Valerie Letourneau’s Bellator debut will have to wait a little longer.
Ducote, who’s 3-1 in under the Bellator banner, will now be facing Jessica Middleton, who’s stepping in on short notice. The 23-year-old Ducote last fought at Bellator 174 in March where she defeated Katy Collins via submission, thus improving her MMA record to 5-2. Meanwhile, Middleton is 2-1 as a professional fighter with all her bouts being inside the Bellator cage. The 29-year-old is coming off her first professional loss, falling short to Ilima-Lei Macfarlane in the co-main event of Bellator 178.