MENU
#Bellator NYC #UFC Fight Night 112 #Conor McGregor #Felice Herrig #Kevin Lee #Nate Diaz #Chael Sonnen #Justine Kish #Wanderlei Silva #Johny Hendricks #Matt Mitrione #Fedor Emelianenko #BJ Penn #Tim Boetsch #Dennis Siver


robert-drysdale-2.jpgBrazilian jiu-jitsu ace Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the UFC and will meet fellow light heavyweight Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 163.

UFC officials confirmed the fight by retweeting an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

Drysdale vs. Oliveira likely will be part of the prelims.

Drysdale, a world champion grappler who was born in the U.S. but spent much of his childhood in Brazil, made his official MMA debut in 2010. Recently, the black belt has competed for Legacy FC in Texas. All of six of his pro wins have come via first-round submission, including an April victory over Bellator vet D.J. Linderman.

Oliveira returns to action for the first time since UFC 142 in early 2012, when he suffered a submission loss to heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga in his promotional debut. Prior to that, the Brazilian striker had posted eight knockouts in an undefeated start to his career. Recently injuries have slowed his return to the cage.

The latest UFC 163 card now includes:

For more on UFC 163, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Robert Drysdale)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir Set to Meet at UFC 214 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir will try to continue defining the light heavyweight title picture when they meet at UFC 214. read news >>

Champ Demetrious Johnson took his UFC feud public, and here's how the flyweights responded

  • 22 days ago
  • 506 views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took his feud with the UFC public. Here’s how his fellow 125-pounders responded.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Who ya got?! Fellow fighters predict knockout – but for Derrick Lewis or Mark Hunt?

  • 19 days ago
  • 12 views

Fellow fighters predict a knockout in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 main event – but for which headliner?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Bethe Correia: Ex-champ, fellow UFC Fight Night 111 headliner Holly Holm overestimates herself

  • 14 days ago
  • 16 views

Set to headline Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 11 opposite former champion Holly Holm, onetime title challenger Bethe Correia believes a win will get her close to a new stab at the women’s bantamweight b read news >>

Chad Laprise replaces Alan Jouban, meets Brian Camozzi at UFC 213

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

This year’s International Fight Week festivities will have a little more Canadian flare with the addition of Chad Laprise to July’s UFC 213 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC champ Max Holloway: Dana White 'always solves problem,' will get new deal done

  • 15 days ago
  • 7 views

Featherweight champ Max Holloway has yet to meet with UFC President Dana White on a new contract, but he’s confident they’ll hammer out a deal soon.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Bellator, WEC veteran Dave Jansen signs 4-fight deal with Fight Nights Global

  • 19 days ago
  • 4 views

Former Bellator tournament winner and 10-year professional Dave Jansen has signed a multi-fight deal with Russia’s Fight Nights Global.Filed under: News read news >>

Cyborg vs. Anderson for UFC Featherweight Title After de Randamie Stripped | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 80 views

Cris "Cyborg" Justino will meet Megan Anderson to lay claim to the UFC featherweight championship after Germaine de Randamie was stripped of the belt. read news >>

Alex Garcia wishes his UFC Fight Night 112 opponent was better than Tim Means

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

Set to meet veteran Tim Means this Sunday, UFC welterweight Alex Garcia admits he expected a higher-ranked opponent coming off the devastating knockout of Mike Pyle.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Roberto Sanchez Looks to Capture Flyweight Title and Carry Legacy into the UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 5 views

Roberto Sanchez (6-0) takes on fellow undefeated fighter Jarome Rivera (7-0) in a flyweight championship co-main event on Friday at LFA 14 in Houston. read news >>