Yana Kunitskaya

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Yana Kunitskaya
Born (1989-11-11) November 11, 1989 (age 27)
Murmansk, Russia
Other names Foxy
Nationality Russian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Featherweight
Bantamweight
Reach 64.0 in (163 cm)
Fighting out of Saint Petersburg, Russia
Team Patriot Team
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 9
By knockout 7
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 3
By submission 2
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Yana Kunitskaya is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division in Invicta.[1]


Biography[edit]

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.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Prior to joining Invicta FC Yana fought almost exclusively in Russia.[3][4] Kunitskaya would build her record to 7 wins and 2 losses before signing to Invicta FC.

Invicta FC[edit]

Yana defeated Tonya Evinger for the Invicta FC Bantamweight title on November 18, 2016.[5][6] On December 1, 2016 the win was overturned to a no contest, so Evinger retained her title.[7]

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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yana Kunitskaya exclusive interview". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Яна Куницкая: «Займусь ли я еще своей спортивной карьерой – точно сказать не могу».". Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  3. ^ MMARising.com. "Yana Kunitskaya Stops Arune Lauzeckaite At Bushido Hero's - MMARising.com". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yana Kunitskaya Still Revelling in Victory Over Dandois - Fight Network". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Champ Tonya Evinger vs. Yana Kunitskaya, Champ Angela Hill vs. Kaline Medeiros headline Invicta FC 20". 13 October 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Raimondi, Marc (19 November 2016). "Invicta 20 results: Kunitskaya stuns champ Evinger". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "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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