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December 24, 1979 |
Tampa, Florida, United States
|Other names||The Master, Night Rider|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Rank||Second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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. A professional competitor since 1999, Fickett has also formerly competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, DREAM, Cage Rage, the XFC, MFC, and King of the Cage.
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
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
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.
Fickett had been scheduled to fight Ryan Ford for the Maximum Fighting Championship welterweight title at MFC 17: Hostile Takeover on July 25, 2008. 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. 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. 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.
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
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.
Fickett faced Luis Felix at CES MMA 22 on March 14, 2014. He lost by KO (head kick) in the second round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|63 matches||42 wins||21 losses|
|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: Stevenson vs. Guillard||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|
- "Fickett out of fight vs. Ford", Sportsnet.ca, June 30, 2008.
- "Leg Kick launches Luis Felix past Drew Fickett - Complete CES - MMA Results". doghouseboxing.com. March 15, 2014.