This Saturday, marks the return of the world renowned Polaris Pro Invitational. It’s the 11th instalment so far of the world class competition and for this outing, it’s taking place in Manchester, England. The event will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass at approximately 4pm local time, so it’s perfect for fans in the UK as UFC Shenzhen is on in early hours of Saturday morning so if you’re a fight fan you may aswell tune in to watch some elite level grappling whenever the UFC is over.
Polaris 11 manages features an extensive list of top talent submission grapplers including some current UFC fighters and an Olympic gold medallist in Japan’s Satoshi Ishii (a gold medallist that isn’t Henry Cejudo?) Who’d have thought it?
There’s some real huge names to look out for on the card tomorrow, that includes recently promoted black belt Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett, in this outing he takes on Scottish UFC-alum; Stevie Ray.
Also on the card is UFC scrapper Chris Fishgold of Next Generation Liverpool. StipeTapped HQ can confirm that Fishgold was originally due to fight UFC Lightweight Marc Diakese. However Diakese was forced to withdraw from the bout due to his upcoming fight with Lando Vannata at UFC Fight Night 160 clashing with this grappling match. Diakese has now been replaced by his grappling coach Liam Cann.
When you move further up the card you’ll find current Polaris Welterweight Champion Mansher Khera who defends his championship against Edwin Najmi. The current Women’s Under 55kg Champion Ffion Davies is taking part in the main event too, this time taking on Talita Alencar.
It’s an all round stacked card and if you have fight pass you should definitely take the time to tune in to see some familiar UFC / MMA faces and you get to witness the highest level of competitive grappling on Earrth!
We have not yet been able to confirm the running order of the bouts but can confirm what’s going to happen on the prelim and main card:
Jed Hue vs Nastasa Silviu Georgian
Lloyd Cooper vs Matty Holmes
Tommi Pulkkanen vs Marcus Phelan
Adam Adshead vs Enrique Villasenor
Sean McDonagh vs Tarik Hopstock
Kristin Mikkelson vs Yas Wilson
Kieran Davern vs Fred Greenall
Chris Walsh vs Nathan Jones
Ffion Davies vs Talita Alencar
Edwin Najmi vs Mansher Khera
Paddy Pimblett vs Steven Ray
Marcos Tinoco vs Tommy Langaker
Satoshi Ishii vs Arya Esfandmaz
Ben Dyson vs Nick Rodriguez
Chris Fishgold vs Liam Cann
Polaris 11: Davies vs Alencar is airing exclusively on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday the 31st of August, and StipeTapped will be in attendance and live tweeting the event.
Stay tuned for interviews with the competitors.