Valentina Shevchenko

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Valentina Shevchenko is a professional MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, current UFC Flyweight champion (-57 kg). She also has an impressive record in Muay Thai. Before moving on to MMA, "The Bullet" was a multi-time world amateur and professional Muay Thai and kickboxing champion (8 times IFMA gold medalist). The future star of the most prestigious MMA organization was born in Kyrgyzstan. Her mother, Elena Shevchenko, was the president of the national Muay Thai association there and was national champion in this discipline for several years. The family then relocated to Peru where Valentina began her sports career.

HIGHLIGHTS

2022: Undefeated in the Flyweight division after 6 successful title defences

2018: UFC Flyweight Champion (against Joanna Jędrzejczyk, -57 kg):

2018 : Victory over Julianna Peña (-61 kg) and Performance of the Night

2015 : First fight and win in the UFC (against Sarah Kaufman, -61 kg)

2014: Winner of the Kunlun Fight kickboxing tournament (-60kg)

2005 : KF-1 MMA Pro World Kickboxing Champion (-57 kg)

2003 : IFMA Amateur Muay Thai World Champion (-57 kg)