Antonina Shevchenko, sister of UFC standout Valentina, improves to 3-0 in MMA

The MMA career of Antonina Shevchenko continued to trend in a positive direction today when she earned her third consecutive victory.

Shevchenko (3-0), who is the older sister of UFC flyweight and former title challenger Valentina Shevchenko, has followed her sibling’s transition from a career in muay Thai to MMA. Today, she picked up her third straight win with a unanimous decision over Valerie Domergue at Phoenix Fighting Championship 4 (via Twitter):

Shevchenko’s victory, which took place at Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, marked her second successful performance in the past three months. Shevchenko made her MMA debut in July 2005, but then took more than two years off from the sport to focus on purely striking-oriented martial arts.

“Pantera” made her return to MMA in September and turned around in rather short order for the bout with Domergue. Shevchenko, who fights at bantamweight, has earned all of her career wins so far by decision.

During an interview with MMAjunkie around the time of her sister’s UFC 215 championship bout vs. Amanda Nunes, Shevchenko said she hopes to eventually make it to the UFC roster, as well.

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