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Polaris Pro Grappling
Company typePrivate
IndustryGrappling promotion Tournament Competition
Founded2015; 9 years ago (2015)
FoundersMatthew Benyon, Ben Tong, Gareth Dummer, Lee Jones
Headquarters,
Key people
Matthew Benyon, Ben Tong, Gareth Dummer, Lee Jones, Sophie Hudson, Michael Steven
Websitepolarisprograppling.com

Polaris Pro Grappling is Europe's longest running large-scale professional grappling event.[1] They have organized dozens of events, primarily in the UK but also elsewhere in Europe. The promotion has produced events with a variety of different formats like regular fight-nights, grand prix tournaments, and team grappling matches.

Polaris has attracted some of the biggest names from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts including Keenan Cornelius, Michelle Nicolini, Brad Pickett, Rousimar Palhares, Dean Lister, Masakazu Imanari, Ikuhisa Minowa, Vítor Ribeiro, Fernando Terere, Caol Uno, and Craig Jones.

They have also featured several former MMA world champions, like Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields, Bellator MMA welterweight world champion Rafael Lovato Jr., and UFC Lightweight Champion and WEC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson. Former UFC Welterweight competitor Dan Hardy and UFC referee Marc Goddard have served as event judges, while Hardy and regular Polaris competitor Dan Strauss have often served as commentators. The promotion streams all of their events live on UFC Fight Pass, other than smaller 'Contenders' tournaments where athletes compete for a place on their numbered events.[1]

Current Polaris Title Holders

Division Champion
Women Under 55 KG (121) Wales Ffion Davies
Women Under 60 KG (132) Brazil Michelle Nicolini
Women Under 66KG (145) United States Elisabeth Clay
Women Openweight United States Kendall Reusing
Bantamweight (135) Wales Ashley Williams
Featherweight (145) United States Keith Krikorian
Lightweight (155) Canada Ethan Crelinsten
Welterweight (170) Poland Mateusz Szczecinski
Middleweight (185) Ecuador Roberto Jimenez
Light Heavyweight (205) Australia Craig Jones
Heavyweight (265) Vacant

Events

2015 in Polaris

Polaris 1

Polaris 1
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateJanuary 10, 2015
VenueIce Arena Wales
CityWales Cardiff, Wales

Polaris 1 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on January 10, 2015, at St David's Hall in Cardiff, Wales.

Results

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Absolute United States Keenan Cornelius def. United States Dean Lister Submission (reverse triangle)
77kg United States Garry Tonon def. Poland Marcin Held Submission (heel hook)
90kg Brazil Pablo Popovitch draw. Brazil Eduardo Rios
82kg Brazil Eduardo Telles draw. United States Mike Fowler
79kg United States AJ Agazarm def. United Kingdom Oliver Geddes Submission (triangle choke)
68kg Brazil Michelle Nicolini def. Brazil Angelica Galvao Submission (toe hold)
90kg Australia Kit Dale draw. Brazil Victor Silverio
90kg Republic of Ireland Darragh O'Conaill draw. Brazil Max Campos

[2]

Polaris 2

Polaris 2
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateSeptember 12, 2015
VenueIce Arena Wales
CityWales Cardiff, Wales

Polaris 2 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on September 12, 2015, at St David's Hall in Cardiff, Wales.

Background
Results
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
68kg United States Garry Tonon def. Japan Masakazu Imanari Submission (heel hook)
55kg Brazil Gezary Matuda def. Brazil Michelle Nicolini Submission (armbar)
90kg United States AJ Agazarm draw. United Kingdom Daniel Strauss
70kg United States Eddie Cummings def. United States Reilly Bodycomb Inside Heelhook
68kg United States Gianni Grippo def. United Kingdom Tom Barlow Submission (heel hook)
75kg Brazil Vítor Ribeiro def. Japan Nakamura Daisuke Submission (choke)
70kg Brazil Robson Moura draw. United States Baret Yoshida
82kg Italy Luca Anacoreta def. Brazil Pedro Bessa Submission (triangle choke)

[3]

2016 in Polaris

Polaris 3

Polaris 3
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateApril 2, 2016
VenueLighthouse
CityEngland Poole, England

Polaris 3 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on April 2, 2016, at the Lighthouse in Poole, England.

Background
Results
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
83kg United StatesGarry Tonon draw. Brazil Rousimar Palhares
80.5kg United States AJ Agazarm draw. United States Jake Shields
70kg United States Eddie Cummings draw. Brazil Augusto Mendes
68kg Brazil Bruno Frazatto draw. United States Gianni Grippo
53.5kg Brazil Gezary Matuda draw. France Laurence Cousin
81kg United States Jonathon Satava draw. Republic of Ireland Darragh O'Conaill
68kg United States Geo Martinez draw. Brazil Luiz Tosta
64kg Brazil Joao Miyao draw. Japan Yukinori Sasa

[4]

Polaris 4

Polaris 4
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateOctober 29, 2016
VenueLighthouse
CityEngland Poole, England

Polaris 4 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on October 29, 2016, at the Lighthouse in Poole, England.

Background
Results
Polaris 4
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight 82 kg Brazil Fernando Terere def. Brazil Vítor Ribeiro Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 GI
Catchweight 77 kg United States Garry Tonon def. Brazil Gilbert Burns Submission (Heel Hook) 1 9:26 NO-GI
Catchweight 80 kg United States AJ Agazarm def. Japan Ikuhisa Minowa Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 5:11 NO-GI
Catchweight 90 kg United States Dilon Danis def. Brazil Jackson Sousa Submission (Heel Hook) 1 8:32 NO-GI
Catchweight 68 kg United States Nathan Orchard def. Japan Masakazu Imanari Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 5:51 NO-GI
Catchweight 84 kg Brazil Charles Negromonte def. Brazil Eduardo Rios Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 NO-GI
Women Absolute Lithuania Dominyka Obelenyte def. England Yasmine Wilson Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 GI
Absolute England Tom Breese def. England Ben Dyson Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 NO-GI

[5]

2017 in Polaris

Polaris 5

Polaris 5
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateAugust 19, 2017
VenueIndigo at The O2
CityEngland London, England

Polaris 5 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on August 19, 2017, at the Indigo at The O2 in London, England.

Background
Results
Polaris 5
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight 78 kg United States Garry Tonon def. United States Dillon Danis Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 NO-GI
Catchweight 90 kg United States Jake Shields def. England Daniel Strauss Decision (Majority) 1 15:00 NO-GI
Catchweight 66 kg England Phil Harris def. England Brad Pickett Decision (Split) 1 15:00 NO-GI
Catchweight 72.7 kg Brazil Vítor Ribeiro def. Japan Caol Uno Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 7:26 NO-GI
Catchweight 78 kg United States AJ Agazarm def. England Lloyd Cooper Submission (Bow & Arrow Choke) 1 6:00 GI
Catchweight 76 kg Canada Oliver Taza def. England Ross Nicholls Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 NO-GI
Catchweight 64 kg England Samantha Cook def. England Vanessa English Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 GI
Catchweight 83 kg England Bradley Hill def. Finland Tommi Pulkkanen Decision (Split) 1 15:00 NO-GI

[6]

2018 in Polaris

Polaris 6

Polaris 6
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateFebruary 17, 2018
VenueIndigo at The O2
CityEngland London, England

Polaris 6 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on February 17, 2018, at the Indigo at The O2 in London, England.

Background
Results
Polaris 6
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 83.9 kg NO-GI Australia Craig Jones def. United States Jake Shields Submission (Heel Hook) 1 1:04 For inaugural the Polaris Middleweight Championship
Catchweight 80 kg NO-GI United States Benson Henderson def. United States AJ Agazarm Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Women Under 55 kg NO-GI Brazil Gezary Matuda def. Italy Serena Gabrielli Submission (Ankle Lock) 1 2:43
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI Poland Marcin Held def. England Chris Fishgold Submission (Armbar) 1 1:38
Catchweight 72 kg NO-GI Brazil Marco Cahna def. England Ash Grimshaw Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Women Under 55 kg NO-GI Wales Ffion Davies def. United States Chelsea Leah Submission (Armbar) 1 5:45

[7]

Polaris 7

Polaris 7
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateJuly 14, 2018
VenueIndigo at The O2
CityEngland London, England

Polaris 7 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on July 14, 2018, at the Indigo at The O2 in London, England.

Background
Results
Polaris 7
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight 85 kg NO-GI Brazil Gilbert Burns def. Brazil Gregor Gracie Injury (Shoulder) 1 13:12
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI Canada Oliver Taza def. Australia Lachlan Giles Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Featherweight 65.8 kg NO-GI United States Nicky Ryan def. England Phil Harris Submission (Armbar) 1 6:48
Featherweight 65.8 kg NO-GI Wales Ashley Williams def. Japan Masakazu Imanari Decision (Split) 1 15:00
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI England Ross Nicholls def. United States Nathan Orchard Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Women Over 55 kg NO-GI Finland Venla Luukkonen def. England Samantha Cook Decision (Split) 1 15:00

[8]

Polaris 8

Polaris 8
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateDecember 9, 2018
VenueIce Arena Wales
CityWales Cardiff, Wales

Polaris 8 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on December 9, 2018, at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales.

Background

The event was the third the Polaris has hosted at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales and the first since Polaris 2.

This event featured three world title fights. The card was headlined by the current Polaris middleweight Champion Craig Jones and the former IBJJF champion Keenan Cornelius in a match to crown the inaugural Polaris Light Heavyweight Champion. It was a rematch from their fight at ADCC 2017, which Cornelius had won.

Results
Polaris 8
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight 93 kg NO-GI Australia Craig Jones def. United States Keenan Cornelius Decision (Split) 1 15:00 For the inaugural Polaris Light Heavyweight Championship
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI Brazil Vagner Rocha def. United States Benson Henderson Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 14:30
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI United States Mansher Khera def. Australia Lachlan Giles Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 For the inaugural Polaris Welterweight Championship
Absolute NO-GI England Dan Strauss def. Japan Satoshi Ishii Decision (Split) 1 15:00
Featherweight 65.8 kg NO-GI United States Nicky Ryan def. Japan Masakazu Imanari Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 13:11 For the inaugural Polaris Featherweight Championship
Catchweight 80 kg GI Finland Santeri Lilius def. Brazil Pedro Bessa Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00

[9]

2019 in Polaris

Polaris 9

Polaris 9
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateMarch 15, 2019
VenueIndigo at The O2
CityEngland London, England

Polaris 9 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on March 15, 2019, at the Indigo at The O2 in London, England.

Background

The event was the fourth the Polaris has hosted at the Indigo at The O2 in London, England. The card was headlined by a catchweight superfight between the multiple-time MMA champion Jake Shields and future Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion and grappling champion Rafael Lovato Jr.[10][11]

In the co-featured slot, for inaugural the Polaris Women Under 55KG Championship a bout between IBJJF(2018) champion Ffion Davies and IBJJF(2013/2014/2016) champion Gezary Matuda took place.[12]

Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded bonuses:

Results
Polaris 9
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight 90.7 kg NO-GI United States Rafael Lovato Jr. def. United States Jake Shields Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Women Under 55 kg NO-GI Wales Ffion Davies def. Brazil Gezary Matuda Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 2:26 For the inaugural Polaris Women Under 55 KG Championship
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI Brazil Vagner Rocha def. England Ross Nicholls Decision (Split) 1 15:00
Lightweight 70.3 kg NO-GI Canada Ethan Crelinsten def. Republic of Ireland Tom Halpin Submission (Armbar) 1 8:48
Middleweight 83.9 kg NO-GI United States Mike Perez def. Republic of Ireland Darragh O'Conaill Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Middleweight 83.9 kg GI Brazil Eduardo Rios def. Finland Santeri Lilius Decision (Split) 1 15:00

[13]

Polaris 10

Polaris 10
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateMay 25, 2019
VenueLighthouse
CityEngland Poole, England

Polaris 10 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on May 25, 2019, at the Lighthouse in Poole, England.

Background

Brad Pickett was scheduled to face Caol Uno at Polaris 10, but Pickett was forced off the card on March 12 with an injury. Leigh Remedios has stepped in on short notice to face Uno.

Results
Polaris 10
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight 65.8 kg NO-GI United States Nicky Ryan (c) def. United States Urijah Faber Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 For the Polaris Featherweight Championship
Middleweight 83.9 kg NO-GI Australia Craig Jones (c) def. Brazil Matheus Lutes Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 For the Polaris Middleweight Championship
Lightweight 70.3 kg NO-GI Wales Ashley Williams def. Canada Ethan Crelinsten Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 For the inaugural Polaris Lightweight Championship
Lightweight 70.3 kg NO-GI Japan Caol Uno def. England Leigh Remedios Submission (Keylock) 1 5:10
Middleweight 83.9 kg NO-GI United States Richie Martinez def. Slovenia Miha Perhavec Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:53
Catchweight 105 kg NO-GI United States Nick Rodriguez def. Wales Ashley Amos Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 7:30

Polaris 11

Polaris 11
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateAugust 31, 2019
VenueBridgewater Hall
CityEngland Manchester, England

Polaris 11 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on August 31, 2019, at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England.

Background

Vagner Rocha has had to pull out of his title fight against Mansher Khera. However, Edwin Najmi stepping up on short notice to face Khera.

Marc Diakiese has had to pull out of his match with Chris Fishgold, however, Diakiese's training partner and grappling instructor, Liam Cann, will be stepping in on short notice to test himself against the powerful UFC grappler.

Unfortunately due to a last minute training injury, Satoshi Ishii is unable to compete and so the match with Arya Esfandmaz will have to be postponed.

Results
Polaris 11
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Women Under 55 kg NO-GI Wales Ffion Davies (c) def. Brazil Talita Alencar Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 For the Polaris Women Under 55 KG Championship
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI United States Edwin Najmi def. United States Mansher Khera (c) Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00 For the Polaris Welterweight Championship
Welterweight 77.1 kg NO-GI Scotland Stevie Ray def. England Paddy Pimblett Submission (Heelhook) 1 7:42
Middleweight 83.9 kg GI Norway Tommy Langaker def. Brazil Marcos Tinoco Decision (Split) 1 15:00
Catchweight 103 kg NO-GI United States Nick Rodriguez def. England Ben Dyson Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Catchweight 74 kg NO-GI England Liam Cann def. England Chris Fishgold Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00

Polaris 12

Polaris 12
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateNovember 30, 2019
VenueInternational Convention Centre Wales
CityWales Newport, Wales

Polaris 12 was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on November 30, 2019, at the International Convention Centre Wales in Newport, Wales.

Background

João Miyao has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled Polaris Bantamweight Championship bout against Ashley Williams due to an injury, Azize Hlali has stepped in as a replacement. Unfortunately, Hlali has been unable to compete. Williams instead faced Richard Alarcon, who stepped in on a weeks notice for this encounter.[14]

Fight Card
Polaris 12
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight 104.3 kg NO-GI United States Nick Rodriguez def. United States Luke Rockhold Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Bantamweight 61 kg NO-GI Wales Ashley Williams def. United States Richard Alarcon Submission (Armbar) 1 1:39 For the inaugural Polaris Bantamweight Championship
Catchweight 80 kg GI Norway Tommy Langaker def. Brazil Gilbert Burns Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
W.Catchweight 57 kg NO-GI Brazil Michelle Nicolini def. England Vanessa English Submission (Toe Hold) 1
Catchweight 104 kg NO-GI United States Devhonte Johnson def. England Arya Esfandmaz Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Welterweight 77 kg NO-GI United States PJ Barch def. Poland Marcin Held Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00

2020 in Polaris

Polaris 13: UK Grand Prix

Polaris 13: UK Grand Prix
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateApril 4, 2020
VenueInternational Convention Centre Wales
CityWales Newport, Wales

Polaris 13: UK Grand Prix was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on July 11, 2020, at the International Convention Centre Wales in Newport, Wales.

Background

Differing from the previous Polaris events, the event was a one-night tournament with all eight competitors weighing in at under 90 kg.[15]

Fight Card
Polaris 13
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Absolute Superfight NO-GI England Jed Hue def. Romania Dinu Bucalet Kimura
Opening Round NO-GI England Taylor Pearman def. Romania Nastasa Silviu Georgian Judge's Decision
Opening Round NO-GI Germany Frederic Vosgrone def. England Tom Breese Points
Opening Round NO-GI England Ross Nicholls def. England Dominic Dillon Points
Opening Round NO-GI England Bradley Hill def. England Shane Curtis Rear-Naked Choke
Semi-Final Round NO-GI Germany Frederic Vosgrone def. England Taylor Pearman Points
Semi-Final Round NO-GI England Ross Nicholls def. England Bradley Hill Judge's Decision
Final Match NO-GI Germany Frederic Vosgrone def. England Ross Nicholls Points

Polaris 14: Squads

Background

Polaris 14: Squads was the first event of the promotion's new format that featured two teams of eight grapplers, four under 75 kg and four under 95 kg on each team. They competed across an eighty-minute time period, split into two halves.[16] The first event of its kind to use this unique ruleset, it saw UFC veterans and elite BJJ black belts representing Team UK and Ireland,[17] and Team Europe.[18] The event also featured a non-title superfight between Ffion Davies and Magdalena Loska.[19]

Team UK and Ireland
-75kg

Ashley Williams

Tom Halpin

Dominic Dillon

Jed Hue

-95kg

Darragh O'Connail

Bradley Hill

Kieran Davern

Taylor Pearman

Team Europe
-75kg

Mateusz Szczeciński

Tommi Pulkkanen

Kamil Wilk

Dinu Bucalet

-95kg

Eduardo 'Teta' Rios

Marcin Held

Tarik Hopstock

Santeri Lilius

Results

After a total of seventeen matches, Team UK & Ireland won the event 1–0. Fifteen of the matches ended in a draw and double-elimination, with the only submission coming from Tom Halpin. He submitted Dinu Bucalet via Triangle Choke late in the first half. The main event superfight saw Ffion Davies defeat Magdalena Loska via Rear-Naked Choke.[20]

Polaris 15: Squads 2

Background

Polaris 15: Squads 2 changed the format slightly from their first Squads event, with this edition being contested in the gi instead[21] and the presence of Team UK instead of the addition of Ireland.[22] Team Europe remained unchanged, although the lineup for both teams was drastically different from the first event, owing to the switch from no gi to gi.[23] The superfight for this event featured a contest for the promotion's vacant Featherweight Championship between former Squads teammates, Ashley Williams and Tom Halpin.[24]

Team UK
-75kg

Bryn Jenkins

Adam Adshead

Tyrone Elliott

Sam Gibson

-95kg

Arya Esfandmaz

Bradley Hill

Jamie Paxman

Marcos Nardini

Team Europe
-75kg

Espen Mathiesen

Tommi Pulkkanen

Leon Larman

Dinu Bucalet

-95kg

Adam Wardzinski

Tommy Langaker

Luca Anacoreta

Max Lindblad

Results

After a total of twenty-two matches, Team Europe won the event 9–0. Eight of the matches ended in a finish, with the remaining fourteen being declared a draw and Team Europe being awarded a bonus point as Bryn Jenkins was forced to withdraw after half-time due to an injury. Tommy Langaker submitted Bryn Jenkins via Armbar, Marcos Nardini via Triangle Choke, and Sam Gibson via Cross-Collar Choke. Leon Larman submitted Tyrone Elliott via Bow and Arrow Choke, and both Adam Adshead and Sam Gibson via Collar Choke. Dinu Bucalet submitted Tyrone Elliott via Ezekiel Choke and Luca Anacoreta submitted Jamie Paxman via Reverse Triangle Choke.[25] The superfight between Ashley Williams and Tom Halpin went the full fifteen minutes before Williams was declared the victor by decision, making him the first three-weight champion in Polaris history.[26]

2021 in Polaris

Polaris 16: Squads 3

Background

Polaris 16: Squads 3 was an event that took place on August 7, 2021. This event saw a return to the competition being contested without the use of a gi, and will also be the first time that Team USA will appear, competing against Team UK & Ireland.[27] Darragh O'Connail returned to serve as captain for Team UK & Ireland, while Geo and Richie Martinez took up positions as Co-Captains for Team USA.[28] This event was also the first of the Polaris Squads events to feature preliminary matches as well as a superfight for the promotion's Heavyweight title, with the running order as follows:

Preliminary Matches

Jack Sear v Ciaran Brohan

Walli Abdullah v Ollie Bates

Libby Genge v Bryony Tyrell

Charlie Baker v Mason Guard

Superfight

Nastasa Silviu Georgian v Kyle Boehm

Team UK and Ireland
-75kg

Jed Hue

Ellis Younger

Ross Nicholls

Darragh O'Connaill

-95kg

Dan Strauss

Bradley Hill

Kieran Davern

Ben Dyson

Team USA
-75kg

Geo Martinez

Adam Benayoun

Nathan Orchard

Nick Ronan

-95kg

Roberto Jimenez

Jon 'Thor' Blank

Richie 'Boogieman' Martinez

Hunter Colvin

Results

After a total of twenty-seven matches, Team USA won the event 7–0. Three of the matches ended in a finish, with the remaining twenty-four being declared a draw. Nathan Orchard earned three points by submitting Kieran Davern with a modified twister, Roberto Jimenez earned a point by submitting Bradley Hill with a rear-naked choke, and Geo Martinez earned three points when Dan Strauss was injured during their match and could not continue. The superfight ended with Kyle Boehm submitting Nastasa Silviu Georgian with a belly-down heelhook in less than a minute to become the Polaris Heavyweight Champion.[29]

Polaris 17

Background

For the first time since Polaris 12, the promotion returned to the superfight format with the event held October 9, 2021 in the Central Hall, Southampton, UK. Craig Jones defended his Polaris Middleweight title and Kendall Reusing capturing the Women's inaugural Polaris Openweight title.

Fight Card
Polaris 17
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Middleweight (83.9 kg) NO-GI Australia Craig Jones def. Brazil Davi Ramos Judges Decision 10:00 For the Polaris Middleweight title
Women Openweight (+55 kg) NO-GI United States Kendall Reusing def. Finland Venla Luukkonen Submission (Armbar) 4:28 For the inaugural Polaris Openweight title
Catchweight (80 kg) NO-GI England Jed Hue def. United States Kody Steele Judges Decision 10:00
Lightweight (77 kg) NO-GI Poland Mateusz Szczecinski def. England Ellis Younger Submission (Ankle Lock) 3:22
Middleweight (85 kg) NO-GI Norway Tarik Hopstock def. England Fred Greenall Judges Decision 10:00
Catchweight (70 kg) NO-GI Poland Kamil Wilk def. United States Robert Degle Judges Decision 10:00

Polaris 18

Polaris 18
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateNovember 27th, 2021
VenueInternational Convention Centre Wales
CityWales Newport, Wales
Background

Polaris 18 took place at ICC Wales on 27 November 2021.[30]

Fight Card
Polaris 18
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Featherweight (66 kg) GI Wales Ashley Williams def. Brazil Paulo Miyao Judge's Decision 10:00
Welterweight (77.1 kg) NO-GI England Jed Hue def. United States AJ Agazarm Judge's Decision 10:00
Light-Heavyweight (90 kg) GI Brazil Igor Tanabe def. Norway Tommy Langaker Bow & Arrow Choke
Welterweight (77 kg) NO-GI Scotland Steven Ray def. Wales Craig Ewers Twister
Welterweight (77 kg) GI France Leon Larman def. Wales Bryn Jenkins Judge's Decision 10:00
Middleweight (84 kg) NO-GI England Lloyd Cooper def. Wales Tom Barry Split Decision 10:00

2022 in Polaris

Polaris 19

Polaris 19
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateMarch 26th, 2022
VenueSouthampton Central Hall
CityEngland Southampton, England
Background

Polaris 19 is a professional grappling event that took take place on 26 March 2022, in Southampton, England.

Fight Card

Results[31][32]

Polaris 19
Weight Class Method Time Notes
NO-GI United States Roberto Jimenez def. United States Magid Hage Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3:13
Lightweight NO-GI Wales Ashley Williams def. England Jack Sear Unanimous Decision
Openweight NO-GI United States Kendall Reusing def. United States Amanda Leve Forfeit due to Injury 5:05 for the inaugural Women's Openweight title
NO-GI England Owen Livesey def. Germany Frederic Vosgrone Unanimous Decision
NO-GI Republic of Ireland Eoghan O'Flanagan def. France Valentin Fels Unanimous Decision
NO-GI Italy Margot Ciccarelli def. Wales Ashley Bendle Unanimous Decision

Polaris 20: Squads 4

Polaris 20
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateJune 25th, 2022
VenueInternational Convention Centre Wales
CityWales Newport, Wales
Background

Polaris 20: Squads 4 is a professional grappling event that took take place on 25 June 2022, in Newport, Wales. This was the fourth edition of the Squads format that featured Team USA defending their status as champions against Team Brazil.

Superfight

Demian Maia v Benson Henderson

Team USA
-75kg

Geo Martinez

Keith Krikorian

Nathan Orchard

Nick Ronan

-95kg

Mason Fowler

Richie 'Boogieman' Martinez

Jon 'Thor' Blank

Hunter Colvin

Team Brazil
-75kg

Luiz Paulo

Fabricio Andrey

Marcelo Fausto

Diogo Reis

-95kg

Kywan Gracie

Igor Tanabe

Isaque Bahiense

Mica Galvao

Results

After a total of twenty-six matches, Team Brazil won the event 2-1.[33] Three of the matches ended in a finish, with the remaining twenty-three being declared a draw. Mason Fowler submitted Kywan Gracie with an armbar to register the first point of the match, and the only point for Team USA. Mica Galvao then submitted Keith Krikorian with an armbar in order to bring the score to 1-1, before he submitted Krikorian once again with a triangle choke in order to take the score to 2-1. The superfight ended with Demian Maia defeating Benson Henderson by Decision.

Polaris 21: Grapple Island

Polaris 21
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateSeptember 24, 2022
VenueBJJ Summer Week
CityItaly Cagliari, Sardinia
Background

Polaris 21: Grapple Island was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on September 24, 2022, at the end of the BJJ Summer Week in Cagliari, Sardinia. This marked the very first time that the promotion held an event outside of the UK.[34]

Results
Polaris 21
Weight Class Method Time Notes
NO-GI England Jed Hue def. Scotland Paul Craig Submission (Straight Ankle-Lock) 0:21
Bantamweight NO-GI Brazil Michelle Nicolini def. Wales Ashley Bendle Split Decision 15:00 For the inaugural Polaris Bantamweight title
NO-GI England Owen Livesey def. United States Josh Hinger Split Decision 10:00
GI Brazil Robson Moura def. England Tom Barlow Unanimous Decision 10:00
NO-GI Republic of Ireland Tom Halpin def. Italy Alessio Sachetti Unanimous Decision 10:00
GI Norway Espen Mathiesen def. Italy Luca Anacoreta Submission (Bow & Arrow Choke) 1:52
NO-GI Italy Alberto Buriasco def. England Shane Curtis Unanimous Decision 10:00

Polaris 22: Middleweight Grand Prix

Polaris 22
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateNovember 5, 2022
VenueSouthampton Central Hall
CityEngland Southampton, England
Background

Polaris 22: Middleweight Grand Prix was a grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on November 5, 2022. The event featured several superfights along with a middleweight grand prix that saw the winner crowned the new Middleweight world champion.[35] Oliver Taza, Jed Hue, Mateusz Szczecinski, Roberto Jimenez, Hunter Colvin, Alan Sanchez, Owen Livesey, and Shane Fishman all competed in the tournament.[36]

Fight Card
Polaris 22
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Opening Round NO-GI United States Hunter Colvin def. England Owen Livesey Rear-Naked Choke 9:27
Opening Round NO-GI Ecuador Roberto Jimenez def. England Shane Fishman Points (9-2) 10:00
Opening Round NO-GI England Jed Hue def. United States Alan Sanchez Points (4-0) 10:00
Opening Round NO-GI Canada Oliver Taza def. Poland Mateusz Szczecinski Unanimous Decision 10:00
Semifinal NO-GI Ecuador Roberto Jimenez def. United States Hunter Colvin Triangle Choke 7:58 Awarded 'Match of the Year' at the Jitsmagazine 2022 BJJ Awards.[37]
Semifinal NO-GI England Jed Hue def. Canada Oliver Taza Points (1-0) 10:00
Final NO-GI Ecuador Roberto Jimenez def. England Jed Hue Arm-triangle Choke 9:55 for Polaris Middleweight world title
NO-GI Wales Ashley Williams def. United States Carlos Condit Heelhook 4:14
GI Wales Ben Robson def. England Claudio Brudny Unanimous Decision 10:00
NO-GI England Owen Jones def. England Anton Defreitas Armbar 0:42
NO-GI England John Hathaway def. England Matt Inman Split Decision 10:00
NO-GI England Violet Bennett def. England Emily Eyles Armbar 4:23
NO-GI England Jack Sear def. England Dani Khalid Split Decision 10:00
GI England Nathan Johnstone def. England Dominic Dillon Toehold 1:29
NO-GI England Finlay Nixon def. England Justin Moore Heelhook 1:48
NO-GI England Mo Coles def. England Gavin Stewart Reverse Triangle Choke 7:14

2023 in Polaris

Polaris 23: Women's Under 66kg Grand Prix

Polaris 23
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateMarch 11, 2023
VenueDoncaster Dome
CityDoncaster, England
Background

Polaris 23 was announced in December, 2022, when the promotion confirmed that the event would feature a grand prix tournament in the women's 66 kg division.[38] The main event was announced as Owen Livesey v Chris Weidman, and the tournament was scheduled to feature Ffion Davies, Maggie Grindatti, Giovanna Jara, Amy Campo, Brianna Ste-Marie, Julia Maele, and Elisabeth Clay.[39] Jara missed weight by 0.9 kg prior to the event and she was allowed to compete, although she was not eligible to win the title in the event that she won. Elisabeth Clay won the tournament and was crowned the under 66 kg champion.[40]

Fight card
Polaris 22
Weight Class Method Time Notes
NO-GI England Owen Livesey def. United States Chris Weidman Unanimous Decision 15:00
Opening Round NO-GI Wales Ffion Davies def. Brazil Giovana Jara Points (4-1) 10:00
Opening Round NO-GI United States Elisabeth Clay def. Bulgaria Joanna Dineva Reverse Triangle Choke 8:57
Opening Round NO-GI United States Amy Campo def. Norway Julia Maele Rear-naked Choke 5:45
Opening Round NO-GI Canada Brianna Ste-Marie def. United States Maggie Grindatti Armbar 5:29
Semifinal NO-GI United States Elisabeth Clay def. Wales Ffion Davies Toehold 2:59
Semifinal NO-GI United States Amy Campo def. Canada Brianna Ste-Marie Rear-naked Choke 9:52
Final NO-GI United States Elisabeth Clay def. United States Amy Campo Points (1-0) 10:00 for Polaris Under 66 kg world title

Polaris 24

Polaris 24
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateJune 3, 2023
VenueFairfield Halls
CityCroydon
Background

Polaris 24 was a professional grappling event held by Polaris Pro Grappling on June 3, 2023.[41] It was first announced in January 2023 and the promotion confirmed that a men's under 70 kg tournament would take place at the event.[42] During the live broadcast of Polaris 23 the main event was revealed to be a lightweight title-fight between Ryan Hall and the reigning champion Ashley Williams.[43] Both men withdrew from the event and the title was vacated, with Ethan Crelinsten and Nathan Orchard competing for the vacant belt in the co-main event instead.[44] Jed Hue and Mateusz Szczecinski were also booked to compete for the vacant welterweight title in the main event.[45] The men's tournament was postponed and there were a number of superfights booked for Polaris 24 instead.[46]

Results
Polaris 24
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Welterweight NO-GI Poland Mateusz Szczecinski def. England Jed Hue Submission (Straight Ankle-Lock) 0:21 For the vacant Polaris Welterweight title
Lightweight NO-GI Canada Ethan Crelinsten def. United States Nathan Orchard Unanimous Decision 15:00 For the vacant Polaris Lightweight title
NO-GI England Dinu Bucalet def. England Ollie Webb Split Decision 10:00
NO-GI Italy Martina Zola def. England Rosie Clarke Unanimous Decision 10:00
NO-GI England Eoghan O'Flanagan def. United States Hunter Colvin Unanimous Decision 10:00
No-GI United States Jason Rau def. England Matty Holmes Submission (Armbar)
NO-GI United States Keith Krikorian def. Republic of Ireland Tom Halpin Submission (Rear-naked Choke)

Polaris 25: Absolute Grand Prix

Polaris 25
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateSeptember 30, 2023
VenueTBC
CityEbbw Vale
Background

Polaris announced that an absolute grand prix had been scheduled for their 25th event, with 8 men competing for a $30,000 grand prize.[47] The promotion also scheduled a Contenders tournament on August 26, 2023 to determine the final entrant into the tournament.[48] Marcin Maciulewicz won that tournament and became the final entrant.[49]

Aljamain Sterling was originally booked to compete against Nathaniel Wood in the main event superfight.[50] Wood withdrew from the match and was replaced by Mike Grundy instead.[51]

Fight Card
Polaris 25
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Main Event NO-GI United States Aljamain Sterling def. England Mike Grundy Decision
Final NO-GI Brazil Kaynan Duarte def. Brazil Fabricio Andrey Rear-naked Choke Duarte wins the absolute grand prix[52]
Semi-final NO-GI Brazil Fabricio Andrey def. United States Giancarlo Bodoni Points (1-0) Won 'Match of the Year' at JitsMagazine BJJ Awards 2023[53]
Semi-final NO-GI Brazil Kaynan Duarte def. Australia Izaak Michell Points (3-1)
Opening Round NO-GI Brazil Fabricio Andrey def. England Owen Livesey Points (1-0)
Opening Round NO-GI United States Giancarlo Bodoni def. Poland Marcin Maciulewicz Rear-naked Choke
Opening Round NO-GI Australia Izaak Michell def. Ecuador Roberto Jimenez Points (2-0)
Opening Round NO-GI Brazil Kaynan Duarte def. United States Jason Rau Rear-naked Choke

Polaris 26: Jones v Meerschaert

Polaris 26
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateNovember 5, 2023
VenueSouthampton Central Hall
CitySouthampton
Background

Polaris announced that Craig Jones will be competing against UFC middleweight veteran Gerald Meerschaert in the main event.[54] They later confirmed that Kendall Reusing will be making her return to professional grappling after over a year away due to injury, and she will be defending her openweight title against Leticia Cardozo.[55] Molly McCann is also scheduled to make her professional grappling debut against Julia Scardone.[56]

Fight Card
Polaris 25
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Light-heavyweight NO-GI Australia Craig Jones def. United States Gerald Meerschaert Rear-naked Choke
Openweight NO-GI United States Kendall Reusing def. Brazil Leticia Cardozo Decision Reusing retains the women's openweight title
NO-GI England Molly McCann def. England Julia Scardone Armbar
NO-GI Norway Tommy Langaker def. Canada Oliver Taza Decision
NO-GI England Owen Jones def. Netherlands Bart Dubbeldam Decision
NO-GI Poland Marcin Maciulewicz def. England Max Bickerton Decision
GI Brazil Luiz Finnochio def. Ecuador Nathan Johnstone Decision
NO-GI England Nia Blackman def. Republic of Ireland Amanda Pamela Nicole Decision
NO-GI England Phil Harris def. England Mark Phung Decision
NO-GI England Dominic Dillon def. Poland Claudio Brudny Reverse Bulldog Choke
NO-GI England Kerry Isom def. England Jade Barker Decision
NO-GI England Sam Crook def. England Mike Parry Decision
NO-GI England Justin Moore def. England Matthew Fitz-James Arm-triangle Choke
NO-GI England Jack Hassard def. England Abraham Dannan Decision
NO-GI Cameroon Franck Takadjou def. England Archer Colaco Decision

2024 in Polaris

Polaris 27: Welterweight grand prix

Polaris 27
Information
PromotionPolaris Pro Grappling
DateMarch 23, 2024
VenueInternational Convention Centre Wales
CityNewport, Wales
Background

Polaris announced that Polaris 27 would feature a welterweight grand prix tournament with a grand prize of $20,000.[57] Ashley Williams vacated the featherweight title so that Owen Jones and Gabriel Sousa could compete for it in the main event,[58] although both men withdrew and were replaced by Keith Krikorian and Cameron Donnelly. Ffion Davies also defended her flyweight title against Brianna Ste-Marie,[59] while UFC veterans Nathaniel Wood and Alex Caceres were booked to compete in a superfight.[60]

Fight Card
Polaris 27
Weight Class Method Time Notes
Main Event NO-GI Wales Ffion Davies def. Canada Brianna Ste-Marie Unanimous Decision For the flyweight title
Final NO-GI United States PJ Barch def. Australia Levi Jones-Leary Points (2-0) Barch wins the welterweight grand prix[61]
Semi-final NO-GI Australia Levi Jones-Leary def. South Africa Jozef Chen Points (1-0)
Semi-final NO-GI United States PJ Barch def. Norway Espen Mathiesen Heel Hook
Opening Round NO-GI South Africa Jozef Chen def. United States Harrison Woods Kimura
Opening Round NO-GI Australia Levi Jones-Leary def. England Shane Curtis Rear-naked Choke
Opening Round NO-GI Norway Espen Mathiesen def. United States Max Hanson Unanimous Decision
Opening Round NO-GI United States PJ Barch def. Brazil Luiz Paulo Split Decision
Featured Prelim NO-GI England Nathaniel Wood def. United States Alex Caceres Rear-naked Choke
Featured Prelim NO-GI United States Keith Krikorian def. Scotland Cameron Donnelly Armbar For the featherweight title

Awards

In 2020, Polaris won "Promotion of the year" at the JitsMagazine BJJ Awards.[62]

In 2023, Polaris won "Promotion of the year" at the JitsMagazine BJJ Awards.[63]

See also

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