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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013

Report: Robert Drysdale Withdrawing From UFC 163

Drysdale at the 2007 ADCC

By FCF Staff

It appears as though the Octagon debut of jiu-jitsu star Robert Drysdale may be postponed, as according to a report, the light-heavyweight has been forced to withdraw from UFC 163.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that Drysdale has withdrawn from his scheduled, August 3rd bout with Ednaldo Oliveira. The reason for Drysdale’s removal is believed to because of a staph infection.

The UFC has not made any official announcement regarding the reported withdrawal.

Drysdale is a former ADCC champion and decorated jiu-jitsu competitor who signed with the UFC after going 6-0 in MMA.

UFC 163 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will feature a featherweight fight between champion Jose Aldo and Chan Sung Jung.


posted by FCF Staff @ 4:33 pm
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