Roger Huerta (17-1-1) will face Alaska Fighting Championships (AFC) Bantamweight Champion Doug Evans (2-0) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 Finale on June 23 at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a recent MySpace bulletin from the "Wolfpack."
Evans trains with the team, which is based in Anchorage, Alaska, in a strip mall behind Moose's Tooth pizza (no joke).
We speculated incorrectly that because Huerta was recently moved from the UFC 74 fight card to the TUF 5 Finale that he might face a contestant on this season of the reality show.
Instead, he will face yet another UFC newcomer (Jason Dent, John Halverson, Leonard Garcia).
Not much is known about Evans, other than he has plied his trade for the better part of his professional career in "The Last Frontier" state. Sherdog.com has his record at 2-0, but other sources indicate that he could be better than that (5-0).
In fact, Evans recently outpointed World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) veteran Mike Joy on all the judges scorecards at AFC 35 — a result that does not appear on his record.
Perhaps this is not the lightweight bout that most were anticipating, but the last time Huerta was matched up against a "no name" at UFC 69 (Garcia) it was the "Fight of the Night."
Hopefully, Evans brings it ... unlike Halverson.