Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko (va-len-tyna ; Russian:Валентина Анатольевна Шевченко; born March 7, 1988) is a Kyrgyzstani-born Peruvian professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter. She competes in the women's flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current 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. As of March 9, 2020, she is ranked #3 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.