Roger Huerta will face undefeated mixed martial artists Alberto Crane at UFC 74 in August.
Huerta boasts a stellar 20-1-1 MMA record and a spotless 4-0 record in the UFC. Currently in the midst of a 14 fight win streak, Huerta defeated Jason Dent, John Halverson, and Leonard Garcia in his first 3 UFC fights. In his last UFC fight Huerta received a scare after another UFC newcomer, Doug Evans, seemingly won the first round of their fight on The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale. Huerta rebounded in the second round to defeat Evans by TKO in the second round. Earlier in 2007 Huerta became one of the UFC’s most famous fighters after he became the first fighter to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Crane has a perfect 8-0 MMA record and will make his UFC debut against tough competition in Huerta who has quickly risen to become a top contender in the lightweight division. Crane is a submission specialist ending 7 of his 8 wins by way of submission. Hailing from New Mexico, Crane last fought in the Professional No Rules Fighting Organization which is based in the state.
This fight should be an interesting one pitting a striker in Huerta against a ground-based, submission fighter in Crane making this bout a true clash of styles.