Valérie Létourneau

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Valérie Létourneau
Born (1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 35)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other names Trouble
Residence Florida
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 125.5 lb (57 kg; 9 st 0 lb)
Division Strawweight
Flyweight
Bantamweight
Reach 68 12 in (174 cm)
Style Boxing, Kickboxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2] under Bruno Fernandes[3]
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 16
Wins 10
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By decision 4
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.[4][5] As of July 31, 2017 Fight Matrix ranks her #26 female MMA strawweight in the world.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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[7] & Alexis Davis. Létourneau broke her hand in the first round of her fight with Davis.[8] 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.[9] She lost via split decision.[10]

Létourneau returned at AFC 21 finishing off Jordan Moore in 34 seconds via TKO.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Létourneau was one of the female contestants competing to get into the TUF house for the TUF 18 season. She lost via rear-naked choke to Roxanne Modafferi.[11]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Létourneau made her UFC debut at UFC 174 taking on Elizabeth Phillips, who was filling in for the injured Milana Dudieva.[12] Létourneau won the fight via split decision.[13]

Létourneau returned to the octagon to face fellow Canadian Jessica Rakoczy at UFC 186.[14] Létourneau won the bout via unanimous decision.[15]

Létourneau next faced undefeated Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night 74.[16] She won via unanimous decision.[17]

Létourneau faced Strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk on November 15, 2015 in the co-main event at UFC 193.[18] She lost the fight by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45).[19]

Létourneau faced Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson in the first ever women's flyweight bout in UFC history.[20] She lost the fight via TKO in the third round.

Létourneau faced Viviane Pereira at UFC 206. She lost the fight by a very controversial split decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[21]

Bellator MMA[edit]

On April 24, 2017, Létourneau signed a new contract with Bellator MMA.[22] 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.[22]

Létourneau was expected to debut against Emily Ducote at Bellator 181 on July 14, 2017.[23] However, on July 10, she pulled out of the bout due to injury.

Létourneau eventually made her debut against Kate Jackson at Bellator 191 on December 15, 2017.[24] She won the fight by unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira". UFC.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tiger Muay Thai and MMA welcomes rising female MMA prospect Valerie Letourneau". tigermuaythai.com. November 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Valérie "TroUbLe" Létourneau (about)". facebook.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Valerie Letourneau UFC Fighter Page". UFC.com. 
  5. ^ "Fighter profile". Bellatour. 
  6. ^ "Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings » Women's Strawweight". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Sarah Kaufman vs Valerie Letourneau Fight Video TKO 29". 
  8. ^ "Quebec's Letourneau looks for third UFC win". Global News. 
  9. ^ "Valérie Létourneau vs Claudia Gadelha Planned For Wreck MMA". MMARising.com. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Claudia Gadelha Edges Valérie Létourneau At "Road To Glory"". MMARising.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  11. ^ "'TUF 18' Recap: Episode 1". Sherdog.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  12. ^ "With Dudieva out, Elizabeth Phillips meets Valerie Letourneau at UFC 174". mmajunkie.com. 2014-06-06. 
  13. ^ "UFC 174 Results: Letourneau Defeats Phillips, Earns Split Decision Win". bjpenn.com. 2014-06-14. 
  14. ^ "Jessica Rakoczy returns at UFC 186 vs. Valerie Letourneau". cagepages.com. 
  15. ^ "UFC 186 results: Valerie Letourneau batters Jessica Rakoczy's eye, takes decision". mmajunkie.com. 2014-04-25. 
  16. ^ "Maryna Moroz vs Valérie Létourneau Set For UFC Fight Night 74". mmarising.com. 2015-06-25. 
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Valerie Letourneau halts Maryna Moroz hype train, earns decision". mmajunkie.com. 2015-08-23. 
  18. ^ Staff (2015-09-04). "Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Valerie Letourneau at 'UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  19. ^ Fowlkes, Ben. "UFC 193 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends title against game Valerie Letourneau". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "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. 
  21. ^ Ben Fowlkes (December 10, 2016). "UFC 206 results: Viviane Pereira rallies to steal split call from Valerie Letourneau in UFC debut". MMAjunkie.com. 
  22. ^ a b "Valerie Letourneau joining Bellator MMA, will compete at flyweight", ESPN.com, April 24, 2017.
  23. ^ Mike Bohn (May 1, 2017). "Valerie Letourneau meets Emily Ducote in promotional debut at Bellator 181 on July 14". mmajunkie.com. 
  24. ^ Alexander K. Lee (October 11, 2017). "Valerie Letourneau to make Bellator debut vs. Kate Jackson on Dec. 15". mmafighting.com.