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Robert Drysdale

Possibly the most accomplished American Grappler of his generation, Robert Drysdale is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a rank he earned training with the legendary coach Leonardo Vieira. Born of an American father and a Brazilian mother, Robert Drysdale grew up, for the most part, in the state of Sao Paulo – Brazil, training with one of the most talented team of the 2000′s (Brasa Clube de Jiu Jitsu). Robert Drysdale earned several important titles such as the world championship and the ADCC (2007) in the open weight division where he submitted Marcelo Garcia on his way to the gold medal. Robert Drysdale  also competed in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reaching the pinnacle of the sport, the UFC. By the end of 2013 Drysdale joined forces with Rodrigo Cavaca to form a new grappling team which they named Zenith BJJ.

Robert Drysdale Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Robert Drysdale

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Robert Drysdale

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2005 IBJJF)
  • World Cup Champion (2005, 2006 CBJJO)
  • World Silver Medallist (2006, 2007 IBJJF)
  • ADCC Open Weight Champion (2007 absolute)

Favourite Position/Technique: Omoplata & Triangle.

Weight Division (BJJ): Super-Pesado (under 100Kg-221Lbs)

Team/Association: Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Zenith BJJ.

Robert Drysdale Biography

Robert Drysdale was born in Provo on the State of Utah, USA in 1981. He moved with his family to Brazil when he was just 6 years old, and began training Jiu Jitsu well in his teens (he was 17) at the “Quatro Tempos” Academy on the city of “Itú” State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He was still a white belt when he had to move back to the US to pursue his academic studies at a University in Las Vegas. Having fallen in love with BJJ, he looked up for a Jiu Jitsu academy and ended up training with instructor Steve da Silva. Steve was the first teacher to really believe in Drysdale’s potential. With his instructors encouragement Robert decided then to move back to Brazil were the sport was more professionalized.

The year was 2000 and Robert Drysdale packed his bags and moved to Indaiatuba in Brazil. He first started training at the “Maromba” academy with Professor Paulo Streckert. In the “Maromba” Academy, Drysdale fully dedicated himself to BJJ and competition. With his full atention in the sport he started picking up the benefits of his hard work, achieving many podiums and earning himself a World Title in the Purple Belt Division, and receiving his Brown Belt.

He then met and befriended Demian Maia who invited him to go and train at the mighty Brasa academy, then led by the former Alliance stars who had formed this new academy. After Robert received a “beating” in training by Leonardo Vieira, he decided this should be the place to train. He asked his master Paulo Streckert and they both agreed it was a wise choice, and so began Robert Drysdale association with the Brasa Team.

In late 2007 after winning the ADCC in the open weight division, Robert Drysdale moved back to the USA. First to run the grappling classes at Extreme Couture in Las Vegas, and later moving on to open his own grappling academy. On October 2008 Drysdale ventured in the MMA world, fighting at an Amateur competiton called TUFF-N-UFF. He defeated his opponent by Armbar in the first round.

Robert Drysdale Grappling Record

13 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Mata leao
33
2
#86e620
Armbar
17
1
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
17
1
#d1212a
Triangle
17
1
#fad11b
Darce Choke
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross ck. f/ mount
33
1
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
#5AD3D1
Submission
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Robert Drysdale Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
611Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsTeam NationalsO88KGF2002
892Fernando ParadedaFernando ParadedaLReferee DecisionWorld Cup94KGRD12004
962A. CacarecoLPts: 6x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1160Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.100KGF2006
1174Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1182Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoLPointsWorld Cup100KGF2006
1185Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLPts: 1x0LA Sub-XABSSUPERF2006
1390Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1432Roger GracieRoger GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGF2007
1447Roger GracieRoger GracieLSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
1834Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0ADCCABSSUPERF2009
958Anthony PeroshAnthony PeroshWMata leaoADCC99KGRD12005
1011Fernando MarquesWAdvWorld Cup94KGSF2005
1058Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGSF2005
1060Fernando MarquesWAdvWorld Champ.94KGF2005
1154Alexandre PereiraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2006
1158Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWWristlockWorld Champ.100KGSF2006
1223Alexandre DantasAlexandre DantasWAdvTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
1338Luiz TheodoroWTriangleADCCABSRD12007
1343David AvellanWPointsADCCABS1/4F2007
1346Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWMata leaoADCCABSSF2007
1348Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWDarce ChokeADCCABSF2007
1385Mario MirandaWPointsADCC99KGRD12007
1431Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KGSF2007

Robert Drysdale vs Gabriel Gonzaga “Napão”

Drysdale vs Austregelio Reis

Robert Drysdale Highlight

 

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