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Bellator beauty Valerie Loureda has celebrated her move into professional wrestling – and the WWE – with a social media post.
Loureda took to Twitter to post said: "Just moved to Orlando… and my @WWENXT journey begins!" Loureda had originally harboured hopes of representing Team USA at the Olympics in taekwondo, but when they fell through she moved into MMA.
The 23-year-old will remain a Bellator competitor after signing a unique contract with the biggest professional wrestling company on the planet. Loureda will be based at WWE's Performance Centre, where she will appear on the developmental 'NXT 2.0' brand.
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Shortly after signing with WWE, Loureda said: "I am honoured to become the first Cuban American woman in history to sign with the WWE.
"I come from a family of immigrants, now it's my time to represent our Latin culture, I was destined for this. Thank you for this opportunity @WWE @WWENXT I will make you proud. AZUCAR! #305."
Loureda has also previously revealed she hopes to main event Wrestlemania one day: "Headlining WrestleMania is a dream and I'm gonna conquer that one day!"
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Bellator president, Scott Coker, said: "Valerie Loureda is a very young and talented athlete who can accomplish plenty in MMA for years to come, but for now we wish her the best of luck as she pursues her dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.
"She will remain an active and under-contract fighter with Bellator, and we look forward to welcoming her back into the cage in the near future.
"We take great pride in allowing our athletes to test themselves in additional arenas such as boxing and pro wrestling."
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