Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- MMA pro since 2003
- Seven wins by submission (4 RNC, 2 armbar, Ezekiel choke), eight by knockout
- Lone pre-UFC loss to UFC contender Liz Carmouche via TKO in September of 2010
- Has won 16 of her last 10 and nine of her last 11
- Made seven successful title defenses
- Last pre-UFC win was over veteran Jan Finney in February of 2015
- Six first round finishes
Noche UFC (9/16/23) Shevchenko and Alexa Grasso fought to a five round split draw in a fight for the UFC women's flyweight title
UFC 285 (3/4/23) Shevchenko was submitted by Alexa Grasso via face crank at 4:34 of the fourth round, losing her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 275 (6/12/22) Shevchenko won a five-round split decision over Taila Santos to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 266 (9/25/21) Shevchenko stopped Lauren Murphy via strikes at 4:00 of the fourth round to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 261 (4/24/21) Shevchenko stopped Jessica Andrade via strikes at 3:19 of the second round to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 255 (11/21/20) Shevchenko won a five round unanimous decision over Jennifer Maia to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 247 (2/8/20) Shevchenko stopped Katlyn Chookagian via strikes at 1:03 of the third round to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Shevchenko won a five round unanimous decision over Liz Carmouche to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 238 (6/8/19) Shevchenko knocked out Jessica Eye at :26 of the second round to retain her UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC 231 (12/8/18) Shevchenko won a five round unanimous decision over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to win the vacant UFC women’s flyweight title
UFC Fight Night (2/3/18) Shevchenko submitted Priscila Cachoeira via rear naked choke at 4:25 of the second round
UFC 215 (9/9/17) Shevchenko lost a five round split decision to Amanda Nunes in a fight for the UFC women’s bantamweight title
UFC on FOX (1/28/17) Shevchenko submitted Julianna Pena via armbar at 4:29 of the second round
UFC on FOX (7/23/16) Shevchenko won a five round unanimous decision over Holly Holm
UFC 196 (3/5/16) Shevchenko lost a three round unanimous decision to Amanda Nunes
UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Shevchenko won a three round split decision over Sarah Kaufman
TRAINING: My days leading up to this fight start early in the morning. Each day increases in intensity as we are now growing closer to the fight. During the preparation, we are working on striking and grappling every day. In the afternoon, I do additional conditioning outdoors. Some days I do grueling conditioning in nature outside of the gym.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Taekwondo when I was five years old because it’s a family tradition. My mother is the sportswoman of the family - she is a 3rd dan black belt in taekwondo. I have been training multiple disciplines since the early beginnings of my journey as a martial artist. My coach Pavel Fedotov has taught all his students mixed martial arts (what he called Universal Martial Arts) long before they were popular like today. Every time we trained, we practiced sambo, judo, wrestling, boxing, and taekwondo. Every week we competed in different styles and sometimes at two different events with different styles on the same day. I have been training mixed martial arts (MMA) since the beginning, and I started competing in MMA professionally in 2003.
What ranks and titles have you held? World Championship Titles (17-Time World Muay Thai and K1 Champion). Master of Sport International Class in Muay Thai, Master of Sport in Boxing (Russian Amateur National Champion), Kickboxing, Taekwondo and Judo
Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my family, my friends, and my supporters.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means having the opportunity to compete against the best fighters in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of Arts Kyrgystan, Undergraduate Degree in Film Directing
What was your job before you started fighting? I have been a fighter in combat sports since the age of 12.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? IFMA (International Muay Thai Federation) Champion - 9 Times
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Record in Muay Thai / K-1 56-2. Combined professional record of 69-3, 2015 IFMA / Sportswoman of the Year, 2014 International World Games Association / Athlete of the Month (June), 2008 IFMA / Best Female Fighter (57kg)
Ranks in any martial arts styles? Second Dan black belt in taekwondo
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Favorite Striking technique: Spinning Back Kick