SPORT: Lighthouse Poole hosts sell-out Polaris event


A global audience tuned in to watch the Lighthouse Poole host its tenth Polaris jiu-jitsu grapple.

Polaris is Europe’s longest running professional grappling event.

It derives from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is focused on ground fighting and does not involve punching, kicking or striking meaning that fighters must use guile to win.

Tom Holmes Lighthouse Commercial Sales and Events Manager said: “The best way I can describe it is that it’s like a form of human chess – it is completely engrossing to watch.”

In addition to the global audience streaming online a sell-out of 700 were inside the recently renovated auditorium itself.

The star attraction was 17-year-old Nicky Ryan successfully defending his Featherweight title against American UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber who flew in especially for the bout.

The six-contest main card saw both middleweight and lightweight title fights with fighters coming in from all over the world.

For more information on Polaris visit their website here.


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