Valentina Shevchenko


Full NameValentina Shevchenko

BornMarch 7, 1988




Valentina Shevchenko, also known as Bullet is a Kygyzstani-Peruvian MMA fighter, presently signed

to UFC as the current Women’s Flyweight Champion. She is an expert in Muay Thai, Kickboxing,

Taekwondo and Judo and holds Master of Sports rank in all of them.

Early Life and Career

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. At the age of 12, she knocked out a 22-year-old opponent, thus earning

the nickname ‘Bullet’ from her trainer Pavel Fedotov.

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.

UFC Career

In her first year at UFC, Valentina Shevchenko faced Sarah Kaufman, Amanda Nunes, Holly Holm and

Julianna Pena. The last fight won her the first Performance of the Night bonus. Beginning as a

bantamweight, she moved to Flyweight in 2017. Next year, she defeated her former rival Jedrzejczyk

once again at UFC 230 by unanimous decision to become the new UFC Women’s Flyweight


Current Status

At present, Valentina Shevchenko’s MMA record stands at 16 wins and 3 losses.

Weight: 125 LBs / 57 KGs

Class: Flyweight

Win-Loss-Draw: 16-3-0

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