Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko
Kyrgyzstan
Style: Muay Thai/Kickboxing
7/03/1988 (31 yrs)
5’5”/125lbs
Reach: 66.5 in/169cm

#2 UFC Pound-for-pound
UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion

Accolades: UFC Flyweight Champion, K-1 Kickboxing World Champion, IFMA World Champion, World Muay Thai Champion

Record: 19-3 (8-2 UFC)

Last 5 (5-0):

WIN | Katlyn Chookagian | TKO (Elbows and punches) 1:03 Rd 3 | UFC 247, 9/02/2020
WIN | Liz Carmouche | Decision (Unanimous) | UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche, 10/08/2019
WIN | Jessica Eye | KO (Head kick) 0:26 Rd 2 | UFC 238, 8/06/2018
WIN | Joanna Jedrzejczyk | Decision (Unanimous) | UFC 231, 8/12/2018
WIN | Priscila Cachoeira | Submission (Rear-naked choke) 4:25 Rd 2 | UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders, 3/02/2018

Next fight: TBA

A martial artist with one of the most well-rounded skillsets, Valentina Shevchenko is as dangerous as they come. Labelled the ‘Bullet’, Shevchenko’s piercing technique on the feet means her weapons are diverse and come sharply, with her counter striking and sometimes underrated grappling game often helping to finish the softening-up job. Having come into the UFC at 11-1, Shevchenko has only lost to the best in the octagon, going down twice via decision to Amanda Nunes – including once for the Bantamweight strap. Having missed out at her first chance, the Kyrgyzstan native has looked unmatchable at Flyweight ever since, claiming the vacant title from former Strawweight champion and Muay Thai foe Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Two title defences followed in 2019 as worthy contenders start to thin out, and that problem has only been compounded as Shevchenko took out number one contender, Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247.