Albuquerque MMA bantamweight Steve Garcia is scheduled to face Hawaii’s Desmond Torres tonight on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Garcia’s fight will be streamed on espn+ along with the rest of the card, starting at 6 p.m.
Winners on DWTNCS often, but not always, are awarded UFC contracts as a result.
Garcia (9-3), a Jackson-Wink fighter, did himself no favors in that regard by weighing in on Monday at 139.5 pounds, 3.5 pounds over the allowable bantamweight limit, and telling officials he was unable to safely take off any more weight. He was fined 35 percent of his purse, but the fight will go on.
This was not the first time Garcia has failed to make weight. He did so before his November 2018 victory by bloody, unanimous decision over Tucumari’s Abel Cullum on a Jackson-Wink Fight Night card at Isleta Resort & Casino.
Torres has a 7-1 record.