The second of back-to-back events for Bellator got off to a quick start as Valerie Loureda got Bellator 216 main card started with a bang Saturday night.

Much was made of the 20-year-old Taekwondo master’s MMA debut. Loureda, however, lived up to the hype. She needed only 2:55 to earn her first professional win.

Watch Valerie Loureda’s TKO victory at Bellator 216. (via Twitter):

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