Polaris Pro Grappling invades the United Kingdom to bring Polaris 12 from Wales on Saturday, November 30th. The main event will have breakout star Nick Rodriguez take on former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. This will be Rodriguez’s third time on Polaris’ mats as he has won twice previously with the promotion. Rockhold will be making his Polaris debut.
With only a few years of jiujitsu under his belt, Rodriguez has shown he has elite level grappling especially when he won silver at ADCC earlier this year. It will be interesting to see how this match plays out as Rodriguez typically likes to bully his opponents with his wrestling. But people tend to forget that Rockhold has elite grappling skills as he is a former no-gi world champion as a purple belt and he has earned six submission victories in his MMA career. Either way, jiujitsu fans will be excited to see these two heavyweights face off against each other.
Other notable matches include Gilbert “Durinho” Burns taking on Tommy Langaker in a gi and PJ Barch will match up against Marcin Held.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with results and updates from Polaris 12.
The action begins early Saturday morning as the preliminary card starts at 9:00 a.m. PT.
Polaris 12 can be streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Check out the full card below.
Nick Rodriguez def. Luke Rockhold via Unanimous Decision
Ash Williams def. Richard Alarcon via Armbar
Tommy Langaker def. Gilbert “Durinho” Burns via Unanimous Decision
Michelle Nicolini def. Vanessa English via Toe Hold
Devhonte Johnson def. Arya Esfandmaz via Unanimous Decision
PJ Barch def. Marcin Held via Split Decision
Espen Mathiesen def. Bryn Jenkins Via Armbar
Shane Fishman def. Stefan Petrov via Inside Heel Hook
Stephen Ramos def. Justus Goeschel via Unanimous Decision
Craig Ewers def. Liam Cann via Unanimous Decision
Frederic Vosgrone def. Ash Amos via Guillotine
Jeremy Skinner def. Eoghan O’Flanagan via Heel Hook
Fred Greenall def. Shane Price via Armbar
Nastasa Silviu Georgian def. Jamie Hughes via Reverse Triangle
Photo courtesy of Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational