Robert DrysdaleDecorated grappler Robert Drysdale is finally making his way to the Octagon.

Drysdale is expected to make his promotional debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro.

UFC officials confirmed the signing and Drysdale’s Octagon debut that was first reported on Tuesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Drysdale is a world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and won the 2007 Abu Dhabi open weight division. He is a grappler that numerous mixed martial artists have worked with to dial in their submission games.

Drysdale began competing in professional mixed martial arts competition in 2010 and has thus far amassed a spotless 6-0 record. He has submitted every opponent, D.J. Linderman being the most recent.

He’ll square off with Oliveira (13-1-1), who suffered the first loss of his career in January 2012 at UFC 142, his Octagon debut. That was a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at heavyweight.

Oliveira has since planned to return at light heavyweight, but has fallen victim to the injury bug on a couple of occasions.

He hopes to make it back to the Octagon at UFC 163, where featherweight champion Jose Aldo puts his belt on the line against Anthony Pettis in the main event.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Scotland’s Steven Ray Signs With UFC And Replaces Jason Saggo In Krakow

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Steven “Braveheart” Ray to make UFC debut in Krakow on April 11 against Marcin Brandel read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 predictions, preview, and analysis

  • 15 days ago
  • 14 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Poland tomorrow afternoon (Sat., April 11, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 64: "Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2," headlined by a couple of past-their-prim read news >>

With Rampage Jackson out, Steve Bosse to make debut against Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186

  • 14 days ago
  • 16 views

Well that is an interesting replacement... With a court ruling pulling Quinton Jackson from the scheduled UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) on Sat., April 25, 2015 from inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Q read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Mirko Cro Cop full fight video preview

  • 14 days ago
  • 141 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Poland later today (Sat., April 11, 2015) from inside the Krakow Arena with UFC Fight Night 64, headlined by the heavyweight rematch betwee read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz full fight video preview

  • 14 days ago
  • 88 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Poland later today (Sat., April 11, 2015) from inside the Krakow Arena with UFC Fight Night 64, featuring a light heavyweight co-main event read news >>

CM Punk teaches one of his 'favorite moves' in jiu-jitsu

  • 11 days ago
  • 113 views

Former WWE star CM Punk is expected to make his UFC debut later this year, and he joined his jiu-jitsu coach Daniel Wanderley at Roufusport to teach one of his "favorite moves" on the ground. CM Punk read news >>

Undefeated 19-Year-Old Amateur Benedict Ang to Make Pro Debut at ONE: ‘Warrior’s Quest’

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 views

The latest fight to be added to ONE: Warrior’s Quest at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 22 includes top local prospect Benedict Ang. read news >>

UFC's debut in New York: How about seven title fights? Weidman vs. Rockhold?

  • 5 days ago
  • 9 views

If the UFC finally – finally! – gets to make its debut in New York, what should the first fight card include? How about seven title fights, including a middleweight bout between champion Chris Weidma read news >>

Invicta FC's Livia Renata Souza hid title fight from family

  • a day ago
  • 1 views

Livia Renata Souza will make her Invicta FC debut on Friday night, and it’s going to be the biggest night of her life. The Brazilian prospect, who signed a contract with the promotion after going 6-0 read news >>