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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: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.05.20
  • Last Fight: June 23, 2012 in ONE
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | 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 Welterweight Ranking History

Roger Huerta MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Christian Holley

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

2014.08.29
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
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
#60 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
#33 Greatest Fight of All Time
#65 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
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
#43 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 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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