Valentina Shevchenko, nicknamed ‘Bullet’, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter. She is also a boxer and a kickboxer. In August 2021, she was named the Number 2 pound-for-pound women’s fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko was born on March 7, 1988, in what is today known as Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Her family is of Russo-Ukrainian descent. She started showing interest in mixed martial arts sports at a young age.

Height / weight 1.65 m / 57 kg
Born 7 Mar 1988
Nationality Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Style Southpaw
Nickname Bullet

Shevchenko stands 165 cm tall. Her weight was last listed at 57 kg and she has a reach of 169 cm. She is trained by Pavel Fedotov and is a part of the Tiger Muay Thai team. She currently resides in both Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Las Vegas, Nevada.


Shevchenko has her first professional fight in April 2004. It was for the Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu and was against Eliza Aidaralieva. She did not join the Ultimate Fighting Championship until December 2015. Her first fight was against Sara Kaufman. She won and in March of the following year, she went up against Amanda Nunes and lost.

Since July 2016, she has been in twelve fights. Winning 11 and losing one. Some notable opponents she has won against include Liz Carmouche, Jessica Andrade, Lauren Murphy, and Jessica Eye. Her latest bout was held in June 2022. It was against Taila Santos.

Career Record

Professional Boxing record

Total - 2

  • Wins - 2
  • By knockout - 1

  • Losses - 0

Kickboxing Record

Total - 59

  • Wins - 57
  • By knockout - 4

  • Losses - 2

Mixed Martial Arts Record

Total – 26

  • Wins - 23
  • By knockout - 8
  • By submission - 7
  • By decision – 8

  • Losses - 3
  • By knockout - 1
  • By decision – 2

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