Watch Jamie Varner’s Victory Over Drew Fickett At XFC 16

This past weekend was fairly quiet on the MMA front as far as the major promotions go with the Zuffa related promotions taking a brief break, leaving XFC 16’s main event between former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and former UFC veteran Drew Fickett as one of the most notable scraps.

Fought at a catchweight of 160lbs, it was Varner who came out on top, catching Fickett with a two-piece combination on the feet in the opening minutes of the fight and then finishing the job via ground and pound which produced the tap-out.

It wasn’t so long ago that Varner was on the verge of retirement after a run of poor results which lead to him being overlooked by the UFC when the WEC’s roster was merged into the promotion at the start of 2011. Back-to-back wins for XFC are likely to give him a much needed confidence boost however.

As for Fickett, the often troubled fighter’s one-night Shine Fights grand-prix victory back in September of 2010 which seemed to herald a potential return to form seems a long time ago now with the 32 year-old having lost his last four fights, all coming by strikes in the first round.

Watch Friday night’s fight in full below.


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