Earlier this month we reported that Roger Huerta would be fighting at UFC 74 in August. It has now been confirmed by Huerta himself that his fight has been moved up…considerably. The Sports Illustrated cover man has confirmed he will be fighting in just a few weeks at The Ultimate Fighter 5 live finale on Spike TV.
Here is what Huerta said in a bulletin on MySpace:
My next fight has been changed!!
Iâ€™m going to be fighting on June 23rd. I was just notified last night. It will be live on Spike TV so check it out. God bless.
Huerta is quickly becoming a top fighter in the UFC’s lightweight division with a 17-1-1 overall record, an unblemished 3-0 record in the UFC, and 14 straight fights without a loss. His win against Leonard Garcia, who will also be fighting at the TUF 5 finale, was one of the best fights from UFC 69 in April. His other UFC wins are over John Halverson and Jason Dent.
He will be facing relative MMA newcomer Doug Evans who has a 2-0 MMA record. The fight will be his UFC debut. He has fought exclusively in the Alaska Fighting Championship organization and is a member of “The Wolfpack” fight team. The announcement of his fight against Huerta came via the team’s MySpace page. He is the AFC’s bantamweight champion.