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Irish Pride 06-26-2009 03:55 AM

Roger Huerta back in action UFC 103

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - by Steven Marrocco -


A lightweight match-up between Roger Huerta and Gray Maynard has been agreed to for UFC Fight Night 19, has learned.

The bout was first reported as a possibility by, and subsequently confirmed by sources close to the fight. The event is scheduled for Sept. 16, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

Huerta has been inactive since a loss to Kenny Florian at UFC 87 took him off the title contender list at 155-pounds. In the pre-fight buildup, Huerta made waves with an interview where he openly questioned the payout practices of the promotion.

The 26-year-old Hispanic fighter had been promoted heavily by the UFC, gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated in May 2007.

Following the Florian fight, his first loss in seven UFC appearances, he softened his stance, saying his views were a matter of sound business practices.

The layoff, however, lead many to believe he had lost the UFC's good graces.

Huerta in January announced he was taking a hiatus from MMA to pursue acting opportunities, including a development deal with Lions Gate Pictures.

Maynard, 30, has been on his way towards a title shot since a dominating performance over Jim Miller at UFC 96. Since a freak occurrence at the finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" season 5, where Maynard first came into the UFC fold, he has notched five straight victories. The Las Vegas wrestling standout trains at Xtreme Couture alongside Randy Couture, Tyson Griffin, Jay Hieron, and Forrest Griffin, among others.

MattHughesRocks 06-26-2009 03:56 AM

Good news!

Irish Pride 06-26-2009 03:58 AM

I posted it for all the ladies out there that love him lol.

I did enjoy some of his fights though, exciting.

Hughes_GOAT 06-26-2009 04:04 AM

Maynard has it in the bag.

logrus 06-26-2009 04:17 AM

Whos Roger?

Maldonado136 06-26-2009 04:21 AM

i would love for roger to win just to piss dana off but i dont think he will. plus the amount of time that has gone by since his last fight wont help.

Josh 06-26-2009 04:24 AM

Maynard will beat him pretty easy.

Maldonado136 06-26-2009 04:30 AM

if anything it will be just like his fight with guida except he wont pull the come from behind victory

Jason 16 06-26-2009 05:41 AM


Originally Posted by Josh
Maynard will beat him pretty easy.

agree maynard very well may be better in boxing and is far better at wrestling. there realy is a non flukey way of Roger winning

Josh 06-26-2009 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by Jason 16
agree maynard very well may be better in boxing and is far better at wrestling. there realy is a non flukey way of Roger winning

Not to mention Maynard is stronger.

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