Robert Drysdale finally makes his UFC debut on Sunday night, and he decided to open up about his controversial start in the promotion in 2013.
Drysdale, a jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC openweight champion, was set to make his promotional debut at UFC 167, but was removed from a light heavyweight bout with Cody Donovan after failing a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) mandated out-of-competition drug test.
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It was a long time in the making, but ADCC absolute and IBJJF World champion Robert Drysdale's UFC debut went about as well as one could hope.
Facing Keith Berish in the opening bout of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale card, Drysdale - the hometown Las Vegas, Nevada favorite - took control of the bout right away. The jiu-jitsu black belt level changed for a double leg takedown, which pushed Berish into the fence. The takedown proved successful and right away Drysdale went to work.
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Case will meet fellow lightweight Kazuki Tokudome at UFC Fight Night 52 on Sept. 20 at the Saitma Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Just days after Case agreed to fight Joe Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 44 in June, he failed a pre-fight eye test and was pulled from the fight. The UFC then paid for him to have LASIK eye surgery and he is now good to go.
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