Valentina Shevchenko is a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian professional mixed martial artist with a net worth of $5 million. Additionally, she is a former Muay Thai fighter. At present, she is competing in the women’s flyweight division at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. There she currently holds the title of UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. Read to know Shevchenko’s net worth, salary, earnings, husband, age, and other related information.
About Valentina Shevchenko
Shevchenko started practicing combat sports at an early age. She started with Taekwondo at the age of 5, thanks to her mother and sister. After 7 years, she shifted to Muay Thai and freestyle Vale Tudo. She first started her career with kickboxing in 2000.
In 2007, Shevchenko shifted to Peru for better training. She has been active in the professional Muay Thai and kickboxing scene from 2003 to 2005. Within the period, she reportedly won more than 90 matches. Additionally, the martial artist won 8 gold medals in the IFMA world championships and the IMFA Royal Cup.
Valentina Shevchenko started her professional career in mixed martial arts in April 2003. She won her first seven fights via first-round finish. Following that, she took a hiatus till 2010. In 2010, she returned to challenge future UFC contender Liz Carmouche. There she suffered her first loss due to an illegal up kick, which the referee decided not to call foul. After another successive fight, she took a second break from MMA.
In 2014, Shevchenko signed a deal with Legacy Fighting Championship for MMA and kickboxing. After one successful fight, she shifted to UFC. So far, she has competed in 14 matches and won 12 of them under the UFC promotion. The player also achieved the UFC Women’s flyweight championship in 2018, which she successfully defended to this date. Currently, she is ranked 2nd in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Valentina Shevchenko’s Net Worth
In 2023, Shevchenko’s net worth is $5 million. She has earned over $2.7 million from her professional career at the UFC. Currently, she earns an average of $350,000 as a guaranteed purse from each fight under the promotion. Below is an overview of her income from recent bouts –
|Event||Guaranteed Purse||Other Bonus||Endorsement||Total|
|UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2||$110,000||$110,000||$40,000||$260,000|
Shevchenko has accumulated a good list of endorsement contracts in her successful professional career. Her current endorsement list contains GuardLab, Smith & Wesson Corp, LUCHO Shoes, Girls with Guns Clothing, Brownells Inc, and VEO Sports. The athlete reportedly earns over $1.5 million annually from her endorsement contracts alone.
|Full Name||Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko|
|Born||March 7, 1988|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
|Birthplace||Frunze, Kirghiz SSR|
|Present Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan|
|Nationality||Kyrgyzstani and Peruvian|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Father name||Anatoly Shevchenko|
|Mother name||Elena Shevchenko|
Shevchenko is currently unmarried. She isn’t dating anyone either. Currently, she is dedicated to developing her MMA career further.
Shevchenko was born on March 7, 1988, in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mixed martial arts star turned 34 years old this year.
Height and Weight
The Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian mixed martial artist has a height of 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m), and she weighs 125 lb (57 kg). She competes in the flyweight division at UFC, where she is the current champion. Additionally, she is ranked 2nd in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Valentina Shevchenko has earned the in-ring nickname “Bullet.” She earned the nickname from her kickboxing trainer when she knocked out a 22-years old professional opponent at the age of 12.
Valentina Shevchenko’s Stats
Professional Boxing Record
Professional Kickboxing Record
Professional Mixed Martial Arts Record
UFC Stats: 2022 YTD
|Significant Strikes Landed per Minute||3.19|
|Significant Striking Accuracy||52%|
|Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute||1.9|
|Significant Strike Defense||63%|
|Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min||2.53|
|Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min||0.4|
FAQs About Valentina Shevchenko
What is Valentina Shevchenko’s Net Worth in 2023?
Shevchenko’s net worth will be over $5 million in 2023.
Is Shevchenko Married?
No. Shevchenko is currently single.
How Tall is She?
He is 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) tall.
How Old is She?
The professional MMA champion is 34 years old.
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