Division: Bantamweight
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Weight: 135 lbs.
Age: 27


Dariya Zheleznykova is a professional martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) athlete from Kharkiv, Ukraine. She has been competing in mixed martial arts since 2009, and began her UFC career in 2020 when she signed with the promotion.

Since starting her MMA career, Dariya has earned an impressive record of 16 wins and just three losses. Her victories include six knockouts and 10 decisions. In addition to her success inside the cage, she also holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Growing up in Ukraine, Dariya developed an interest in combat sports at an early age and began training judo as soon as she was old enough to join a club. When she was 17 years old, she switched to sambo – a Russian martial art that combines aspects of judo, wrestling and BJJ – which became one of her main disciplines during her amateur days. She eventually added kickboxing to her list of training disciplines before transitioning into MMA competition after turning pro at the age of 22.

In 2014, at 24 years old Dariya moved from Ukraine to Moscow where she started training at Top Team MMA under the tutelage of former Strikeforce middleweight champion Rafael Cavalcante “Feijao” . It was here that Dariya sharpened up all aspects of her game; developing effective striking combinations while improving upon the ground fighting skills which earned victory by submission four times on route to winning all nine fights between 2016-19 for various promotions across Europe including M-1 Challenge & Fight Nights Global based out Russia & Belarus respectively.

It wasn’t until 2019 when Dana White brought his Contender Series (DWCS) over seas for their first European season did Daria catch wind about getting signed by UFC following two successful performances on DWCS against Jessie Bates III & Sarah Patterson respectively earning both finishes via TKO stoppage leading up to signing with UFC officially October 8th 2020 making it possible for Daria Zheleznykova who is now 30 year old will get opportunity showcase skillset against some best talent platform such Ultimate Fighting Championship have offer!

Fight History

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