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ATT fighters at the Bellator MMA in South Florida

South Florida’s top US team will be well represented when Bellator MMA 271 is at Hard Rock Live Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood in South Florida.

Romain Faraldo, Mahmoud Fawzy, Valerie Loureda and Cody Law fight over the map at Hard Rock Live, about 23 miles south of American Top Team in Coconut Creek.

Additionally, Faraldo grew up in Key West and Loureda is originally from Miami.

A contingent of family, friends and teammates from ATT will attend the Bellator 271, including two-time PFL MMA champion Kayla Harrison, a free agent. Cris Cyborg is in the main event of the Bellator 271, and Harrison is interested as well.

ATT fighters on Bellator 271 card

Miami “mistress” Valerie Loureda (3-1) faces Taylor Turner (5-7) in a flyweight bout in the Bellator 271 prelims.

Loureda, the oldest sibling in her family, is doing well at MMA.


Previously, Loureda, a taekwondo master and relentless MMA fighter, and her siblings learned taekwondo from their parents.

In my video interview with Loureda and her respected father Frank from Master Frank’s Taekwondo Academy Miami, they discuss Bellator MMA, fighting in South Florida, his opponent, learning from his last fight, coaches and fighters of the US Top Team , taekwondo, family, broadcast, Halloween and more.

Valerie Loureda knows Hard Rock Live because she attended one of the PFL MMA playoffs in August with a friend.

Photo by Jim Varsallone

Loureda was a guest commentator in August for Combate Global MMA on Paramount +. She is a model, actress and studied broadcast journalism, but her focus today is MMA.

Undefeated Bellator MMA fighter Cody Law will face Colton Hamm in a featherweight contest in the Bellator 271 prelims.


Law discusses the fights near his home in South Florida, his opponent, the Bellator MMA, coaches and training partners of the American Top Team, which will be in his corner at Bellator 271, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, watching Team ATT’s Dan Lambert and Junior Dos Santos on All Elite Wrestling (a professional wrestling company), watching WWE grow, any interest in becoming a professional wrestler and more.

Undefeated Bellator MMA fighter Roman Faraldo faces Robert Turnquest (11-7) in a welterweight bout in the Bellator MMA 271 prelims.

Faraldo (5-0) is originally from Florida and grew up in Key West. He talks about Bellator MMA, family, Key West, America’s Best Team, Florida Marlins, Dan Lambert, Jorge Masvidal, All Elite Wrestling and more.

Also in the prelims, ATT welterweight Mahmoud Fawzy (3-0) fights Ethan Hughes (2-0).

Bellator 271

The Bellator 271 main card, featuring Cris Cyborg vs. Sinead Kavanagh in the main event, will be on Showtime. The preliminaries will be on Showtime YouTube, Bellator MMA YouTube and Pluto TV.


In addition to the main event of the featherweight world title between the current 145-pound champion Cris “Cyborg” (24-2, 1 NC) v Sinead Kavanagh, number 5 (7-4), BELLATOR MMA added several star-studded clashes to the prelims of BELLATOR MMA 271: Cyborg vs. Kavanagh on Friday November 12th at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood in South Florida.

SHOWTIME will broadcast the fantastic main map of five fights live at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Additionally, the must-see prelims will air live three hours earlier at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV.

Tickets for BELLATOR MMA 271: Cyborg vs. Kavanagh are currently on sale on BellatorTicketMaster and


In flyweight action, Miami “Master” Valerie Loureda (3-1) struggles to bounce back from her first loss, as the 23-year-old prepares for Taylor Turner of Knoxville (5-7).

Brazilian sensation Bruna Ellen (5-3) challenges heavy Desiree “Dirty Dez” Yanez (5-3).


Fighting in Key West, undefeated knockout artist Roman Faraldo (5-0) returns to the BELLATOR cage to face fellow Florida and Pensacola native Robert Turnquest (11-7) in a 170-pound contest.

In addition, Roufusport product Jordan Newman (3-0) is hoping to keep his perfect record intact in a middleweight showdown against Shane O’Shea of ​​Palm Beach (4-2).

Finally, former Penn State wrestler and current American Top Team star Cody Law (4-0) puts his spotless professional mark on the line in a featherweight clash with Fort Smith, Colton Hamm of Arkansas (4- 3).

In the main co-event, the top 10 heavyweights will face off as Tyrell Fortune (11-1, 1 NC), ranked No.5, takes on No.8 Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC) from Sanford MMA to Deerfield Beach.

Rounding out SHOWTIME’s five televised fights, Aaron Pico (8-3) still electric and ranked No.5 will face undefeated No.8 Justin Gonzales (12-0), and Arlene Blencowe, ranked No.1 (14-8) tries to cement his place as next in line for a 145-pound crown shot against No.7 Pam Sorenson (9-3).

The main card kickoff, undefeated, # 7, Steve Boca Raton’s Mowry (9-0) will continue his quest to the top of the heavyweight ranks as he takes on veteran Rakim Cleveland (22-13-1, 1 NC).



Friday November 12 – live on SHOWTIME

10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Featherweight World Title Fight: C-Cris “Cyborg” (24-2, 1 NC) vs. # 5-Sinead Kavanagh (7-4)

Main heavyweight co-event: # 5-Tyrell Fortune (11-1, 1 NC) vs # 8-Linton Vassell (20-8, 1 NC)

Featherweight fight: # 5-Aaron Pico (8-3) vs. 8-Justin Gonzales (12-0)

Featherweight fight: #1-Arlene Blencowe (14-8) vs. # 7-Pam Sorenson (9-3)

Heavyweight fight: # 7-Steve mowry (9-0) vs. Rakim Cleveland (22-13-1, 1 NC)


BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV

7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT

Flyweight fight: Bruna Ellen (5-3) vs. Désirée Yanez (5-3)

Welterweight bout: Roman Faraldo (5-0) vs. Robert Turnquest (11-7)

Featherweight fight: Cody’s Law (4-0) vs. Colton Hamm (4-3)

Flyweight fight: Valérie Loureda (3-1) vs. Taylor Turner (5-7)

Middleweight fight: Jordan Newman (3-0) vs. Shane O’Shea (4-2)

Welterweight bout: Mahmoud Fawzy (3-0) vs. Ethan Hughes (2-0)

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Bellator 271 adds Valerie Loureda, host of other prospects to South Florida lineup

Heavyweights Tyrell Fortune, Linton Vassell to fight at Bellator 271 in Miami






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