Drew fickett

Drew Fickett

Drew Fickett is a lightweight fighter who formerly fought in the UFC's welterweight division.

He was on a five-fight losing streak recently before snapping it with a technical submission victory over Derrick Noble via rear-naked choke, fighting at lightweight.

He is next set to enter a $50,000 one-night lightweight 'grand prix' in the Shine Fights promotion. He fought Charles Bennett and choked him for the tap-out with a guillotine for the first fight of the tourney. He fought Dennis Bermudez in the semifinals of the tournament, choking him for the tap-out with a rear-naked choke submission. He advanced to the finals to face Carlo Prater. Fickett dominated Prater en route to a first-round rear-naked choke victory, capturing the lightweight grand prix crown.

Fickett was next set to finally debut in the MFC against Antonio McKee for the MFC lightweight title. McKee pulled out a few weeks before the bout was scheduled and he was replaced with fellow newcomer Matt Veach. Fickett defeated Veach with an armbar submission thirty seconds into the first round. McKee then vacated the lightweight title and Fickett was next set to face UFC veteran Hermes Franca for the vacant title.

Franca was unfortunately arrested for sexual assault charges and was forced to drop out of the lightweight title fight. He was replaced by UFC and PFC veteran Brian Cobb and it was switched to a non-title bout. Fickett dominated the majority of the first round. Cobb broke free near the end of the round and unleashed a flurry of hard strikes on the ground forcing the stoppage by the referee. It was quite an upset.

He next made his Dream debut against Japanese powerhouse Tatsuya Kawajiri. Kawajiri defeated Fickett via first-round technical knockout, handing him his second straight loss. A few days later, the MFC released Fickett from his contract.

Fickett next signed to fight in Brazil against fellow UFC veteran Ronnys Torres. He was defeated forty-seven seconds into round one, tapping out to hammerfist strikes.

After a pretty lengthy hiatus, Fickett signed up to face former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner. Varner punished Fickett with punches, forcing him to tap out to escape the barrage after a mere forty seconds. It was Fickett's fourth straight loss. He was again in a very bad spot in his career.

Fickett next fought Kevin Knabjian winning finally via first round guillotine choke submission.

Fickett next faced Jonatas Noveas. Before the fight, Fickett stated that he was still sober but that if he lost, he was likely going to be homeless. Novaes defeated Fickett via first round technical knockout after just only fifty-one seconds.

Fickett then fought prospect Justin Gaethje losing via twelve second knockout for his sixth loss in his last seven fights and his second straight loss.

Fickett next faced Andre Winner losing a unanimous decision for his seventh loss in his last eight fights and his third straight loss.


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