Polaris 9, Fri. March 15, 3 PM ET Prelims/5 PM ET Main Card PBP Discussion Thread

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  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Polaris 9
    Friday 3.15.2019 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT
    U.S. Broadcast:
    UFC Fight Pass
    Venue: Indigo at the O2
    Location: London, England
    Number of Grappling Bouts: 14​


    Main Card: UFC Fight Pass, 5 PM ET/2 PM PT
    Jake Shields vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.
    Ffion Davies vs. Gezarty Matuda - Championship Match
    Vagner Rocha vs. Ross Nicholls
    Tom Halpin vs. Ethan Crelinsten
    Darragh O'Conaill vs. Michael Anthony Perez
    Eduardo Rios vs. Santeri Lilius



    Preliminary Card: UFC Fight Pass, 3 PM ET/12 PM PT
    Tommy Langaker vs. Sebastian Brosche
    Eoghan O'Flanagan vs. Tarik Hopstock
    Ed Ingamells vs. Ash Amos
    Fred Vosgrone vs. Halldor Logi Valsson
    Jamie Hughes vs. Arya Esfandmaz
    Nobuhiro Sawada vs. Pedro Dias
    Marcus Phelan vs. Chris Newman
    Jack Tyley vs. Tom Caughey

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  2. JimGunn

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    First time I have seen betting odds for Polaris:

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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    This event is now live!
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I expected more interest in this event. Guess grappling still has a long way to go to catch on.
     
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    I think a lot of us thought it was Saturday and not on a Friday afternoon.

    That's a big reason there was less discussion on it.

    Plus Lovato Jr. vs Jake Shields was a mismatch and not the most exciting idea for a main event.

    The card was great though.
     
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    The event itself was good. I wish they had some bigger names, but I enjoyed it and I hope they start doing them more often. I was suprised Ffion Davies looked so good. She's gotten much, much better recently and I wouldn't be surprised if she has a breakout year and wins ADCC or worlds. Tommy Langaker really should have been on the main card. He got 3rd in worlds last year and he's one of the most exciting BJJ players currently. Give him a name and a main card spot.
     
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    People like taking it slow round these parts.
     
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    A silver not a bronze.
     
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    The rules are absolute garbage it's a ref decision mostly rule set and it didn't have any fights between too big names.
     
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    Ffion is awesome. I'm a huge fan of hers and people were sleeping on her big time going into this match.

    Also can we take a second to appreciate Jake Shields? I was positive that a finisher like Lovato would sub Jake and Lovato had a tough time and even lose some positions. I know Jake never had Lovato in any trouble but it was a very good performance by Jake considering it looked like such a mismatch on paper.

    Really makes you appreciate that Craig Jones was able to sub Jake so fast when you see that Lovato and Danis both were not able to do it despite having very deep subs fully locked on.
     

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