Tag Archive for Huerta

Bellator 205 Results: Making Sure the Ghost of Roger Huerta Stays Dead

Oh, hey, there was a Bellator last night – Bellator 205 to be exact – and guess who was on it? Roger Huerta.

Maybe you remember Huerta from his ultra-brief run as a UFC superstar, which saw him grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (back when that was unheard of and really cool) and then disappear like serial killer in the Northwest because he wanted more than his UFC contract would give him.

The intervening years have not been kind to Huerta, and though he beat up a bigger bully outside a bar and the vid went viral, and he set up shop at a gym in Southeast Asia, he hasn’t been able to muster much momentum for a triumphant comeback in Bellator’s cage.

Anyway, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire had the honor of facing the former start, and while Huerta put up a heck a fight, banging away with the dangerous heavy-handed jiu-jitsu black belt… yeah, this one ended ugly.

On the plus side, after that knockout, Huerta probably doesn’t remember the fight at all. In fact, he might not remember any of his Bellator fights.

Elsewhere on the card, jiu-jitsu dude Rafael Lovato Jr. persevered with his relentless grappling and eventually caught John Salter in a choke. Lovato Jr. remains undefeated, but he’s a middleweight in Bellator, so no one will ever know his name.

In the main event, AJ McKee – son of the great Antonio McKee – also kept his undefeated record by knocking out John Teixeira. Again, a Bellator fighter, big fish in a small pond, the world will never know him.

The post Bellator 205 Results: Making Sure the Ghost of Roger Huerta Stays Dead appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

Bellator 205 Results: Making Sure the Ghost of Roger Huerta Stays Dead

Oh, hey, there was a Bellator last night – Bellator 205 to be exact – and guess who was on it? Roger Huerta.

Maybe you remember Huerta from his ultra-brief run as a UFC superstar, which saw him grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (back when that was unheard of and really cool) and then disappear like serial killer in the Northwest because he wanted more than his UFC contract would give him.

The intervening years have not been kind to Huerta, and though he beat up a bigger bully outside a bar and the vid went viral, and he set up shop at a gym in Southeast Asia, he hasn’t been able to muster much momentum for a triumphant comeback in Bellator’s cage.

Anyway, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire had the honor of facing the former start, and while Huerta put up a heck a fight, banging away with the dangerous heavy-handed jiu-jitsu black belt… yeah, this one ended ugly.

On the plus side, after that knockout, Huerta probably doesn’t remember the fight at all. In fact, he might not remember any of his Bellator fights.

Elsewhere on the card, jiu-jitsu dude Rafael Lovato Jr. persevered with his relentless grappling and eventually caught John Salter in a choke. Lovato Jr. remains undefeated, but he’s a middleweight in Bellator, so no one will ever know his name.

In the main event, AJ McKee – son of the great Antonio McKee – also kept his undefeated record by knocking out John Teixeira. Again, a Bellator fighter, big fish in a small pond, the world will never know him.

The post Bellator 205 Results: Making Sure the Ghost of Roger Huerta Stays Dead appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

Bellator 205 Results: Making Sure the Ghost of Roger Huerta Stays Dead

Oh, hey, there was a Bellator last night – Bellator 205 to be exact – and guess who was on it? Roger Huerta.

Maybe you remember Huerta from his ultra-brief run as a UFC superstar, which saw him grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (back when that was unheard of and really cool) and then disappear like serial killer in the Northwest because he wanted more than his UFC contract would give him.

The intervening years have not been kind to Huerta, and though he beat up a bigger bully outside a bar and the vid went viral, and he set up shop at a gym in Southeast Asia, he hasn’t been able to muster much momentum for a triumphant comeback in Bellator’s cage.

Anyway, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire had the honor of facing the former start, and while Huerta put up a heck a fight, banging away with the dangerous heavy-handed jiu-jitsu black belt… yeah, this one ended ugly.

On the plus side, after that knockout, Huerta probably doesn’t remember the fight at all. In fact, he might not remember any of his Bellator fights.

Elsewhere on the card, jiu-jitsu dude Rafael Lovato Jr. persevered with his relentless grappling and eventually caught John Salter in a choke. Lovato Jr. remains undefeated, but he’s a middleweight in Bellator, so no one will ever know his name.

In the main event, AJ McKee – son of the great Antonio McKee – also kept his undefeated record by knocking out John Teixeira. Again, a Bellator fighter, big fish in a small pond, the world will never know him.

The post Bellator 205 Results: Making Sure the Ghost of Roger Huerta Stays Dead appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

Roger Huerta Replaces Goiti Yamauchi Against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roger Huerta will be filling in for an injured Goiti Yamauchi against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 in Boise, Idaho.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Roger Huerta Replaces Goiti Yamauchi Against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roger Huerta will be filling in for an injured Goiti Yamauchi against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 in Boise, Idaho.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Roger Huerta Replaces Goiti Yamauchi Against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roger Huerta will be filling in for an injured Goiti Yamauchi against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 in Boise, Idaho.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Huerta Takes Short Notice Fight Against ‘Pitbull’ At Bellator 205

Roger Huerta will have another opportunity to make a big splash in Bellator MMA as the veteran lightweight steps up on short notice to take on former title challenger Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21 from inside CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, per a recent report by ESPN.

Freire’s original opponent, Goiti Yamauchi, recently withdrew from the event due to injury.

Huerta, 35, made his Bellator return this past April in Budapest when he was choked out by former UFC champion Benson Henderson in the second round. It has been quite some time since “El Matador” fought with the same magic he had when he won his first six UFC fights from 2006-2007, but he’ll try to recapture lightening in a bottle against “Pitbull” next month.

Freire, 32, has looked like a killer since getting knocked out by Michael Chandler back in 2016. The lightweight finisher has won three straight against notable contenders like Josh Thompson, Derek Campos, and Henderson. Given his track record and recent success, Freire may not have to do much more entering 2019 to lock down another Bellator title shot. Losing to Huerta will certainly set the Brazilian back so it’s a pretty dangerous fight.

Bellator 205 was expected to be headlined by a featherweight bout pitting former champion Pat Curran against undefeated sensation A.J. McKee, but a recent injury to Curran has left the main event in limbo.

For more Bellator 205 fight card news click here.

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Roger Huerta Returns to Bellator – Remember Him?

There was a brief moment in history when Roger Huerta was the center of the universe.

He was pushed by the UFC as their next big star. He was racking up wins in the Octagon. He was even featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated – a feat that was unheard by MMA fighters back in the day.

And then he fell off the face of the Earth.

Or, more aptly, he got into a contract dispute with the UFC, and you know how those go.

From there, Huerta couldn’t find wins to save his life. He lost in the UFC, he lost in Bellator, he lost everywhere, and ended up training and fighting in South East Asia, where ONE FC has been giving him paychecks to throw down in the cage.

Well, Bellator needed someone to face UFC refugee Benson Henderson in the main event of Bellator 196, so guess who’s back?

Henderson’s career has been in a godawful downward spiral, but in this match-up, Huerta just might have him beat in ability to find that “L” no matter what.

As per MMAFighting:

It’s not the original, announced main event. But MMA fans in Hungary will be getting a special treat next month.

Benson Henderson will meet the returning Roger Huerta in the headliner of Bellator 196 on April 6 in Budapest, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. James Gallagher, who was supposed to headline the card against Adam Borics, had to withdraw due to a hand injury and the bout was scrapped. Borics will remain on the card.

The post Roger Huerta Returns to Bellator – Remember Him? appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

Bellator 196 Gets New Main Event with Benson Henderson vs. Roger Huerta

Roger Huerta will return to the Bellator cage for the first time since 2010 when he meets Benson Henderson in the new Bellator 196 headliner.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

The MMA Hour with Chris Weidman, Donald Cerrone, Will Brooks, Roger Huerta, Cathal Pendred, Jeff Novitzky

The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:

1:00 p.m. ET — UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will talk about fighting Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 and Anderson Silva’s NAC hearing last week.

1:25 p.m. — Roger Huerta will look ahead to his ONE Championship fight against Koji Ando on Sept. 1.

1:45 p.m. — Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks will discuss his title fight against Marcin Held on Nov. 6.

2:05 p.m. — Donald Cerrone will talk about his lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19.

2:25 p.m. — Jeff Novitzky, the UFC’s VP of athlete health and performance, will discuss the organization’s new anti-doping efforts.

2:45 p.m. — Cathal Pendred will talk about…

MMA Fighting – All Posts