Grapplefest 9 Full Card Announced

Grapplefest has announced the full card for the first UK-based grappling event since Coronavirus necessitated the cancellation of all professional sports events, Grapplefest 9. The news comes shortly after the promotion announced the first fight, a somewhat surprising matchup between Ffion Davies, the lightest IBJJF European Open Absolute Champion of all time and Tayane Porfirio, a fellow ADCC medallist who normally dominates the heaviest weight class available for women.

The other matches announced for Grapplefest 9 are also heavily reliant on talent based around the UK and they look set to produce just as much excitement. The scheduled main event sees Daniel Strauss, a fan-favorite thanks to his easygoing nature and exciting matches for Quintet and Polaris, take on Jackson Souza, who still performs well at the highest levels of competition after a 7 year-long stint competing at black belt so far. The third big-name match on the card sees Polaris Bantamweight and Lightweight World Champion, Ashley Williams take on Kev Corkhill in a match that he sits as a heavy favourite for.

Full card below.

Grapplefest 9Tayane Porfirio Ffion Davies

Grapplefest 9 Full Card

Ffion Davies v Tayane Porfirio – No Weight limit
Jackson Sousa v Dan Strauss – Under 94 Kg
Ashley Williams v Kevin Corkhill – Under 70 Kg
Lew Long v Ben Hills – Under 90 Kg
Chris Walsh v Freddi Sykes – Under 90 Kg
Ellis Younger v Craig McIntosh – Under 75 Kg
Wing Chau Cheung v Yousuf Nabi – Under 75 Kg
Lee Chadwick v Edward Aitken – Under 100 Kg
Ollie Bates v Michael D’Aguiar – Under 70 Kg
Mick Stanton v Kieran Malone – Under 90 Kg
Tyreeze Cunlifffe v Lucas De Sales – Under 77 Kg
Jack Fletcher v Thomas Burroughs – Under 70 Kg

The full Grapplefest 9 event will be streamed live on FloGrappling, click here to watch.

Grapplefest 9 Ashley Williams Kev Corkhill

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015. Residing in Newport, South Wales, he trains at Newport MMA and competes as much as possible but still prefers no gi.

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