Drew Fickett

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Drew Fickett
Born (1979-12-24) December 24, 1979 (age 35)
Tampa, Florida, United States
Other names The Master, Night Rider
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight (2010–present)
Welterweight (1999–2010)
Fighting out of Tucson, Arizona
Team Team Scrub
Rank Second degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 63
Wins 42
By knockout 3
By submission 31
By decision 8
Losses 21
By knockout 12
By submission 4
By decision 5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Andrew Robert Fickett (born December 14, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division. He has fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, DREAM, Cage Rage, the XFC, MFC, and King of the Cage.

Background[edit]

Fickett is from Tucson, Arizona and began training in karate when he was 10 years old. When Fickett was in high school he was a wrestler and practiced judo, with MMA legend Don Frye's original trainer. He was the second best wrestler in the state of Arizona during his junior year and began his career in MMA shortly after graduating from high school. After his college wrestling career at Pima Community College was ended prematurely due to a serious motorcycle accident, Fickett dropped out of college and moved to live in Phoenix, Arizona for two years to become trained as a mixed martial artist.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Fickett began his professional MMA career in 1999 and quickly amassed an undefeated record of 12–0 in the first 20 months of his career. Before entering the UFC, Fickett had a record of 24–2 with notable wins over Dennis Hallman, Carlo Prater and Kenny Florian.

Ultimate Fighting championship[edit]

UFC President, Dana White stated that Fickett was originally supposed to be a contestant on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, but upon watching his bout with Kenny Florian at a small mixed martial arts event, he had decided to sign Florian onto the show in his place. Fickett defeated Florian, but shortly after was incarcerated. White then went with Florian.

Fickett made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in February 2005 at UFC 51, losing to Nick Diaz via TKO. He went 4–3 in his tenure with the organization, with notable victories over Kurt Pellegrino, Josh Neer and a come-from-behind win over Josh Koscheck.

Post-UFC[edit]

Following his release from the UFC in 2007, Fickett stayed busy fighting for a number of smaller tier promotions including HDNet Fights, Cage Rage and Strikeforce.

Fickett had been scheduled to fight Ryan Ford for the Maximum Fighting Championship welterweight title at MFC 17: Hostile Takeover on July 25, 2008.[1] However, after signing an agreement for the MFC fight, he signed another agreement to fight Luke Stewart at the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson event on June 27, 2008, as a replacement for an injured Joe Riggs.[1] This placed him in breach of his agreement with MFC, which stated that he would not fight for five weeks prior to his MFC date.[1] As a result, he ended up being removed from both fight cards, and MFC president/owner Mark Pavelich declared that Fickett would never again fight in the MFC.[1]

From August 2008 to August 2009, Fickett suffered the worst year of his professional career, with only 2 wins versus 8 losses. Fickett later revealed in interviews that he had not even trained for these fights.

Fickett returned in 2010 with a renewed focus. He defeated fellow UFC veteran Derrick Noble by submission, ending his 5 fight losing streak. In September 2010, he won the one night Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix which saw him fight three times over the course of the evening. He ended all of the fights in the first round via submission and declared, "I'm back" in his post-fight interview.

Maximum Fighting Championship[edit]

Fickett then signed a multi-fight contract with the Maximum Fighting Championship. His first fight was against Matt Veach at MFC 28 on February 25, 2011. He won via submission in the first round. MFC announced his release from the organization following his loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri.

Independent Circuit[edit]

Fickett faced Luis Felix at CES MMA 22 on March 14, 2014. He lost by KO (head kick) in the second round.[2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 42–21 Luis Felix KO (head kick) CES MMA 22 March 14, 2014 2 2:29 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 42–20 Andre Winner Decision (unanimous) Global Warrior Challenge: The British Invasion: US vs. UK June 29, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 42–19 Justin Gaethje KO (punches) Rage in the Cage 163 October 20, 2012 1 0:12 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Loss 42–18 Jonatas Novaes TKO (head kick and punches) ShoFight 20 June 16, 2012 1 0:51 Springfield, Missouri, United States
Win 42–17 Kevin Knabjian Submission (guillotine choke) WMMA 1: McCorkle vs. Heden March 31, 2012 1 3:38 El Paso, Texas, United States
Loss 41–17 Jamie Varner Submission (punches) XFC 16: High Stakes February 10, 2012 1 0:40 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States 160 lb catchweight.
Loss 41–16 Ronys Torres Submission (punches) Amazon Forest Combat 1 September 14, 2011 1 0:47 Manaus, Brazil Welterweight bout.
Loss 41–15 Tatsuya Kawajiri TKO (punches) Dream: Japan GP Final July 16, 2011 1 4:41 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 41–14 Brian Cobb TKO (punches) MFC 30 June 10, 2011 1 4:44 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 41–13 Matt Veach Submission (armbar) MFC 28 February 25, 2011 1 0:36 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Catchweight bout (160 lbs)
Win 40–13 Carlo Prater Submission (rear-naked choke) Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix September 10, 2010 1 2:02 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Tournament Final
Win 39–13 Dennis Bermudez Submission (rear-naked choke) Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix September 10, 2010 1 2:02 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Semi Final
Win 38–13 Charles Bennett Submission (guillotine choke) Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix September 10, 2010 1 4:25 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Quarter Final
Win 37–13 Derrick Noble Submission (rear-naked choke) XKL Evolution 2 April 24, 2010 2 1:09 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 36–13 Freddy Sandoval KO (knee) RITC 133: Rage In The Cage 133 August 15, 2009 1 0:28 New Mexico, United States
Loss 36–12 Kyle Baker TKO (punches) Cagefest Xtreme: All In April 25, 2009 1 1:47 Virginia, United States
Loss 36–11 Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) Beatdown 4 March 21, 2009 3 5:00 North Dakota, United States Lightweight]]
Loss 36–10 Tyler Stinson TKO (punches) C3 Fights February 28, 2009 1 4:04 Oklahoma, United States
Loss 36–9 Ferrid Kheder KO (punches) C3 Fights: Knock Out Rock Out Weekend January 30, 2009 3 2:02 Oklahoma, United States
Win 36–8 Jason MacKay Submission (triangle choke) PFP: Wanted November 29, 2008 1 3:25 Nova Scotia, Canada Catchweight bout (160 lbs)
Loss 35–8 Jose Cortez Decision (split) RITC 117 November 8, 2008 3 5:00 Arizona, United States Catchweight bout (175 lbs)
Loss 35–7 Jesse Taylor TKO (punches) Total Combat 32 October 2, 2008 1 1:42 California, United States
Win 35–6 Joe Manzello Submission (rear-naked choke) SCF: Silver Crown Fights August 8, 2008 1 1:42 Indiana, United States
Loss 34–6 Richard Villes TKO (punch to the body) RITC 113: Rage in the Cage 113 August 2, 2008 2 0:34 Arizona, United States
Win 34–5 Jeff Horlacher Submission (guillotine choke) RITC 111: Rage in the Cage 111 June 7, 2008 1 2:13 Arizona, United States
Win 33–5 Lim Jae-Suk Submission (guillotine choke) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le March 29, 2008 1 1:14 California, United States
Win 32–5 Mark Weir Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Rage 24 December 1, 2007 1 3:55 London, England, U.K.
Win 31–5 Anthony Lapsley Submission (rear-naked choke) HDNF 1: HDNet Fights October 13, 2007 1 3:55 Texas, United States
Win 30–5 Keita Nakamura Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 9 April 5, 2007 3 5:00 Nevada, United States
Loss 29–5 Karo Parisyan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs December 13, 2006 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 29–4 Kurt Pellegrino Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 61: Bitter Rivals July 8, 2006 3 1:20 Nevada, United States
Loss 28–4 Josh Burkman Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night 3 January 16, 2006 1 1:07 Nevada, United States
Win 28–3 Josh Koscheck Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2 October 3, 2005 3 4:38 Nevada, United States
Win 27–3 Josh Neer Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Ultimate Fight Night August 6, 2005 1 1:35 Nevada, United States
Win 26–3 Brandon Melendez Submission (rear-naked choke) ROF 17: Unstoppable June 18, 2005 1 2:27 Colorado, United States
Win 25–3 Robert Briggs TKO (corner stoppage) NOC: Night of Champions June 4, 2005 1 3:00 Arizona, United States
Loss 24–3 Nick Diaz TKO (punches) UFC 51 February 5, 2005 1 4:55 Nevada, United States
Win 24–2 Nuri Shakir Submission CZ 9: Hot Like Fire December 4, 2004 2 3:26 Massachusetts, United States
Win 23–2 Kenny Florian Decision (Split) CZ 7: Gravel Pit July 10, 2004 3 5:00 Massachusetts, United States
Win 22–2 Kyle Brees TKO (punches) XCF 5: Evolution May 28, 2004 2 Arizona, United States
Win 21–2 Fabio Holanda Submission (rear-naked choke) WFF 6: World Freestyle Fighting 6 May 14, 2004 2 0:37 British Columbia, Canada
Win 20–2 Shaun Beckett Submission (rear-naked choke) ROTR: Rage on the River April 17, 2004 2 1:10 California, United States
Win 19–2 Carlo Prater Submission (guillotine choke) ROTR: Rage on the River April 17, 2004 3 2:25 California, United States
Win 18–2 Greg Bell Submission (choke) RITC 56: Rage in the Cage 56 December 6, 2003 3 2:43 Arizona, United States
Win 17–2 Dennis Hallman Decision (split) KOTC 28: More Punishment August 16, 2003 3 5:00 Nevada, United States
Loss 16–2 Landon Showalter Submission (triangle choke) UFCF: Summer Slam July 12, 2003 1 3:00 Washington, United States
Win 16–1 Shaun Beckett Submission (choke) RITC 49: Stare Down June 7, 2003 2 2:55 Arizona, United States
Win 15–1 John Lansing Decision (unanimous) RITC 43: The Match January 18, 2003 3 3:00 Arizona, United States
Win 14–1 Edwin Dewees Decision RITC 36: The Rematch June 22, 2002 3 3:00 Arizona, United States
Win 13–1 John Lansing Submission (armbar) RITC 35: This Time It's Personal May 3, 2002 2 2:34 Arizona, United States
Loss 12–1 Edwin Dewees Decision (split) RITC 34: Rage in the Cage 34 March 15, 2002 3 3:00 Arizona, United States
Win 12–0 Kimo Stant Submission (armbar) RITC 23: Rage in the Cage 23 December 6, 2000 1 1:07 Arizona, United States
Win 11–0 Maurice Wilson Submission (rear-naked choke) CF: Cajan Fights December 2, 2000 1 3:59
Win 10–0 Rock Lima Submission (choke) RITC Tucson 5: Rage in the Cage Tucson 5 November 19, 2000 1 0:28 Arizona, United States
Win 9–0 Jerry Parsons Submission (choke) RITC 22: Rage in the Cage 22 November 8, 2000 1 2:05 Arizona, United States
Win 8–0 Cedric Marks Decision (unanimous) AFC: Absolute Fighter Challenge October 12, 2000 3 5:00 Arizona, United States
Win 7–0 Michael Chavez TKO (submission to punches) RITC 21: Rage in the Cage 21 October 4, 2000 1 0:57 Arizona, United States
Win 6–0 Ryan Brown KO RITC Tucson 4: Rage in the Cage Tucson 4 September 24, 2000 1 1:16 Arizona, United States
Win 5–0 Bill Cameron Decision RITC 19: Rage in the Cage 19 July 26, 2000 3 3:00 Arizona, United States
Win 4–0 Jeff Horlacher Submission (choke) RITC 18: Rage in the Cage 18 June 21, 2000 1 1:58 Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Owen Phelps Submission (choke) RITC: Tucson 1 May 27, 2000 2 1:30 Arizona, United States
Win 2–0 Jamie Clark Submission (choke) RITC 16: Rage in the Cage 16 April 12, 2000 1 1:30 Arizona, United States
Win 1–0 Shawn Polso Decision RITC 4: Rage in the Cage 4 April 7, 1999 3 3:00 Arizona, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fickett out of fight vs. Ford", Sportsnet.ca, June 30, 2008.
  2. ^ "Leg Kick launches Luis Felix past Drew Fickett - Complete CES - MMA Results". doghouseboxing.com. March 15, 2014. 

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