Roger Huerta returned to the cage earlier today (Fri., April 2, 2021) after a 17-month layoff to face Chris Gonzalez at Bellator 255 inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Coming into the Catchweight bout, “El Matador” was riding a three-fight losing streak, having last tasted victory — a disqualification win — over Hayder Hassan in 2017.
When it was all said and done, Huerta left the Bellator cage with four straight losses after suffering a third round loss, tapping to strikes. But it was all Gonzalez prior to that, because the rising standout dominated the fight from beginning to end, even winning a 10-8 round in the opening frame.
♂️ The takedown game of @CGzDream is on point tonight at #Bellator255.— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) April 2, 2021
The @MonsterEnergy Prelims, fueled by @FiestaMart roll on LIVE via our YouTube channel.
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@cgzdream is not letting up on @RogerHuerta.— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) April 2, 2021
Round 2 is live now on the #Bellator255 prelims, brought to you by @MonsterEnergy and fueled by @FiestaMart.
Anything can happen in the fight game and @RogerHuerta is back on his feet late in round two.— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) April 2, 2021
The third and final round of this @MonsterEnergy Prelim bout, fueled by @FiestaMart is up next LIVE on our YouTube channel.
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With the loss, there is no telling where “El Matador,” 37, goes from here. As for Gonzalez, the talented wrestling standout is on the rise and improves to 6-0 and looks to crack the Top 10 with his huge win.