Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan set for UFC 167

Matt Roberts

The UFC's 20th anniversary card has another fight, this time in the light heavyweight division.

Robert Drysdale will get to make his UFC debut in his hometown of Las Vegas. The BJJ star was supposed to step into the octagon for the first time at UFC 163, but he was forced to pull out due to a staph infection. Instead, he'll face off with Cody Donovan at UFC 167 on November 16th. UFC officials recently confirmed the light heavyweight bout.

Drysdale (6-0), a former ADCC winner, started out with the British Columbia-based AFC (which was recently bought by WSOF), then moved onto Legacy FC in Texas. All six of his wins have come by way of submission, and he hasn't gone longer than three minutes in a single fight yet.

Donovan (8-3) is 1-1 in the UFC so far, picking up a knockout win over Nick Penner in his debut (and a FOTN check), but was unable to sustain his momentum into his next bout and was finished by Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 26 in August.

The bout will take place on the preliminary card. The UFC 167 headliner will see Georges St. Pierre defend his UFC welterweight title against Johny Hendricks.


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