THE FIRST WORLD BJJ PRO 2009 – ABU DHABI

A new year means the next round of action from the ADCC. The First World BJJ Pro 2009 – Abu Dhabi is slated for May 1st and 2nd.  2009 marks the 9th edition of the ADCC’s.  

Trials for the event will be taking place in mid January for the United States hopefuls, with events on both the east and west coast. Trials in Europe as well as Brazil will also be in January to decide who will be invited to compete in the ADCC’s.

The first ADCC took place in 1998 with humble beginnings and a limited amount of “submission fighters” from all over the world.  Word of mouth quickly spread as fighters returned home and told others about the high standard that was set, the equality of rules, and for the huge purses being paid to the winners.

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Robert Drysdale to make MMA debut

by: Jack Bratcher

PRO MMA has just learned that the Xtreme Couture BJJ instructor and grappling phenom, Robert Drysdale is set to make his amateur MMA debut at Tuff-N-Uff’s Future Stars of MMA on October 17 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Whenever we speak to fighters from the Xtreme Couture gym in Vegas, one name always comes up when the subject of grappling is raised, and that is Robert Drysdale.  His name seems to have reached almost mythical proportions and this has stemmed from the way top level professional fighters describe his grappling abilities.

Now while MMA is a different ballgame than straight jiu-jitsu, Drysdale is certainly surrounded by some of the best fighters in the game at Couture’s that can help round out his skills.  I certainly would not want to learn that one of the first fights in my amateur career would be against Robert Drysdale.  No opponent has been named yet.  Hopefully Tuff-N-Uff can find an amateur willing to get in there with him.  Good luck with that Barry!

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