WWE signs Bellator MMA star Valerie Loureda to a developmental deal

Credit: Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMAIn the latest instance of bringing a combat athlete into the world of professional wrestling, WWE has signed Bella...

June 30, 2022
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Credit: Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMAIn the latest instance of bringing a combat athlete into the world of professional wrestling, WWE has signed Bellator star prospect Valerie Loureda do a developmental deal.During a Wednesday appearance on MMA Fighting podcast 'The MMA Hour,' the 23-year-old Loureda announced her move from the world of cage fighting to predetermined matchups in WWE.Related: UFC tonight – Fight card, betting odds, and watch times for Saturday's UFC event'I am now a WWE Superstar,' Loureda said on the show hosted by veteran MMA reporter Ariel Helwani … 'My mind has completely shifted from MMA to the WWE, and all that passion and energy I have for MMA that I worked for five years, I'm now doing that in a training facility in Orlando.

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