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Bantamweight Division


Fernie Garcia

Bantamweight Division

10-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Fernie Garcia

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Learn more about Fernie Garcia's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
Fortis MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
May. 7, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015

  • Three wins by submission (3 RNC), one by KO

  • Three first-round finishes

  • Has won five of his last nine

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Garcia was stopped by Hyder Amil via strikes at 2:12 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (8/26/23) Garcia lost a three round unanimous decision to Rinya Nakamura 

UFC Fight Night (11/19/22) Garcia lost a three round unanimous decision to Brady Hiestand 

UFC 274 (5/7/22) Garcia lost a three round unanimous decision to Journey Newson


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode six (10/5/21) Garcia stopped Josh Weems via strikes at 2:10 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve always been training since way before high school. I would always be in the boxing gym and started focusing on grappling as soon as I got into high school.

Do you have any heroes? My dad is really my only hero. He’s showed me the way to where I’m at now and I’m super thankful for everything he did for me growing up.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Making the UFC has always been my biggest dream and the last check mark I need on my “before 30” bucket list. But making the UFC is just the beginning.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of North Texas

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a banker at Wells Fargo and just recently left to focus full time on fighting and making the UFC.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Taking people’s back, rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab and left hook