August 7, 2020 (Mohegan Sun)- Taekwondo Master Valerie Loureda decisively defeated Tara Graff in Bellator MMA #243 this evening. In the closing seconds of Round 2, it was not Taekwondo kicks, but a flurry of hook punches that finished Graff.
Bellator #243 took place at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort, with no spectators. The preliminary fights were simulcast on YouTube.
Loureda is now 3-0 with Bellator and Taekwondo Life Magazine awaits her next bout.
A full breakdown of the fight-from the fight week Press Conferences to the Post fight ones will be on our podcast in the coming weeks. Be sure to check it out.
-by Marc Zirogiannis-Editor & 3rd Dan