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Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko 2023: 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. Currently, she is the #1 ranked fighter in the UFC women's Flyweight Division. 'Bullet' also holds the #3 spot in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.


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Valentina Shevchenko: UFC Career

After amassing a record of 12-1, 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 three women (the other two being Liz Carmouche and Alexa Grasso) 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.

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Since then, she has defended it seven times. Her last UFC Flyweight title defense came against Taila Santos on June 11, 2022, at UFC 275. Following this victory, Shevchenko endured a crushing defeat in her next bout. The noted Mexican Flyweight, Alexa Grasso, submitted her via a face crank in the fourth round of their UFC 285 fight.

Grasso also snatched the UFC Flyweight gold from Shevchenko with her victory on 4 March 2023. However, the UFC has granted a rematch for her. 'Bullet' is currently awaiting her championship dethroning rival Alexa Grasso once more. The two are scheduled to clash on 16 September at UFC Fight Night 227 at the coveted T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Regardless, 'Bullet' has put together a remarkable UFC record of 12-3 to date.

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. Her 8 knockout victories and 7 submission wins are a testament to her well-rounded game.

Valentina Shevchenko: Achievements

The fighter holds a stellar record of 23-4-0 in her career. Apart from being the flyweight champion, Shevchenko has the most consecutive wins in the division. She also won the 2020 Female Fighter of the Year by BT Sport and

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Valentina Shevchenko: Net Worth and Salary 2023

Like every other UFC fighter, Shevchenko also earns her salary per fight. Her income might also change from one fight to another. Reports say that she comes under the $500,000 salary belt of the UFC and has also earned the same amount for her last two fights. However, her biggest payday stands at around $842,000 which she earned in her last bout against Alexa Grasso. Her total UFC 275 payout of $672,000 dollars stands as her second-highest payout for a single fight. She has an estimated net worth of over $5 million, as per First Sportz.

Valentina Shevchenko’s Partner

There were a number of rumors in the UFC world that labeled 'Bullet's' longtime instructor, Pavel Fedotov as her partner as well. Fedotov met Shevchenko when she was just 12 years old. He has also been with her on her journey from Kyrgyzstan to Peru and then to the UFC. But there are no reports mentioning that the two are in a relationship.

Fedotov is more like a father figure to Shevchenko and her sister. However, there are no reports about 'Bullet' currently being involved in any romantic relationship as well. She is currently single and doesn't have any kids.


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Valentina Shevchenko: Endorsements 2023

Shevchenko 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 Record23-4-0
Active StreakW-W-L
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

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