Roger Huerta Signs with Bellator, Promises Faceoff with Eddie Alvarez
In recent weeks, Bellator has signed television deals with Fox Sports, NBC and Telemundo and venue deals with the Madison Square Garden company, and now, they’ve added their biggest signing in the cage.
Popular former UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta became the highest-profile fighter to join the upstart promotion, inking a deal to take part in the upcoming season two lightweight tournament. Huerta will make his debut on an April 8 show in Hollywood, Fla. against an opponent that could be named by the end of the week.
“I’m coming back with a chip on my shoulder. I have desire and a lot of hunger. You have no idea what’s really going on inside of me right now,” said Huerta, who repeatedly voiced his eagerness to get back in the cage.