Former Bellator Flyweight Valerie Loureda Reveals WWE Name And Costume
She finished Bellator 4-1.
Valerie Loureda is starting her WWE journey.
The former Bellator flyweight showed off her WWE name and ring attire earlier this week.
— Valerie Loureda (@lolavicewwe) December 6, 2022
Loureda had announced her move from MMA to the WWE world over the summer after she signed with the wrestling promotion.
“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. I’m emotional because I’ve worked really hard in my whole life,” she said at the time.
“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.”
“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… I love fighting, but this is my time.”
Joining in 2019, Loureda went on a three-fight winning streak that was halted by Hannah Guy via unanimous decision in 2021.
Just a few months later, she was able to bounce back to the winning column by defeating Taylor Turner via split decision.
She has not fought under any other MMA promotion.
Loureda will now be called Lola Vice during her WWE stint.