Polaris 21 Results – Grapple Island

UK-based grappling promotion Polaris are making their first international trip, landing in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy on what is known as ‘Grapnel Island’.

Main event sees UFC light heavyweight contender Paul Craig step out of the cage and onto the mat to face the promotional fan favorite Jed Hue. “Bearjew” Craig is one of the UFC’s light heavyweight division’s all-time top submission threats, ranking second only to Glover Teixeira for most submission wins in the division with six. He will face Hue, who came through the ranks at Polaris winning his Contenders tournament to go undefeated at 4-0 in unteamed bouts with the promotion.

The first Polaris female bantamweight champion to be crowned as former ADCC and IBJJF champion and current ONE Championship strawweight contender Michelle Nicolini faces Ashley Bendle. Nicolini was originally scheduled to face new ADCC World Champion Ffion Daviesbut Bendle will now bring her 1-1 record Polaris to the mat against Brazilian debutant Nicolini.

Two recent ADCC competitors will also face off, as Josh Hinger take Owen Livesey. Hinger picked up a surprise win Tye Ruotolo in the 88kg division last week before dropping to Lucas Hulk Barbosa in the second round, while Livesey was knocked out in the first round of the 99kg division by the eventual winner Kaynan Duarte.

Of note on the preliminaries is a match between UFC veteran Leigh Remedy and Nick Gulloalso known as “Nick the Tooth”, previously playing alongside Dana White and Matt Serra on Dana White: looking for a fight.

MMA Sucka covered fight fans with the results of Polaris 21, with action beginning with the preliminary card at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT on the Polaris YouTube page, followed by the main card at 3 p.m. ET / noon PT on UFC Fight. pass.

Polaris 21 Results

Main board

Paul Craig vs. Jed Hue

Michelle Nicolini vs. Ashley Bendle – for the inaugural Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Bantamweight Championship

Josh Hinger vs. Owen Livesey

Ross Nicholls vs. Marcelo Fausto

Alessio Sacchetti vs. Tom Halpin

Tom Barlow vs. Robson Moura

Luca Anacoreta vs. Epsen Mathiesen

Preliminary map

Kaya Rudolph vs. Francesco Bartolotta

Sven Groten vs. Samuel Karas

Darina Goldin vs. Danielle Tighe

Leigh Remedios vs. Nick Gullo

Alessio Salis vs. Loris Zanolini

Fabio Pititto vs Davide Martinez

Khadim Dia vs. Matteo Vermiglio

Steffano Sanna vs Matteo Bittichesu

Shane Curtis vs. Alberto Buriasco

Christiano Troisi vs Manuel Pilato

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