Huerta Victorious At Bellator 13

Roger Huerta, the former UFC lightweight star who was the biggest free agent signing in Bellator‘s young history, advanced to the second round of the season 2 lightweight tournament with a submission victory over Chad Hinton last night.

Huerta struggled in the first round, but took over in the second and third rounds of the fight before securing a fighting-ending knee bar at 0:56 of the third round.

Huerta pushes his MMA record to 21-3-1 and advances to the tournament semifinals. A tournament win would grant him a shot at Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.

Full Bellator 13 Results:

– Vagner Rocha d. Francisco Soares
– Edson Dinz d. John Kelly
– Carey Vanier d. Joe Duarte
– Roger Huerta d. Chad Hinton
– Joe Warren d. Eric Marriott
– Georgi Karakhanyan d. Bao Quach
– Mikey Gomez d. Moyses Gabin
– Chris Manuel d. Ralph Acosta