Nickname El Matador
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Born May 20, 1983
Fighting out of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Town of birth Los Angeles, CA
Fighting style Greco-Roman wrestling
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 13
By submission 6
Roger Huerta was born on May 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He is an American mixed martial artist of Mexican descent who competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Roger will also be appearing in the live action motion picture Tekken, as Miguel Caballero Rojo, due to be released in 2009.
Roger Huerta was originally slated to make his UFC debut against Hermes Franca at UFC 61, but was forced to withdraw from the fight as the result of an elbow injury. He won his first six fights in the UFC, the first at UFC 63 against Jason Dent, which was declared "Fight of the Night"
Recently Huerta defeated Clay Guida in the third round on December, 8, 2007 at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale via a rear naked choke.
Huerta lost his last fight by unanimous decision (all judges scored the bout 30-27) at UFC 87 against Kenny Florian.
Huerta's first loss came as a result of a dislocated jaw early in the finals of the SuperBrawl 36 tournament against Ryan Schultz on June 18, 2004, his third match of the day.
In May 2007, Huerta graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine to showcase it's story on the rising popularity of mixed martial arts, The New Main Event: The rising interest in mixed martial arts is tied to Ultimate Fighting, which changed its ways to gain acceptance. Now its success is changing the sports landscape (Read Article)
Roger attended Augsburg College where he is two credits away from receiving a degree in Business Management.
Huerta currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
A tattoo on his right forearm reads, "God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always." This is the Alcoholics Anonymous third step prayer.
Roger was adopted at the age of 19 by his english teacher from Crockett High, Jo Ramirez.