Team USA vs Team UK and Ireland – July 17th at Central Hall Southampton!

Two teams of eight went head to head in some of the most exciting grappling contests we’ve ever seen on our mats in 2020. In no-gi, Team UK and Ireland bested Team Europe, but in the gi, Team Europe reigned supreme.

Returning to the Polaris mats after a victory over team Europe in the first no-gi squads event, Team UK and Ireland will be led again by Irishman Darragh O’Conaill. Not only one of the best competitors in Europe, but also one of the best coaches, Darragh will be leading his squad to battle against his counterpart, none other than J.T. Torres, one of the most accomplished American grapplers of all time, and the reigning ADCC champion. We can’t wait to have J.T. on the Polaris mats for the first time!

The rest of the team members will be announced shortly, and we have some very exciting additions to the squads – Follow Polaris on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for live updates –