As somebody who has known and followed Drew Dickson for years now, it comes as no surprise that he can stand triumphant in the face of adversity. He also makes it look commonplace.
At Art of War 14 on November 23 Drew marched into enemy territory in Philadelphia – his fourth time doing so – and once again stunned the home crowd in a lopsided victory over an impressive adversary in Anthony Caschera (5-1). The win propelled him to a 7-1 amateur record and he became the promotion’s 130-pound champion.
To Overcome is to Succeed
This victory didn’t come easy. Drew exhibited elite grappling skills throughout the fight to dominate position and work his ground and pound but there was an exchange on the feet early in the second round where he was dropped.
Though it looked disastrous in the moment, he recovered and almost immediately returned to his dominating ways. The fight was scored a unanimous decision in favor of Drew and as many looked at this victory as spectacle, he would describe it as “just another day in the life of Drew Dickson.”
“There’s nothing special about me,” Drew commented after the fight. “I’m a regular dude and this is what I love to do. I am no different from anybody else.”
A fight in which he stuck by even after experiencing an injury five weeks out, causing him to rewire the rest of his fight camp. “I had to. I pride myself in being a true fighter that doesn’t shy away from unfavorable situations. On top of that I feel that everybody involved is winning. Both Anthony and I are winning by taking this fight, the promotion is winning by having us put on a show as their co-main event, and MMA as a sport is winning by having two elite amateurs battle for a title.”
When asked what his plans were moving forward, Drew stressed that he is going to continue developing his skills while determining what is next. Mid-2020 is a safe bet to make on seeing him back in action.
He has fought eight times in just over two years, is currently riding a 3-fight winning streak, and is the #1 ranked amateur bantamweight in the state of Ohio.
He can be found on Instagram @drewdicks0n and coverage will continue on BGMMA as this prospect continues to climb the ranks.
The future is very bright for Drew Dickson.
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