Preview: GrappleFest 4, Craig Jones v. Gabriel Arges, Lachlan Giles v. Bradley Hill

Figure 4 Promotions’ GrappleFest 4 is happening this Saturday, February 23, beginning at 11:00AM ET in Liverpool, England. It will be broadcast on FloGrappling.com.

In the main event, Australian grappler and BJJ black belt Craig Jones represents Absolute MMA Academy against Gabriel Arges of Gracie Barra. Arges comes fresh off a win at the Abu Dhabi King of the Mats competition last month, while Jones is fresh from victory at Polaris 8 in December. The more experienced Arges promises to be a new challenge for Jones, who may still have an advantage in the submission-only format.

Lachlan Giles, the man who gave Craig Jones his black belt, will compete against the much younger Bradley Hill in the co-main event.

This looks to be an exciting card, with additional notable names like Ffion Davies, the 2018 IBJJF World No-Gi Champion, Lloyd Cooper, and Marcus Phelan.

Full Fight card:

Co-Main Events

Craig Jones (Absolute MMA) v Gabriel Arges (Gracie Barra)

Lachlan Giles (Absolute MMA) v Bradley Hill (GB) u80kgs

Ffion Davies (ECJJ) v Christine Martin (GB) u65kgs

Freddie Vosgrone (Carlson Gracie) v Ash Amos (Tillery Combat) u100kgs

Lloyd Cooper (Combat Base) v Gregor Strakl (10th Planet) u80kgs

Sean McDonagh (GB) v Marcus Phelan (ECJJ) u80kgs

Eoghan O’Flanaghan (NSBJJ) v Chris Walsh (Next Gen) u80kgs

Nathan Dunne (Next Gen) v Izaak Michell (Arruda Team) u70kgs

Nick Forrer (NFMS) v James Orr (Scramble Academy) u90kgs

Jamie Hughes (Pedro Bessa) v Ian Jones (Combat Base) u100kgs

Brian Fitzgibbon (Sukata) v Jack Rimmer (Next Gen) u32kgs kids

Ciaran Brohan (T45) v Jordan Cooper (NEJJ) u70kgs

Lee Simpson (Sukata) v Chris Regan (GB) u90kgs

Neil Atkins (Sukata) v Higo Gomez (IMBJJ) u70kgs

Paul Webb (Next Gen) v Adam Ellis (ARBJJ) over 100kgs

Kev Corkhill (LBJJ) v Nick Fielding (IMBJJ) u70kgs

Kenny Richardson (FF) v Dan Hope (GripHouse) u90kgs

Brad McDonagh (Sukata) v Kaiyn McKnight (Next Gen) u30kgs kids

Josh Cherington (Bedlam) v Tom Barry (CRA) u80kgs

Ben Hills (Next Gen) v Jamie Shattock (Sukata) u90kgs

Igor Puskarkis (ASW) v Mateusz Urbanek (Factory) u90kgs

Andrew Hardwick (Sukata) v Aaron Jordan (Next Gen) u80kgs

Hannah Garret (ASW) v Georgia Doe (CEA) u60kgs

Shea Williams (Next Gen) v Elliot Cole (CSA) u30kgs kids

Ollie Bates (Combat Base) v Nathan Kay ( 10thP) u70kgs

Tyreeze Cunliffe (Aspinall) v Finn Carey (Tillery Combat) juniors u70kgs

Ste Bowie (Combat Base) v Mike Reay (GB) u70kgs

David Graham (SBG) v Jon Paton (Sukata) u100kgs

Chris Nicol (Aberdeen Combat Centre) v Sean Macguiness (Scramble Academy) u70kgs

Rachel Dows

Rachel is a 20-something year old writer and martial arts enthusiast. She works at a desk job all day to afford to be able to spend the majority of her free time at the gym, where she is a blue belt in BJJ. She also sometimes goes outside to run, hike, and enjoy living in small town USA.