Huerta (24-13-1 MMA, 1-6 BMMA), the former UFC star and Sport Illustrated cover athlete, had his skid extended to four consecutive fights courtesy of promising lightweight prospect Chris Gonzalez (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA), who picked up the dominant victory on Friday’s card at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The defensive wrestling of Huerta was not where it needed to be against the unbeaten Gonzalez, and he paid for it by spending the majority of the fight on his back. The pressure of Gonzalez eventually became too much, and Huerta was forced to tap out to strikes at the 3:01 mark of Round 3.
Check out the replay of the finish below (via Twitter):
Gonzalez, who comes from a strong amateur wrestling background, remained undefeated through six fights, all of which have come in Bellator. He wants to continue to progress, and at 29 sees a bright future for himself.
“I come from a great camp, I’ve got some of the most experienced teammates and coaches,” Gonzalez said in his post-fight interview with John McCarthy. “Every day is just a process and learning curve and just that white belt mentality trying to learn everything in the game.”