23-year-old former taekwondo competitor Valerie Loureda made a name for herself in the MMA world after going 4-1 thanks to her earned the split decision win over Taylor Turner at Bellator 271. However, Loureda is now opening up a new chapter as she enters WWE.
As she awaits to make her official WWE NXT debut, the former MMA fighter is showing her fans that she is staying in shape in a new Instagram reel.
Valerie Loureda Flaunts Body In Thong and Sports Bra
Photographer Montoya shared a video of her recent photoshoot of MMA and WWE star Valerie Loureda, as she poses in a navy blue thong and sports bra.
The video shows different angles of the 23-year-old, including her toned legs, thick booty, and rock-hard abs. She is also seen holding a Cuban flag, representing her nationality.
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Fans of the WWE star were quick to comment, saying things such as “This should be illegal,” and “Future Womens Champ.”
Valerie Loureda Opens Up Her Next Chapter When Signing With WWE
Earlier this year, the Miss MMA model announced she has signed a contract with WWE, ending her time in MMA. When speaking to the new chapter in her life, Loureda told Ariel Helwani, “I have now become the first Cuban-American woman and I am now a WWE superstar. 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.”
She went on to thank the Bellator executives for believing in her, saying:
“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.”
Although she signed with WWE, she has yet to make her WWE NXT debut. However, Shawn Michaels, WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative, recently spoke with Kevin H. Kellam on a media call and spoke to the future of Loureda.
“So look, both are coming along great. I don’t want to give out all the trade secrets and stuff, but I think easily in my opinion, 2023 or sure,” Michaels said. “But they are both getting awfully darn close… I would easily say both of them, maybe by the end of the year but absolutely 2023 and certainly in the future. They’re very close.”