Valerie Loureda r retired from mixed martial arts earlier this month to pursue her dream of becoming a pro wrestler and signed a multi-year contract with WWE,
After reporting to the WWE Performance Center on July 19, the former Bellator MMA fighter made her debut at an NXT 2.0 live event in Cocoa, Florida, where she did a promo, but didn’t wrestle.
The prospect holds a 4-1 pro MMA record with her most recent win coming last November. She had been training at American Top Team, the gym founded by AEW’s Dan Lambert.
Loureda previously noted that she was inspired by Charlotte Flair to join WWE after attending WrestleMania 38 earlier this year.
Loureda has publicly pushed for a match with Ronda Rousey when she was asked about her potential opponents in WWE because they both have an MMA background