The lineup for the absolute grand prix at Polaris 25 has grown even further as two more elite grapplers will be competing for the $30,000 grand prize on September 30th, 2023.
Eoghan O’Flanagan has been one of the top talents in the UK for quite some time and is a Polaris fan-favorite thanks to his exciting style. He won the ADCC European Trials in 2021 with a clean sweep of heel hook finishes in all 5 of his matches, booking his place at ADCC 2022 at 88kg. He went 2-2 at the event with a stunning submission win over Mason Fowler and only narrowly missed out on a medal after suffering an ankle injury in his semi-final match. Most recently he defeated Hunter Colvin at Polaris 24 and he’ll be coming into this tournament eager to avenge his loss to Giancarlo Bodoni at ADCC 2022.
Alongside O’Flanagan is Roberto Jimenez, a man known for being one of the most entertaining competitors on the planet. Jimenez won the ADCC South American Trials at 77kg, eventually going 1-1 in his weight class at ADCC 2022 and challenging himself in the absolute division shortly after. Jimenez is the reigning Polaris middleweight champion after winning the last men’s grand prix at Polaris 22 in impressive fashion. Although he’s the lightest competitor so far, he also has one of the most fast-paced and intense styles that larger grapplers often find difficult to deal with.