A big UFC looms tomorrow, but tonight it’s all about Bellator 191, which, if you think about it, is an event that accentuates the notion of second chances in the sport.
For a while now, Bellator has been where UFC fighters search for their greener pastures. This was true of TUF winner Ryan Bader, of former UFC champ Quinton Jackson, of former UFC star Chael Sonnen… and tonight, it’s true about Michael McDonald and Valerie Letourneau.
McDonald was a star in the WEC who never quite found traction when it came to fighting in the Octagon, but Letourneau was the UFC’s “go to” when they needed a tough kickboxer to give their female stars a good fight. Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Joanne Calderwood both got a decent rub off of beating Letourneau. Meanwhile, the Canadian ended up getting the short end of the promotional stick, so now it’s Bellator’s turn to see what kind of magic they can get from Letourneau.
Here are a couple vids Bellator has put together in her honor.