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Robert Drysdale

Robert Drysdale
  • Given Name: Robert Drysdale
  • Professional MMA Record: 6-0-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 6 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1981.10.05
  • Last Fight: April 12, 2013 in LFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 202.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 78.5" (199cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $16,000 USD
  • Born: Provo, Utah, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Robert Drysdale Wiki Update Wiki

American-born Robert Drysdale is one of the most prominent and successful figures in modern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and competition, having won multiple world championship titles in a laundry list of the world's most prestigious grappling tournaments, including the Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships, the IBJJF/CBJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, and the Brazilian National Championships. 


In 2010 Drysdale made the difficult jump from Jiu Jitsu tournaments to the world of Mixed Martial Arts.  Robert however has made the transition with relative ease having won all 6 of his bouts not only by submission but also all in the first round going no longer than 3 minutes in any bout.


Prior to his foray into professional fighting, Drysdale was responsible for training many of the world's top MMA fighters in preparation for competition. His students include Frank Mir, Forrest Griffin and other UFC fighters, and Drysdale acted as an assistant coach on Season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter on behalf of Team Frank Mir. He currently lives and trains out of Las Vegas, Nevada, where his Robert Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu Academy is host to a thriving contingent of avid BJJ students. In preparation for more MMA fights, he trains with prominent Las Vegas fighters including Wanderlei Silva and Randy "The Natural" Couture.


Drysdale signed with the UFC and was set to make his debut at UFC 163 against Ednaldo OIiveira. The fight didn't happen because Drysdale failed a random drug test for elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio.


After being suspended, his UFC debut was a submission victory over Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. 

He then failed another drug test and had his win overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Last updated 07.31.2014, 4:35 PM ET
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Robert Drysdale MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
No Contest | Submission | Injury
2:03 Round 1 of 3
Keith Berish
Ref: Mark Smith
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2014.07.06
Odds: -800 Huge Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 202.5 lbs
Walkout Music: The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Cancelled Bout Cody Donovan UFC 167 2013.11.16
Reason: Drysdale Elevated Testosterone
Cancelled Bout Ednaldo Oliveira UFC 163 2013.08.03
Reason: Drysdale Staph Infection
Win | Submission | Choke
1:48 Round 1 of 3
DJ Linderman
Ref: Birchie Stillwagoner
Legacy FC 19: Campuzano vs. Nascimento
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2013.04.12
Odds: -525 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 3
Chris Reed
Ref: John Schorle
Legacy FC 15: Drysdale vs. Reed
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2012.11.16
Odds: -2400 Huge Favorite
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:29 Round 1 of 3
Ike Villanueva
Ref: John Schorle
Legacy FC 12: Hieron vs. da Silva
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2012.07.13
Odds: -2500 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 206.8 lbs
Cancelled Bout Victor Valimaki AFC 9 2012.06.08
Cancelled Bout Ike Villanueva Legacy FC 11 2012.05.11
Reason: Drysdale Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:04 Round 1 of 3
Mike Nickels
Ref: John Cooper
Armageddon FC 6: Conviction
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2011.06.18
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:54 Round 1 of 3
Clay Davidson
Ref: Brian Beauchamp
Armageddon FC 4: Revelation
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2010.11.06
Win | Submission | Choke
1:12 Round 1 of 3
Bastien Huveneers
Ref: Mac Danzig
Armageddon FC 3: Evolution
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2010.07.17

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