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Drysdale set to make debut in July

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Grappling ace Robert Drysdale set for professional mixed martial arts debut in July

by Staff on May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am ET

Brazilian jiu-jitsu superstar Robert Drysdale will soon test the waters of mixed martial arts.

The Canadian-based Armageddon Fighting Championship today announced that Drysdale has signed a four-fight contract with the promotion and is expected to make his debut on July 17 at the company's third event, "AFC 3: Evolution."

An opponent has yet to be determined.

Drysdale fought one amateur contest under the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff banner and handed a then 5-0 Josh Musick a first-round defeat via armbar.

A highly decorated grappler, Drysdale got his start with the Nova Uniao team. A multiple-time world champion, Drysdale also took first place in the 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship's absolute division.

Prior to opening his own academy in Las Vegas, Drysdale was a jiu-jitsu instructor at the famed Xtreme Couture gym. The U.S.-born Drysdale also previously operated his own gym for eight years in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Armageddon Fighting Championship held its debut event in August 2009.



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