British grappling promotion Polaris makes its 2022 debut today with Polaris 19, live from Southampton.
In the main event, a number-one contender’s match is set to take place between “Gorilla Hands” Magid Hage and young grappling phenom Roberto Jimenez. The 21-year-old Jimenez has fought under almost every major grappling promotion imaginable, including Polaris, and is only getting better as a competitor. Hage is making his Polaris debut, but the promotion has high hopes that he will quickly become a fan favorite.
The co-main event pits two high-level Americans against each other as Kendall Reusing defends her Polaris Women’s Openweight Championship for the first time against “The Giant Killer” Amanda Leve. Both Reusing and Leve have won the ADCC North America Trials, with Reusing winning in 2021 and Leve in 2019. Reusing earned the title by submitting Venla Luukkonen at Polaris 17, while Leve proved her nickname to be true at the 2021 WNO Championships when she defeated Gabi Garcia in the opening round. They are two of the best female grapplers on the planet, so fans can expect fireworks in this one.
Also on the card are Welsh three-division Polaris champion Ashley Williams, who defends his lightweight title against Jack Sear. Cage Warriors, KSW, UFC, and Bellator vet Paul Redmond, and former UFC contender Paddy Holohan are also set to compete.
MMA Sucka has fans covered with up-to-date Polaris 18 results, with the main card starting at 2pm ET/11am PT on UFC Fight Pass, preceded by the preliminary card starting at Noon ET/9am PT on Polaris’s YouTube page.
Polaris 19 Results
Roberto Jimenez def. Magid Hage via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:13
Kendall Reusing def. Amanda Leve via Injury Forfeit (Broken Foot) at 5:05, defends Polaris Women’s Openweight Championship
Ashley Williams def. Jack Sear via Unanimous Decision, defends Polaris Lightweight Championship
Owen Livesey def. Frederic Vosgrone via Unanimous Decision
Eoghan O’Flanagan def. Valentin Fels via Unanimous Decision
Margot Ciccarelli def. Ashley Bendle via Unanimous Decision
Phil Harris def. Paddy Holohan via Unanimous Decision
Gi Match – Luiz Finocchio def Ben Robson via Unanimous Decision
Paul Redmond def. Thomas Magnitis via Split Decision
Gi Match – Claudio Brudny def. Tom Tovey via Submission (Heel Hook) at 4:26
Shane Curtis def. Nathan Jones via Unanimous Decision
Pete Robson def. Shane Price via Unanimous Decision
Ben Bennett def. Jeremy Pare via Unanimous Decision