Antonina Shevchenko


Booked for UFC Lincoln
January 24, 2020
Shevchenko will square off against Cynthia Calvillo at UFC Lincon on April 25.
Shevchenko bounce back from her first professional loss nicely with a win in August, besting Lucie Pudilova via technical submission in the second round. She owns a 2-1-0 mark since joining the UFC via Dana White's Contender Series and will aim to boost her stock against Calvillo, who sports an 8-1-1 professional mark and a 5-1-1 record in the UFC promotion.
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Looks strong in dominant win
August 3, 2019
Shevchenko defeated Lucie Pudilova via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:20 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 5 on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.
It was by far the best performance for Shevchenko's brief three-fight UFC run. She defended four of Pudilova's five takedown attempts, and used her physicality to consistently control the pace of the bout at the point of attack. Antonina's striking defense remains a concern and she doesn't possess the overwhelming offensive attack of her more famous sister, but she will win more than her fair share of fights if she consistently attacks her opposition like she did on Saturday. Not only did this fight get her back in the win column, but Shevchenko will go home with an extra $50,000 after earning Fight of the Night honors.
Scheduled for UFC Newark
June 25, 2019
Shevchenko has been added to the UFC Newark card ina bout versus Lucie Pudilova.
Shevchenko and Pudilova possess identical heights (5-foot-8), weights (125) and reaches, meaning neither fighter will have an advantage in that regard. Shevchenko holds a statistical edge in strikes landed per minute (5.29 to 4.87), strikes absorbed per minute (2.09 to 4.21) and takedowns averaged per 15 minutes (0.78 to 0). Given the pair's limited combined takedowns, it would be reasonable to expect this bout to remain upright for the vast majority.
Shows holes in her games
April 20, 2019
Shevchenko lost to Roxanne Modafferi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
Shevchenko did have a lot of hype coming into the fight, but in the end, she could not deal with the gamesmanship on the veteran. She tried to flex her striking in the beginning of the fight, but in the end it opened up too many opportunities for Modafferi to score takedowns. That was the story of the fight. She is not young in her career, and she clearly needs more work on her wrestling.
Puts on striking clinic
November 30, 2018
Shevchenko defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday.
Kim applied her standard relentless pressure but Shevchenko showed some sharp counter striking in this fight, stinging her opponent on the way in and controlling range with kicks to the body and face. While she wasn't quite able to grab a finish, Shevchenko proved that her length and skills will make her a tough out against most fighters in the division. She moves to a perfect 7-0 in her MMA career as a result of the victory
Fight vs. Kim to proceed as normal
November 29, 2018
Shevchenko's fight against Ji Yeon Kim will proceed as scheduled at TUF 28 Finale despite Kim missing weight by 4.5 pounds, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Kim weighed in at 130.5 pounds Thursday morning, but Shevchecnko will still let the fight continue as scheduled while taking 30 percent of Kim's purse. This will be Shevchenko's UFC debut.