Tonight at Bellator 216 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Ucansville, Conn., an exciting flyweight prospect will make her professional debut on the main card.
Insert: taekwando master Valerie Loureda.
Don’t let her beautiful looks fool you– Loureda is lethal.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Loureda detailed the process, “My whole life, I’ve gone through dreaming about the moment when I would be able to fight on a platform that enables me to (reach) thousands of people.”
“I can’t believe after all these years of hard work and trying every day and just all the sweat and tears, that my moment is here, and it’s about to happen for me.”
Her father as her grandmaster, Loureda became a 4th dan taekwando black belt who fought for the U.S. Olympic team.