Bellator MMA Fighter Valerie Loureda Signs With WWE

Bellator MMA Fighter Valerie Loureda Signs With WWE Twitter

WWE has announced that Bellator MMA fighter Valerie Loureda has signed a multi-year deal with the company.

Marc Raimondi of ESPN reported that Loureda will start at the WWE Performance Center on July 19, with WWE confirming the report.

Loureda attended the WWE tryouts that took place during WrestleMania 38 week in April. Per the report, sources stated that WWE coaches view Loureda as a ‘high-ceiling talent’.

The MMA prospect will remain under contract with Bellator, but will be a full-time WWE athlete.

Loureda is has a professional MMA record of 4-1, last fighting at Bellator 271 in November 2021.

Commenting on Loureda’s WWE signing, Bellator President Scott Coker told ESPN:

“Valerie Loureda is a very young and talented athlete who can accomplish plenty in MMA for years to come, but for now we wish her the best of luck as she pursues her dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.

“She will remain an active and under contract fighter with Bellator, and we look forward to welcoming her back into the cage in the near future. We take great pride in allowing our athletes to test themselves in additional arenas such as boxing and pro wrestling.”

Wanting to make history with WWE, Loureda said:

“I’m an entertainer, I love glamour. I love production, I love storytelling. And when I saw the WWE, I realized this is everything I’m good at in one place. Not only that, but I saw the opportunity to be the first Cuban American woman to be a WWE superstar.”

Loureda is currently 23 years old and is affiliated with American Top Team, which has a major presence on AEW TV with Dan Lambert and Paige VanZant.

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1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor


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