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Friday, Oct 29, 2004

Newcomer Hopes To Make A Splash Nationally


From the event’s promoter:


Newcomer hopes to make a splash nationally
Huerta, now full-time MMA fighter, faces tough opponent in Short

EC 60 poster
      MEDINA, Minn. — Despite fighting mainly as a hobby, Roger Huerta has managed to put together an impressive mixed martial arts record … only 1 loss in 12 bouts.
      Now, having signed with Team Extreme manager Monte Cox, Huerta is training full-time and expects to show the results of his efforts on Friday, Nov. 12, when he faces Jake Short of Michigan in a feature bout at Extreme Challenge 60.
      EC 60 is scheduled at the Medina Entertainment Center with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the first bout at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Medina at 763 478-6661 or Minnesota Combat Arts at 651 336-2777.
      Short is 8-5 as a pro, but is dropping down to the 155 class, where he expects his strength to be a big factor.
      "This is a battle of two guys going places," Cox said. "Both fighters have a good chance of ending up in the Ultimate Fighting Championships on Pay-Per-View."
      Two UFC veterans from Minnesota will headline the event at Medina. Former UFC middleweight champion Dave Menne will face Trevor Garrett of Dayton, Ohio… while Sean Sherk, who fought for the UFC welterweight title and has a 26-1-1 record, will take on power-punching Lee King of Houston.
      Also scheduled to fight are Daryl Guthmiller, Ritchie Miller, Mike Belker and Randy Hauer, a Minneapolis native who now lives in Houston, and will corner for King.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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