Robert Drysdale victorious in pro MMA debut

by Ariel Helwani | source:

The 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship's open division winner Robert Drysdale's long-awaited MMA debut finally took place Saturday night at Armageddon Fighting Championship 3 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Drysdale, who entered the bout with a 1-0 amateur record, submitted Bas Huveneers via arm triangle at 1:12 in round 1.

 told MMA Fighting last week that he has a four-fight deal with AFC. He expects to fight for the Canadian-based organization one more time this year before finishing his contract in the first half of 2011. He then hopes to sign a deal with either Strikeforce or the UFC.

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Complete results

Kalib Starnes Defeated Nick Hinchliffe by Submission (Armbar) at 3:49 of Round 1 - AFC Middleweight title fight
Robert Drysdale defeated Bastien Huveneers by Submission (Side Choke) at 1:12 of Round 1
Nick Driedger defeated Baz Cunningham by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:18 of Round 1
Mike Hackert defeated Dan MacIver by Unanimous Decision
Diego Wilson defeated Dan Lin by Technical Submission (referee stoppage armbar) at 0:46 of Round 1
Justin Shaw defeated Rob McCormack by TKO (Strikes) at 0:19 of Round 1
Misha Cirkunov defeated Shawn Pauliuk by TKO (Strikes) at 0:57 of Round 1
Derek Medler defeated Myles Dearden by TKO (Strikes) at 2:56 of Round 1
Darcy James defeated Conner Wood by KO at 1:36 of Round 1
Dajan Kajic defeated Adam Gabel by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:37 of Round 1
Keri Scarr defeated Sarah McLeod by TKO (Referee Stoppage) after Round 1
Conner Riddell vs Dan Ring ended in a draw
Theo Brisley defeated Iury Aquiano by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:14 of Round 2

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Voice of Pride Lady site profile image  

8/7/10 2:26 PM by Voice of Pride Lady

 Yes it is

The TrainWreck site profile image  

7/26/10 6:28 PM by The TrainWreck

maybe he can fight anderson silva now... dont they have beef?

iceman420 site profile image  

7/26/10 4:46 PM by iceman420

Is this true???

armbarring site profile image  

7/26/10 10:41 AM by armbarring

Robert has always been a great dude around us. so idk

Kneeblock site profile image  

7/26/10 8:10 AM by Kneeblock


Kostakio site profile image  

7/26/10 12:40 AM by Kostakio

ttt to see more of the guy who beat Marcelo Garcia fight in MMA!

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7/19/10 10:30 AM by cmfc


LTL site profile image  

7/19/10 10:03 AM by LTL

He looked pretty humble in the vid.

Voice of Pride Lady site profile image  

7/19/10 8:41 AM by Voice of Pride Lady

 I cant find it on the internet, see if there is a commercial release of Robert Drysdale competition video. If you find that, then you have hours of Robert Drysdale douchieness at your fingertips.

MikeyA518 site profile image  

7/19/10 5:39 AM by MikeyA518

 Well after watching the video, doesnt seem like he did anything too bad.  A little Ali shuffle if you want to call it that in the end, nothing overboard.  Whoever said he flipped off an opponent and did asshole shit, if you have any footage of that stuff post it, id like to see it.