Bellator MMA star Valerie Loureda celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with steamy photo

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Valerie Loureda is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in an interesting way. The former Bellator MMA star who is now with WWE posted a series of photos on Instagram that show her wearing blue underwear while holding the Cuban national flag. In the post, Loureda wrote, “My heart is from Havana” with the hashtag “Hispanic Heritage Month.”

Loureda left Bellator MMA to join WWE. She signed a contract with the company in June and reported to the WWE Performance Center on July 19, according to ESPN. Loureda said she attended WrestleMania and was blown away by all the production. ESPN said Loureda remains under contract with Bellator MMA, but is focused on WWE TV for the foreseeable future.

“Valerie Loureda is a very young and talented athlete who can achieve a lot in MMA for years to come, but for now we wish her well as she pursues her dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.” , Bellator MMA president Scott Coker told ESPN. in a report. “She will remain an active, contracted fighter with Bellator, and we look forward to welcoming her back into the cage in the near future. We are very proud to allow our athletes to test themselves in additional areas such as boxing. and professional wrestling.”

In a chat with Ariel Helwani in June, Loureda said she was ready for the big career change. “I’ve now become the first Cuban-American woman and I’m now a WWE Superstar,” she said, according to MMA Fighting. “I’m really excited, and I’ve dedicated my whole life to martial arts, and it all happened in this moment. And this is my opportunity to showcase my culture and entertain the world. I’m excited because I have worked really hard in my whole life. I had a very difficult upbringing, and every day I always believed in myself and trained hard in hopes of taking the next step and chasing a dream that I’ve had in my heart since I was a baby.” According to his bio on Tapology, Loureda posted a mixed martial arts record of 4-1. His last fight was against Taylor Turner at Bellator 271 in November 2021 and won the match via split decision.

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