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Valerie Loureda vs. Taylor Turner among additions to Bellator 271 fight card

Valerie Loureda Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Valerie Loureda will get the chance to bounce back from her first pro loss close to home.

Promotional officials revealed on Wednesday that Loureda will face Taylor Turner in a preliminary bout at Bellator 271. The event takes place Nov. 12 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with the main card airing on Showtime following prelims on MMA Fighting.

After a 3-0 start to her professional career, Loureda dropped a unanimous decision to Hannah Guy at Bellator 259 in May. Prior to that, “Master” picked up a pair of finishes over Colby Fletcher and Tara Graff, along with a unanimous decision against Larkyn Dasch at Bellator 222.

Turner returns to the Bellator cage for the first time since a first-round TKO loss to Alejandra Lara at Bellator 225 in August 2019. The 38-year-old was victorious in her first promotional bout, stopping Heather Hardy via TKO at Bellator 222. In her most recent appearance, Turner snapped a two-fight skid with a submission victory in just 22 seconds for Tennessee regional promotion Valor FC.

Additionally, the promotion announced that Bruna Ellen will meet Desiree Yanez in a flywight matchup, Roman Feraldo will square off against Robert Turnquest in welterweight action, and Jordan Newman will face Shane O’Shea in a 185-pound bout.

Bellator 271 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg and Sinead Kavanagh.

Here is the full fight card for Bellator 271:

Main Card (Showtime at 10:00 p.m. ET)

Cris Cyborg vs. Sinead Kavanagh

Tyrell Fortune vs. Linton Vassell

Aaron Pico vs. Justin Gonzales

Arlene Blencowe vs. Pam Sorenson

Steve Mowry vs. Rakim Cleveland

Preliminary Card (MMA Fighting at 7 p.m. ET)

Bruna Ellen vs. Desiree Yanez

Roman Faraldo vs. Robert Turnquest

Cody Law vs. Colton Hamm

Valerie Loureda vs. Taylor Turner

Jordan Newman vs. Shane O’Shea

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