Despite losing a short notice bout to Ben Henderson in the main event of Bellator 196, it would seem like Roger Huerta is getting a reward because Bellator MMA has signed the fighter to a multi-fight deal.
Huerta is not only happy to get a deal with the promotion, but promises that good fights are coming our way.
“I’m really happy to get an extended deal done and signed with Bellator,” Huerta said to MMA Fighting. “Looking forward to getting back in the mix at 155. I think there are some great match-ups for me. I mean this when I say it, you can expect some good fights out me this next go of it.”
The UFC veteran has a modest record of 1-3-0 in the promotion (24-10-1-1NC overall), with his lone win coming over Chad Hinton at Bellator 13.
One thing Huerta readily admits is that he froze during the bout against Henderson last month.
“I wasn’t pleased with my performance in Budapest. I froze. Take nothing away from Benson [Henderson] but now that’s out of the way, it’s time to get down to business,” says Huerta.
There is no word yet on when Huerta could be back in action for Bellator or what weight class it could come in, as he has fought at both lightweight and welterweight.