Valentina Shevchenko

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Birthday
7, 1988
Birthplace
Kyrgyzstan
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1988 (age 31)
Birthplace
Kyrgyzstan

About

Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist who joined the UFC's women's bantamweight division in 2015. She has won more than half a dozen I.F.M.A. Royal World Cup Tournament Championships in her career.

Before Fame

She began learning taekwondo at the age of five and would later branch into kickboxing at the age of twelve. She would begin competing in MMA fighting in 2003. 

Trivia

She was expected fight Amanda Nunes for the UFC Bantamweight title at UFC 213, but Nunes pulled out on account of illness on the day of the bout.

Family Life

She was born in Frunze, Kirghizia, USSR to a Russian family. Her mother and older sister, Antonina, both practiced taekwondo. 

Associated With

In January 2017, she beat fellow MMA fighter Julianna Pena on UFC on Fox.