When Is Valentina Shevchenko’s Next Fight?

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Valentina Shevchenko, left, celebrates after defeating Lauren Murphy during a women's flyweight mixed martial arts title bout.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 19, 2023, 9:00 PM
  • Valentina Shevchenko is the reigning UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.
  • Valentina Shevchenko will be fighting Alexa Grasso next.

Valentina Shevchenko’s latest triumph over Talia Santos in a close, controversial and debatable result in June 2022 has tied her for the fifth-most title defenses in UFC history at seven. This win was also Shevchenko’s ninth-straight win as she had never tasted a loss since September 2017, which makes her a top name in BetMGM’s online sportsbook via UFC odds.

But when will the number two-ranked women’s pound-for-pound fighter in the world be back inside the Octagon to defend her title?

When Is Valentina Shevchenko’s Next Fight?

According to ESPN Deportes, Valentina Shevchenko will be fighting Alexa Grasso, the number four-ranked contender in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Division, on March 4, 2023, under the UFC 285 card.

This UFC Women’s Flyweight Title showdown is expected to be the co-main event of the Jones-Gane Heavyweight Title bout. It will also be the “Bullet’s” eighth straight title defense since winning it in December 2018.

Valentina Shevchenko MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 23-3
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 8
  • Wins by submission: 7
  • Wins by decision: 8
  • Striking accuracy: 53%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 3.19
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 1.90
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 2.53
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.37
  • Significant strikes defense: 63%
  • Takedown defense: 71%
  • Knockdown average: 0.06
  • Average fight time: 17:20

Valentina Shevchenko Notable Wins

Since her UFC debut in December 2015, Valentina Shevchenko has fought 14 times, winning 12 of them, including six stoppage victories. Her impressive wins include Holly Holm, Juliana Pena, Priscila Cachoeira, Joana Jedrzejczyk, Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche, Katlyn Chookagian, Jennifer Maia, Jessica Andrade, Lauren Murphy and Talia Santos.

Valentina Shevchenko UFC Earnings

Valentina Shevchenko’s total UFC earnings are $3.3 million, which includes her base salaries, win bonuses and performances. This figure doesn’t cover any sponsorships or deals she has outside of the UFC.

Shevchenko’s biggest payout came in her last fight against Talia Santos, where she secured a hefty pay of $630,000.

Valentina Shevchenko Team and Corner

Valentina Shevchenko is affiliated with Tiger Muay Thai, located in Phuket, Thailand, and is headed by coaches Matthew Semper, Aleksei Perederiy, Joseph Henle and John Hutchinson.

Other notable UFC fighters who train in the gym are former UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan and UFC lightweight contenders Rafael Fiziev and Arman Tsarukyan. They also serve as Valentina Shevchenko’s corner during bouts.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.