April 29, 1983|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||125.5 lb (57 kg; 9 st 0 lb)|
|Reach||68 1⁄2 in (174 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno Fernandes|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Valérie Létourneau (born April 29, 1983) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the Women's Flyweight division for Bellator MMA. As of July 31, 2017 Fight Matrix ranks her #26 female MMA strawweight in the world.
Mixed martial arts career
Létourneau made her MMA debut March 31, 2007 with TKO win over Tannaya Hantelman. Létourneau then lost her next two fights to future UFC Women's Bantamweights Sarah Kaufman & Alexis Davis. Létourneau broke her hand in the first round of her fight with Davis. After Létourneau rebounded by winning her next three fights she then set to face future UFC Women's Strawweight Cláudia Gadelha at Wreck MMA: Road to Glory. She lost via split decision.
Létourneau returned at AFC 21 finishing off Jordan Moore in 34 seconds via TKO.
The Ultimate Fighter
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On April 24, 2017, Létourneau signed a new contract with Bellator MMA. The deal enabled her to fight at a weight of 125 pounds, an easier weight cut than the 115 pound weight limit required for the UFC's strawweight division.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||10 wins||6 losses|
|Win||10–6||Kristina Williams||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 201||June 29, 2018||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States|
|Win||9–6||Kate Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 191||December 15, 2017||3||5:00||Newcastle, England||Flyweight bout.|
|Loss||8–6||Viviane Pereira||Decision (split)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Catchweight (117.5 lbs) bout; Létourneau missed weight.|
|Loss||8–5||Joanne Calderwood||TKO (body kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson||June 18, 2016||3||2:51||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Flyweight bout.|
|Loss||8–4||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 193||November 15, 2015||5||5:00||Melbourne, Australia||For the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||8–3||Maryna Moroz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||3||5:00||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Win||7–3||Jessica Rakoczy||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Strawweight debut.|
|Win||6–3||Elizabeth Phillips||Decision (split)||UFC 174||June 14, 2014||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||5–3||Jordan Moore||TKO (punches)||AFC 21 - The Return||May 16, 2014||1||0:34||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Flyweight bout.|
|Loss||4–3||Cláudia Gadelha||Decision (split)||Wreck MMA - Road to Glory||April 20, 2012||3||5:00||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada||Catchweight (130 lbs) bout.|
|Win||4–2||Tannaya Hantelman||TKO (punches)||Freedom Fight - For Honor and Pride||September 10, 2011||1||2:07||Sudbury, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||3–2||Julie Malenfant||TKO (punches)||Ringside MMA 10 - Cote vs. Starnes||April 9, 2011||2||2:15||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–2||Kate Roy||Submission (armbar)||XMMA 7 - Inferno||February 27, 2009||1||3:23||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||1–2||Alexis Davis||Decision (split)||TKO 31 - Young Guns||December 14, 2007||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||1–1||Sarah Kaufman||TKO (punches)||TKO 29 - Repercussion||June 1, 2007||2||1:36||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Tannaya Hantelman||TKO (punches)||ECC 5 - A Night Of Champions||March 31, 2007||2||4:02||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Roxanne Modafferi||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate||September 4, 2013 (air date)||1||3:36||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 18 elimination round|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira". UFC.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "Tiger Muay Thai and MMA welcomes rising female MMA prospect Valerie Letourneau". tigermuaythai.com. November 24, 2010.
- "Valérie "TroUbLe" Létourneau (about)". facebook.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "Valerie Letourneau UFC Fighter Page". UFC.com.
- "Fighter profile". Bellatour.
- "Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings » Women's Strawweight". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
- "Sarah Kaufman vs Valerie Letourneau Fight Video TKO 29".
- "Quebec's Letourneau looks for third UFC win". Global News.
- "Valérie Létourneau vs Claudia Gadelha Planned For Wreck MMA". MMARising.com. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "Claudia Gadelha Edges Valérie Létourneau At "Road To Glory"". MMARising.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "'TUF 18' Recap: Episode 1". Sherdog.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
- "With Dudieva out, Elizabeth Phillips meets Valerie Letourneau at UFC 174". mmajunkie.com. 2014-06-06.
- "UFC 174 Results: Letourneau Defeats Phillips, Earns Split Decision Win". bjpenn.com. 2014-06-14.
- "Jessica Rakoczy returns at UFC 186 vs. Valerie Letourneau". cagepages.com.
- "UFC 186 results: Valerie Letourneau batters Jessica Rakoczy's eye, takes decision". mmajunkie.com. 2014-04-25.
- "Maryna Moroz vs Valérie Létourneau Set For UFC Fight Night 74". mmarising.com. 2015-06-25.
- "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Valerie Letourneau halts Maryna Moroz hype train, earns decision". mmajunkie.com. 2015-08-23.
- Staff (2015-09-04). "Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Valerie Letourneau at 'UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
- Fowlkes, Ben. "UFC 193 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends title against game Valerie Letourneau". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
- "Joanne Calderwood meets Valerie Letourneau in first UFC women's flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 89". mmajunkie.com. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
- Ben Fowlkes (December 10, 2016). "UFC 206 results: Viviane Pereira rallies to steal split call from Valerie Letourneau in UFC debut". MMAjunkie.com.
- "Valerie Letourneau joining Bellator MMA, will compete at flyweight", ESPN.com, April 24, 2017.
- Mike Bohn (May 1, 2017). "Valerie Letourneau meets Emily Ducote in promotional debut at Bellator 181 on July 14". mmajunkie.com.
- Alexander K. Lee (October 11, 2017). "Valerie Letourneau to make Bellator debut vs. Kate Jackson on Dec. 15". mmafighting.com.