Bellator Fighting Championship this week announced that the latest fighter to join them is the 21-3 UFC veteran Roger “El Matador” Huerta. Huerta will compete in Bellator‘s Lightweight tournament this year in April. Huerta who has recently tried his hand at acting, starring in the latest Tekken movie, explained to MMAJunkie.com why he decided to fight again:
“It was the career change at the time, where I wanted to pursue something else, which was acting. It’s something that fulfills me, but my passion is in fighting. This is what I’ve been doing since, I think, the day I was born.”
Huerta’s explosive style should fit perfectly in Bellator‘s promotions which has seen some of the best knockouts and submissions in recent times. Huerta will be pitted against Toby Imada, Chad Hinton, Mike Ricci and Carey Vamier, who have already ensured their participation in Bellator’s Lightweight Tournament:
“I’ve got to give the fighters my best because anything can happen in this tournament, anything can happen in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. It has my attention 100 percent. If I win this title, the sky’s the limit. I think my chances are good. A hungry Roger Huerta is very dangerous, and I’m very hungry right now.”
Bellator XIII will take place on April 8th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Roger Huerta’s signing for Bellator continues promotion’s roster expansion, with fighters like Hector Lombard, Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Dan Hornbuckle , Lyman Good and Joe Soto already on board.