Roger Huerta (born May 20, 1983), is an American mixed martial artist.He initially gained exposure by competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He now fights for Bellator Fighting Championships.Huerta is of Mexican and Salvadorian descent. He has had a long and difficult early childhood right up to his teen years, overcoming many challenges and has been described as having the "life that Hollywood producers make movies about". Born to Lydia and Rogelio Huerta in Los Angeles, California, he spent the first 6 years of his life in Texas. His father became heavily involved in drugs and alcohol and began an affair with another woman that led to a separation with Lydia.