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Roger Huerta Signs New Five-Fight Deal With The UFC

Roger Huerta

Roger Huerta

Lightweight Roger Huerta (25-2) and the UFC have come to terms on a new contract that will see the popular lightweight contender return to action in March.

“El Matador” has inked a new, five-fight deal with the promotion, according to MMA Weekly.

A top contender in the UFC’s 155-pound division, Huerta fell out of title contention in August with a unanimous decision loss to Kenny Florian at UFC 87 and simultaneously fell out of the UFC’s good graces as Huerta’s rise in popularity led him to reportedly demand a contract more lucrative than UFC champion BJ Penn.

The two sides now appear to have resolved their issues and Huerta will return to the Octagon in March, likely at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio, and will look to work his way back into title contention against an opponent to-be-announced.

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