Robert Drysdale Victorious in MMA Debut

Robert Drysdale's long-awaited MMA debut finally took place Saturday night at Armageddon Fighting Championship 3 in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard gave everyone exactly what they came to see: a first-round submission win.

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

The 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship's open division winner 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.

Below are the full results from AFC 3: Evolution, including former UFC fighter Kalib Starnes middleweight title win, courtesy of

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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