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"El Matador"

21-7-1

Roger Huerta

Roger "El Matador" Huerta

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  • Name: Roger Huerta
  • Professional MMA Record: 21-7-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: El Matador
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1983.05.20
  • Last Fight: June 23, 2012 in ONE
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $210,000 USD
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Gym/Affiliation: Relson Gracie Academy
  • Born: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Austin, Texas
  • 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 Welterweight Ranking History

Roger Huerta MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:53 Round 2 of 3, 8:53 Total
Zorobabel Moreira Jr.
Ref: Yuji Shimada
ONE FC 4: Destiny of Warriors
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.06.23
Weigh-In: 169.535 lbs
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
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
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
Bellator 33
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.10.21
Odds: +230 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Pat Curran
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
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
#59 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:56 Round 3 of 3, 10:56 Total
Chad Hinton
Ref: Frank Gentile
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
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gray Maynard
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
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
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kenny Florian
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 87: Seek and Destroy
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.08.09
Odds: +139 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:31 Round 3 of 3, 10:31 Total
Clay Guida
Ref: John McCarthy
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
#31 Greatest Fight of All Time
#64 Greatest Submission of All Time
#8 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#28 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:50 Round 3 of 3, 11:50 Total
Alberto Crane
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:30 Round 2 of 3, 8:30 Total
Douglas Evans
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
Cancelled Bout Alvin Robinson UFC 69 2007.04.07
Reason: Robinson Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Leonard Garcia
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 69: Shootout
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.04.07
Odds: -610 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#39 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
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
Cancelled Bout Jason Reinhardt UFC 63 2006.09.23
Reason: Reinhardt Neck Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jason Dent
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
UFC 63 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Hermes Franca 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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