Polaris Contenders – Everything You Need to Know

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.


To enter the Polaris Contenders, you will need to buy a ticket on this website from 20:00 UK TIME on 9th August 2019. There are 32 tickets per weight class, on sale until the event is sold out.


For this contenders we will run two weight classes – Lightweight 70.3KG and Light Heavyweight 93KG. This competition is for MALE / ADULT over 18. We will run a womens qualifier in future. Other weight classes will be run at a future time, so please enter the class appropriate for you.

Weigh in on arrival / registration on the day.

Each weight class will have 32 competitors split into two brackets of 16, single elimination style. No repercharge.

The winners of each 16-man bracket will face each other at Polaris 12, which takes place in Wales on November 9th.

Second place will receive free tickets to watch Polaris 12.

Each competitor will receive a free Polaris t-shirt – stock dependent.

The competition is “no gi”, meaning shorts, rashguard, spats are permitted. No shoes. No cups.

Matches are 10 minutes and follow the Polaris rules, which are here.

Upon purchasing a ticket you will have to complete an athlete registration form which also serves as a waiver. Without this form completed, your registration will be cancelled.

Each athlete may have up to 3 cornermen / spectators.