On Thursday evening, Bellator MMA made an official announcement that rising star Valerie Loureda would be making her return to the cage for Bellator 222, which takes place next Saturday.

Loureda made her promotional and professional debut in February with a first-round TKO win over Colby Fletcher. She will be fighting a brand new Bellator signee and Hooters employee, Larkyn Dasch, who holds a professional MMA record of 0-1.

Dasch made a post to her Instagram after signing the contract.

Although Dasch has one fight in her professional career, she went 4-3 as an amateur. For Loureda, the same applies. She’s 1-0, however, went 2-1 as an amateur.

Make sure to tune in as Loureda makes her Bellator return on Friday, June 14, at Madison Square Garden.

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