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Valerie Letourneau signs multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA

Former UFC title contender Valerie Letourneau signs with Bellator

After losing three fights in a row with the UFC, Valerie Letourneau (8-6) was released from contractual obligations earlier this year.

The 33-year old Canadian fighter was at Bellator 178 in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday and will compete in the organization’s 125-pound division.

Letourneau challenged current UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the belt in November 2015, dropping a unanimous decision.

Following the loss to the champ Letourneau took part in the UFC’s first women’s bout at 125-pounds, suffering a TKO loss to Joanna Calderwood.

She then lost her last fight in the UFC, a split decision to Viviane Pereira in December 2016.

It is expected that Bellator MMA will crown a women’s 125-pound champion in the near future. Notable contenders also include Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Colleen Schneider, and Lena Ovchynnikova.

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