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Roger Huerta

Roger "El Matador" Huerta

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  • Name: Roger Huerta
  • MMA Record: 23-9-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: El Matador
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1983.05.20
  • Last Fight: November 11, 2016 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

Roger Huerta Lightweight Ranking History

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Roger Huerta MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Au Adrian Pang
22-9-1 22-9-2

Sg ONE Championship: Defending Honor
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.11.11
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Submission | Strikes
3:53 Round 3 of 3, 13:53 Total

Ca Ariel Sexton
22-8-1 10-3-0

Cn ONE Championship: Dynasty of Champions
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.02
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Koji Ando
22-7-1 11-4-2

Id ONE Championship: Odyssey of Champions
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.09.27
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Referee: Olivier Coste
Cancelled Bout Koji Ando ONE FC 30 2015.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | KO/TKO
3:13 Round 1 of 3

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

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

2014.08.29
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Phil Baroni ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Reason: Baroni Removed From Bout
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:53 Round 2 of 3, 8:53 Total

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

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

2012.06.23
Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
3:09 Round 3 of 3, 13:09 Total

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

Us 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

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

Us Bellator 33
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.10.21
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

Us 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 (70.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#61 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:56 Round 3 of 3, 10:56 Total

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

Us 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: 155.3 lbs (70.4 kgs) | Referee: Frank Gentile
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

Us 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 (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2008.08.09
Odds: +139 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke
0:31 Round 3 of 3, 10:31 Total

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

Us 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#66 Greatest Submission of All Time
#9 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#29 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#31 Greatest Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:50 Round 3 of 3, 11:50 Total

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

Us 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:30 Round 2 of 3, 8:30 Total

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

Us 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

Us UFC 69: Shootout
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.04.07
Odds: -610 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#11 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#46 Greatest Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Alvin Robinson UFC 69 2007.04.07
Reason: Robinson Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:19 Round 1 of 3

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

Us 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 (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

Us 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 63 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jason Reinhardt UFC 63 2006.09.23
Reason: Reinhardt Neck Injury
Cancelled Bout Hermes França UFC 61 2006.07.08
Reason: Huerta Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Joe Camacho

Us California Regional

2006.04.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Dan Swift

Us Extreme Challenge

2006.02.17
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Lee King

Us International Fighting Championship

2005.10.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Matt Wiman

Us Nevada Regional

2005.09.14
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Us Brad Blackburn

Us International Fighting Championship

2005.07.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Steve Kinnison

Us Mississippi Regional

2005.03.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Kenny Jerrell

Us Mississippi Regional

2005.03.05
No Contest

Us Melvin Guillard

Us Mississippi Regional

2005.03.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Naoyuki Kotani

Us Xtreme Fighting Organization

2004.12.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jake Short

Us Extreme Challenge

2004.11.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Matt Brady

Us Extreme Challenge

2004.09.24
Loss | Submission

Us Ryan Schultz

Us Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Us Harris Sarmiento

Us Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Mike Aina

Us Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Draw

Us Joe Jordan

Us Extreme Challenge

2004.03.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Shane Lavafor

Us Minnesota Regional

2003.08.02
Win | Disqualificaton

Jeff Carlson

Us Minnesota Regional

2003.08.02

Roger Huerta Wiki Update Wiki

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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