Valerie Loureda is making her way back after spending over a year away from the Bellator cage,
On Wednesday, July 29, the promotion announced she is set to fight Tara Graff in a women’s flyweight matchup at Bellator 243 on Aug. 7. The bout will take place on the preliminary portion of the card in Uncasville, Conn.
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Loureda’s last fight came at Bellator 222 in July 2019, earning a unanimous decision against Larkyn Dasch. Loureda is unbeaten at 2-0, defeating Colby Fletcher via first-round TKO at Bellator 216 in February 2019.
The 22-year-old was scheduled to fight Graff at Bellator 238 in January, but withdrew due to injury.
Graff is set to make her Bellator debut. The 34-year-old hasn’t competed since 2018 after fighting her only two professional bouts in the span of a month.
She is 1-1 with a first-round TKO win against Marisol Ruelas at King of the Cage: New Frontier in October 2018.
Who wins, Valerie Loureda or Tara Graff?