Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia UFC fight info, date and time
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia is set to go down at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje at 7:30pm EST on Saturday 7th May 2022 in a 135lbs matchup.
Journey Newson will return to the UFC Octagon after an 18-month layoff. His last appearance ended in a knockout defeat in less than one minute.
Fernie Garcia will be making his UFC debut after a spectacular first-round knockout on Dana White’s Contender Series in October.
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia betting odds
Fernie Garcia will be the betting favorite with opening odds of -145.
Journey Newson is the betting underdog with opening odds of +130.
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia was first reported on February 24th.
This fight is expected to open up the early prelims at UFC 274.
Journey Newson saw his last UFC fight end in just 41 seconds after he was knocked out by Randy Costa.
A KO win against Domingo Pilarte in February 2020 was overturned after an adverse drug test. Newson is now 0-2-1(NC) in his UFC career.
Fernie Garcia extended his winning streak to five fights after a first-round knockout victory over Joshua Weems on the Contender Series.
Garcia formerly competed in the LFA and has just one defeat on his pro record – a split decision loss to Cody Freeman in 2019.
How they match up
Fernie Garcia will be the taller fighter in this matchup, standing at 5”7 compared to Newson who is 5”5. However, both fighters will have a similar reach.
Garcia enters this fight riding a five-fight winning streak. Newson hasn’t registered a victory since May 2019.
Reasons to watch
Journey Newson is an explosive fighter who can end it at any moment. Fernie Garcia earned his first stoppage victory in almost three years with his knockout on the Contender Series.
Make sure you are tuning in to the early prelims to watch this one.
Both fighters are looking to register their first wins in the UFC. Newson’s spectacular knockout against Pilarte was overturned after a positive drug test so he has a lot to make up for.
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia predictions
The oddsmakers’ predictions see Fernie Garcia as the slight betting favorite with opening odds of -145.
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia picks
Get your Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia picks in.
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia tale of the tape
|Journey Newson||vs||Fernie Garcia|
|5′ 5||Height (in)||0′ 0|
Journey Newson fighter profile and recent form
Journey Newson is a 33 year old male fighter from United States with 9 pro wins and 3 losses. See Journey Newson’s full MMA record.
Journey Newson has a 67% finish rate, including 3 by knockout, 3 by submission, 3 by decision.
Journey Newson is looking to get back to winning ways after a loss at the hands of Randy Costa at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley.
Last 5 bouts
|UFC Fight Night||2020-09-19||Bantamweight||UFC|
|UFC on ESPN 3||2019-06-29||Bantamweight||UFC|
|Final Fight Championship 36||2019-05-09||Bantamweight||FFC|
|Prime Fighting 11||2018-11-10||Bantamweight||PF|
Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia is set to go down at UFC 274 – Oliveira vs. Gaethje. The fight is expected to start at around 7:30pm EST on Saturday 7th May 2022.
How to watch the Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia fight with online UFC streaming
ESPN+ is the best option to live stream Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia if you live in the United States. Outside of the USA, the best option is to register for UFC Fight Pass.
Where can I get the best odds for the Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia UFC fight?
Want to see how much you could win by betting on this fight? Use our odds calculator below.
Use the AllStar’s directory to find the best sportsbooks and recommendations on where to place UFC bets online. If you just want to play for fun, head over to to our Fantasy UFC picks app to make your fight predictions for Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia totally FREE.