Mixed Martial Arts

Drysdale improves to 2-0 with MMA win in Victoria

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The Canadian Press
11/7/2010 9:25:45 AM
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VICTORIA -- Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Robert Drysdale defeated Canadian Clay Davidson by first-round submission on the AFC 4: Revelation card at the Bear Mountain Arena.

The win via armbar improved the Las Vegas resident's record to 2-0 in mixed martial arts. Davidson, from Kelowna, B.C., fell to 5-1.

In other action, middleweight Nick Hinchliffe (17-6) won a unanimous decision over Mike Hackert (5-1).

AFC co-owner Jason Heit was due to take on Markhaile Wedderburn but the bout was called off when Wedderburn withdrew due to an illness.

In other action Saturday night:

-- Derek Medler def. Del Melnyk by TKO in Round 1.

-- Daniel Swain def. Baz Cunningham by submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1.

-- Karl Bergen def. Todd Stewart by unanimous decision.

-- David Perron def. Nathan Swayze by KO in Round 1.

-- Jordan Knippelberg def. Conner Riddell by unanimous decision.

-- Conner Wood def. Dan Laughey by KO in Round 1.

-- Dan Ring def. Tristan Connelly by unanimous decision.

-- Cory Gower def. Ryan Leef by TKO in Round 2.

-- Chris Jones def. Theo Brisley by submission (rear naked choke) in Round 2.

Mixed Martial Arts (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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