Valentina Shevchenko : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Partner and Career
Valentina Shevchenko Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian professional mixed martial artist know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Partner and Career
|Name||Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko|
|Birthdate ( Age)||7 March 1988|
|Place of Birth||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan|
|Marital Status||Not Married Yet|
|Education||University of Arts Kyrgystan|
|Profession||Mixed martial artist|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter.She currently competes in the women's Flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
She is the current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion. Shevchenko became champion at UFC 231 after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk. She is the younger sister of fellow UFC fighter Antonina Shevchenko. As of November 23, 2020, she is ranked #2 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.
Early Life and Family
Shevchenko was born in Frunze, Kirghizia, USSR on March 7, 1988, to a Ukrainian family,but she has described herself as being "Russian" in a Russian interview and her native language is Russian.Her family had Soviet, and later Kyrgyzstani, citizenship.Her mother Elena Shevchenko is the president of Kyrgyzstan's national Muay Thai association and a former multiple-time Muay Thai champion.Her father Anatoly Shevchenko served in the Pacific Fleet of the Soviet Navy for three years during the Cold War, and played for the Kyrgiz national football team.
After becoming interested in combat sports at an early age, Valentina began Taekwondo at age 5, under the influence of her older sister Antonina and her mother, who both participated in the sport.At age 12 she branched out into Muay Thai kickboxing and then freestyle Vale Tudo. Her kickboxing career began in 2000 when, also at age 12, she knocked out a 22-year-old opponent, earning her the moniker "Bullet" from her trainer Pavel Fedotov because of her speed in the ring.
Valentina Shevchenko, Is Valentina Shevchenko Married
Valentina Shevchenko is not Married yet but she has been seen accompanying a man secretly who used to appear for his fighting games in the ring. She has also been rumored to have a relationship with her coach who seems to be close to her for post-fighting poses.
Valentina Shevchenko Net Worth
Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian professional mixed martial artist has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021.
From 2003 to 2015, Shevchenko collectively won more than 50 amateur/pro matches in K-1, Muay Thai, and kickboxing . She received her first loss in kickboxing when she fought Debby Urkens (WFCA) in 2008 and her second one against Cong Wang in 2015.Shevchenko won 8 gold medals when she competed in the IFMA world championships, as well as the IMFA Royal World Cup in 2015.
Shevchenko made her professional debut in mixed martial arts at the age of 15 on April 21, 2003 at Kyrgiz Federation of Kulatuu against fellow debuting fighter Eliza Aidaralieva. She won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Competing in regional Kyrgiz, Russian and Korean promotions she went undefeated in her next 6 fights, winning all of them via a first-round finish, before deciding to take a hiatus from MMA in 2006 to focus on her Muay Thai and kickboxing career.She returned to active competition and made her US debut against a future UFC title contender Liz Carmouche on September 30, 2010 at C3 Fights in Concho, Oklahoma.
After successfully rebounding from her loss in the following year by defeating Akjarkyn Baiturbaeva via unanimous decision and earning the first decision win of her career in the process, Shevchenko took another break from the sport, during which she continued to compete in amateur Muay Thai bouts.She made her return again in 2013 under the banner of a South American MMA promotion Fusion FC, where she earned two TKO wins with a turnaround of just two months between the fights.
Shevchenko made her professional boxing debut on May 8, 2010, at Coliseo Marotta in Callao, Peru against a more experienced Brazilian boxer Halanna dos Santos. She won the fight by unanimous decision. Shevchenko fought from a traditional kickboxing stance and used Muay Thai techniques and grappling tactics multiple times during the match, but wasn't penalized by the referee despite the numerous complaints from her opponent.
Shevchenko was scheduled to face Joanne Calderwood on June 6, 2020 at UFC 250.However, Shevchenko pulled out of the fight citing a leg injury.In the fourth defense of her title, Shevchenko faced Jennifer Maia on November 21, 2020 at UFC 255.She won the fight via unanimous decision.
In her fifth title defense, Shevchenko faced Jéssica Andrade on April 24, 2021 at UFC 261.She dominated the bout and finished Andrade in the second round via elbows from crucifix position.Shevchenko faced Lauren Murphy on September 25, 2021 at UFC 266.She won the fight via technical knockout in round four.