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Antonina Shevchenko

Kyrgyz MMA fighter and muay thai fighter

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Antonina Shevchenko
Антонина Шевченко
Born (1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 36)
Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (today Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Other namesLa Pantera
  • Kyrgyzstani
  • Peruvian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight (126–135 Ib) (MMA)
Flyweight (116–125 Ib) (MMA)
Lightweight (Kickboxing)
Reach68 in (173 cm)
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Taekwondo, Judo
TeamTiger Muay Thai[1]
TrainerPavel Fedotov[2]
Years active2003–present
Kickboxing record
By knockout6
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision5
By decision2
Other information
Notable relativesValentina Shevchenko (sister)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Women’s Muay Thai
Representing  Kyrgyzstan
Representing  Peru
World Championships
2016 Jönköping −63.5 kg
2014 Langkawi −63.5 kg
2011 Tashkent −63.5 kg
2008 Busan −60 kg
2007 Bangkok −60 kg
2003 Almaty −60 kg

Antonina Shevchenko (Russian: Антонина Анатольевна Шевченко; born (1984-11-20)November 20, 1984) is a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of the UFC.[3][4] She is the older sister of fellow UFC fighter and current UFC Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. As of March 9, 2021, she is #12 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.[5]

Antonina Shevchenko Intro articles: 2

Muay thai and kickboxing

Between 2003 and 2017 Antonina Shevchenko participated in 40 professional kickboxing and muay thai fights, winning 39 and losing only one, to Yulia Voskoboynik. She won 4 gold medals and a single bronze and silver medal at the IFMA world championships, as well as 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.[6]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Antonina Shevchenko made her MMA debut in 2002 and compiled a 3–0 record before taking a twelve-year hiatus from the sport. In 2017, she returned to MMA, building her record to 7–1.

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series

Shevchenko next competed on the second season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, where fighters compete for the chance of being awarded a contract with the UFC. She was scheduled to face Silvana Juarez at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series 11 on June 26, 2018, however, 8 days before the fight it was announced that Juarez was forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury.[7] As a result, she was replaced by Jaimelene Nievera.[8] Shevchenko won the fight via TKO in the second round after delivering multiple unanswered knees from the clinch. Her win earned her a contract with the UFC.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Shevchenko was expected to make her promotional debut against Ashlee Evans-Smith on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[10] However, it was reported on 8 November 2018 that Evans-Smith pulled out of the event due to injury and she was replaced by Ji Yeon Kim.[11] At the weigh-ins, Ji Yeon Kim weighed in at 130.5 pounds, 4.5 pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit of 126. She was fined 20 percent of her purse, which went to her opponent Shevchenko. The bout proceeded at catchweight.[12] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Shevchenko faced Roxanne Modafferi on April 20, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 7.[14] She lost the fight via split decision.[15]

Shevchenko faced Lucie Pudilová on August 3, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 5.[16] She won the fight via technical submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.[17] The win also earned her the Fight of the Night bonus award.[18]

Shevchenko was scheduled to face Cynthia Calvillo on April 25, 2020.[19] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed to a future date[20] Instead, Shevchenko faced Katlyn Chookagian on May 30, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns.[21] She lost the fight by unanimous decision after being dominated for 3 rounds.[22]

Shevchenko faced Ariane Lipski on November 21, 2020 at UFC 255.[23] She won the fight via technical knockout.[24] This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.[25]

Shevchenko is expected to face Andrea Lee on May 15, 2021 at UFC 262.[26]

Antonina Shevchenko Mixed martial arts career articles: 17

Championships and accomplishments

Muay Thai

  • 2017 WMC Muaythai Female Super Lightweight World Champion[27]
  • 2017 Phoenix Fighting Championship Muay Thai World Champion.
  • Lion Fight Lightweight Muay Thai World Championship
    • Two successful title defenses
  • 2016 IFMA Amateur Muay Thai World Championships (63.5 kg)
  • 2014 W.K.C. Muay Thai World Champion (63.5 kg)
  • 2013 W.K.C. K1 World Champion (63.5 kg)
  • 2011 IFMA Amateur Muay Thai World Championships (63.5 kg)
  • 2008 IFMA Amateur Muay Thai World Championships (60 kg)
  • 2007 IFMA Amateur Muay Thai World Championships (60 kg)
  • 2003 IFMA Amateur Muay Thai World Championships (60 kg)

Mixed Martial Arts

Personal life

Shevchenko's family is of Ukrainian origin.[29][30] She's the older sister of fellow MMA fighter and current UFC Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.[31] Antonina and Valentina made UFC history by becoming the first pair of sisters to fight on the same card at UFC 255.[32]

Shevchenko is married to her coach Pavel Fedotov.[33]

Overview of "Ukrainians" article

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 9 wins 2 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 5 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–2 Ariane Lipski TKO (punches) UFC 255 November 21, 2020 2 4:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 8–2 Katlyn Chookagian Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns May 30, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1 Lucie Pudilová Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler August 3, 2019 2 1:20 Newark, New Jersey, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 7–1 Roxanne Modafferi Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik April 20, 2019 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 7–0 Ji Yeon Kim Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (130.5 lb) bout; Kim missed weight.
Win 6–0 Jaymee Nievara TKO (knees) Dana White's Contender Series 11 June 26, 2018 2 3:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 5–0 Valérie Domergue Decision (unanimous) Phoenix FC 4: Dubai December 22, 2017 3 5:00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Win 4–0 Anissa Haddaoui Decision (unanimous) Phoenix FC 3: UK vs. The World September 22, 2017 3 5:00 London, England
Win 3–0 Hyun Seong Kim Decision (unanimous) WXF: X-Impact World Championships 2005 July 9, 2005 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 2–0 Hyun Seong Kim Decision (unanimous) WXF: X-Impact World Championships 2003 December 3, 2003 3 2:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 1–0 Anara Bayanova TKO (punches) KFK: Cup of Kyrgyzstan April 15, 2002 2 N/A Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Professional Kickboxing and Muay Thai record (Incomplete)

Kickboxing and Muay Thai record (Incomplete)

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


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