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"Basically the tournament format was what led to my decision to sign with Bellator. I like that I determine how far I go. I have the ability to stay active and fight four times this year. That’s what the fans want and what I want as well. I wanted to fight more and compete regularly. Fighting in Bellator gives me the opportunity to do that. If I make it through the tournament, I get to fight (lightweight champion) Eddie Alvarez for the title. But I’m not looking past anyone. All of these guys are hungry fighters. My style of fighting hasn’t really changed very much (in the tournament set-up). I’m still going to be the same Roger Huerta that comes in aggressive and takes the fight to my opponent. I train the same no matter who my opponent is. The fans are definitely going to see an improved and hungry Roger Huerta."
Former UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta talks about joining a hungry roster of Bellator fighters that may now be licking their chops in anticipation of getting the opportunity to elevate themselves by taking down a "name" like Huerta. "El Matador" hasn't seen action since a gritty split decision loss to Gray Maynard on the final fight of his Zuffa contract at UFC Fight Night 19 last September. Can he return to form and battle his way to an eventual superfight with Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez?