Ffion Davies and Elisabeth Clay will be two of eight grapplers competing at Polaris Women’s Grand Prix.
On March 11, Europe’s largest grappling promotion, Polaris, will hold its first-ever women’s grand prix. Featuring eight top-level competitors in the 66 kg. division, the winner will take home $20,000.
Long considered one of Europe’s top grapplers, Davies is now widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound female competitor in jiu-jitsu. Already a two-time IBJJF No-Gi world champion and an ADCC silver medalist, she added to her resume in a big way in 2022 when she captured gold at the 2022 IBJJF Worlds (in the gi) and the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
Clay is an accomplished competitor in her own right. Known for her dangerous leg locks and complex guard game, she is a three-time IBJJF No-Gi world champion, as well as an ADCC Trials champion.
The Ares BJJ representative competed in the over 60 kg. division at the 2022 ADCC World Championships, but lost in the first round to eventual champion Amy Campo. She would avenge that loss two months later at the IBJJF No-Gi Worlds where she defeated Campo on points.
In addition to Davies and Clay, Polaris will invite five more competitors, and one spot will be given to the winner of an upcoming Polaris Contenders event.
How to watch: Polaris 23: Women’s Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, March 11, and will air live on UFC Fight Pass (subscription required).