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Highlights! Valerie Loureda escapes with split decision win at Bellator 271, post-fight dance ensues | Video

It wasn’t easy, but Valerie Loureda pulled out the win in her comeback fight earlier tonight (Fri., Nov. 12, 2021) at Bellator 271, defeating Taylor Turner via split decision on the undercard of the Showtime-televised event.

The win was Loureda’s first since suffering the only loss of her young mixed martial arts (MMA) career at the hands of Hannah Guy at Bellator 259 earlier this year. Loureda looked decent tonight, picking her shots carefully and not being over-eager, preventing from opening herself up to punishment from her much taller opponent.

Loureda mixed it up well, using a combination of well-timed kicks to the body and striking to earn the nod. As has been customary, Loureda treated fans to a dance and pose routine after the win.

Much was made about Loureda’s placement on the “Prelims,” but it’s safe to say she will find herself once again on the main card following her latest victory, which moves her up to 4-1 in her MMA career.

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