Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Valentina Shevchenko is one of the greatest women fighters to grace the octagon. She started training in Taekwondo at the age of five and eventually transitioned to Muay Thai and Kickboxing.

Over the years, Valentina Shevchenko made her name as one of the most feared fighters in the UFC's female roster. She is currently the #1 fighter in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

Valentina Shevchenko: UFC Career

After amassing a record of 11-1, Shevchenko made it to the UFC. Although she won her first fight, 'Bullet' lost her next bout to 'The Lioness' Amanda Nunes. To this date, Nunes is one of only two women (the other being Liz Carmouche) to beat the Kyrgyzstani.

Shevchenko racked up two back-to-back wins against Holly Holm and Julianna Pena. After that, she fought Nunes once again for the bantamweight strap at UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2. Unfortunately, she lost via a controversial decision.

Nevertheless, the UFC introduced the women's flyweight division soon after. As a result, Shevchenko returned to her original weight class and submitted Priscila Cachoeira via a rear-naked choke.

She then fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant flyweight belt at UFC 231. Like their previous three meetings in amateur Muay Thai, Shevchenko won the match and the belt.

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan battles Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland in their UFC strawweight championship fight during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on December 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Since then, she has defended it six times. Her last fight was against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266, where she emerged victorious via a fourth round KO/TKO. Now, she will defend her title for the seventh time against Taila Santos on June 11, 2022, at UFC 275.

'Bullet' has put together a 11-2 UFC record.

Valentina Shevchenko: Fighting Style

Shevchenko is an amazing counter-striker with a high fight IQ. Her game is not limited to a single form of martial arts. She is equally talented in every aspect of the game.

Her distance management is one of the best in the game. Besides counter-striking, she can also march down her opponent if needed. Shevchenko can fight anywhere, whether it's on the ground or on the feet.

Valentina Shevchenko: Achievements

The fighter holds a stellar record of 22-3-0 in her career. Apart from being the flyweight champion, Shevchenko has the most consecutive wins in the division. She has also won 2020 Female Fighter of the year by BT Sport and

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 08: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan celebrates her KO victory over Jessica Eye in their women's flyweight championship bout during the UFC 238 event at the United Center on June 8, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Valentina Shevchenko: Net Worth and Salary 2022

Shevchenko banked her highest paycheck ($392,000) after brutally knocking out flyweight challenger Lauren Murphy at UFC 266. She has made over $2,703,000 in her UFC career, according to The Sports Daily. She has an estimated net worth of over $5 million, as per First Sportz.

Valentina Shevchenko: Endorsements 2022


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She has endorsed GuardLab, Brownells, Inc., Smith & Wesson Corp., Dapper Scrappers, LUCHO Shoes, Girls with Guns Clothing, and VEOSPORT in the past.

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BornMarch 07, 1988
HometownBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
GymTiger Muay Thai
Height5' 5"
Weight / Division125 lbs / Flyweight
Leg Reach38"
MMA Record22-3-0
Active Win Streak8
Wins by Stoppages15 (8 T/KOs, 7 Submissions)
Net Worth$5 Million
EndorsementsGuardLab, Brownells, Inc., Smith & Wesson Corp., Dapper Scrappers, LUCHO Shoes, Girls with Guns Clothing, VEOSPORT
Marital StatusNA