Grappling Phenom Drysdale Inks Deal with AFC, Debuts in July
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu superstar Robert Drysdale has signed a four-fight contract with Armageddon Fighting Championship (AFC). The 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Absolute Division Champion is scheduled to make his professional MMA debut at the company’s third event, AFC 3: Evolution on Saturday, July 17, 2010. An opponent has not been determined at this time.
A multiple-time world champion, Drysdale has an aggressive style of jiu jitsu that is well-suited to mixed martial arts.
Upon returning from Brazil in February 2008, Drysdale joined Xtreme Couture as both the head jiu jitsu instructor and a member of the Pro Team alongside the likes of noted pros Jay Hieron, Forrest Griffin and the gym’s namesake, Randy Couture. He is also the coach of former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who calls Drysdale “the best grappler in the world.”
Drysdale joins an AFC roster that includes Canadian grappling and wrestling standout Misha Cirkunov, UFC veteran Kalib Starnes, and former King of the Cage Canada Light Heavyweight champion Nick Hinchliffe.
Based in Victoria, the Armageddon Fighting Championship has quickly become the premier mixed martial arts operation in the province. The organization is broadcast on Canadian combat sports channel The Fight Network, with events streaming live on WWSN.tv beginning in July. Tickets for AFC 3: Evolution are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Armageddon Fighting Championship website at armageddonfc.com.
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