Polaris 2: Garry Tonon, Imanari, Shaolin, Michelle Nicolini, AJ etc.. Set to Raise the Roof in Cardiff

Polaris 2: Garry Tonon, Imanari, Shaolin, Michelle Nicolini, AJ etc.. Set to Raise the Roof in Cardiff



The much awaited second edition of Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu will happen on September 12th , in Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom).  The international tournament will bring together some of the leading names in Jiu-Jitsu.

8 match ups have been announced by the organization, with the main one being Garry Tonon vs Masakazu Imanari!

Robinho Moura will face the American Baret Yoshida. The pair will face off in a 15 minute battle, with the Gi, submission only.

Robinho, a five-time world Jiu-Jitsu champion, is considered one of the greatest lightweights in the history of sport.

In addition to Robinho, four other Brazilians are also already confirmed at the event, namely the veteran Vitor Shaolin, Michelle Nicolini, Gezary Matuda and Pedro Bessa.

Polaris 2 will be held on Saturday the 12th September at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff.

Polaris has teamed-up with FloGrappling, who will be their broadcast partners for Polaris 2.
To reserve your spot for the online Pay Per View (PPV), head over to their site at flograppling.com and sign up for a Pro account.
This is the only way you will be able to watch Polaris 2 live, apart from attending in person.
There are a number of payment options with FloGrappling and they all give you a access to the best premium online Brazilian Jiu Jitsu content, including Polaris 2.

Live tickets on sale June 11th from the St. David’s Hall Box Office.




Fights announced:

Garry Tonon vs Msakazu Imanari

Garry Tonon fights at Polaris 2 against the most lethal Japanese leglock artist in the game, “10th Dan Master of Leglocks”. Imanari is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Marco Barbosa of Barbosa jiu-jitsu. Imanari is a veteran of DEEP, ZST, Pride Fighting Championships, and Cage Rage and also has had a successful career in Combat Wrestling, placing as high as third and second in their All-Japan championship tournaments. He was the final Cage Rage Featherweight Champion, DEEP Bantamweight Champion, the former DEEP Featherweight Champion and Dream Japan Grand Prix Finalist. He holds 19 submission wins in MMA (mostly leglocks)

Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro vs. Nakamura “The Ronin” Daisuke
Shaolin needs no introduction, with his legacy in MMA and jiu jitsu firmly cemented, he rekindles the old rivalry between Brazil and Japan to take on Daisuke Nakamura, a multiple-time all Japan black belt champion in the open class.
GI Match, 15 minutes submission only.

Eddie “Wolverine” Cummings vs. Reilly Bodycomb
Wolverine is one of the fastest rising stars of grappling in the world, a John Danaher protege with recent wins over notable no-gi experts Nathan Orchard and Denny Prokopos. Reilly Bodycomb is a decorated submission grappler who fights with a blend of sambo, wrestling, judo and jiu jitsu.
NO GI Match, 15 minutes submission only.

AJ Agazarm x Dan Strauss

AJ is a decorated competitor and last year’s No Gi World Champ. His bout with Oli at Polaris 1 raised the roof of the St. David’s Hall.

Daniel Strauss can bend very big nails completely in half. He can also rip apart a deck of cards and has been on Ninja Warrior not once, but twice. He also has the ability to count to any number – ANY number, easily. (He’s also Naga elite champion, British champion, and European champion).

Robinho Moura x Baret Yoshida

Robson Moura is a multiple-time world champion and one of the greatest lighter-division fighters in jiu jitsu history. He’s been around for many years but you can’t call him old school – his techniques are innovative and modern.

Baret Yoshida is a veteran of jiu jitsu and submission grappling, having medalled in all the world’s greatest competitions. His “yamato damashii” spirit means tapping is rarely in his vocabulary.

Michelle Nicolini x Gezary Matuda

Pedro Bessa x Luca Anacoreta

Gianni Grippo vs Tom Barlow