Valentina Shevchenko Biography
Valentina Shevchenko born Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter. Shevchenko competes in the women’s flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current Women’s Flyweight champion. She became champion at UFC 231 beating Joanna Jędrzejczyk, who Shevchenko also previously beat three times in amateur Muay Thai bouts. She is widely considered as one of the best female fighters in the world. As of September 16, 2019, she is ranked number 11 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
Valentina Shevchenko Age
Shevchenko was born in Frunze, Kirghizia, USSR on March 7, 1988, into a Ukrainian family with Soviet, and later Kyrgyzstani, citizenship. She is 31 years old. She started taekwondo at age 5, under the influence of her older sister Antonina and her mother, who had practiced the sport.
Valentina Shevchenko Height
- She stands a height of 1.65 meters tall.
- She weighs 61 kilograms.
- She has blonde hair
Valentina Shevchenko Sister
She has sister named Antonina Shevchenko who is a Peruvian-Kyrgyz Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of the UFC. As of September 16, 2019, she is number 14 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings.
Valentina Shevchenko Husband|Boyfriend
she seems to have totally focused on her career. She likes keeps her personal life away from the media. Her professional work is all out in the media. But as per her private life including her relationship status or any love affairs are totally secret. It might be because she wants to maintain the distance between her professional and private life. Her relationship status is the interest of each of her admirers. This information will be updated soon.
Valentina Shevchenko kickboxing
From 2003 to 2015, Shevchenko collectively won more than 50 amateur/pro matches in K-1, Muay Thai and kickboxing (five were won by technical knockout, three were won by knockout). She received her first loss in kickboxing when she fought Debby Urkens (WFCA) in 2008 and her second one against Wang Cong (aka Cong Wang) in 2015. Shevchenko won 8 gold medals (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014) when she competed in the IFMA world championships, as well as the IMFA Royal World Cup in 2015. She defeated future UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk three times and future UFC fighter Lina Länsberg once, during these competitions. Shevchenko is considered to be one of the best female Muay Thai fighters in the world.
Valentina Shevchenko Ufc
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). In her second fight for the promotion, Shevchenko faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. Although she made an impressive and strong performance in the third round, her slow start in the first two gave the rounds to Nunes. She lost the fight by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, and 29–27).
In her third UFC fight, Shevchenko faced former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm at UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko on July 23, 2016. After losing the first round, she rallied back to take over the fight and won a dominant unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, and 49–46). Shevchenko faced Julianna Peña in a possible title eliminator match in the main event at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña on January 28, 2017. She won the fight by armbar submission in the second round. The win also earned Shevchenko her first Performance of the Night bonus.
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Valentina Shevchenko Peru
- 2013 World K-1 Champion WKC, Peru (60 kg)
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UFC Uruguay: Valentina Shevchenko dominates Liz Carmouche to defend UFC women‘s flyweight title
UFC Uruguay: Valentina Shevchenko dominates Liz Carmouche to defend UFC women‘s flyweight title UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko scored a dominant decision win to avenge a decade old defeat to Liz Carmouche, though the contest certainly won‘t be listed among the contenders for 2019‘s Fight of the Year.
Shevchenko ran into few problems in the five-round fight, easily dominating an oddly non-aggressive Carmouche through 25 minutes in a fight which came close to setting the UFC record for the FEWEST significant strikes landed.
The Kyrgyzstani–Peruvian mixed martial artist is noted among fight fans for her striking acumen, though she seemed reticent to be over-aggressive against Carmouche given the fact that the American held a TKO (doctor stoppage) win against the current champ from their first meeting back in 2010.
And if the mission was to win at all costs, that was certainly achieved.
Shevchenko is one of the top strikers in women‘s MMA but her game is largely dependent on being a counter-striker and with Carmouche being incredibly hesitant to attack beyond casually extending her jab in her opponent‘s general direction, that placed the champion in the role of forced aggressor – a role she isn‘t so comfortable in playing.
While the highlight reel KO she displayed in her last defense against Jessica Eye never came, Shevchenko was the markedly better fighter throughout and the win extends her professional record to an impressive 18-3.
Elsewhere on the card, Vicente Luque conducted some amateur rhinoplasty on ‘Platinum‘ Mike Perry en route to a split decision win while for world title challenger Volkan Oezdemir knocked Ilir Latifi cold in the second round of their light heavyweight contest.
There were also main card victories for Luiz Eduardo Garagorri, Rodolfo Vieira and Enrique Barzola.