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Valentina Shevchenko


ABOUT

Full NameValentina Shevchenko

BornMarch 7, 1988

Height5'5"

NationalityPeruvian-Kyrgyz

ABOUT

Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko is the current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 3 losses. Valentina is currently ranked #2 in the UFC Women's pound-for-pound rankings.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Valentina Shevchenko UFC
  3. Valentina Shevchenko vs Amanda Nunes 2
  4. Valentina Shevchenko vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  5. Valentina Shevchenko Career Stats
  6. Valentina Shevchenko Last Fight
  7. Valentina Shevchenko Record



UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko v Pena


Early Life and Career


Valentina started her combat sports journey at the age of 5 when she started learning taekwondo. She would later start Muay Thai Kickboxing at the age of 12 followed by Vale Tudo. Shevchenko's kickboxing career started at the age of 12 when she defeated a 22-year-old via knockout. Valentina would then go on to have a kickboxing record of 57-2 and a professional boxing record of 2-0


Shevchenko made her professional MMA debut at the age of 15 at the Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu which she won via TKO. Valentina would go on a six-fight win streak in the Korean, Russian and Kyrgyz promotions before taking a hiatus in 2006.


After coming back from her hiatus in 2010, Valentina would suffer a controversial loss before returning to her winning ways and amassing a record of 11-1 before joining the UFC


Valentina Shevchenko UFC


Shevchenko would make her UFC debut on short notice at UFC On Fox 17 against Sarah Kaufman who she would defeat via split decision. Shevchenko's first UFC defeat would come in her next fight where she faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 and lost via unanimous decision. She would regain her momentum by defeating Holly Holm and Julianna Pena before getting a rematch and a title shot against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Shevchenko would again lose to Nunes in a close fight via split decision at UFC 215 and would go to the Flyweight division after her loss.


Shevchenko would fight Priscila Cachoeira and defeat her in the second round via rear-naked choke to get a UFC Women's Flyweight Title Shot against Nicco Montano at UFC 228. The bout would be canceled as Montano would face the side-effects of weight cutting and would thus be stripped of the title and Shevchenko would instead face Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship at UFC 231. Valentina would defeat Joanna via a Unanimous Decision to become the new UFC Women's Flyweight Champion. After her victory, Shevchenko would dominate the flyweight division and defend her title 6 times against the likes of Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche, Katlyn Chookagian, Jennifer Maia, Jessica Andrade, and Lauren Murphy.


Valentina Shevchenko vs Amanda Nunes 2


Valentina Shevchenko rematched Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Valentina would have a more competitive showing than the first fight but would yet again come out short as Amanda would land more strikes at 90 to 85. The major difference between the fighters would be at the ground where Amanda was able to land 2 successful takedowns and have a ground control time of 2 minutes and 32 seconds as compared to Valentina who had no ground control time to her name. Valentina would lose the fight via split decision.



UFC 215: Nunes v Shevchenko 2


Valentina Shevchenko vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk


Valentina Shevchenko fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. Valentina and Joanna would be neck to neck in terms of total strikes with Joanna edging out 124-118. However, Valentina would dominate Jedrzejczyk on the ground. She would land 5 successful takedowns and maintain ground control for over 8 minutes to win the fight via Unanimous Decision and become the new UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.



UFC 231 Shevchenko v Jedrzejczyk



Valentina Shevchenko Career Stats


Current Status:

Valentina Shevchenko's current record stands at 22-3. She is the current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
252230

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 8


Wins by Submission:

  1. 7


Wins by Decision:

  1. 7


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Flyweight Championship


Reach:

  1. 66.5 in (169cm)


Weight:

  1. 125 lb / 56.7 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Flyweight



Valentina Shevchenko Last Fight


Valentina Shevchenko's last fight was against Lauren Murphy who she defeated via TKO(elbows and punches) at UFC 266 to retain the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.


Valentina Shevchenko Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Valentina Shevchenko:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win22-3Lauren MurphyTKO (Elbows and Punches)UFC 26625/09/2021
Win21-3Jessica AndradeTKO (Elbows)UFC 26124/04/2021
Win20-3Jennifer MaiaDecision (Unanimous)UFC 25521/11/2020
Win19-3Katlyn ChookagianTKO (Elbows and Punches)UFC 24708/02/2020
Win18-3Liz CarmoucheDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 210/08/2020
Win17-3Jessica EyeKO (Head Kick)UFC 23808/06/2019
Win16-3Joanna JedrzejczykDecision (Unanimous)UFC 23108/12/2019
Win15-3Priscila CachoeiraSubmission (Rear-Naked Choke)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders03/02/2018
Loss14-3Amanda NunesDecision (Split)UFC 21509/09/2017
Win14-2Julianna PenaSubmission (Armbar)UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña28/01/2017
Win13-2Holly HolmDecision (Unanimous)UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko23/07/2016
Loss12-2Amanda NunesDecision (Unanimous)UFC 19605/03/2016
Win12-1Sarah KaufmanDecision (Split)UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 219/12/2015
Win11-1Jan FinneyDecision (Unanimous)Legacy FC 3927/02/2015
Win10-1Hellen BastosTKO (Retirement)Fusion FC 626/02/2014
Win9-1Priscila OrellanaTKO (Punches)Fusion FC 518/12/2013
Win8-1Akjarkyn BaiturbaevaDecision (Unanimous)KF-1 - MMA World Competition30/04/2011
Loss7-1Liz CarmoucheTKO (Retirement)C3 Fights: Red River Rivalry30/09/2010
Win7-0Yulia NemtsovaSubmission (Ezekiel Choke)Professional Free Fight03/03/2006
Win6-0Kyung Aeh KimSubmission (Armbar)WXF: X-Impact World Championships 200509/07/2005
Win5-0Roza KalievaSubmission (Rear-Naked Choke)Kazakhstan Federation of Pankration 222/03/2005
Win4-0Alla IskarenovaSubmission (Rear-Naked Choke)Kazakhstan Federation of Pankration21/03/2005
Win3-0Erkesh KokoevaTKO (Punches)Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu 215/10/2004
Win2-0Mi Choi KimSubmission (Rear-Naked Choke)VFX - X-Impact World Championships 200303/12/2003
Win1-0Eliza AidaralievaTKO (Punches)KFK - Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu21/04/2003


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