Polaris Squads will see Team UK compete against Team Europe to determine which one has the best grapplers and this latest announcement adds another athlete to the British roster, Bradley Hill. The event was first announced just a little over a week ago and the team at Polaris are slowly releasing the competitor list ahead of the event on September 27th. So far, Hill joins the Polaris Lightweight and Bantamweight Champion Ashley Williams as the only announced competitors out of eight that will represent Team UK, while Team Europe has yet to have any representatives announced.
The team of eight will be split into two halves where competitors will weigh in at under 75kg and under 95kg, Williams definitely representing the lighter category while Hill will most likely be one of the heavier athletes. He has plenty of previous experience on the Polaris stage as he fought and earned Decision victories at both Polaris 5 and 6, against Tommi Pulkkannen and Santeri Lilius respectively. Most recently, Bradley Hill took part in the Polaris UK Grand Prix where he went 1-1 by defeating Shane Curtis in an impressive display before coming up short against ADCC veteran Ross Nicholls.
The team grappling event will be provide eighty minutes of action split into two forty-minute halves and will feature a very important rule change that should differentiate it further from Quintet. That being that Polaris Squads will not ban any submissions, so heelhooks, neck cranks and spinelocks will all be legal as the UK and Europe’s best representatives battle it out for bragging rights.
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