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Roger Huerta

Roger Huerta (born May 20, 1983), is an American mixed martial artist. He initially gained exposure by competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and later Bellator Fighting Championships. Huerta is of Mexican and Salvadorian descent. He has had a long and difficult early childhood right up to his teen years, overcoming many challenges and has been described as having the "life that Hollywood producers make movies about". Born to Lydia and Rogelio Huerta in Los Angeles, California, he spent the first 6 years of his life in Texas. His father became heavily involved in drugs and alcohol and began an affair with another woman that led to a separation with Lydia. Huerta's mother became physically abusive, and when Huerta came to school with bruises covering his body, Child Protective Services intervened, placing him in a foster home for a short time. In 1990, Lydia lost the custody battle for Huerta and fled the United States with Huerta, age 7, to her parent's home in El Salvador. Shortly upon arriving, Lydia abandoned Huerta leaving him in the care of his grandparents at the time of the El Salvadoran Civil War. She returned a year later to only leave

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TMZ Live: MMA Fighter Roger Huerta Hits the Studio

TMZ Live: MMA Fighter Roger Huerta Hits the Studio

MMA badass Roger Huerta was in the house for TMZ Live -- and talked to Harvey about beating the crap out of a guy who allegedly hit a woman outside a bar in Austin, Texas.Plus: An update on… READ MORE >

Cops Investigating Street Fight Involving ex-UFC Star

Cops Investigating Street Fight Involving ex-UFC Star

TMZ has learned the Austin Police Department has viewed the tape of the bloody street brawl involving ex-UFC star Roger Huerta ... and have opened an investigation into the incident. We're told… READ MORE >

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Roger Huerta on Street Fight - 'I Got the Better of Him'

Roger Huerta on Street Fight - 'I Got the Better of Him'

TMZ just spoke with Roger Huerta -- the former UFC fighter involved in a bloody street fight in Texas this weekend -- who tells us he only got violent ... after the other guy swung at him. In a… READ MORE >

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TMZ Live: Kobayashi, Giuliani, and Roger Huerta

TMZ Live: Kobayashi, Giuliani, and Roger Huerta

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UFC Prez on Street Fight -- The Other Guy 'Deserved' It

UFC Prez on Street Fight -- The Other Guy 'Deserved' It

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TMZ Live: Uchitel, Jackson, and 'American Idol'

TMZ Live: Uchitel, Jackson, and 'American Idol'

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Ex-UFC Star in Bloody Street Fight -- Caught on Tape

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Bloody Street Fight Caught on Tape

TMZ has obtained footage of former UFC superstar Roger Huerta engaging in a bloody street fight in Austin, Texas this weekend -- against a man who appears to have socked a woman in the head.… READ MORE >

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