A short-notice UFC shot may lead to an even larger pot of gold at the end of the rainbow down the road. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a axe swinging layer of lumber looking to hack and slash his own trail at 135 pounds as he searches for win number one in the UFC and show the big leagues that he becomes a bull that can not be bucked at UFC 247 on February 8. A professional since September 2015 and representing Impact Jiu Jitsu, Journey Newson owns a 9-2 record in 11 professional contests comprised of three submissions, three knockouts and three decisions. Newson has gone on to finish six of the nine professional wins he has earned thus far in his career. Prior to making his debut promotional appearance with the UFC in June 2019 at UFC On ESPN 3, Newson fought for various promotions including CageSport, King of the Cage and Final Fighting Championship.
In his MMA debut at KOTC Rogue Wave, he faced Damen Wood and defeated him via unanimous decision. Newson also defeated his next two foes in Shane Friesz and Justin Williams Hugo. He submitted Anthony Zender in the third round at CageSport 43. Newson also tapped out Jordan Mackin via rear-naked choke in round three at CageSport 44. He defeated Zender for the second time via TKO in the second round at CageSport 46. At COGA 60 Supreme Throwdown 3 Newson defeated Tycen Lynn via unanimous decision. He defeated Chris San Jose in the second round at Prime Fighting 11. Newson knocked out Russia’s Soslan Abankov in the first round at Final Fight Championship 36,
In his second outing with the UFC from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas at UFC 247 on February 8, he will take on submission specialist Domingo Pilarte in a duel at bantamweight that will be shown on UFC Fight Pass. Good luck Journey!