Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko 2021: 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 Kickboxing.

Over the years, Shevchenko has developed so many talents that people think she is a spy. She is currently ranked at #2 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

Valentina Shevchenko: UFC Career

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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 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. 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 five times. Her last fight was against Jessica Andrade at UFC 261, where she emerged victorious via a second-round KO. Now, she will defend her title for the sixth time against Lauren Murphy on September 25, 2021, at UFC 266.

'Bullet' has put together a 10-2 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 21-3-0 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 CombatPress.com.

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 2021

Shevchenko banked her highest paycheck ($302,000) after brutally knocking out Jessica Andrade at UFC 261. She has made over $1,991,000 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 2021

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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NicknameBullet
Age33
BornMarch 07, 1988
CountryKyrgyzstan
HometownBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
GymTiger Muay Thai
Height5' 5"
Weight / Division125 lbs / Flyweight
Reach67"
Leg Reach38"
MMA Record21-3-0
Active Win Streak7
Wins by Stoppages14 (7 T/KOs, 7 Submissions)
Net Worth$5 Million
EndorsementsGuardLab, Brownells, Inc., Smith & Wesson Corp., Dapper Scrappers, LUCHO Shoes, Girls with Guns Clothing, VEOSPORT
PartnerNA
Marital StatusNA
KidsNA

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