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Update: Huerta scratched from UFC 74; added to UltimateFighter 5 Finale

Roger Huerta

Roger Huerta will not appear at UFC 74 as previously reported but instead will fight a yet-to-be-named opponent on June 23 at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 Finale on Spike television, according to his official Web site.

The switch gives "El Matador" -- one of the UFC's rising stars in the 155-pound division -- just two weeks to prepare.

Here's a snip from his Webmaster, Andres Perez:

"The past few weeks we have told you that there was a lot going on in Camp Huerta. First, we announced that an apparel line will be launched this summer. AND THEN? The announcement that Roger will be fighting in UFC 74. AND THEN? Oh yeah, Roger was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. AND THEN? Well it seems that the top brass at UFC is giving Roger a whopping two weeks to prepare for his next fight WHAT? Yes, corner. Roger Huerta is on the card for the Ultimate Fighter Finale on June 23, 2007...Is that all the news? We are only scratching the surface! Stay tuned for more breaking news. Keep hope alive!"

With only two weeks until the finale an announcement on who he'll be fighting should be revealed very soon. And, it looks like it will more than likely be one of the contestants on this season of TUF.

One thing we can be sure of: It won't be Marlon Sims or Noah Thomas.

To check out the developing fight card for the TUF 5 Finale, which will take place at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, click here.

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