Valentina Shevchenko Profile
Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter. She currently competes in the women’s Flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the current UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion.
At the age of 12, she knocked out a 22-year-old opponent, thus earning the nickname ‘Bullet’ from her trainer Pavel Fedotov. the UFC star has been fighting since late 2015. Her next fight is a big one against Jessica Andrade on April 24, 2021 and it will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America.
Valentina Shevchenko started taking interest in combat sports at a very tender age of 5, under the
influence of her sister and mother who were into the sports as well. She started with Taekwondo
and then took up Kickboxing.
From 2003 to 2015, Shevchenko won more than 50 matches in Muay Thai and Kickboxing and won 8
gold medals participating in the IFMA World Championships. During this time, she defeated future
Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk thrice and was considered as one of the best female
Muay Thai fighter in the world.
If Shevchenko wins it, it means that she will retain the Woman’s flyweight belt that she won against Jennifer Maia. Her expected net worth is reportedly around $1-1.5 million.
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Valentina Shevchenko vs Amanda Nunes fight one- loss by unanimous decision, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, March 5th 2016
Valentina Shevchenko vs Amanda Nunes fight two- loss by split decision, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 9th 2017
Valentina Shevchenko vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk- Win by unanimous decision, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 8th 2018
Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian- Win by knockout, Houston, Texas, United States of America, February 8th 2020
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