Nick Name: El Matador
Weight Class: Light Weight
Weight: 155 lbs
MMA Record: 22-3-1
UFC 63: (9/23/06) Huerta defeated
Jason Dent by unanimous decision at the end of the Third Round.
UFC 67: (2/3/07) Huerta defeated
John Halverson by TKO at 0:19 in the First Round.
UFC 69: (4/7/07) Huerta defeated
Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision at the end of the Third Round.
The Ultimate Fighter 5
Finale: (6/23/07) Huerta defeated Doug Evans by TKO at 3:30 in the
UFC 74: (8/25/07) Huerta defeated
Alberto Crane by TKO at 1:50 in the Third Round.
TUF 6 Finale (12/8/07)
Huerta defeated Clay Guida by submission at 0:51 in the Third Round.
(8/8/08) Huerta lost to Kenny Florian
by unanimous decision at
the end of the Third Round.
UFC Fight Night 19:
(9/16/09) Huerta lost to Gray Maynard by split decision at the end
of the Third Round.
Roger Huerta (born May 20, 1983 in Los
Angeles, California), nicknamed "El Matador", is a Mexican American
mixed martial artist. He competes in the lightweight division of the
Ultimate Fighting Championship. Huerta holds a professional MMA record
of 20 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
Huerta was originally slated to make his UFC debut against Hermes Franca
at UFC 61, but was forced to withdraw from the fight as the result of an
elbow injury. Since then he has won all five of his fights in the UFC,
the first at UFC 63 against Jason Dent, which was declared "Fight of the
Most recently Huerta defeated Alberto Crane, at UFC 74 after he was able
to counter Crane's submission attempts and pound him into exhaustion
until the fight was stopped in round three.
Huerta's only loss came as a result of a dislocated jaw early in the
finals of the SuperBrawl 36 tournament against Ryan Schultz on June 18,
2004, his third match of the day.