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Bellator 259: 'Cyborg vs. Smith 2' Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - May 21, 2021

Bellator 259 took place this evening at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith 2. Cyborg (24-2 MMA) and Smith (12-9-1 MMA) had originally collided under the UFC banner in May of 2016, with the Brazilian emerging victorious by way of first round knockout.

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Valerie Loureda returns at Bellator 258

Adam D Martin - April 8, 2021

Women’s flyweight prospect Valerie Loureda returns to the cage at Bellator 258 when she takes on promotional newcomer Hannah Guy. Tom Taylor of was the first to report the Loureda vs. Guy fight, which will take place at Bellator 258 on May 7. The stacked card already features Bellator bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis in the main event, plus a five-round co-main event bout between light heavyweights Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson. Romero is Loureda’s teammate at American Top Team and they will both be on the same card.

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Valerie Loureda launches subscription-based fan site

Tom Taylor - March 10, 2021

Bellator MMA star Valerie Loureda has launched a new fan site using the subscription-based platform Loureda is one of the most promising prospects on the Bellator roster at present, and has quickly developed a significant following inside the mixed martial arts sphere.

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Scott Coker

Scott Coker explains what makes Valerie Loureda a special fighter

Tom Taylor - August 25, 2020

Bellator President Scott Coker is extremely impressed by the promotion’s red-hot flyweight prospect Valerie Loureda. Loureda, a Taekwondo specialist who is now 3-0 as a mixed martial artist under the Bellator banner, was the subject of some high praise from the promotion’s president at the Bellator 244 post-fight press conference.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Valerie Loureda
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Valerie Loureda reveals she was hit on the express way just days before Bellator 243

Chris Taylor - August 8, 2020

Valerie Loureda kept her perfect mixed martial arts record in check at last night’s Bellator 243 event, scoring a spectacular knockout victory over Tara Graff. After dropping her opponent with a perfectly timed right hand, Valerie promptly ended the fight with some nasty ground and pound (see that here). It was an amazing performance from the budding star in Loureda, one which improved her overall professional record to 3-0.

Valerie Loureda, Jorge Masvidal
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Video | Valerie Loureda scores nasty knockout win at Bellator 243

Chris Taylor - August 7, 2020

Valerie Loureda improved her mixed martial arts record to a perfect 3-0 this evening by scoring a spectacular finish at Bellator 243. The 22-year-old Florida native, Loureda, squared off against Tara Graff on tonight’s main card and the contest did not last long.

Valerie Loureda, Jorge Masvidal
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Bellator’s Valerie Loureda defends marketing strategy on social media: “It’s not for men”

Harry Kettle - August 7, 2020

Bellator sensation Valerie Loureda has defended her self-marketing strategy on social media in the wake of recent criticism. Loureda, who is set to square off with Tara Graff at Bellator 243 tonight, is 2-0 in her professional mixed martial arts career with both of her wins coming under the Bellator umbrella. Despite the impressive start, many still feel as if her Instagram popularity is one of the driving forces behind the push she’s been receiving from the promotion.

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Macy Chiasson rips Valerie Loureda for posting “strip tease” videos to gain fans

Natasha Hooper - May 28, 2020

UFC prospect Macy Chiasson has slammed fellow female fighter Valerie Loureda for posting a “striptease” videos to gain fans. Bellator standout Loureda made her professional debut within the organization last year and has tallied two back-to-back wins. The 21-year is also a model/actress and frequently shares selfies of herself on social media.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Valerie Loureda
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Valerie Loureda scolds UFC fans for mocking Joanna Jedrzejczyk, demands more respect for female fighters

Tom Taylor - March 10, 2020

Joanna Jedrzejczyk sustained a serious hematoma in her UFC 248 split decision loss to Weili Zhang. By the time the pair’s war concluded, the former strawweight champ was nearly unrecognizable. Unfortunately, instead of praising Jedrzejczyk’s gutsy performance, some fight fans have tormented her with memes and negative comments. Jedrzejczyk’s training partner, Valerie Loureda, has not been impressed by this display. Speaking on her official Twitter account on Monday, Loureda scolded UFC fans for “making fun” of Jedrzejczyk, and demanded more respect for MMA’s talented female competitors.

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EXCLUSIVE | Valerie Loureda ready to live up to the hype in Bellator debut

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2019

All the hype surrounding Bellator 216 is about Michael Page vs Paul Daley, and rightfully so. However, another name getting attention is Valerie Loureda, who is set to make her Bellator debut against Colby Fletcher. Loureda, who is just 20-years-old comes from a Taekwondo background and was a big signing for Bellator when it was announced. For Loureda, it was an easy decision to sign with Bellator and continue her MMA journey there.