Ariel Helwani broke the news Friday confirmed on Monday that former UFC strawweight title challenger Val??rie L??tourneau has signed with Bellator MMA. L??tourneau (8-6) heads into her promotional debut off three consecutive losses, suffering reverses to Joanna J??drzejczyk, Joanne Calderwood and most lately Viviane Pereira this past December in UFC 206. This season, following her recent skid, the Top Team merchandise was released from the UFC.
The 33-year-old L??tourneau has had difficulty in the past producing the 115-pound strawweight limitation in the UFC and will fit in nicely into the 125-pound flyweight division of Bellator. She strove for Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter but was eliminated after dropping to Roxanne Modafferi by first-round submission.
L??tourneau has been given a second opportunity on short note at UFC 174 where she took a success over Elizabeth Phillips in June 2014. She followed that up with wins within Jessica Rakoczy and Maryna Moroz which earned her a title shot against J??drzejczyk at UFC 193. Stay tuned to updates on MMAOddsBreaker.com to find out when Letourneau will make her promotional introduction.
UFC middleweight Tom Breese announces torn ACL, UFC return unidentified UFC middleweight Tom Breese announced on his Instagram Monday that he’s torn his ACL, and there’s absolutely no timetable for his return. Breese (10-1) was pulled in the last minute from a scheduled bout with Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC Fight Night 107 back in March due to an irregularity along with his heartbeat. The 25-year-old endured the initial blow off of his career in his final struggle, enduring a split-decision loss.
Here’s his Instagram article below…
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