Roger Huerta vs Leonard Garcia, UFC 69, 7th April 2007
Fight of the Night
Roger Huerta vs Leonard Garcia is an absolute war between two MMA fighters who have come to be known for their toughness. Roger Huerta vs Leonard Garcia also comes at a pivotal time in the growth of MMA as a recognized sport. These fighters, full of heart, take to the cage and show the world their skill and their toughness – exactly what fight fans are so excited about.
Rogert Huerta vs Leonard Garcia sees two lightweight Mexican MMA fighters stick true to their fighting spirit and compete in an exciting back and forth match. A very fast paced fight that display both fighters excellent skills standing up and on the mat. This was a fight of the night winner.
This was Leonard Garcia’s first fight in the UFC. From his previous fights at Ring of Fire, Leonard Garcia earned the reputation as being a heavy handed brawler, willing to take two punches in order to deliver one. He delivered on his reputation with four Fight of the Night awards in the UFC and two in the WEC.
Roger Huerta on the other hand was a relative veteran of the sport already. Going into this fight, he has a record of 16-1-1. Roger Huerta vs Leonard Garcia is Roger’s third fight in the UFC. Roger is one of the explosive lightweights that the UFC wants to groom to be champion. However the lightweight division is an incredibly competitive division. Roger faces other incredibly competitive lightweight division fighters such as Clay Guida, Kenny Florian, Gray Maynard, and BJ Penn.
This is also the fight where Roger Huerta made the cover of the May 2007 edition of Sports Illustrated Magazine. He temporarily became the pretty boy face of MMA (read the SI article here).
UFC 69 is also the same card where Matt Serra knocked out George St-Pierre. Josh Koscheck also decisions fellow Ultimate Fighter Diego Sanchez, avenging his loss during the show.
Roger Huerta vs Leonard Garcia full fight video
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