A lightweight matchup between contenders Roger Huerta and Gray Maynard could be featured on the Spike-televised UFC Fight Night 19 card on September 16 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Sherdog’s Loretta Hunt reported on Thursday that the 155-pound bout is being planned for the event, which will serve as the lead-in for the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights featuring Kimbo Slice.
Huerta (20-2-1) had been unbeaten in 17-straight fights dating back to 2004, including 6-straight UFC victories over the likes of Clay Guida and Leonard Garcia, before suffering a unanimous decision loss to Kenny Florian in August 2008. “El Matador” has not fought again since the loss, just the second of his 24-bout career, instead pursuing a career in acting. If the bout against Maynard is finalized it would be the final fight on Huerta’s current contract with the UFC.
Maynard (7-0), a semifinalist on The Ultimate Fighter 5, has emerged as a lightweight contender by winning five-straight fights inside the Octagon since debuting in mid-2007, including wins over Jim Miller and Frankie Edgar among others.
Huerta-Maynard is currently the only rumored bout for UFN 19 and is likely to be promoted as the card’s co-main event.