Valentina Shevchenko Biography

( 1988 - )
August 13, 2019
First published on:November 12, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Valentina Shevchenko

Date of Birth: 1988, March 7
Age: 31 years old
Height: 5 Feet
Birth Sign:: Acer
Birth Name Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko
Birth Place Bishkek
Famous Name Valentina Shevchenko
Mother Elena Shevchenko
Net Worth Unknown
Nationality Kyrgyzstani
Ethnicity White
Currently Married N/A
Boyfriend Unknown

Valentina Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani–Peruvian mixed martial artist who competes in the women's flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is currently the women's flyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2003, she has previously competed at Legacy FC, Fusion FC, and WXF. Also, she is a former Muay Thai Fighter.

Born on March 7, 1988, Shevchenko is ranked #2 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings. A native of Bishkek, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union, she is Kyrgyzstani by her nationality and belongs to Russian descent.

How Much Is Valentina Shevchenko Net Worth In 2020?

Not only name and fame but Shevchenko has earned huge wealth from MMA. Her total UFC earning is disclosed below in the table. 

Event

Earning

UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2

$26,500

UFC 196

$30,500

UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs Pena

$84,500

UFC 213

$70,000

UFC 215

$130,000

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Anders

$91,000

UFC 231

$130,000

UFC 238

$300,000

UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2

$260,000

UFC 247

 $270,000

As of February 2020, her UFC career earning is reportedly $1,409,000. Besides Reebok, she is sponsored by Zebra Athletics and БК Parimatch.ru. 

As of 2020, her net worth is $1.5 million. 

Is Valentina Shevchenko Married? Know Her Personal Life

No wonder, the public figures often keep their love life low key and same with UFC queen, Valentina Shevchenko. She is yet to disclose her past and present affair or boyfriend. It seems she is possibly single. 

She is successful and popular; therefore, it will not be difficult to get a man for her. She might be dating her boyfriend too. She is the woman who is extremely ambitious and career is everything for her. 

Valentina Shevchenko Early Life 

She was born to Elena Shevchenko. Her mother is a Ph.D. holder. Currently, she works in a research dept. at the University of Hamburg. She was raised alongside her elder sister, Antonina Shevchenko who is also in MMA and signed to UFC under the flyweight division.

At the tender age of five, she started the training of Taekwondo. She was influenced by her mother. At 12, she began kickboxing and then freestyle Vale Tudo.

Also at age 12, Shevchenko 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 Professional Career

Shevchenko has competed in MMA professionally since 2003. She made her MMA debut at the Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu against Eliza Aidaralieva. She compiled the record of 11-1-0 (win-loss-draw), before joining UFC, fighting at Legacy FC, Fusion FC, and many others.

UFC

On 19th December 2015, she made her UFC debut at UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 against Sarah Kaufman. She won the bout via split decision in the round three. She next faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 where she was defeated by her opponent in round three.

Rebounding from loss, she returns to fight at UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko, where she faced Holly Holm. Shevchenko won the fight via unanimous decision in round 5. Similarly, she won the following bout at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Pena after defeating Julianna Pena.

On 9th September 2017, Shevchenko faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 215. She lost the bout via split decision. On 3rd February 2018, she defeated Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders.

Shevchenko faced Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231  for the vacant woman Flyweight Championship and defeated her via decision to win the title. 

Since winning UFC Women's Flyweight Championship at UFC 231, she has sucessfully defended her title against Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche, and Katlyn Chookagian.

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