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Bantamweight Division


Journey Newson

Bantamweight Division

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


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Journey Newson

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Hayward, United States
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Octagon Debut
Jun. 29, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015

  • Has fought two pro boxing bouts

  • Has won seven of his last 11 (7-3, 1 NC)

  • Three wins by KO, three by submission (Triangle, guillotine, RNC)

  • Two first round finishes

  • Lone pre-UFC loss in 2016 against UFC vet Benito Lopez

UFC Fight Night (12/17/22) Newson lost a three round unanimous decision to Sergey Morozov 

UFC 274 (5/7/22) Newson won a three round unanimous decision over Fernie Garcia

UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Newson was knocked out by Randy Costa at :41 of the first round

UFC 247 (2/8/20) Newson’s knockout win over Domingo Pilarte was overturned to a no contest when Newson failed a post-fight drug test

UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Newson lost a three round unanimous decision to Ricardo Ramos

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2009 in order to educate myself on fighting. If the situation ever presented itself in the future, I would be prepared. My head coach saw I was a natural and here we are.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am currently ranked #1 in Oregon and #10 in the west. I’ve held the Cagesport pro bantamweight title. BJJ black belt

Do you have any heroes? My dad and head coach

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means a lot to me. It’s all I’ve focused on since my first amateur fight.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a truck driver for a local dairy called Alpenrose.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-time FCFF amateur champion