Good news for fans of the traditional Polaris superfight format as we’ll be returning to that for Polaris 17 on October 9th, just in time for the return of the Australian phenom Craig Jones. He’ll be coming back to the UK to defend the Middleweight championship, one of two Polaris titles he owns, against an as yet unnamed contender.
He won the Middleweight title all the way back at Polaris 6 with a lightning-quick heelhook finish against Jake Shields in just a little over a minute, and has since defended it against Matheus Lutes by earning a unanimous decision win. In between those victories, Jones also moved up in weight to fight for the inaugural Light-Heavyweight title against Keenan Cornelius and was awarded the split decision victory after an incredibly close match.
Jones has only gotten better since those performances, reaching the peak of his career so far in 2019 when he won a silver medal at the ADCC world championships. He’ll now be looking to improve his perfect record to 4-0 when he returns to the UK on October 9th for Polaris 17 at the Central Hall, Southampton and streamed live on UFC FightPass.