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.
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
At present, Valentina Shevchenko’s MMA record stands at 16 wins and 3 losses.
Weight: 125 LBs / 57 KGs