Taekwondo Master Valerie Loureda decisively defeated Tara Graff in Bellator MMA #243 on August 6, 2020. 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. Taekwondo Life Magazine's, Marc Zirogiannis, called the fight as it happened. This episode is a summary of the pre-fight, the round-by-round calls, and the post-fight victory celebration. In the days following this match Master Loureda signed a new contract with Bellator MMA. Scott Coker, President of Bellator, spoke about Loureda's dedication and growth in the sport.
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