Who is Valentina Shevchenko’s sister – Antonina Shevchenko?

Published 11/07/2020, 7:28 AM EST


Valentina Shevchenko is a big name in Ultimate Fighting Championship. The former Muay Thai fighter is the reigning Women’s Flyweight Champion. Shevchenko is considered as one of the best female fighters inside the octagon. As of March 9, 2020, she is ranked #3 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

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Valentina Shevchenko has an elder sister who is also a part of the UFC world. Antonia Shevchenko is also a Muay Thai fighter and currently fights in the flyweight division of the UFC. Following the footsteps of her champion sister, she is not far from marking her name in the promotion. As of October 19, 2020, the elder Shevchenko is #15 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings.

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All About Antonina Shevchenko

Antonina Shevchenko is a big name in the world of kickboxing and Muay Thai. The elder Shevchenko holds a proud record 39-1 in the sport. Before her MMA career, Antonina Shevchenko won 4 gold medals, a single bronze, and silver medal at the IFMA world championships, and a silver medal at the IFMA Royal World Cup.

She is also the former WKC K1 and Muay Thai Champion, the former Phoenix FC Muay Thai Champion, and the former Lion Fight Muay Thai Champion with two title defenses.

The elder Shevchenko started her amateur MMA career in 2002. After some gap, she then fought at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018. She defeated Jaimelene Nievera by a takedown, and this marked her entry into UFC.

Antonina Shevchenko had an up and down career in UFC, holding a record of 8-2-0 in two years. The MMA fighter has an upcoming match on November 21, 2020, at UFC 255, where she will face Ariane Lipski. With all the training, Shevchenko looks all geared up to mark her next win in the promotion.

Valentina Shevchenko and Antonina Shevchenko

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Both the Shevchenko sisters are going to make history in UFC, as they will become the first sisters to fight at the same UFC event. The two sisters have previously fought together on the same card, but during their Muay Thai careers when they were younger. The fighters miss fighting together and they think they are better together.

In one of her interviews, Valentina Shevchenko said,” We always do the training camps together anyway, and we train together, helping each other out.

“Now having this opportunity to fight on the same event, we’re also going to have the same opportunity to rest together. And most importantly, our trainer, master Pavel Fedotov, he’s going to get more of a break because he’s always training Antonina. She fights, and then he has to prepare me, and then I fight and back to Antonina, so yeah. We always have a rest, but he’s always working non-stop, so this will be better for him too.”

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There is no doubt that both the MMA fighters are exceptionally well trained and equally talented. While Valentina Shevchenko has already marked her name on the list of best fighters, it’s time for Antonina Shevchenko to embark her name among the best female fighters in the octagon.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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