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On Wednesday, Armageddon Fighting Championship announced that they have signed grappling star Robert Drysdale to a four-fight contract. He is set to make his promotional and professional debut on July 17.

Drysdale made his make on the grappling world by submitting Marcelo Garcia in the finals of the 2007 ADCC absolute. He also took third in the under 99 kg division. He returned in 2009 for the superfight. He was originally scheduled to face Roger Gracie, but instead faced off against Strikeforce fighter Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. The match was extremely close, but “Jacare” eventually pulled out the victory.

He is also a four-time medalist in the black belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu championships. In 2005, he took a gold medal in the under 94 kg class. He returned and took silver in both 2006 and 2007. Also in 2007, he picked up a bronze in the absolute division.

This will not be Drysdale’s first MMA fight. He competed as an amateur back in 2008. On Oct. 17, he defeated Josh Musick via armbar at a Tuff-N-Uff event.

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