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Lena Ovchynnikova

Lena Ovchynnikova

Ukrainian kickboxer and mixed martial artist
Lena Ovchynnikova
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Intro Ukrainian kickboxer and mixed martial artist
Is Athlete Mixed martial artist Martial artist Kickboxer Thai boxer
From Ukraine
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 22 April 1987, Dnipro, Ukraine
Age 33 years
Star sign Taurus
Stats
Height: 167 cm
Peoplepill ID lena-ovchynnikova
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Biography

Oléna "Lena" Serhíyivna Ovchýnnikova (Ukrainian: Оле́на "Ле́на" Сергі́ївна Овчи́ннікова; born April 22, 1987) is a Ukrainian kickboxer and mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division in kickboxing and the flyweight division in MMA.

She is the reigning WBC Muaythai World Featherweight champion and the former world flyweight champion.

Career

Lena Ovchynnikova came to prominence as an amateur kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter, medaling at various national, European and world championships. She became a world champion in the professional ranks for the first time in 2009 when she won the ISKA Women's World Super Bantamweight (56.4 kg/124 lb) Oriental Championship and the following year, she added two more world titles to her mantelpiece by winning the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) Women's World Super Bantamweight (-56.4 kg/124 lb) belt under both kickboxing and Muay Thai rules.

She challenged Christine Theiss for her WKA world title in Dresden, Germany on November 20, 2010, losing by sixth round knockout. Ovchynnikova was then set to fight Jeri Sitzes in a match for the WBC Muaythai Women's International Bantamweight (-53.5 kg/118 lb) title in Haikou, China on December 18, 2010 but Sitzes withdrew for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Li Xiao in a non-title fight. She defeated Li by unanimous decision.

Taking the place of Cong Wang who pulled out of the fight, Ovchynnikova faced professional debutant Tiffany van Soest in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on October 22, 2011, and lost by technical knockout after retiring in her corner with a broken hand at the end of round two. Following this fight, Ovchynnikova forced herself to use only her left hand during rehabilitation which later made her ambidextrous. The pair were scheduled to rematch on July 21, 2012, in Croatia, but it never came to fruition.

Having amassed a perfect 8-0 record in mixed martial arts, Ovchynnikova signed with the Indian-based Super Fight League in 2012. She tasted defeat for the first time as a mixed martial artist in her promotional debut as she submitted to a rear-naked choke from Sanja Sučević in round two at SFL 1 in Mumbai on March 11, 2012. She then lost to Joanne Calderwood by unanimous decision at SFL 3 in New Delhi on May 6, 2012 in her next outing. Returning to Muay Thai, Ovchynnikova was expected to fight Emily Bearden for the IKF women's world bantamweight (-55.4 kg/122 lb) title at WCK Muay Thai: Nakamoto vs. Kitchen in Pala, California, US on August 18, 2012. Her opponent was later changed to Kealani Vanderleest in a non-title affair, however, and Ovchynnikova defeated her by unanimous decision. She was then set to compete in the Shoot Boxing World Tournament Girls S-Cup 2012 in Tokyo, Japan on August 25, 2012 and face Ham Seo-Hee in the quarter-finals but was pulled from the card due to problems between shoot boxing and Ovchynnikova's team and was replaced by Lisa Ward. She represented the WCK Muay Thai promotion's team against a squad of Chinese fighters from Wu Lin Feng at WCK Muay Thai: Matter of Pride in Las Vegas on November 11, 2012. Initially, her opponent was Tang Jin but was changed to Xifeng Tang. She lost by UD.

In her return to SFL, Ovchynnikova beat Fathia Mostafa via submission due to a guillotine choke at SFL 16 in Mumbai on April 26, 2013. Back in the Muay Thai ring, she defeated Emily Bearden by UD to be crowned the International Karate Kickboxing Council (IKKC) Women's World Super Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion at WCK Muay Thai: Hot Summer Fights in Temecula, California, US.

On January 25, 2014, she lost a split decision to Xiong Jingnan at Kunlun Fight 1 in Pattaya, Thailand.

Bellator MMA

Lena Ovchynnikova signed with Bellator MMA in 2016, going 2-2 in her first four fights in the promotion. Notably, she was the first-ever female flyweight to appear on a main card for the promotion.

Ovchynnikova was expected to face Denise Kielholtz in the co-main event of Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary on April 6, 2018. However, the fight did not happen.

Championships and awards

Kickboxing

  • Boxxtomoi
    • 2015 Boxxtomoi Muaythai Women's Championship
  • World Boxing Council Muaythai
    • 2014 WBC Muaythai World Flyweight Championship
    • 2019 WBC Muaythai World Featherweight Championship
  • International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
  • International Karate Kickboxing Council
    • IKKC Women's World Super Bantamweight Muay Thai Championship (One time)
  • International Sport Karate Association
  • World Kickboxing Association
    • WKA Amateur Women's World Championship (One time)
  • World Kickboxing Federation
    • WKF Women's World Super Bantamweight (-56.4 kg/124 lb) K-1 Championship (Two times)
    • WKF Women's World Super Bantamweight (-56.4 kg/124 lb) Muay Thai Championship (One time)
  • World Pan-Amateur Kickboxing Association

Kickboxing record

14 wins (? KOs), 6 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2019-12-07 Win Cindy Silvestre LVIV Open Cup Lviv, Ukraine Decision 5 3:00 14-6
Wins WBC Muaythai Featherweight Championship.
2016-06-11 Win Chara Dimitroula WKF Santorini Cup 2016 Santorini, Greece Decision 5 3:00 13-6
Wins WKF Super Bantamweight Women's Championship.
2015-04-05 Win Patrizia Gibelli Lion Belt 5 France Decision 5 3:00 12-6
Wins Boxxtomoi Muaythai Women's Championship.
2014-07-19 Win Ruth Ashdown WCK Muay Thai: Hot Summer Fights 2014 Cabazon, California USA Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 11-6
Win WBC Muaythai Women's World Flyweight title.
2014-06-28 Loss Sylwia Juśkiewicz Fight Exclusive Night 3 Wrocław, Poland Decision 3 3:00 10-6
2014-01-25 Loss Xiong Jingnan Kunlun Fight 1 Pattaya, Thailand Decision (split) 3 3:00 10-5
2013-09-07 Win Natalia Leskiv Gas Station Fight Club Lviv, Ukraine KO 1 10-4
2013-08-24 Win Emily Bearden WCK Muay Thai: Hot Summer Fights Temecula, California, USA Decision 5 3:00 9-4
Wins the IKKC Women's World Super Bantamweight Muay Thai Championship.
2012-11-11 Loss Tang Jin WCK Muay Thai: Matter of Pride Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 8-4
2012-08-18 Win Kealani Vanderleest WCK Muay Thai: Nakamoto vs. Kitchen Pala, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 4 3:00
2011-10-22 Loss Tiffany van Soest WCK Muay Thai Las Vegas, Nevada, USA TKO (broken hand) 2 3:00
2010-12-18 Win Li Xiao WCK Muay Thai: Chinese Grand Prix 2010 (Day 1) Haikou, China Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2010-11-20 Loss Christine Theiss Steko's Fight Night Dresden, Germany KO 6
For the WKA Women's World Championship.
2010-04-17 Win Elke Beinwachs Vienna, Austria KO (right body kick) 3 2:00
Wins the WKF Women's World Super Bantamweight (-56.4 kg/124 lb) Muay Thai Championship.
2009-12-13 Loss Joanna Gutowska Runda Zero Fight Night Tarczyn, Poland Decision 3 3:00
2009-00-00 Win Decision
Wins the ISKA Women's World Super Bantamweight (56.4 kg/124 lb) Oriental Championship.
0000-00-00 Win Ting Ting Jiang WCK Muay Thai Haikou, China
Amateur kickboxing record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2010-05-27 Win Nevenka Mikulić I.F.M.A. European Muaythai Championships 2010 –54 kg Velletri, Italy Decision 4 2:00
2010-04-10 Draw Monika Porażyńska Kalisz Mayor's Cup Kalisz, Poland Draw 3 2:00
2010-02-00 Win Tarnavskaya 2010 IFMA Ukrainian Championships, Quarter Finals Odessa, Ukraine TKO 2
2009-11-21 Win Wojas Marzena Kalisz Mayor's Cup Kalisz, Poland Decision 3 2:00
2009-05-24 Loss Alena Holá WAKO World Cup 2009, Semi Finals Hungary Decision
2009-00-00 Loss Joanna Gutowska Latvia Open 2009 Latvia TKO (right hook) 1

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record

Mixed martial arts record
12 wins (1 TKOs, 8 submissions, 2 decisions), 6 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2019-06-22 Loss Kate Jackson Bellator 223 London, England TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 4:20 12-6
2017-12-09 Loss Alejandra Lara Bellator 190 Florence, Italy Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:09 12-5
2017-4-14 Win Helen Harper Bellator 177 Budapest, Hungary TKO (referee stoppage) 2 5:00 12-4
2016-11-10 Win Karla Benitez Bellator 164 Tel Aviv, Israel Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 11-4
2016-02-26 Loss Rebecca Ruth Bellator 150 Mulvane, Kansas Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 10-4
2014-10-18 Win Svetlana Gotsyk WMMAF - World MMA Championship, Day 3 Lviv, Ukraine Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3 3:40 10-3
2013-12-14 Loss Lily Kazak Oplot Challenge 92 Kharkov, Ukraine TKO (punch) 2 0:21 9-3
2013-04-26 Win Fathia Mostafa Super Fight League 16 Mumbai, India Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:36 9-2
2012-05-06 Loss Joanne Calderwood Super Fight League 3 New Delhi, India Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 8-2
2012-03-11 Loss Sanja Sučević Super Fight League 1 Mumbai, India Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:28 8-1
2011-09-03 Win Eugenia Kostina PAMAU: President's Cup Mariupol, Ukraine Submission (armbar) 1 3:26 8-0
2011-08-19 Win Lyudmyla Pylypchak Independence Cup 2011 Lviv, Ukraine Submission (armbar) 3 1:01 7-0
2009-08-23 Win Anna Smirnova International Gala Festival Truskavets, Ukraine Submission (armbar) 1 4:12 6-0
2009-04-04 Win Alina Premilou Ultimate Cage Fighters Championship: 20,000 Dollar Tournament Vienna, Austria Submission (armbar) 1 4:01 5-0
2008-07-07 Win Olga Prybulska International Gala Festival Gomel, Belarus Submission (armbar) 2 2:20 4-0
2008-04-12 Win Olga Prybulska ISKA: Europe Cup 2008 Kiev, Ukraine Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 3-0
2007-09-14 Win Anna Zubritska ISKA: Union Cup 2007 Kiev, Ukraine Submission (armbar) 3 4:50 2-0
2006-09-09 Win Svetlana International Gala Festival Kiev, Ukraine Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 1-0

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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