Drew Fickett chokes his way to Grand Prix Championship

| September 11, 2010 | 12:30 am | Reply

The MMA veteran of 50 fights, Drew “Knight Rider” Fickett made short work of his three opponents on his way to being crowned Shine Lightweight grand prix champion. Fickett was the only fighter to finish a fight during the tournament and needed only 7:46 of cage time to win three times.

Fickett took on Charles Bennett in the quarter finals and despite being dropped on his head twice, was able to lock in a standing guillotine in round one. It ended up being his longest time in the cage of the night for Fickett at 3:34.

In the semi finals Fickett took on Dennis Bermudez who fought almost 10 more minutes than Fickett did in the quarter finals. This time Fickett needed only 2:10 to take Bermudez back and secure a rear-naked choke and a spot in the finals.

Carlo Prater was Fickett’s opponent in the finals and the time difference the two had spent in the ring was amazing. Fickett in his two fights needed only 5:44 while Prato took the max amount of 26 minutes to get into the finals. This played a major role in the fight; the much fresher fighter did what he had done in the previous two fights and submitted Prater in 2:02 of the first round.

The night was filled with good action but also had its odd and confusing moments. The ring had its fair share of issue and several fighters actually fall through the ropes and onto the ground.

Here are the complete quick results:


Drew Fickett def. Charles Bennett by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (3:34)

Dennis Bermudez def. Shannon Gugerty by unanimous decision Rd 3

Kyle Baker def. James Warfield by split decision Rd 3

Rich Crunkilton def. Carlo Prater by split decision Rd 3


Drew Fickett def. Dennis Bermudez by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:10)

Carlo Prater def. Charlie Brown by majority decision Rd 3


Drew Fickett def. Carlo Prater by submission (Rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:02)

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