Although Loureda is known as an MMA fighter, the 23-year-old also earned the title of Miss MMA — showing fans she knows how to clean up nice.
Her recent Instagram Story shows off the confidence Loureda has as she is seen in a tightly fitting black dress, showing off her curves.
Valerie Loureda’s Tightly Fitted Black Dress
Valerie Loureda brought steam to social media in her latest Instagram Story by sporting a tight-fitting black dress, paired with sexy black boots. The dress had a cut-out right above the hip, which allowed her to show off her side-abs.
The 23-year-old posted the photo with a simple black heart.
In a later Instagram Story, she shared a photo side by side with WWE Superstar Daria Berenato.
Valerie Loureda Signs With WWE
“I have now become the first Cuban-American woman and I am now a WWE superstar,” Loureda told Ariel Helwani. “I’m really excited, and I’ve dedicated my whole life to martial arts, and everything has come to this moment. And this is my opportunity to showcase my culture and entertain the world.”
Trying to hold back tears, the fighter continued to say, “I’m emotional because I’ve worked really hard in my whole life. I’ve had a very hard upbringing, and every day, I’ve always just believed in myself, and trained hard hoping to make it to the next step and just chasing a dream that I’ve had in my heart since I was a baby.”
Bellator President Scott Coker also released a statement to MMA Fighting on Loureda’s decision to move to the WWE:
“Valerie Loureda is a very young and talented athlete who can accomplish plenty in MMA for years to come, but for now we wish her the best of luck as she pursues her dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. She will remain an active and under contract fighter with Bellator, and we look forward to welcoming her back into the cage in the near future. We take great pride in allowing our athletes to test themselves in additional arenas such as boxing and pro-wrestling.”
Loureda wanted to thank the Bellator executives for believing in her. She released the following statement:
“Scott Coker and Mike Kogan, Rich Chou, they believed in me when I was 19 years old. My first professional fight was without shinguards at the Mohegan Sun. opening a main card. They gave me an opportunity opening a main card. They gave me an opportunity to brand myself and build this platform and just be me. Now, I’m making this transition, and my mind has shifted, but I know what I’m going to do in the WWE.”
The 23-year-old concluded with, “I love fighting, but this is my time.”