UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Valerie Loureda has her next fight booked.
Loureda, 22, most recently competed Aug. 7 at Bellator 243, when she scored the second TKO victory of her professional career, a second-round stoppage of Tara Graff. After the win, Loureda took exception with Graff’s pre-fight comments that criticized her Instagram and TikTok success. In response, Loureda put on a dancing display that went viral.
“Of course it made it personal,” Loureda told reporters, including MMA Junkie, after the fight. “I just didn’t answer her. I didn’t lower myself to her. I waited for the chance I got to fight when I was healthy so I could shut her mouth.”
Prior to that result, Loureda won a unanimous decision over Larkyn Dasch and scored a first-round TKO of Colby Fletcher in her first two pro fights.
Bellator 258 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card airs on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
With the addition, the Bellator 258 lineup includes:
Champion Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis – for bantamweight title
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero – light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal
James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix
Josh Hill vs. Raufeon Stots
Weber Almeida vs. Johnny Soto
Johnny Eblen vs. Daniel Madrid
Henry Corrales vs. Keith Lee
Bryce Logan vs. Alan Omer
Hannah Guy vs. Valerie Loureda