accomplished grappler. Jake Shields is one of the most famous American exponents of submission grappling both in pro jiu jitsu and in MMA. This should be an epic clash of styles! For tickets to this amazing night of Jiu-Jitsu check here: http://bit.ly/Polaris9Tickets
Polaris 9 is back on Friday March 15th at the Indigo 02 in London. Tickets are available now: http://bit.ly/Polaris9Tickets Doors open: 18:00 In-venue only matches: 18:30 Preliminary Card: 19:00 Main Card: 21:00 We have made the bottom floor standing room only, giving an excellent view of the stage compared to seating on the bottom floor. For those who want to sit, the balcony is available. The top tier of tickets gets you access to the private bar, where there will also be a brief after party where you can relax with the show producers and athletes. Standing tickets: £20* Seated balcony tickets: £40* Kings Row VIP tickets: £80* *Plus booking fees.
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