Valerie Loureda booked for next fight at Bellator 258 on May 7

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Valerie Loureda has her next fight booked.

A popular flyweight up-and-comer, Loureda (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will fight Hannah Guy at Bellator 258 on May 7, a promotion official Thursday confirmed to MMA Junkie after an initial report by Maxim.

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