Yana Kunitskaya Biography

( 1989 - )
October 6, 2018
First published on:May 23, 2018
by Rob

Facts of Yana Kunitskaya

Date of Birth: 1989, November 11
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Yana Kunitskaya
Birth Place Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Famous Name Yana Kunitskaya
Father Joseph
Mother Olga Kunitskaya
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Bantamweight division in Invicta Fighting Championship
Currently Married Yes
Married to Hany
Divorce No
Children Yes
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) Yes

Yana Kunitskaya is a professional mixed martial artist from Russia who competes in the Bantamweight division in Invicta Fighting Championship. She made her MMA debut on May 23, 2009, at K-1 World Grand Prix, Poland.


Born in Russia, Kunitskaya is married to her husband Hany.  Read more details about her early life, family, married, life, earnings and salary.

Yana Kunitskaya’s Early Life

Yana Kunitskaya was born on November 11, 1989, in a frigid city of Murmansk, a port settlement off the northwest coast of Russia. Kunitskaya belongs to white ethnicity and holds a Russian nationality.

She was born to her mother, Olga Kunitskaya, former professional gymnast and father, Joseph, former skier. She grew up with her sibling, Victoria.

Since her tender age, Kunitskaya became involved in martial arts. She has been honored with several titles and gained more than 12 years experience competing in taekwondo.

Aged 12, Kunitskaya started participating in hand-to-hand- combat. She was later transferred to St. Petersburg to live and study when she was 16. After a couple of years, she began practicing mixed martial arts. On another hand, she was studying to be a trainer in university.

Yana Kunitskaya’s Net Worth

As per some online sources, Kunitskaya's career disclosed earnings is estimated to be around $110,000. She earned $100K in the match over Cris Cyborg during the UFC 222. She received $10,000 after winning the vacant Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship against Raquel Pa'aluh.

However, her net worth and salary of 2018 has not been disclosed yet.

Yana Kunitskaya's Career

Aged 19, Kunitskaya made her professional mixed martial arts debut on May 23, 2009, at a k-1 World Prix event in Poland. She defeated Magdalena Jarecka in the first round.

She lost against Tonya Evinger at the Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya II on March 25, 2017, for the Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship. In the same year, Evinger defeated Irene Aldana at Invicta FC bantamweight.

During her four years career in the sport, Kunitskaya got her break, seizing eight victories. She won the vacant Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship after defeating Raquel Pa’aluhi on August 31, 2017. She was awarded 2x Performance of the Night during her career in Invicta FC.

Kunitskaya made her UFC debut, entered the fight as a heavy underdog, as most of Cyborg’s opponents do on March 3, 2018, at UFC 22 for the featherweight title. She lost her debut match via technical knockout. She is scheduled to face Lina Lansberg at UFc 229 on October 6.

As of now, Kunitskaya has been honored with 2007 UKADO World Champion and Russian-Takewondo Championship, 2010 Bushido Women’s MMA Champion and 2011 Russian Muay Thai Champion.

Being a professional and well-established MMA fighter she can be seen in good relationship with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Yana Kunitskaya’s Personal Life

Kunitskaya is married to her loving and caring husband, Hany with whom she met at a gym where she worked for a project on Arabic Tv Channel.

The couple tied the holy knot in a secret ceremony. They welcomed their first child, Adam born October 22, 2014, and transferred to Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2015.


We are beautiful???? #Adam #mylove #babyboy??

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Kunitskaya's husband obtained his degree from the Alexandria University in 2003. He later completed his diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Technology College. He became the owner of Amico Cafe and Restaurant in Egypt after transferred to Saint Petersburg.

Kunitskaya states that “her family is not supporting and they don’t like her profession”. She has a perfect height of 5 ft. 6 inches and her body weight is around 61kg.

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