Cage Fighter Roger Huerta "Walkout" MMA T-Shirt Size Xx-Large
Bad Boy Roger El Matador Huerta was a Lightweight MMA
fighter for the UFC but now fights for Bellator Fighting
Born on May 20, 1983, Huerta struggled with a troubled childhood
and overcame many obstacles to get where he is today. Of Mexican
and Salvadoran descent, Roger Huerta was born in Los Angeles,
California. His father had drug and alcohol issues while his
mother was physically abusive.
When Huerta continued to sport bruises and signs of abuse at age
seven, his school turned his mother in for child abuse. His
mother proceeded to whisk him off to Mexico only to end up
leaving him with his grandparents. She returned to pick him up
but then left him in Texas with his father.
Huerta's childhood was filled with abuse, neglect, foster
homes, gangs and homelessness but he was determined to make a
paradigm shift...and did!
His mother's friend, Maria King, obtained custody of him and
for once, he had a stable environment from which he flourished.
He joined wrestling and played football and actually became quite
He met an English teacher named Jo Ramirez who encouraged him to
achieve his life goals and adopted him when he was nineteen. He
also met Bryan Ashford, the school's wrestling coach who
played a large role in his career as well, helping him apply for
a collegiate wrestling scholarship.
Huerta debuted into the UFC with a bang! The first fight was at
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn on September 23, 2006 where he
was up against Jason Dent. He won and the fight was deemed Fight
of the Night.
At UFC 67: All or Nothing with Silva
vs. Lutter in February 2007 in Las Vegas, Roger faced off with
newcomer John Halverson. Early in the first round, Huerta managed
a knee to Halverson's head and finished with punches, winning
the fight by TKO.
UFC 69: Shootout was Huerta's next event. He won over Leonard Garcia
after three hard fought rounds and became the first mixed martial
artist to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Roger Huerta won his next two fights, one against Alaskan Doug Evans and
one against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Alberto Crane.
Up against Strikeforce Lightweight Champion
Clay Guido in The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Finale, it was reported that
Huerta seemed frustrated with Guido's grappling and wrestling
moves and then was stunned by a punch to the face in the second
round. He regained momentum in the third round, however, and came
from behind with a rear naked choke and flurries as well, winning
the fight by submission.
But the next fight would not be so good. He lost to Kenny Florian
UFC 87: Seek and Destroy by unanimous decision and in January of 2009, announced
he would be leaving the UFC to pursue an acting career. Before
doing so, he completed his UFC contract with a bout against Gray
Maynard which he lost after a cat and mouse, back and forth
Huerta later signed on with Bellator Fighting Championships where
he competed with seven other fighters for a title shot against
Huerta took on Chad Hinton first and won by submission in round
three. At Bellator 17 he lost in the semi-finals to Pat Curran
via unanimous decision.
Up against Bellator Lightweight Champ Eddie Alvarez at Bellator
33 in October of 2010, Roger lost TKO due to doctor stoppage.
Out of 28 matches, Huerta has 11 wins and 5 losses. Eleven of his
wins were by knockout, 5 by submission and 4 via decision.
Roger Huerta put together a training camp in Thailand for MMA fighters.
He was in the movie
Tekken but is most
famous for a street fight that was reported on TMZ.com where he
defended himself and exchanged words with Rashad Bobino who was a
former Texas Longhorn football player who had just assaulted a
women, something it seems Roger just could not tolerate given his
own background of being abused.
Huerta is one year from achieving his Business Management degree
at Augsburg College in Minnesota.