Oh, hey, there was a Bellator last night – Bellator 205 to be exact – and guess who was on it? Roger Huerta.
Maybe you remember Huerta from his ultra-brief run as a UFC superstar, which saw him grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (back when that was unheard of and really cool) and then disappear like serial killer in the Northwest because he wanted more than his UFC contract would give him.
The intervening years have not been kind to Huerta, and though he beat up a bigger bully outside a bar and the vid went viral, and he set up shop at a gym in Southeast Asia, he hasn’t been able to muster much momentum for a triumphant comeback in Bellator’s cage.
Anyway, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire had the honor of facing the former start, and while Huerta put up a heck a fight, banging away with the dangerous heavy-handed jiu-jitsu black belt… yeah, this one ended ugly.
On the plus side, after that knockout, Huerta probably doesn’t remember the fight at all. In fact, he might not remember any of his Bellator fights.
Elsewhere on the card, jiu-jitsu dude Rafael Lovato Jr. persevered with his relentless grappling and eventually caught John Salter in a choke. Lovato Jr. remains undefeated, but he’s a middleweight in Bellator, so no one will ever know his name.
In the main event, AJ McKee – son of the great Antonio McKee – also kept his undefeated record by knocking out John Teixeira. Again, a Bellator fighter, big fish in a small pond, the world will never know him.