The women’s under 66kg grand prix takes place at Polaris 23 but before that, there will be a number of preliminary matches featuring some of Europe’s top grapplers.
Ellis Younger is one of the more popular young grapplers on the UK scene and he became the first English man to reach the podium at the IBJJF no gi worlds at black belt last year. He will be facing Ben Bennet in a tough matchup that is guaranteed to produce some fireworks. Fellow fan-favorite Shane Curtis will also be returning at Polaris 23, and he will face BJJ black belt Kris Leeson.
Bellator veteran Cal Ellenor will also be competing on the preliminary card against Alex Thompson, while recently-promoted BJJ black belt Chris White faces Liam Cann of Scramble Academy Leeds. Rounding out the preliminary card are two more matches as Ian Jones takes on Paul Lukowski, and Adam Peart faces Jake Goldthorpe.