Friday, 11 September 2015

Polaris 2 - Baret Yoshida

Unless you've been living in a cave or or currently in a coma, Polaris 2 hits Cardiff this weekend, with a stellar line up below to whet all grappling fan's appetites:-

Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon vs Masakazu Imanari
Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro vs Nakamura Daisuke
Eddie “Wolverine” Cummings vs Reilly Bodycomb
Michelle Nicolini BJJ vs Gezary Matuda
AJ Agazarm vs Dan Strauss
Robson Moura vs Baret Yoshida
Tom Barlow vs Gianni Grippo
Pedro Bessa vs Anacoreta Luca

There are fighter profiles online for this event, but I have added Yoshida's as I met him when I was reporting at the ADCC 2001 event and watched him training with the rest of the competitors.  A man with phenomenal talent and real easy to get along with, I had a great interview with him out there, very humble and with a great sense of humour and outlook on life.  In addition, Baret was at London Fight Factory yesterday visiting Luiz and putting everyone through their paces in the Gi classes.

This event really cements the UK as one of THE places to be to host world class grappling events.

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