Polaris gets back to action with $10 K grand prix

Derrick Santistevan


Polaris 13 features $10,000 competition reward.

COVID-19 brought the sports world to a dead stop which consisted of expert grappling. When attempting to strangle an opponent or twist their leg off of their body, it’s difficult to socially range. Still, expert grapplers around the globe discovered a method to remain practicing as they waited for the day for the sport to open back up. Polaris has become one of the most prominent grappling promotions in the sport. This weekend, it is jumping back into the fray with Polaris 13 on Saturday, July 11; its first event because the world almost closed down a couple of months back. 10 thousand dollars are on the line and this Grand Prix features some skilled people poised to go far on their own.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling as a whole has actually been around for years. Still, it hasn’t captured on as a viewer sport beyond those that practice different designs every day. That hasn’t stopped companies like Polaris from placing on occasions with a few of the most popular names in the market. Professional Athletes like Garry Tonon, Luke Rockhold, Craig Jones, Jake Shields, Gilbert Burns, Ffion Davies and others have actually contended on the Polaris mat.

“We are always trying to do something different,” Matt Benyon, among the directors of Polaris informed FanSided “Metamoris was so big and different, so it had a big impact on the scene. About six to seven years ago we had an idea and got together with Tatami on how to do an event.”

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13 occasions later on and Polaris has actually amassed a great deal of attention in the sport as one of the most appropriate competitive grappling promos on the planet. Not just do the leading names complete under their banner, however they have actually placed on a few of the very bestmatches View past matches such as Tonon vs. Rousimar Palhares, Davies vs. Gezary Matuda, or AJ Agazarm versus Benson Henderson; you’ll see precisely why Polaris stands apart as one of the more satisfying grappling promos around.

“Tonon versus Palhares is in a league of its own,” Benyon stated. “Davies is always exciting. Lloyd Cooper versus Matthew Holmes is another good one as well.”

It’s that level of in-match enjoyment that has actually assisted this promo thrive on UFC Battle Pass. The streaming service provides grappling fans gain access to to all of its occasions, plus airs the occasions live as they take place. This is particularly essential since being based in the UK enables Polaris to placed on function occasions either right prior to significant UFC occasions or throughout the day when it can catch a large audience.

Polaris is readily available of UFC Battle Pass

“Partnering with UFC Fight Pass has been a big deal,” Benyon stated. “Kenny Florian was interested in doing some grappling events and we got ahold of him. He put us into contact with someone from the UFC and that helped us get on Fight Pass.”

Being on Battle Pass is the ideal kind of audience forPolaris While mainstream Mixed Martial Arts fans might not acknowledge the complexities that enter into grappling exchanges in the Octagon, those that follow grappling carefully now have another opportunity to satisfy their hunger inPolaris As a promo, Benyon pointed out that he would like to work with a variety of names that have yet to complete in the promo, such as Roberto Jiminez, Claudia Gadelha, Jessica Penne and even Sean O’Malley. This weekend’s card has to do with the UK grappling scene as those men stand front and center to take home the prize money.

“It’s a very interesting mix of people. Because of COVID-19 we couldn’t invite people from overseas. It may not have the name value but there are still some great competitors on the card. A lot of guys said that they’d love to but can’t do it because they weren’t training. They are either just savages competing with no training or they’ve been training in isolation.”

The effect of COVID-19 has actually been felt all around the sports market. Polaris is set to get back to action on Saturday with its Grand Prix event as 8 men fight for the $10,000 reward. As the sports world gradually gets back to action, Polaris is among the groups leading the charge for the expert grappling market.

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