‘A Full-Time Actor Maybe’- Valentina Shevchenko Opens Up on a New Movie With Halle Berry and a Possible Hollywood Career

Published 09/16/2021, 2:30 PM EDT


Valentina Shevchenko, the UFC women’s flyweight champion, seems ready for her new movie. The Russian women’s champion might opt for acting as a full-time career after retiring from fighting.

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‘Bullet’ is one of the most prominent women’s fighters in the ultimate fighting championship. She is currently on a seven-fight win streak. Valentina will soon defend her flyweight gold against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266. Furthermore, this is Shevchenko’s sixth title defense in the UFC.

However, Shevchenko’s next fight is not the only thing she is excited about. The Russian fighter expressed her excitement for her upcoming movie with Hollywood superstar Halle Berry. In a recent episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Shevchenko said, “A full-time actor, maybe. Why Spy? Spies don’t get paid that much.”

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She added, “And yes, I am expecting so much. I am very excited about the premiere. It’s gonna be November 25th or 15th. It’s gonna be November for sure, yeah, so very excited. And yes, I talk and fight in the movie”.

‘Bullet’ is pretty sure of what she might opt for after her retirement from professional fighting. The latter has been a part of few movies. However, the current project is one of the biggest breaks of the UFC flyweight champion’s acting career.

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Valentina Shevchenko and Halle Berry Movie ‘Bruised’

The UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is one of the best women’s fighters in the promotion. She has an impressive professional fighting record of (21-3-0) to her name.

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Apart from being an excellent fighter, ‘Bullet’ has one more skill in her resume. The 33-year-old is also a talented actress and will soon share the screen with the Hollywood superstar Halle Berry.

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‘Bullet’ will feature in the film ‘Bruised’, which will air on the streaming platform Netflix. The ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ actress Berry will play the lead role in the movie. This movie will also mark the directional debut of Berry. Berry has always been an MMA fan all her life. Hence, it will surely excite the combat fans to see them both on the screen. However, it is not the only thing Shevchenko fans are waiting for.

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The ‘Bullet’ will come back to the octagon for her sixth title defense. She will take on the American women’s fighter, Lauren Murphy. All the best to Valentina for the Octagon and the Big Screen.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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