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 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.