Roger Heurta Signs With ONE FC, To Debut At ‘Destiny of Warriors’ Event This June

Roger Huerta

Former UFC, and Bellator lightweight, Roger ‘El Matador’ Huerta (21-6-1, 1NC) has found his way across the Pacific Ocean, signing with the One Fighting Championship promotion.

The once highly touted 155-lbs fighter is set to make his promotional debut on June 23, 2012 at the upcoming ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors event set for the Stadium NEgara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

News of his signing was announced by MMAFighting.com who confirmed the news with Huerta’s manager Ali Abdei Aziz of Dominance MMA.

No opponent was named for Huerta, but another Dominance MMA fighter was named as having signed with ONE FC in Gregor Gracie.

Huerta has often trained in Asia finds himself competing for the first time outside of the United States in a professional mixed martial arts bout.

‘El Matador’ will look to end a three fight losing skid as well as improving a 1-5 record from the past four years. Huerta was last in action in November where he fought at welterweight against War Machine (aka John Kopenhaver) at the inaugural UWF 1 event in Texas. War Machine went on to win by third round TKO, utilizing his size in the match.

That 2011 bout was the only match of 2011 for Huerta who competed for Bellator three times, winning in the opening season 2 lightweight tournament and then losing to Pat Curran in the semifinals. Huerta would then go on to face Eddie Alvarez in a non-title fight, losing by second round TKO.

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Junior Dos Santos Fighting to Defend Title, Not for Revenge, Against Frank Mir at UFC 146

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Junior dos Santos is not fighting for revenge.
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Junior dos Santos (left) with Demian Maia (right). Photo by Marcelo Alonzo via Sherdog

Welcome, Maniacs, to the weekly series where we help you catch up on some of the original reporting done by other sites in the vast MMA landscape. Like Junior dos Santos and Demian Maia pictured above, we can all “get along.”

Teaming up with MMA sites like Fightline, Fight Opinion and The Fight Nerd, we’ll provide an opportunity for all MMA fans to read some fresh and original voices in the sport.

This week, The Fight Nerd reviews the ‘Tapout Textbook’, MMA Convert gets an exclusive from Cris ‘Cyborg’ and Lowkick interviews UFC 146′s Edson Barboza.

The full list of links is after the jump.

- ‘Say Uncle: Catch-as-Catch-Can-Wrestling’ book review (The Fight Nerd)

Who were these catch wrestlers, and what were the origins of this sport? Furthermore, why is it still so relevant and implemented in elements of MMA? Jake Shannon has the answers for you in ECW Press‘ “Say Uncle: Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling” book. Is this book worth reading, or should it be covered in dust in some little antique store in Ohio?

- Attacking the rubber-stamping of testosterone usage in MMA (Fight Opinion)

By now, everyone knows that Chael Sonnen got his hall pass to use testosterone while fighting in the state of Nevada. So, his fight with Anderson Silva on July 7th was a fait accompli. Predictably, Nick Diaz got the book thrown at him with a year-long suspension for a second positive drug test (marijuana).

- Sponsorship Spotlight: RYU (MMA Payout)

Welcome to another edition of Sponsorship Spotlight. This time we are featuring MMA apparel company and UFC® sponsor RYU. MMA Payout had the opportunity get in touch with RYU CEO Christopher Martens for a quick Q&A regarding its recent involvement as a UFC® sponsor.

- Diego Brandao plans on ‘cracking skulls’ like Mike Tyson at UFC 146 (MMA Convert)

- Randy Couture offers his opinion on dos Santos vs Mir (Fightline)

- Jon Jones to appear in court on May 29 (Five Ounces of Pain)

- Countdown to UFC 146 (full video) (5thRound)

If you happened to miss Wednesday’s premiere of “Countdown to UFC 146″ on FUEL TV, no worries because we’ve located the footage for you. UFC 146 takes place this Saturday and features a heavyweight title tilt between champion Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir.

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Ultimate Show breaks down UFC 146 with special guests

Welcome to The Ultimate Show, your weekly source for MMA and UFC recaps, news, and fighter interviews. Former Maxim Hometown Hottie Finalist, Kenda Perez breaks it all down. This week, The Ultimate Show previews UFC 146, which will feature three main card heavyweight fights. Champ Junior Dos Santos fights former champ Frank Mir in what should …
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Jordan Breen UFC 146 Pre-Fight Live Chat (1 p.m. ET)

Sherdog.com Administrative Editor Jordan Breen will host his weekly live chat at 1 p.m. ET.
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[VIDEO] UFC 146 Full Press Conference


(How awesome was the retro promo that preceded the conference? Finally, the UFC’s marketing department is making an effort.) 

We’re not going to insult anyone’s intelligence; you all know what’s going down this Saturday at UFC 146. There may have been endless change ups, Twitter campaigns, and even change ups involving members of the aforementioned Twitter campaigns, but this weekend promises to be an, excuse the overused term, epic night of fights based on body mass alone.

In fact, we’d be surprised if you were still reading this, knowing that there is really nothing more we can write to convince you where to place your money, who to root for based on the roughness of their upbringing alone, or whether or not the winner will do something incredibly stupid afterward. But just in case you are, here are a few things we took away from the conference:

1. Dave Herman has decided to stop impersonating Static-X frontman Wayne Static. Good for him.

2. Stefan Struve thinks that, in retrospect, it’s amazing that he fought JDS at just 21 years old. I would’ve gone with “horrifying,” but perhaps that’s why I’m a blogger, not a blogger/fighter. In time, Potato Nation.

3. Despite all the brain scramblings he’s suffered over the past few years, Frank Mir can still articulate himself better than most politicians.

Any last words?

-J. Jones

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UFC 146 – Brandao vs. Elkins & Barboza vs. Varner – Fighter Interviews

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UFC 146 prelim fighters discuss their upcoming fight this Saturday. Featherweights Diego Brandao and Darren Elkins, as well as lightweights Edson Barboza and Jamie Varner, talk about matchup against their respective opponent. Watch both bouts on May 26, 2012 live on FX starting at 8pm EST (5pm PST).

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Video: Jason Miller details intense preparation for ‘fight of his life’ against C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146

Pictured: Jason "Mayhem" Miller

Shortly after Jason Miller dropped what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White would later describe as the “most lopsided fight ever” to Michael Bisping at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale in Dec. 2011, it was unclear if “Mayhem” would be invited back to the Octagon.

After all, when White was asked point blank about Miller’s future with his mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, he answered simply, “I don’t know.”

Well, Miller was asked to return. And it’s safe to say that if he doesn’t deliver an inspired effort — certainly not a repeat of his “tense” performance that “displayed the worst of everything” against “The Count” — against C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 this weekend (May 26, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he’ll be forced to fight elsewhere.

Miller is well aware of the significance of his upcoming fight against “The Doberman.” He has even vowed to retire from the sport if he loses to Dollaway because his opponent, as he tells it, “doesn’t deserve to be in there with me.”

Clearly, Miller is taking the Middleweight bout serious. So serious, in fact, that in addition to his traditional preparation at Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, Calif., Miller has also enlisted a strength and conditioning coach, as well as visited California State University, Fullerton, to test his fitness levels.

Check out the lengths that “Mayhem” has gone to ensure that he leaves no stone unturned this weekend as he prepares for the “most important fight of his life:”

Be sure to check out all the news and notes for the 185-pound bout between Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway in our comprehensive fight archive right here.

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Watch “Fight Day Live” For UFC 146 This Saturday Starting At 6pm EST

Fight Day Live is back on May 26th at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT to prepare you for the “biggest” card of all time, UFC 146. The all heavyweight main card is highlighted by a title fight between Junior Dos Santos and former champ, Frank Mir. Also fighting Saturday night is another former heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, as he returns to the cage for the first time since losing the belt to Dos Santos. Hosts Dave Farra and Megan Olivi will guide you through all five fights on the pay per view card and our expert panel of Matt Brown of HeavyMMA, Brett Okamoto of ESPN and Larry Pepe of ProMMA Radio will break down each of the battles. Joining Fight Day live on set will be welterweight sensation Rory MacDonald and recent UFC on Fox winner, Alan Belcher. Be sure and tune into Fight Day Live on Saturday, May 26 at 6ET/ 3PT.

Catch the video after the jump

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UFC 146 ‘Dos Santos vs. Mir’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Sherdog.com will report from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at approximately 7:10 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of UFC 146, headlined by a UFC heavyweight title clash between champion Junior dos Santos and former champion Frank Mir.
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