Valentina Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani–Peruvian professional mixed martial artist who is ranked #14 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings. The former Muay Thai fighter competes in the women’s flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Valentina Shevchenko Bio; Family, Sister, Height
Valentina was born on 7 March 1988 to Kyrgyzstani family in Frunze, Kirghizia, USSR. Her mother Elena Shevchenko raised her along with sister Antonina Shevchenko. Antonina is a Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of the UFC.
Valentina Shevchenko with her sister Antonina Shevchenko at the UFC238 Media day on 7 June 2019 (Picture: Antonina’s Instagram)
Shevchenko received an undergraduate degree in Film Directing from the University of Arts Kyrgyzstan. The MMA fighter stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) and weighs 125 lbs (57 kg).
Her Career; MMA, Fight
Valentina began her fighting career from 2003, fighting in in K-1, Muay Thai and kickboxing. She won 8 gold medals competing in the IFMA world championships, as well as the IMFA Royal World Cup in 2015. She is regarded as one of the best female Muay Thai fighters in the world.
Valentina Shevchenko during a fight against Jessica Eye at UFC 238 on 9 June 2019 (Picture: MMA Fighting)
In 2014, Shevchenko signed for MMA and kickboxing. She became champion at UFC 231 beating Joanna Jędrzejczyk, whom she had previously defeated three times in amateur Muay Thai bouts. She is the current Women’s Flyweight champion as of 2019.
Valentina has summoned the remarkable net worth from her fighting career. She earns millions per year from the multi-million contract with the UFC.
Despite the successful career, it looks like Valentina is yet to accomplish her dating life. The 31-year-old has not disclosed her relationship status to the media eyes.
Surfing through her Instagram, it seems like she is actively involved in her profession. She is currently enjoying her professional life rather than searching for a partner for her life.
Some Interesting Facts About Valentina Shevchenko
- Her sister Antonina made her MMA debut in 2002 and returned after a 12-year break in 2017.
- At the age of 12, she defeated a 22-year-old opponent that earned her the moniker “Bullet” from her trainer because of her speed in the ring.
- In addition to her native Russian, she is fluent in the Spanish language.