PHARR, Texas — Hometown MMA superstar Roger “El Matador” Huerta; the only professional fighter to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the history of the sport of MMA, is finally coming home. Huerta will make his long-awaited return to his own backyard at the premiere of the new Ultimate Warrior Fighting (UWF) inaugural event brought to you by Oscorp Enterprises. The Rio Grande Valley native squares off against Ultimate Fighter Season 6 contestant Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver on Saturday, November 26th LIVE from the Pharr Events Center. The undercard is stacked with pound for pound elite fighters set to hit the Rio Grande Valley cage for the premiere event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first fight will take place at 7 p.m. (CST). The fights will be streamed LIVE for only $9.99 on pay-per-view at Go Fight Live! www.GFL.tv, featuring commentary by Phil Baroni and Paul Erickson. Ring announcer Patrick Stanger from the “Voice of the Cage” will showcase the fighters of the evening and Austin’s own “DJ Skittlez” will be spinning between bouts. Tickets start at $25 and are available through www.uwfmma.com, Ticketmaster, and the Pharr Events Center Box Office.
The mission of Ultimate Warrior Fighting is to provide the Rio Grande Valley with real-life electrifying entertainment from the world’s elite MMA athletes. “We’ve paved the path to bring in a new caliber of entertainment right here locally. Our passion for MMA keeps us on that path as we look toward the future for our fans and our partners, and this is what we remain passionately committed to,” said Oscar Enriquez; Owner and Promoter of Ultimate Warrior Fighting.
In total, the fight card consists of 7 explosive fights with the main event featuring Roger Huerta vs. War Machine and the Co-Main event featuring Eric “Big Head” Davila vs. MMA legend Dave “The Warrior” Menne. The main card is headlined around the valley’s own Roger Huerta as he puts his “ganas” up for grabs against War Machine – one of the best MMA stars, to determine who the Ultimate Warrior is. Both men will be making their professional return with Ultimate Warrior Fighting, in an event of this magnitude which has never been held in the Rio Grande Valley and has nearly been pushed to submission by the powerhouses of the industry. Long before the fight ever happens on November 26th, Oscar Enriquez; owner & promoter of Ultimate Warrior Fighting, has been in the ultimate fight of his own against the two heavyweights UFC and Bellator. Despite attempts of impendence, blackballing, and pressures to cease and desist, the show will go on, Enriquez confirmed. “The ‘big dogs’ may try to continue to monopolize the MMA industry, but I will tell you this, Ultimate Warrior Fighting has arrived in the valley and it is here to stay. No one’s coming into our “barrio” and telling us and all of the MMA fans in the Rio Grande Valley what we can and cannot enjoy and that’s the last I have to say about it,” said Enriquez.
As far as Huerta goes, he’s pumped to get the show on the road. “The Valley always has a rowdy crowd and I know they’re going to have a great time. I’m extremely excited about coming back home and having all my friends and family from the Valley in the crowd. I’m going to throw down and it’s going to be a full drawn-out war,” said Huerta.
For two great men, Huerta and Enriquez, the truth remains that being from the Valley may mean that they come from a small place with a unique culture, but there’s something to say about the little guys that never give in and never say die. The valley deserves more, the valley deserves better, and these men are going to bring it.
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