DWCS 2021 Week 6 Breakdown and Predictions

Fernie Garcia
Fernie Garcia, LFA 103 Credit: Legacy Fighting Alliance

Bantamweight: Joshua Weems Vs. Fernie Garcia

Tale of the Tape

Joshua Weems
Jackson, Mississippi, US
Killer Bees Jiu-Jitsu/Black Sails MMA.
All finishes by submission
Fernie Garcia
Dallas, Texas, US
Fortis MMA
Six decision wins

Pros and Cons

Joshua Weems


  • Fast starter
  • Heavy leg kicks
  • Frequent output
  • Good wrestling
  • Excellent jiu-jitsu
  • Scrambles well
  • Submission threat
  • Good off his back


  • TDD needs work
  • Will over pursue positions

Fernie Garcia


  • Strong wrestling
  • Good output
  • Primary right hand
  • Good grappling
  • Good leg kicks
  • Tough


  • Easily hit
  • Slows as the fight goes
  • Poor TDD

Who has the advantage?

Striking: Garcia
Speed: Weems
Output/Volume: Weems
Knockout Power: Garcia
Chin: Garcia
Kickboxing: Even
Footwork: Weems
Wrestling: Garcia
Grappling: Weems
Submissions: Weems
Cardio: Weems


Weems is a short notice replacement and a good one at that. Both these guys are similar to each other which should make for an entertaining fight. Both have fought the same level of competition so it’s as even as a fight can be.

I’m slightly leaning towards Weems. On the feet, there is a chance Garcia overwhelms Weems with his power. Weems still throws more and Garcia has had issues not moving his head. Garcia does have a physical advantage and could be the one getting takedowns. I still haven’t seen him neutralize opponents on the mat nor keeping it there. Weems has superior jiu-jitsu. Even off his back I’d favor Weems. I’m confident with Weems in the grappling just not on the feet as much. In the end, I’m taking Weems.


  1. Thanks for the insight Shawn, your breakdowns are always good. Would be great if you could post a day or 2 earlier than usual though as odds drop quickly for contender series.

    • Thank you sir. The only reason we publish so late is in case of pullouts and late notice replacements since that happens quite a bit. But if you ever have any questions message me on Twitter @mmawizzard.

  2. love the breakdowns, read them every week. I just wish you would make more over/under predictions. seems to be more value there for DWCS


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