Adam Wardzinski has just become the latest entrant revealed for the Polaris Absolute Grand Prix on April 4th in Newport, Wales. He joins the previously announced competitors for the chance to win £20,000, Patrick Gaudio, Freddie Vosgrone and the current favorite to win the tournament, Kaynan Duarte. This rounds out the first half of the competition as we wait for the final four spaces to be taken up by more of the world’s best competitive grapplers.
Adam Wardzinski is one of Europe’s brightest stars on the professional grappling circuit, having medalled at plenty of the world’s biggest BJJ tournaments already. Wardzinski’s entrance in to the Polaris Absolute Grand Prix presents him with a great opportunity to avenge some previous losses. He and Kaynan Duarte have faced off on five separate occasions over the last eighteen months with Duarte winning all five and getting the tap to finish three of them.
While he might be one of the smaller competitors taking part in The Polaris Absolute Grand Prix, Wardzinski is no stranger to openweight matches and regularly enters the absolute at major tournaments. He’s even come away with some notable victories over bigger men like Victor Hugo and Mahamed Aly by using his signature Butterfly guard. He’s also got some great momentum coming into this tournament, having started the year by coming second to Keenan Cornelius in a tough division at the IBJJF European Championships.
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