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 Sep 17, 2023, 6:19 PM
  • Valentina Shevchenko is the former UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.
  • Shevchenko is coming off a split draw with Alexa Grasso in their title rematch.
  • Shevchenko injured her thumb during that fight with Grasso.

Valentina Shevchenko came up short of regaining her UFC women’s flyweight title after a split draw with Alexa Grasso in their championship rematch in UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 last Sept. 16, 2023 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The result retained Grasso’s title. It was Shevchenko’s first career draw in 27 career bouts.

“The Bullet’s” performance in that second fight with Grasso proved that she is still a top name in online sports betting via the UFC odds. Will the former champion from Kyrgyzstan get a trilogy fight with Grasso in her next fight for another crack at the title?

When Is Valentina Shevchenko’s Next Fight?

In her post-fight interview with ESPN, Shevchenko revealed that she broke her thumb during the fight with Grasso. She will take the necessary medical examinations and recovery before deciding on her next move and determining the timeline of an Octagon return. According to the former champion, she wants to perform at her best when she comes back to action.

Valentina Shevchenko MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 23-4-1
  • 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 $4.3 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 Alexa Grasso, where she secured a hefty pay of $1,030,000.

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 a B.A in Communication and is 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 a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.