BJJ News 9-23-16

Posted by: Philippe Dixon on 9/23/2016

Polaris 4 Update

Jackson Sousa, representing Checkmat, will now be taking on Dillon Danis of Marcelo Garcia in a no-gi, catch weight match in the upcoming submission only event scheduled for October 29. Originally Danis was pitted against Richie Martinez however that fight has since been withdrawn from the card. This card is stacked and it looks like people will certainly get there money's as this event is featuring some top level BJJ talent. Along with Danis there will also be matches with World No-Gi Champion AJ Agazarm, Eddie Bravo's first black belt Denny Prokopos, Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro and Fernando Terere. For tickets to the event or to order on pay-per-view you can visit the Polaris webiste.

Rizin Fighting Federation

RFF, a fighting promotion based in Japan, will be holding a Grand Prix style tournament as well as single bouts in Japan over the weekend with some names you'll quickly recognize. Kron Gracie, son of BJJ legend Rickson Gracie, will be facing Hideo Tokoro for his third MMA bout. Gracie's second fight was also in Rizin where he defeated Asen Yamamoto via triangle choke in the first round. Mirko Cro Cop is in the 8 man Grand Prix tournament that will take place over two days and will have his first fight against Hyun Man Myung. BJJ World Champion Gabi Garcia will look to improve her MMA record to 3-0 against Destanie Yarbrough and long time King of the Cage veteran Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett will face Minoru "Philip" Kimura. No word on how to watch this exciting event in the US yet. We may just have to wait for the results after the weekend. For more information on Rizin you can check out their page here.

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