- Valerie Loureda a.k.a. “Lola Vice” will make her first televised WWE match on Friday
- The ex-Bellator fighter has spent nearly a year training at a WWE facility
Former Bellator women’s bantamweight fighter Valerie Loureda has taped her televised WWE debut match which will be aired on TV this Friday. She revealed the good news on social media.
Hard work pays off
Some may not know but Loureda has spent almost one year of training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Her hard work finally paid off as Loureda, whose WWE moniker is “Lola Vice,” has her first WWE TV match featured on “NXT LVL UP” which will be streamed this Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Thrilled with her latest accomplishment, Loureda made the announcement on Twitter with a photo of her taken during the taping in a Lola Vice outfit.
“I did it. Lola Vice,” she wrote.
I did it. Lola Vice. pic.twitter.com/yPD8MyJBxC
— Valerie Loureda (@lolavicewwe) January 25, 2023
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Lola Vice will be on #NXTLevelUp Friday 👀
Say Less 💯🔥 pic.twitter.com/nOtoxWQIOL
— Jay Carson (@FreeWrestleMind) January 25, 2023
#NXTLevelUp Teaser for FriYay!!
The look of Determination of @lolavicewwe 's Debut!!
— Dino🐺C🤘 (@NVhowlingWolves) January 25, 2023
Not new to the game
The match on “NXT LVL UP” will be Loureda’s first televised WWE match. However, it wasn’t her first in-ring performance as she already took part in a non-televised NXT event this past Nov. 12.
Loureda inked a multi-year deal with the WWE in June last year. Her MMA career was short but unlike other professional fighters who made the big switch to pro wrestling, “Master” found success inside the cage for the better part.
She made her Bellator debut in 2019 when she faced and TKO’d Colby Fletcher at Bellator 216. The Miami native went on and beat her next two opponents under the Bellator banner before losing to Hannah Guy at Bellator 259 in May 2021. Loureda last fought professionally in November 2021 when she decisioned Taylor Turner at Bellator 271. She finished her MMA stint with a 4-1 record.