After some back-and-forth taunting online, Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu has announced that Gilbert “Durinho” Burns and Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon will be pitted against each other on October 29 when the fourth edition of the event is held in Poole, England.
A world BJJ champion and UFC fighter, Durinho had shown interest in squaring off against Tonon, a black-belt under Tom DeBlass and Ricardo Almeida who’s been making noise in no-gi competitions. Their relative weight was an issue at first and held back the announcement. But now Durinho has officially accepted the challenge.
The Polaris 4 line-up looks like this so far:
Gilbert Durinho vs Garry Tonon
Dillon Danis vs Jackson Sousa
Vitor Shaolin vs Fernando Tererê
AJ Agazarm vs Ikuhisa Minowa
Dominyka Obelenyte vs Yas Wilson
Ben Dyson vs Tom Breese
Masakazu Imanari vs Nathan Orchard
FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT BJJ world champion and UFC fighter Gilbert “Durinho” Burns faces off against a man who needs no introduction in the world of professional jiu jitsu, Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon Do NOT miss your chance to see these world class athletes square off on the Polaris stage live and in person. Tickets on sale now. https://goo.gl/SUCGhu Free live stream of the preliminary card on YouTube from 4pm Saturday October 29. Main card starts same day at 6:30pm. Currently confirmed: Ben Dyson vs Tom Breese Dominyka Obelenyte vs Yas Wilson Masakazu Imanari vs TBC (announcing next week, Prokopos out due to injury) Dillon Danis x Jackson Sousa AJ Agazarm x MINOWAMAN Garry Tonon x Gilbert Burns SHAOLIN x TERERE All times are UK times. www.polaris-pro.org Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational Many thanks to our sponsors @rollmorejiujitsu @digitsuonline @lawyerlondon @invertedgear @tatamifightwear @scramblebrandofficial