November 11, 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||64.0 in (163 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Kunitskaya was born in 1989 in the city of Murmansk. Mother - Olga Kunitskaya - professional gymnast, father - Joseph - a professional skier, younger sister Victoria. Yana became involved in martial arts in early childhood. Up to 12 years performed in taekwondo and won numerous tournaments among both girls and boys, many fights ended in knockouts. With 12 years began performing on rukoposhnomu battle, held a large number of fights not suffered a single defeat. In 16 years, Yana went to live and study in St. Petersburg, she entered the SPGUFK them. Lesgafta, Department of boxing. At age 18, she started practicing mixed martial arts.
In August 2013 Kunitskaya announced the end of her sports career and the transition to coaching but would later come out of retirement from fighting 3 years later.
Mixed martial arts career
Kunitskaya is now expected to face Evinger in a rematch in the main event of Invicta FC 22 on March 25, 2017.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||9–3 (1)||Tonya Evinger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya II||March 25, 2017||2||4:32||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||For the Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship.|
|NC||9–2 (1)||Tonya Evinger||No Contest (overturned)||Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya||November 18, 2016||1||1:59||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Originally a submission win. Overturned by the commission after Evinger appealed the loss due to a controversial call. For the Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||9–2||Yanan Wu||TKO (punches)||Fightspirit Championship 6||September 4, 2016||2||0:32||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||8–2||Zaira Dyshekova||Submission (armbar)||ACB 32: Battle of Lions||March 26, 2016||1||3:38||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||8–1||Sylwia Kusiak||TKO (corner stoppage)||Baltic Arena||June 15, 2012||1||0:50||Koszalin, Poland|
|Win||7–1||Anna Melikhova||Decision (unanimous)||Lion's Fights 1: The Beginning||March 3, 2012||2||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||6–1||Ekaterina Saraykina||TKO (punches)||Verdict Fighting Championship 1||February 11, 2012||1||1:05||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||5–1||Arune Lauzeckaite||TKO (punches)||Bushido Lithuania: Hero's Lithuania 2011||November 19, 2011||1||1:34||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Win||4–1||Cindy Dandois||TKO (punches)||M-1 Challenge 22||December 10, 2010||1||0:34||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Kamila Balanda||TKO (punches)||Bushido Lithuania: Hero's Lithuania 2010||November 20, 2010||1||4:26||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Loss||2–1||Maria Hougaard Djursaa||Decision (unanimous)||FG 14: Ice Cold||May 29, 2010||3||5:00||Odense, Denmark|
|Win||2–0||Vladena Yavorskaya||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bushido FC Legends||November 28, 2009||1||3:20||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Magdalena Jarecka||TKO (punches)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2009||May 23, 2009||1||1:38||Lodz, Poland|
- "Yana Kunitskaya exclusive interview". Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Яна Куницкая: «Займусь ли я еще своей спортивной карьерой – точно сказать не могу».". Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- MMARising.com. "Yana Kunitskaya Stops Arune Lauzeckaite At Bushido Hero's - MMARising.com". Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Yana Kunitskaya Still Revelling in Victory Over Dandois - Fight Network". Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Champ Tonya Evinger vs. Yana Kunitskaya, Champ Angela Hill vs. Kaline Medeiros headline Invicta FC 20". 13 October 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- Raimondi, Marc (19 November 2016). "Invicta 20 results: Kunitskaya stuns champ Evinger". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Tonya Evinger successfully appeals shocking Invicta FC 20 loss, is once again bantamweight champ". 1 December 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
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