The UK is fast becoming a hotbed for professional grappling. Promotions like Polaris and Grapplefest have been putting on shows for years and now there seems to be a new player on the scene. Pantheon have put on two shows to date, but it looks like their third iteration is going to be something special.
BloodyElbow.com has learned that in the co-main event of Pantheon 3, Ashley Williams will be defending his featherweight title against Geo Martinez.
Williams won the Pantheon title by defeating Kamil Wilk via rear-naked choke at Pantheon 2 and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top black belt competitors. Geo Martinez earned his black belt under Eddie Bravo in a record breaking 3.5 years and is a former EBI champion and ADCC competitor.
Williams and Martinez met once before at EBI 15 and it was a interesting match with both grapplers having their moments. Geo Martinez would come close with a kimura in regulation before eventually scoring a rear naked choke during the first overtime round.
Pantheon 3 goes down on May 2nd in Birmingham, England and airs live on FloGrappling.com.
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