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Valentina Shevchenko (fighter)

Peruvian-Kyrgyz mixed martial artist and muay thai fighter

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Valentina Shevchenko
Shevchenko in 2018
Born (1988-03-07) March 7, 1988 (age 33)
Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
(now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Native nameВалентина Шевченко
Other namesBullet[1]
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
NationalityKyrgyzstani[2]
Russian
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionBantamweight (MMA)
Flyweight (MMA)
Lightweight (Muaythai)
Reach66 12 in (169 cm)[3]
StyleMuay Thai, Taekwondo
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofBishkek, Kyrgyzstan
TeamTiger Muay Thai[4]
TrainerPavel Fedotov
Rank2nd dan black belt and Master of Sports in Taekwondo[5]
International Master of Sports in Muay Thai[5]
Master of Sports in Boxing[5]
Master of Sports in Kickboxing[5]
Black belt[6] and Master of Sports in Judo[5]
Years active2000–present[7]
Professional boxing record
Total2
Wins2
Losses0
Kickboxing record
Total59
Wins57
By knockout4
Losses2
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins21
By knockout7
By submission7
By decision7
Losses3
By knockout1
By decision2
Other information
UniversityUniversity of Arts Kyrgyzstan[5]
Notable relativesAntonina Shevchenko (sister)
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Women's Muay Thai
Representing  Kyrgyzstan
Representing  Peru
World Championships
2014 Langkawi −60 kg
2012 Saint Petersburg −60 kg
2011 Tashkent −60 kg
2010 Bangkok −63.5 kg
2009 Bangkok −60 kg
2008 Busan −57 kg
2007 Bangkok −57 kg
2006 Bangkok −57 kg
2003 Almaty −57 kg
World Combat Games
2010 Beijing -60 kg
2013 Saint Petersburg -60 kg

Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko (Russian: Валентина Анатольевна Шевченко) (born (1988-03-07)March 7, 1988) is a Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian[8] professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter. She currently competes in the women’s Flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion. Shevchenko became champion at UFC 231 after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk, whom she also previously defeated three times in amateur Muay Thai bouts. Shevchenko is widely considered one of the best female fighters in the world. She is the younger sister of fellow UFC fighter Antonina Shevchenko. As of November 23, 2020, she is ranked #2 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.[9]

Early life and personal life

Shevchenko was born in Frunze, Kirghizia, USSR on March 7, 1988, to a Ukrainian family,[10][11] but she has described herself as being "Russian" in a Russian interview and her native language is Russian.[12] Her family had Soviet, and later Kyrgyzstani, citizenship.[13] Her mother Elena Shevchenko is the president of Kyrgyzstan's national Muay Thai association and a former multiple-time Muay Thai champion.[14][15] Her father Anatoly Shevchenko served in the Pacific Fleet of the Soviet Navy for three years during Cold War.[16]

After becoming interested in combat sports at an early age, Valentina began Taekwondo at age 5, under the influence of her older sister Antonina and her mother, who both participated in the sport.[17] At age 12 she branched out into Muay Thai kickboxing and then freestyle Vale Tudo. Her kickboxing career began in 2000 when, also at age 12, she knocked out a 22-year-old opponent, earning her the moniker "Bullet" from her trainer Pavel Fedotov because of her speed in the ring.[7][18][19] She traveled to Peru with Fedotov and Antonina in 2007, where they became martial arts teachers, and Fedotov eventually relocated his team there permanently. She gained Peruvian citizenship in 2008 [15] and is fluent in Russian, English, and Spanish.[20]

Shevchenko earned an undergraduate degree in Film Directing from the National Academy of Arts of the Kyrgyz Republic.[21]

In April 2019, she was awarded by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov with the Dank Order.[22][23] She was awarded during her first visit to Kyrgyzstan in seven years, during which Jeenbekov praised Shevchenko's role in her profession, saying that she "defended the honour of our Kyrgyzstan".[24] Valentina and Antonina created UFC history by becoming the first pair of sisters to feature on the same fight card at UFC 255.[25]

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Muay Thai and kickboxing

Valentina Shevchenko in China, 2014

From 2003 to 2015, Shevchenko collectively won more than 50 amateur/pro matches in K-1, Muay Thai and kickboxing (five were won by technical knockout, three were won by knockout). She received her first loss in kickboxing when she fought Debby Urkens (WFCA) in 2008 and her second one against Cong Wang in 2015.[26] Shevchenko won 8 gold medals (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014) when she competed in the IFMA world championships, as well as the IMFA Royal World Cup in 2015. During these competitions, Shevchenko defeated future UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk three times and future UFC fighter Lina Länsberg once. Shevchenko is considered to be one of the best female Muay Thai fighters in the world.[27][28]

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Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Shevchenko made her professional debut in mixed martial arts at the age of 15 on April 21, 2003 at Kyrgiz Federation of Kulatuu against fellow debuting fighter Eliza Aidaralieva. She won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Competing in regional Kyrgiz, Russian and Korean promotions she went undefeated in her next 6 fights, winning all of them via a first round finish, before deciding to take a hiatus from MMA in 2006 to focus on her Muay Thai and kickboxing career.[29]

She returned to active competition and made her US debut against a future UFC title contender Liz Carmouche on September 30, 2010 at C3 Fights in Concho, Oklahoma. Despite dominating her opponent for the majority of the first round, Shevchenko suffered her first loss after a controversial doctor stoppage due to a large cut caused by an illegal upkick. The refree decided not to call foul, which would result in a disqualification win for Shevchenko, and the fight was instead waved off by the doctor and ruled as a TKO win for Carmouche.[30][31] After successfully rebounding from her loss in the following year by defeating Akjarkyn Baiturbaeva via unanimous decision and earning the first decision win of her career in the process, Shevchenko took another break from the sport, during which she continued to compete in amateur Muay Thai bouts.

She made her return again in 2013 under the banner of a South American MMA promotion Fusion FC, where she earned two TKO wins with a turnaround of just two months between the fights. With these victories, she improved her professional record to 10-1.[29]

Legacy Fighting Championship

In 2014, it was announced that Legacy FC had signed Shevchenko for MMA and kickboxing.[32] She faced Jan Finney on February 27, 2015, at Legacy Fighting Championship 39, winning the fight via unanimous decision.[33]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Valentina at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in 2016.

Shevchenko made her UFC debut as a short-notice replacement for Germaine de Randamie against Sarah Kaufman at UFC on Fox 17.[34] She won the fight via split decision (28–29, 29–28, and 29–28).[35]

In her second fight for the promotion, Shevchenko faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. Although she made an impressive and strong performance in the third round, her slow start in the first two gave the rounds to Nunes. She lost the fight by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, and 29–27).[36]

In her third UFC fight, Shevchenko faced former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm at UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko on July 23, 2016. After losing the first round, she rallied back to take over the fight and won a dominant unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, and 49–46).[37]

Shevchenko faced Julianna Peña in a possible title eliminator match in the main event at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña on January 28, 2017.[38] She won the fight by armbar submission in the second round. The win also earned Shevchenko her first Performance of the Night bonus.[39]

UFC Bantamweight title fight

Shevchenko was expected to rematch the current women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes on July 8, 2017, at UFC 213, but on the day of the fight Nunes fell ill and pulled out of the fight. The doctors cleared Nunes to fight, but she didn't feel up to it, so the fight was called off.[40] Joanna Jędrzejczyk offered to replace Nunes, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission could not clear her on such short notice.[41]

The rematch against Nunes was rescheduled to UFC 215 on September 9, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. After a very close back-and-forth fight, Shevchenko lost the fight via split decision. In the post-fight press conference, she voiced her disagreement with the judges' decision but also said she respected the outcome.[42] Out of 22 media outlets, 10 scored it for Nunes, 10 for Shevchenko, and 2 scored it a draw.[43]

Flyweight division

In September 2017, Shevchenko revealed plans to join the 125-pound flyweight division.[44]

Shevchenko faced promotional newcomer Priscila Cachoeira on February 3, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 125. She won the fight in an extremely dominant fashion and via rear-naked choke in round two, outstriking her opponent 230-3. This win earned her the Performance of the Night bonus.[45]

Shevchenko was scheduled to face champion Nicco Montaño on September 8, 2018, at UFC 228. However, prior to the weigh-ins for the event, Montano was transported to a hospital due to the effects of weight cutting. The bout was cancelled and Montano was stripped of the Women's Flyweight title.[46] UFC officials then announced that Shevchenko would fight for the vacant 125-pound flyweight title later in 2018.[47]

UFC Women's Flyweight Championship

On September 20, 2018, it was announced that Shevchenko would face Joanna Jędrzejczyk, who was returning to Flyweight, on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.[48] Due to UFC 230 being in need of a main event, Shevchenko was booked against Sijara Eubanks.[49] Eubanks was expected to face Jessica Eye at UFC 232, before being moved to face Shevchenko.[50] After the UFC announced a Heavyweight Championship bout between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis to serve as the main event of UFC 230, UFC confirmed the bout between Shevchenko and Eubanks was canceled and that Shevchenko would return to her original bout at UFC 231 against Jędrzejczyk.[51] Shevchenko defeated Jędrzejczyk by unanimous decision to become the new UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.[52]

In the first defense of her UFC flyweight title, Shevchenko faced Jessica Eye in the co-main event at UFC 238 on June 8, 2019,[53] She successfully defended her title, winning via a head kick knockout in the second round.[54] This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.[55]

Shevchenko faced Liz Carmouche on August 10, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 14.[56] The pairing met previously under a regional promotion banner in 2010 with Carmouche winning the bout in the second round after the doctor stopped the bout due to a large cut stemming from an upkick.[57] Shevchenko won the rematch via unanimous decision.[58]

Shevchenko defended her Flyweight title for the third time against Katlyn Chookagian on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247.[59] She won the fight via TKO in the third round.[60]

Shevchenko was scheduled to face Joanne Calderwood on June 6, 2020 at UFC 250.[61] However, Shevchenko pulled out of the fight citing a leg injury.[62]

In the fourth defense of her title, Shevchenko faced Jennifer Maia on November 21, 2020 at UFC 255.[63] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[64]

In her fifth title defense, Shevchenko faced Jéssica Andrade on April 24, 2021 at UFC 261.[65] She dominated the bout and finished Andrade in the second round via elbows from crucifix position.[66]

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Boxing

Shevchenko made her professional boxing debut on May 8, 2010 at Coliseo Marotta in Callao, Peru against a more experienced Brazilian boxer Halanna dos Santos. She won the fight by unanimous decision. Shevchenko fought from a traditional kickboxing stance and used Muay Thai techniques and grappling tactics multiple times during the match, but wasn't penalized by the refree despite the numerous complaints from her opponent.[67]

The following year, it was announced that Shevchenko will be fighting the boxing champion Melissa Hernandez for her WIBA Lightweight belt. This announcement was met with much criticism from boxing pundits and other boxers alike, as Shevchenko was an unranked fighter with only one professional boxing match on her record at the time of the announcement. After allegedly being threatened to be stripped of her title for refusing to defend it against Shevchenko, Hernandez vacated the belt in November, commenting that Shevchenko fighting for a world title is like "a slap in the face" and that "it's time someone stands up for women's boxing". Lightweight fighter and a multiple-time boxing champion Ann Saccurato stepped in to fight Shevchenko for the vacated WIBA title, but the event was eventually cancelled.[68]

On December 17, 2011 Shevchenko faced Nerys Rincon at Pueblo Libra Reserclub in Lima, Peru. She won via TKO in the fourth round after sending her opponent to the canvas several times in the third round. Like in her professional debut, she largely fought in a kickboxing stance and frequently used Muay Thai grappling, which Rincon unsuccessfully protested on many occasions during the match.[67]

It was announced that Shevchenko would face a decorated boxer Mary McGee for the vacant WIBA Lightweight championship title on January 14, 2012 in Lima, Peru. However, Shevchenko withdrew from the match for an undisclosed reason later that month and was replaced by Duda Yankovich.[69][70]

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Other ventures

In 2013, Shevchenko was a contestant on the fourth season of a Peruvian dance and competition reality show Combate broadcast by ATV. She placed first in the competition together with her dance partner, South American reality television star Alejandro “Zumba” Benitez.[71] In one of the episodes, she took part in an exhibition wrestling match against Peruvian professional middleweight boxer David Zegarra, which she won by a submission in less than a minute.[72]

Shevchenko has been regularly competing in the IPSC, IDPA and 3-Gun pistol shooting competitions since 2010. She began her firearms training in 2006 under the guidance of her coach Pavel Fedotov, a veteran of the Soviet army.[73]

Shevchenko will appear in the upcoming film Bruised starring Halle Berry,[74] in which she plays the role of Lady Killer, a professional MMA fighter and the main rival of Berry's character, Jackie Justice.[75]

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Fighting style

A decorated kickboxer, Shevchenko is primarily known for precise counter-striking.[76] She is recognized for her exceptional ability to gauge the distance of an opponent's attack, then retaliate with a variety of counterattacks.[76][77] In a 2017 interview, Shevchenko noted the challenges of perfecting this technique in mixed martial arts: "It's different to fight a wrestler and stand-up fighter. To feel the distance of her punch, it's different."[78]

After dodging an opponent's strike, Shevchenko will often counter with a fast right hook, a spinning wheel kick, or a spinning back fist. On offense, she makes regular use of forward right hooks and two-punch combinations. She also utilizes an outside leg kick, regularly thrown at the end of a flurry, or in the early stages of a round.[76][77][79]

In addition to her striking, Shevchenko is also a highly skilled grappler and has a black belt in Judo, as demonstrated by her multiple take-downs against Holly Holm, her armbar submission of Julianna Peña and her rear naked choke submission over Priscila Cachoeira.[39][80]

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Kickboxing

Muay Thai

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
24 matches 21 wins 3 losses
By knockout 7 1
By submission 7 0
By decision 7 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–3 Jéssica Andrade TKO (elbows) UFC 261 April 24, 2021 2 3:19 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Defended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 20–3 Jennifer Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC 255 November 21, 2020 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 19–3 Katlyn Chookagian TKO (elbows and punches) UFC 247 February 8, 2020 3 1:03 Houston, Texas, United States Defended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 18–3 Liz Carmouche Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 August 10, 2019 5 5:00 Montevideo, Uruguay Defended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 17–3 Jessica Eye KO (head kick) UFC 238 June 8, 2019 2 0:26 Chicago, Illinois, United States Defended the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 16–3 Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (unanimous) UFC 231 December 8, 2018 5 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Won the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 15–3 Priscila Cachoeira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders February 3, 2018 2 4:25 Belém, Brazil Return to Flyweight. Performance of the Night.
Loss 14–3 Amanda Nunes Decision (split) UFC 215 September 9, 2017 5 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada For the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win 14–2 Julianna Peña Submission (armbar) UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña January 28, 2017 2 4:29 Denver, Colorado, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 13–2 Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko July 23, 2016 5 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 12–2 Amanda Nunes Decision (unanimous) UFC 196 March 5, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–1 Sarah Kaufman Decision (split) UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 December 19, 2015 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 11–1 Jan Finney Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 39 February 27, 2015 3 5:00 Houston, Texas United States
Win 10–1 Hellen Bastos TKO (doctor stoppage) Fusion FC 6 February 26, 2014 2 3:00 Lima, Peru
Win 9–1 Priscila Orellana TKO (punches) Fusion FC 5 December 18, 2013 1 0:50 Lima, Peru
Win 8–1 Akjarkyn Baiturbaeva Decision (unanimous) KF-1: MMA World Competition April 30, 2011 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 7–1 Liz Carmouche TKO (doctor stoppage) C3 Fights: Red River Rivalry September 30, 2010 2 3:00 Concho, Oklahoma, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 7–0 Yulia Nemtsova Submission (Ezekiel choke) Professional Free Fight March 3, 2006 1 1:11 Krasnodar, Russia Flyweight debut.
Win 6–0 Kyung Aeh Kim Submission (armbar) WXF: X-Impact World Championships 2005 July 9, 2005 1 1:09 Seoul, South Korea
Win 5–0 Roza Kalieva Submission (rear-naked choke) Kazakhstan Federation of Pankration 2 March 22, 2005 1 1:09 Kokshetau, Kazakhstan
Win 4–0 Alla Iskarenova Submission (rear-naked choke) Kazakhstan Federation of Pankration March 21, 2005 1 1:12 Kokshetau, Kazakhstan
Win 3–0 Erkesh Kokoeva TKO (punches) Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu 2 October 15, 2004 1 N/A Kyrgyzstan
Win 2–0 Mi Choi Kim Submission (rear-naked choke) WXF: X-Impact World Championships 2003 December 9, 2003 1 1:55 Seoul, South Korea
Win 1–0 Eliza Aidaralieva TKO (punches) Kyrgyz Federation of Kulatuu April 21, 2003 2 N/A Kyrgyzstan Bantamweight debut.

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Professional boxing record

Boxing record
No. Result Record Opponent Method Round Time Date Location Notes
2 Win 2–0 Nerys Rincon TKO 4 2:38 December 17, 2011 Coliseo ReserClub de Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru  
1 Win 1–0 Halanna Dos Santos UD 10 2:00 May 8, 2010 Coliseo Marotta, Callao, Peru  

Professional Kickboxing and Muay Thai record

K-1, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai record (Incomplete)
Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai record (Incomplete)
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2015-08-23 Win Mariya Valent I.F.M.A. Royal World cup Tournament 2015, Finals -60 kg Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A
Wins the I.F.M.A. Royal World cup Tournament Gold Medal -60 kg.
2015-08-20 Win Anke Van Gestel I.F.M.A. Royal World cup Tournament 2015, Semi-finals -60 kg Bangkok, Thailand TKO 1 N/A
2015-08-16 Win Nili Block I.F.M.A. Royal World cup Tournament 2015, Quarter Finals -60 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2015-08-14 Win Kaoutar Houkman I.F.M.A. Royal World cup Tournament 2015, Eighth Finals -60 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2014-05-? Win Mariya Valent I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2014, Finals -60 kg Langkawi, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -60 kg.
2014-05-06 Win Janice MacAulay I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2014, Semi-finals -60 kg Langkawi, Malaysia Decision 3 3:00
2014-05-05 Win Gia Winberg I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2014, Quarter Finals -60 kg Langkawi, Malaysia Decision 3 3:00
2014-05-? Win Siobhan Foley I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2014, Eighth Finals -60 kg Langkawi, Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
2013-10-23 Win Anastasia Sharmonova 2013 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Final St. Petersburg, Russia N/A N/A N/A
Wins the 2013 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai Gold Medal.
2013-10-21 Win Pimnipa Tanawatpipat 2013 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Semi-final St. Petersburg, Russia Decision N/A N/A
2013-10-19 Win Zuunast Altansukh 2013 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Quarter Final St. Petersburg, Russia TKO (Body kick) 3 N/A
2012-09-12 Win Katsiaryna Viaryha I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2012, Finals -60 kg St. Petersburg, Russia N/A N/A N/A
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -60 kg.
2012-09-11 Win Magdalena Edyta I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2012, Semi-finals -60 kg St. Petersburg, Russia N/A N/A N/A
2011-09-? Win Aicha El Majydy I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2011, Finals -60 kg Tashkent, Uzbekistan N/A N/A N/A
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -60 kg.
2011-09-? Win Alfia Ishirgakova I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2011, Semi-finals -60 kg Tashkent, Uzbekistan TKO N/A N/A
2010-12-? Win Lina Länsberg I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2010, Finals -63.5 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -63.5 kg.
2010-12-? Win Marja Belush I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2010, Semi-finals -63.5 kg Bangkok, Thailand TKO (Body kick) N/A N/A
2010-12-? Win Anna Willberg I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2010, Quarter Finals -63.5 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2010-11-? Win Valentina Gupalo I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2010, Eight Finals -63.5 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2010-09-02 Win Caley Reece 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Final Beijing, China Decision (Unanimous) 4 2:00
Wins the 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai Gold Medal.
2010-08-31 Win Ania Fucz 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Semi-finals Beijing, China N/A N/A N/A[92]
2010-08-29 Win Madeleine Ross 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Quarter Finals Beijing, China N/A N/A N/A[93]
2009-12-? Win Alena Muratova I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2009, Finals -60 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -60 kg.
2009-12-? Win Emma Thyni I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2009, Semi-finals -60 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2008-?-? Win Joanna Jędrzejczyk I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2008, Finals -57 kg Busan, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -57 kg.
2008-?-? Win Gozde Bayergi I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2008, Semi-finals -57 kg Busan, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
2008-?-? Win Alla Ivashkevich I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2008, Quarter Finals -57 kg Busan, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
2008-?-? Win Mikaela Mélante I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2008, First Round -57 kg Busan, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
2007-12-? Win Vipavat Lasuwan I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2007, Finals -57 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -57 kg.
2007-12-? Win Liisi Airo I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2007, Semi-finals -57 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2007-11-? Win Joanna Jędrzejczyk I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2007, Quarter Finals -57 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2006-06-? Win Misty Sutherland I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2006, Finals -57 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
Wins the I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament Gold Medal -57 kg.
2006-06-? Win Heather O’Donnell I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2006, Semi-finals -57 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2006-05-? Win Joanna Jędrzejczyk I.F.M.A. World Championship Tournament 2006, Quarter Finals -57 kg Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also

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Awards and achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Nicco Montaño
2nd UFC Women's Flyweight Champion
December 8, 2018 – present
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