Jake Shields, a former Strikeforce champion and UFC title challenger, will take on Craig Jones for the inaugural Polaris middleweight title.
Shields and Jones will square off at Polaris 6 on UFC Fight Pass from London on February 17.
Craig Jones will take on Jake Shields at Polaris 6, for the inaugural middleweight belt! Will Jones' unorthodox submission game rattle the seasoned pro? Or has Jake's time with the Danaher Death Squad given him enough to mount an attack of his own? Tickets https://t.co/CJ3hNqwZw0 pic.twitter.com/kudJAG1N7u
— Polaris Professional (@PolarisProEvent) January 8, 2018
A former 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling bronze medalist, Shields last competed in MMA at Professional Fighters League 2 when he earned a decision over Danny Davis Jr. He is also a former 2005 Pan American Championships gold medalist and won the 2007 Graice Open Superfight title.
Jones is a native of Australia who owns a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. He is a two-time ADCC Trials champion and submitted top-ranked Leandro Lo in 2017 at ADCC.
Jones went 2-1 recently at the Eddie Bravo Invitational 11 and also holds a first round victory in 2017 over Chael Sonnen to his credit.
The first four Polaris events are available for streaming on YouTube.
Below is the complete prelim card for Polaris 6:
GI – Emilia Tuukkanen vs Leoni Munslow
GI – Jay Butler vs Sean McDonagh
GI – Santeri Lilius vs Bradley Hill
GI – Tommy Langaker vs Charlie McDonald
GI – Jake Mckenzie vs Yousuf Nabi
NO GI – Ross Nichols vs Tommi Pulkkanen