Valentina Shevchenko biography, Career, Age, Family, Networth
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Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko is the highest in the rankings of UFC Women’s Flyweight champion with a an official MMA records of 23 victories and four loss. Valentina stands at second on the Women’s UFC Pound-for-Pound rankings.
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Valentina Shevchenko was beaten to lose her UFC Women’s Flyweight title to Alexa Grasso in UFC 285. Grasso took the title via an oblique submission in the 4th round.
Valentina Shevchenko Facts
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|Full Names||Valentina Shevchenko|
|Place of birth||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
|Date Of Birth||March 7, 1988|
|State of Origin||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
|Team||Tiger Muay Thai|
|Rank and Records||2nd dan black belt and Master of Sports in Taekwondo
International Master of Sports in Muay Thai
Master of Sports in Boxing
Master of Sports in Kickboxing
Black belt and Master of Sports in Judo
Years active 2003–present
Professional boxing record
By knockout 1
By knockout 4
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 8
By submission 7
By decision 8
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 2
|Endorsements||Dapper Scrappers, Girls with Guns Clothing, LUCHO Shoes, GuardLab, Smith & Wesson Corp., Brownells, Inc., VEOSPORT
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Early Life and Career
Valentina began her combat sports journey at five when she began learning Taekwondo. She later began Muay Thai Kickboxing at the age of 12 and then Vale Tudo. Shevchenko’s kickboxing journey began around the age of 12, when she beat an unbeaten 22-year-old in a knockout. Valentina went on to record a kickboxing score of 57-2, and a professional record in boxing of 2-0.
Shevchenko began her professional MMA debut at the age of 15 in Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu. Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu that she won by TKO. Valentina was able to go on winning streaks of six throughout her Korean, Russian and Kyrgyz promotions before stepping back in the year 2006.
Following her return after her break in the year 2010, Valentina was a victim of an unpopular loss, before resuming her winning ways and earning an 11-1 record prior to entering the UFC.
Valentina Shevchenko UFC
Shevchenko made her UFC debut with a very short timeframe in UFC On Fox 17 with Sarah Kaufman who she would lose via split decision. Shevchenko’s first UFC loss would be during her subsequent fight, when she fought Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 and lost by unanimous decision. She would then regain her momentum through beating Holly Holm and Julianna Pena prior to rematching and a title fight against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Shevchenko lost a second time to Nunes in a tight fight by the split of a decision in UFC 215 and would go to the Flyweight division following her defeat.
Shevchenko will fight Priscila Cachoeira and lose to Shevchenko in the 2nd round with a back-naked choke in order to win the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title Shot against Nicco Montano at UFC 228. The fight would be cancelled due to the fact that Montano is expected to suffer the side consequences of cutting weight and thus removed from the title. Shevchenko will take on Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship at UFC 231. Valentina Shevchenko would beat Joanna by a unanimous decision to be crowned The first UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. After winning, Shevchenko would dominate the flyweight division, and hold her title for six consecutive times, including Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche, Katlyn Chookagian, Jennifer Maia, Jessica Andrade, and Lauren Murphy.
Valentina Shevchenko Record
|Loss||23-4||Alexa Grasso||Submit (face crank)||UFC 285||04/03/2023|
|Win||23-3||Taila Santos||Decision (split)||UFC 275||12/05/2022|
|Win||22-3||Lauren Murphy||TKO (Elbows and Punches)||UFC 266||25/09/2021|
|Win||21-3||Jessica Andrade||TKO (Elbows)||UFC 261||24/04/2021|
|Win||20-3||Jennifer Maia||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 255||21/11/2020|
|Win||19-3||Katlyn Chookagian||TKO (Elbows and Punches)||UFC 247||08/02/2020|
|Win||18-3||Liz Carmouche||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2||10/08/2020|
|Win||17-3||Jessica Eye||KO (Head Kick)||UFC 238||08/06/2019|
|Win||16-3||Joanna Jedrzejczyk||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 231||08/12/2019|
|Win||15-3||Priscila Cachoeira||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders||03/02/2018|
|Loss||14-3||Amanda Nunes||Decision (Split)||UFC 215||09/09/2017|
|Win||14-2||Julianna Pena||Submission (Armbar)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko Vs. Pena||28/01/2017|
|Win||13-2||Holly Holm||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko||23/07/2016|
|Loss||12-2||Amanda Nunes||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 196||05/03/2016|
|Win||12-1||Sarah Kaufman||Decision (Split)||UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2||19/12/2015|
|Win||11-1||Jan Finney||Decision (Unanimous)||Legacy FC 39||27/02/2015|
|Win||10-1||Hellen Bastos||TKO (Retirement)||Fusion FC 6||26/02/2014|
|Win||9-1||Priscila Orellana||TKO (Punches)||Fusion FC 5||18/12/2013|
|Win||8-1||Akjarkyn Baiturbaeva||Decision (Unanimous)||KF-1 – MMA World Competition||30/04/2011|
|Loss||7-1||Liz Carmouche||TKO (Retirement)||C3 Fights: Red River Rivalry||30/09/2010|
|Win||7-0||Yulia Nemtsova||Submission (Ezekiel Choke)||Professional Free Fight||03/03/2006|
|Win||6-0||Kyung Aeh Kim||Submission (Armbar)||WXF: X-Impact World Championships 2005||09/07/2005|
|Win||5-0||Roza Kalieva||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Kazakhstan Federation of Pankration 2||22/03/2005|
|Win||4-0||Alla Iskarenova||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Kazakhstan Federation of Pankration||21/03/2005|
|Win||3-0||Erkesh Kokoeva||TKO (Punches)||Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu 2||15/10/2004|
|Win||2-0||Mi Choi Kim||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||VFX – X-Impact World Championships 2003||03/12/2003|
|Win||1-0||Eliza Aidaralieva||TKO (Punches)||KFK – Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu||21/04/2003|
Valentina Shevchenko’s Most Streamlined fights
Valentina Shevchenko vs Taila Santos
Valentina Shevchenko just beat the opponent, Taila Santos with split decision in the main event co-main event at UFC 275. Shevchenko was a favorite going towards the match.
There was no doubt that Taila took the lead in the initial rounds. But, an unintentional clash of heads caused her eye to increase in size prior to competition rounds. The result was that she slowed down, and Valentina enjoyed a more relaxed time during the rounds of 3 and 4.
Valentina finished the fight with a win as both judge gave Valentina the thumbs up. They rated it 49-46 and 48-47 respectively for the champion. A judge also gave it a score for Santos with the score that reads (48-47).
Valentina Shevchenko vs Amanda Nunes 2
Valentina Shevchenko faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Valentina will perform better than her first match, but was once again less than her opponent because Amanda was able to land more strikes between 90 and 85. The biggest difference between the two fighters would be in the ground where Amanda was capable of landing two successful takedowns, and had an average ground control time at 2:32 seconds opposed to Valentina who did not have a ground control time. Valentina lost the fight in split decision.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Valentina Shevchenko took on Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 for the vacant UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship. Valentina and Joanna will be neck and neck in the total number of strikes, with Joanna winning 124-118. Yet, Valentina would dominate Jedrzejczyk on the floor. She would score five successful takedowns, and hold control of the ground for more than eight minutes to take the fight through a unanimous Decision and thereby become the new UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship.
FAQs on Valentina Shevchenko
Q1. Which fighter has Valentina Shevchenko lost to at the UFC?
Valentina has lost 4 times in her career. These losses are two fights with Amanda Nunes, one from Liz Carmouche, and one from Alexa Grasso.
Q2. What was the number of fights Valentina Shevchenko been involved within the UFC?
Valentina has fought 27 times and has a her current record of 23-4-0.
Q3. What is the reason Valentina Shevchenko known as Bullet?
Valentina Shevchenko is a model with tattoos of the Glock 19 pistol and bullets around her waist. The tattoo is in line with her moniker , ‘Bullet’. It is a symbol of her passion for shooting.
Q4. Which is Valentina Shevchenko’s current position at the UFC?
Valentina is currently ranked #1 at the moment in The UFC Women’s Flyweight ranking and is placed as #2 on the UFC Women’s Pound for Pound Rankings.