How long was Valentina Shevchenko a champion?

Last Modified Sep 17, 2023 09:10 GMT


Valentina Shevchenko



Valentino Shevchenko is currently the No.1 ranked contender in the UFC women’s flyweight division. Starting her professional MMA career in 2003, the 35-year-old Krygistani fighter has a record of 23 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.


Since making her UFC debut, ‘Bullet’ has only lost to Amanda Nunes(twice) and Alexa Grasso so far.


Shevchenko is a former UFC women’s flyweight champion with the record for most title defenses in the division.


For her previous outing, Shevchenko lost her flyweight title to Alexa Grasso via a face crank submission in the fourth round. The fight took place on March 4, 2023, at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, United States.


However, ‘Bullet’ had a draw against Grasso in a rematch for the flyweight title on September 16, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 in Las Vegas, United States.





How long was Valentina Shevchenko a champion?


Valentina Shevchenko was the UFC women’s flyweight champion for 1,547 days.


Shevchenko reigned the women’s flyweight division from December 8, 2018, to March 4, 2023, up until losing the title to Alexa Grasso at UFC 285.


She won the vacant championship against Joanna Jedrzejczyk via a unanimous decision at UFC 231 in Toronto, Canada.




Valentina Shevchenko Title Defenses



UFC 238


At UFC 238, Valentina Shevchenko made her first title defense against Jessica Eye and won the bout via a head-kick knockout in the second round. The fight took place on June 8, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and she also earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.



UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2


Valentina Shevchenko had her second title defense against Liz Carmouche, who had TKO’d Shevchenko before her UFC stint.


‘Bullet’ won the fight via a unanimous decision on August 10, 2019 in Montevideo, Mexico.




UFC 247


For her third title defense, Shevchenko TKO’d Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 on February 8, 2020, in Houston, Texas, United States.



UFC 255


Valentina Shevchenko had a unanimous decision win over Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on November 21, 2020, in Las Vegas, United States.




UFC 261


For her fifth title defense, Shevchenko TKO’d Jessica Andrade at 3:19 in the second round on April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.




UFC 266


At UFC 266, Valentina Shevchenko had a technical knockout win over Lauren Murphy on September 25, 2021, in Las Vegas, United States.



UFC 275


For her seventh title defense match, Valentina Shevchenko had a split decision win over Taila Santos at UFC 275. The fight occurred on June 12, 2022, in Kallang, Singapore.



Valentina Shevchenko Title Defense Breakdown


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win23–3Taila SantosDecision (split)UFC 275June 12, 202255:00Kallang, SingaporeDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win22–3Lauren MurphyTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 266September 25, 202144:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win21–3Jéssica AndradeTKO (elbows)UFC 261April 24, 202123:19Jacksonville, Florida, United StatesDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win20–3Jennifer MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC 255November 21, 202055:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win19–3Katlyn ChookagianTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 247February 8, 202031:03Houston, Texas, United StatesDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win18–3Liz CarmoucheDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2August 10, 201955:00Montevideo, UruguayDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win17–3Jessica EyeKO (head kick)UFC 238June 8, 201920:26Chicago, Illinois, United StatesDefended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win16–3Joanna JędrzejczykDecision (unanimous)UFC 231December 8, 201855:00Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWon the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.


*Last updated on September 17, 2023.

FAQs

Valentina Shevchenko was the UFC women’s flyweight champion for 1,547 days.

 Shevchenko lost her flyweight title to Alexa Grasso via a face crank submission in the fourth round. The fight took place on March 4, 2023, at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, United States.

Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 will take place on September 16, 2023.

Valentina Shevchenko has had seven successful UFC women’s flyweight title defenses.

Valentina Shevchenko has a record of 23 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

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