Steve Garcia is a professional mixed martial artist from El Paso, Texas. He currently competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Garcia made his debut with the UFC in April 2019 when he took on Said Nurmagomedov at UFC Fight Night 150.
Garcia has been competing as a mixed martial artist since 2016 and trained under local coaches until joining Team Alpha Male, one of the top MMA gyms in California, later that year. At TUF 24 tryouts he was chosen to compete on The Ultimate Fighter series, where he won three fights before losing to Tim Elliott in the semi-finals. Following his appearance on the show Garcia joined Bellator MMA’s bantamweight division and went 4-1 in five fights before making his way to UFC.
Since joining UFC, Garcia has had some impressive performances against top contenders such as Casey Kenney and Cody Stamann at UFC Fight Night 159; both fights ended via decision victory for Steve Garcia. In October 2020 at UFC Vegas 13 Martinez lost via decision but returned back stronger than ever winning four straight matches against fighters like Ricardo Ramos and Nate Landwehr at UFC 256 by unanimous decision victory for Steve garcia .
As an amateur fighter Steve competed mainly in King of Kombat promotion where picked up wins over experienced opponents like Jose Landeros early on his career . Later during pro career after leaving bellator MMA garcia made transistion into Brave CF promotion ,he managed to go 3-0 there , including welterweight title match win over Abdoul Abdouraguimov which earned him “Brave CF 15 fight of night bonus” award .
Outside cage steve is known for very good work ethic , hard sparring sessions which include multiple training partners per session , good cardio conditioning that lets him keep strong pace throughout whole fights even going all rounds if needed be . As well continuing focus on improving striking techniques while training hands with former world champion Badou Jack
Overall steve is known as tough fighter willing to take any challenge headon always looking forward for next fight card being filled so we could see him performing inside octagon once again !