Yana Kunitskaya

Yana Kunitskaya 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Yana Kunitskaya is one of the best fighters in the UFC women's bantamweight division. As of June 2021, she is the #5 ranked UFC women's bantamweight contender. Moreover, she is also a Russian Thai boxing champion and Russian taekwondo champion.

Kunitskaya, who made her professional MMA debut in 2009, has also fought in the featherweight and lightweight divisions during her time in Europe.

Yana Kunitskaya: UFC Career


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Kunitskaya is one amongst very few MMA fighters to get a title shot in their UFC debut. She made her UFC debut against Cris Cyborg for the UFC women's featherweight title on March 3, 2018, at UFC 222. However, she failed to claim the title, losing the fight via T/KO.

Kunitskaya then started fighting in the UFC bantamweight division. 'Foxy' secured back-to-back wins against Lina Lansberg and Marion Reneau before suffering another T/KO loss against Aspen Ladd at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 20: Yana Kunitskaya of Russia reacts after her victory over Ketlen Vieira of Brazil in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

However, she immediately turned her skid and again secured back-to-back wins. In her last fight against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik, Kunitskaya claimed a spectacular unanimous decision victory. Now, Kunitskaya, who has a UFC record of 4-2, will clash against Irene Aldana at UFC 264.

Yana Kunitskaya: Fighting Style

Kunitskaya is a great stand-up fighter. She uses her Muay Thai and Taekwondo skills to dominate her opponents throughout the fight. Moreover, she has a magnificent significant strike accuracy of 57%.

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Yana Kunitskaya of Russia (R) gets her leg caught by Lina Lansberg of Sweden (L) in their women's bantamweight bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Yana Kunitskaya: Achievements

Kunitskaya has a stunning professional MMA record of 14-5-0 (1 NC). She has claimed 8 finishes (7 T/KO and 1 submission) in her MMA career. Furthermore, she is a former Invicta FC bantamweight champion.

Yana Kunitskaya: Net Worth and Salary 2021

As of July 2021, Kunitskaya has earned $452,200 in her UFC career. As per The Sports Daily, Kunitskaya's biggest paycheck came from her UFC featherweight title fight against Cyborg. At the UFC 222 PPV, 'Foxy' earned a large sum of $130,000.

How to contact Yana Kunitskaya?


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Born November 11, 1989
HometownMurmansk, Russia
Leg Reach40"
MMA Record14-5-0 (1 NC)
Active Win Streak 2
Trains At American Top Team
Net Worth NA
 Weight/Division135 lbs/ bantamweight
 Marital Status Married
 Partner NameThiago Santos
 KidsSon (Adam)


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