After having to bow out of his debut UFC fight with an injury, Jiu-Jitsu world champion Robert Drysdale is ready to go and has a date scheduled in the octagon.
Drysdale will face Cody Donovan in a light heavyweight fight at UFC 167 this November, UFC officials confirmed on Thursday.
“It’s something I’m truly excited about — being able to fight against the best in the world,” Drysdale told GRACIEMAG.com back in June.
Drysdale was originally supposed to face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 in Brazil, but a staph infection forced the Jiu-Jitsu ace to drop off the card.
Now healthy, Drysdale will get the shot he’s been waiting for, after starting his MMA career with a 6-0 record.
UFC 167 takes place on Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view is being celebrated as the UFC’s 20th anniversary show, and is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.