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MMA: Garcia wins, is not signed

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Albuquerque MMA fighter Steve Garcia scored an impressive victory on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, but was not offered a UFC contract.

Garcia (10-3) defeated Hawaii’s Desmond Torres (7-2) by first-round TKO. But in not offering a contract, White noted that Garcia had weighed in on Monday at 139 1/2 pounds, well over the 135-pound bantamweight limit.

“You have to make weight,” White said, suggesting that Garcia should consider moving up to the 145-pound featherweight division.


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