Valentina Shevchenko is a Russian professional mixed martial arts fighter. She previously fought for the Thai boxer and is currently part of the UFC Flyweight division and has also been named UFC Flyweight Champion. She is the younger sister of a UFC fighter named Antonina Shevchenko. As of September 21, 2021, she has retained the 2nd place in the UFC Women rankings in pounds per pound since 2020.
Valentina Shevchenko Early Life
Valentina Shevchenko was born on March 7, 1988 in Frunze, USSR, into a Ukrainian family, but calls herself Russian, as her native language is Russian and she plays for the same country. Her mother, named Elena Shevchenko, is currently the President of the National Thai Boxing Association of Kyrgyzstan. Her father, Anatoly Shevchenko, worked in the Pacific Fleet of the USSR Navy during the Cold War and played national football for the Kyrgyz. With a sporting background and after practicing martial arts at an early age, she began practicing taekwondo at the age of 5 under the influence of her older sister Antonina and her mother, who both participated in their own sports. At the age of 12, she began to engage in kickboxing, and then freestyle Vale Tudo.
Valentina Shevchenko Biography
|Real Name||Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko|
|Birth Date||7 March 1988|
|Age (as of 2021)||33 Years|
|Birth Place||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan|
|Profession||Mixed martial artist|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 57 kg – in Pounds – 125 lbs|
|Shoe Size||6 (U.S.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|College||University of Arts Kyrgystan|
Valentina Shevchenko Career
Valentina Shevchenko has won in general 50 novice coordinates in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and K-1. She lost her very first played round of kickboxing to Debby Urkens in 2008 and afterward her subsequent misfortune was against Cong Wang in 2015. While playing for IFMA World Championships and IMFA Royal World Cup in 2015, she has won an aggregate of eight gold awards. During her exhibitions in these contests, she crushed Joanna Jędrzejczyk (UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion) multiple times and Lina Lansberg (future UFC contender) once. Valentina is viewed as probably the best lady being there in Muay Thai contenders on the planet.
Valentina Shevchenko Kickboxing
She started her kickboxing vocation at 12 years old when she took out a 22-year-old adversary which further caused her to procure the moniker “Projectile” from her coach Pavel Fedotov on the grounds that her speed in the ring was enormous. From there on in 2007, she ventured out to Peru with Fedotov and Antonina where they all became hand to hand fighting educators. Valentina acquired her Peruvian citizenship in 2008 and realizes three distinct dialects including English, Spanish, and Russian. Valentina went to the National Academy of Arts of the Kyrgyz Republic and procured her certificate in Film Directing. In 2019, she was being respected with Dank request by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. Valentina and Antonina turned into the primary pair of sisters to enter UFC 255 while highlighting a similar battle card.
Valentina Shevchenko Personal life
Valentina is an expert Russian blended military craftsman who has been resigned from Muay Thai contender. She is one of the significant competitors in the UFC Flyweight division where she holds various titles. As of now, she is accepted to be single however she has been seen going with a man subtly who used to show up for his battling games in the ring. She has likewise been supposed to have a relationship with her mentor who is by all accounts near her for post-battling presents. Nonetheless, she doesn’t appear to date anybody neither one of the she has nitty gritty anybody with whom she is seeing someone.
Valentina Shevchenko Net Worth
Valentina Shevchenko is assessed to procure a total assets of around $5 million. She is one of the most prevailing MMA warriors who have gained notoriety for herself while playing in the ring.
- Valentina previously made her introduction with proficient boxing on eighth May 2010 where she remained against a Brazilian fighter named Halanna dos Santos.
- She won her presentation battle by consistent choice.