Valentina Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani-born Peruvian professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter. She was born on March 7, 1988 and competes in the women’s flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current Women’s Flyweight champion.
Valentina Shevchenko became champion at UFC 231 after defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk, whom she also previously defeated three times in amateur Muay Thai bouts. Shevchenko is widely considered one of the best female fighters in the world. As of March 9, 2020, she is ranked #3 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Shevchenko was born in Frunze, Kirghizia, USSR. After becoming interested in combat sports at an early age, she began Taekwondo at age 5, under the influence of her older sister Antonina and her mother, who had practiced the sport. At age 12 she branched out into Muay Thai kickboxing and then freestyle Vale Tudo.
From 2003 to 2015, Valentina Shevchenko collectively won more than 50 amateur/pro matches in K-1, Muay Thai and kickboxing.
Valentina Shevchenko made her UFC debut as a short-notice replacement for Germaine de Randamie against Sarah Kaufman at UFC on Fox 17. She won the fight via split decision (28–29, 29–28, and 29–28).
Valentina Shevchenko has a personal record of 19-3-0 (W-L-D). She is one of the top MMA babes and fighters ever.
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