Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia on tap for UFC 274


A bantamweight bout will be held at UFC’s May Pay-Per-View event.

Multiple sources confirmed that MMA Fighting had information about the plans of Journey Newson. Fernie Garcia, a new octagon member at UFC 274. will be his opponent. It will take place in May 7, at an unknown location. ESPN Deportes first reported the booking.

Newson looks for his first official UFC victory after his 38-second KO win over Domingo Pilarte at UFC 247 was overturned to a no-contest due to a positive marijuana test. The 32-year-old began his promotional run with a unanimous decision loss to Ricardo Ramos at UFC on ESPN 3 and returns to the octagon for the first time since a first-round TKO loss to Randy Costa in September 2020.

Garcia makes his first UFC walk after earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series this past October with a first-round TKO win over Joshua Weems. The Fortis MMA standout has won his last five bouts including four victories for LFA.

UFC 274 has a lightweight title bout between champion Charles Oliveira, and Justin Gaethje. It also features a heavyweight title bout between Glover Teixeira (titleholder) and JiriProchazka.