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"El Matador"

22-7-1

Roger Huerta

Roger "El Matador" Huerta

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  • Name: Roger Huerta
  • Professional MMA Record: 22-7-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: El Matador
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.05.20
  • Last Fight: August 29, 2014 in ONE
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tiger Muay Thai
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $210,000 USD
  • Born: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Phuket, Thailand
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Roger Huerta began fighting professionally at the age of 20, winning his first four professional fights (excluding one No Contest) before being forced to verbally submit in a tournament final against Ryan Shultz in 2004 after suffering an injury.


Following the loss to Shultz, Huerta went on a remarkable 17-fight unbeaten streak, defeating the likes of Matt Wiman, Brad Blackburn, Leonard Garcia, and Clay Guida (via Rear Naked Choke) and establishing himself as one of the most popular lightweights in the UFC along the way. Although he lost his last two fights in the UFC, to top contenders Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard, respectively, Huerta is still a top flight lightweight. He became the highest-profile addition to the fledgling Bellator Fighting Championships when he signed an exclusive contract with them in the Spring of 2010.


Known for his toughness, durability, and confidence under pressure, Huerta first gained major mainstream recognition with his three-round war with Leonard Garcia at UFC 69 in 2007. Following the fight, Huerta became the first MMA fighter to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine. Although he has been criticized for his sometimes-reckless fighting style, Huerta remains a popular and respected force in the lightweight division and is extremely difficult to finish. Huerta is also pursuing an acting career, having appeared in several low-budget action films after leaving the UFC.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:04 PM ET
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Roger Huerta Lightweight Ranking History

Roger Huerta MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO
3:13 Round 1 of 3

Christian Holley
21-7-1 10-0-0

ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.08.29
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:53 Round 2 of 3, 8:53 Total

Zorobabel Moreira Jr.
21-6-1 6-1-0

ONE FC 4: Destiny of Warriors
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.06.23
Weigh-In: 169.535 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Phil Baroni ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Reason: Baroni Removed From Bout
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
3:09 Round 3 of 3, 13:09 Total

War Machine
21-5-1 11-4-0

UWF 1: Huerta vs. War Machine
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.11.26
Odds: -380 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Eddie Alvarez
21-4-1 20-2-0

Bellator 33
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.10.21
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pat Curran
21-3-1 11-3-0

Bellator 17
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs

2010.05.06
Odds: -800 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#56 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:56 Round 3 of 3, 10:56 Total

Chad Hinton
20-3-1 8-0-0

Bellator 13
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155 lbs

2010.04.08
Odds: -785 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.25 lbs | Referee: Frank Gentile
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gray Maynard
20-2-1 7-0-0

UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.09.16
Odds: +243 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kenny Florian
20-1-1 9-3-0

UFC 87: Seek and Destroy
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.08.09
Odds: +139 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke
0:31 Round 3 of 3, 10:31 Total

Clay Guida
19-1-1 22-8-0

The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.12.08
Odds: +109 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 ($19K Base, $19K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
#32 Greatest Fight of All Time
#69 Greatest Submission of All Time
#8 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#29 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:50 Round 3 of 3, 11:50 Total

Alberto Crane
18-1-1 8-0-0

UFC 74: Respect
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.08.25
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:30 Round 2 of 3, 8:30 Total

Douglas Evans
17-1-1 6-0-0

The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.06.23
Odds: -725 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Alvin Robinson UFC 69 2007.04.07
Reason: Robinson Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Leonard Garcia
16-1-1 9-1-0

UFC 69: Shootout
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.04.07
Odds: -610 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#44 Greatest Fight of All Time
#10 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:19 Round 1 of 3

John Halverson
15-1-1 13-4-0

UFC 67: All or Nothing
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.02.03
Odds: -750 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Jason Reinhardt UFC 63 2006.09.23
Reason: Reinhardt Neck Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jason Dent
14-1-1 14-6-0

UFC 63: Hughes vs Penn
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.09.23
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus, $40K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 63 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Hermes França UFC 61 2006.07.08
Reason: Huerta Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Joe Camacho

Raze MMA

2006.04.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Dan Swift

Extreme Challenge

2006.02.17
Win | Submission | Choke

Lee King

International Fighting Championship

2005.10.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Matt Wiman

FFC 15

2005.09.14
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Brad Blackburn

International Fighting Championship

2005.07.30
No Contest

Melvin Guillard

FFC 14

2005.03.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Steve Kinnison

FFC 14

2005.03.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Kenny Jerrell

FFC 14

2005.03.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Naoyuki Kotani

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2004.12.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Jake Short

Extreme Challenge

2004.11.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Matt Brady

Extreme Challenge

2004.09.24
Loss | Submission

Ryan Schultz

Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Harris Sarmiento

Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Mike Aina

Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Draw

Joe Jordan

Extreme Challenge

2004.03.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Shane Lavafor

EC

2003.08.02
Win | Disqualificaton

Jeff Carlson

EC

2003.08.02

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