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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: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.10.05
  • Last Fight: April 12, 2013 in LFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 202.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Drysdale 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

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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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
No Contest | Submission
2:03 Round 1 of 3

Keith Berish
6-0-0 5-0-0

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 | Referee: Mark Smith | 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
5-0-0 13-4-0

Legacy FC 19: Campuzano vs. Nascimento
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.04.12
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Birchie Stillwagoner
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Chris Reed
4-0-0 4-1-0

Legacy FC 15: Drysdale vs. Reed
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.11.16
Odds: -2400 (Huge Favorite) | Referee: John Schorle
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:29 Round 1 of 3

Ike Villanueva
3-0-0 7-6-0

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 | Referee: John Schorle
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
2-0-0 9-4-0

Armageddon FC 6: Conviction
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.06.18
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs | Referee: John Cooper
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:54 Round 1 of 3

Clay Davidson
1-0-0 5-1-0

Armageddon FC 4: Revelation
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.11.06
Referee: Brian Beauchamp
Win | Submission | Choke
1:12 Round 1 of 3

Bastien Huveneers
0-0-0 8-2-1

Armageddon FC 3: Evolution
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.07.17
Referee: Mac Danzig

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