Bellator Expected to Announce Signing of Roger Huerta

Roger Huerta. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Bellator Fighting Championships’ is expected to announced the signing of former UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta. Huerta will compete in Bellator’s season two eight-man lightweight tournament.

According to MMA Junkie, Bellator has called for a video press conference Monday at 3 PM ET that will stream live at

Huerta, a native of Austin, Texas, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 20-3-1. Huerta holds victories over the likes of Clay Guida, Leonard Garcia, Doug Evans, and Alberto Crane.

In January 09, Huerta took a break from MMA to pursue some opportunities in acting. In order to fulfil his UFC contract, Huerta returned to the cage in September and dropped a decision to lightweight contender Gray Maynard. According to the report, Huerta received his formal release from the UFC this past week.

The eight-man lightweight tournament starts April 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Combatants currently confirmed for the April 8 show are Carey Vanier, Ferrid Kheder, Mike Ricci, Janne Tulirinta, Chad Hinton, and Toby Imada.


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