Video: Welterweight prospect Justin Gaethje knockouts Drew Fickett in 12 seconds at RITC 163
October 24, 2012
In the battle of rising prospect and aging veteran it was Justin Gaethje (6-0) who made his mark at the expense of UFC veteran Drew Fickett (42-19). The Gaethje-Fickett three round bout headlined the five fight professional card for Arizona's Rage in the Cage promotion. The fight begins at the 4:00 point of the video and Gaethje finishes Fickett moments after the first punching exchange.
Just 23 years old and training out of Colorado's famed Grudge Training Center, Gaethje has stopped five of his six pro opponents inside of two rounds. Gaethje posted a 7-0 amateur mark before turning pro in 2011. At 5'10 Gaethje is prospect to watch in both the welterweight and lightweight divisions in 2013.
Fickett has now lost six of his last seven fights with all six via KO, TKO or submission due to punches.
Rage in the Cage 163 results
*Justin Gaethje def. Drew Fickett by KO (Punches) 0:12 R1
Yaotzin Meza def. Kevin Croom by Unanimous Decision
Edwin Dewees def. Julian Hamilton by TKO (Punches) 1:13 R1
Alex Contreras def. Mike Poe by Unanimous Decision
Danny Hilton def. Julian Samaniego by Submission Triangle Choke 1:32 R1
*Prospect to watch