Polaris Professional Grappling made a rather cryptic announcement earlier, in the form of a social media post hinting at “team sports” being a part of their next event. The UK based promotion has gone from strength to strength in recent years, putting on a total of twelve fight night events featuring some of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Then, most recently, their thirteenth event took place behind closed doors and saw a who’s who of the UK grappling scene competing in an absolute grand prix for a $10,000 prize that eventually went home with Freddie Vosgrone.
The mention of team sports naturally leads to the assumption that this might be an event similar to the Japanese promotion, Quintet. Another one of the biggest grappling promotions around right now, Quintet is the brainchild of Kazushi Sakuraba and features four teams of five men competing in a tournament where the matches follow a winner-stays-on format until one team has been eliminated. Whether Polaris will follow the exact same ruleset remains to be seen and it’s probably more likely that they’ll make a few tweaks on the popular form of team grappling that we’ve come to know and love.
Whatever the ruleset that Polaris decide to put in place for their team event, we’ll be on hand to break down the format and take an in-depth look at the competitors.
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