RECORD: 14-5-0 (1 NC)
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Bantamweight
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
REACH: 68"
LEG REACH: 40.00
WEIGHT: 135 lbs.
NATIONALITY: Murmansk, Russia
AGE: 31





Significant Strikes Attempted: 543
Significant Strikes Landed: 312

Latest Bouts:

Irene Aldana
Yana Kunitskaya: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Jul 10, 2021
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Ketlen Vieira
Yana Kunitskaya: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis
Julija Stoliarenko
Yana Kunitskaya: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 08, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik
Aspen Ladd
Yana Kunitskaya: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Dec 07, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik
Lina Lansberg
Yana Kunitskaya: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 06, 2018
UFC 229

Yana Kunitskaya is a highly respected professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Belarus. She began her career as an MMA fighter in 2009 and has since achieved a great deal of success. Her current record stands at 13-4-1 and she’s become one of the top female fighters in the world, particularly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Kunitskaya began her career as an amateur competing on various circuits throughout Russia before turning pro in 2011. She quickly made a name for herself after winning several titles, including bantamweight champion of both Fight Nights Global and ProFC. This led to Kunitskaya signing with Invicta FC where she continued to establish herself as one of the best female MMA fighters out there, amassing an incredible 8-1 record whilst competing under their banner. In early 2018, she was offered a contract by UFC which she accepted immediately and just two months later she fought Cris Cyborg for their featherweight championship belt at UFC 222 – although coming up short against ‘The Cyborg’ due to technical submission, it was still seen as quite remarkable achievement considering how long Yana had been on the scene already.

Following this impressive performance from Kunitskaya – further solidifying her status amongst fans worldwide – Yana then went on to compete frequently over the next year or so; beating Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision back in April 2019 and then again defeating Marion Reneau by split decision five months later at UFC Fight Night 157. During this time period Yana also competed regularly outside of UFC promoting fights; taking part in both M-1 Challenge 97: Kharitonov vs Vyazigin (which resulted in another victory courtesy of unanimous decision) while also earning fight night bonuses twice against Priscila Cachoeira & Ketlen Vieira respectively during 2019/2020 events hosted by Combate Americas & ACB KB Federation respectively combined with other various appearances across different organisations such as PFL & KSW..

As well being known for her martial arts prowess – having trained under legendary coach Vladimir Voronov – Yana is also recognised for being very vocal about gender inequality issues that are prevalent within combat sports today; speaking out publicly regarding equal pay disparities between men & women athletes etc., along with advocating heavily against violence towards children no matter what form it may take . Additionally when not training or fighting professionally you can find Yana visiting orphanages around Belarus providing support whenever possible whilst also making regular trips back home too visit family throughout every year despite how busy her schedule often gets..

Overall these days Kunitskaya is widely regarded amongst MMA circles worldwide as one tough competitor who will never shy away from any challenge presented before them regardless if they’re male or female opponents resulting ultimately why many fans expect nothing but greatness each time they step into cage/ring representing Team Makhachev 💪✨