Lena Ovchynnikova Bio: Husband, Kickboxing & Next Fight

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Women in combat sports are not common as in men.

Ronda Rousey set the MMA stage for future generations in combat sports that were off-limits to women in the past. Later, women like Lena Ovchynnikova were rising, making their name in MMA. 

Likewise, Lena has gained success not only in one combat sport.

She competes in three different fields, i.e., kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Artist. Ovchynnikova is 14 times world champion in kickboxing, Muay Thai, and MMA.

Lena Ovchynnikova makig her entrance in Bellator MMA
Lena Ovchynnikova made her entrance in Bellator MMA.

Ovchynnikova, aka Hunter, is 34 years old Ukrainian athlete. At present, she competes in kickboxing under flyweight and MMA under the featherweight division.

Similarly, she currently represents Bellator in MMA and holds 14-6 in both MMA and kickboxing career. 

When someone says beauty and danger, Lena Ovchynnikova fits the perfect example. Also, she has made her name with outstanding fight performance and her beauty in the sports world.

Before we go into her professional journey, let’s have a quick look at the quick facts.

Quicks Facts

Name Olena “Lena” Serhiyivna Ovchynnikova (Ukrainian: Оле́на “Ле́на” Сергі́ївна Овчи́ннікова)
Date of Birth April 22, 1987
Birth Place Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Nick Name Hunter
Age 37 Years Old
Gender Female
Religion Unknown
Nationality Ukrainian
Ethnicity Unknown
Horoscope Taurus
Education Lviv State University of Physical Culture
Body Measurement Unknown
Height 5 ft 5 12  inches (1.67 m)
Weight 56.7 kgs (125 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 20.5
Build Athletic
Reach Unavailable
Shoe size Unavailable
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Grey
Tattoo No
Father Name Unknown
Mother Name Unknown
Siblings Two sisters (name unknown)
Husband Victor Lazurko (m.2015)
Children No
Profession Mixed martial artist (MMA)
Category Welterweight 
Ranking Unknown
Coach Victor Lazurko
Team Union Gym
Fighting Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Years Active 2006- present
MMA debut 2016
Kick Boxing Record 20-14-0 (Wins/Loss/No Contest)
MMA record 18-12 -0 (Wins/Loss/No Contest)
Association Bellator MMA
Team Union Gym
Social media Instagram, Twitter 
Hobby Riding Motorbikes & Horses
Sponsor Venum
Manager Kristina Ped
Venum Merch MMA Gears
Salary Under Review
Net Worth $1 million
Merch Gloves, Shin Guards, Shorts
Last Update July, 2024

Lena Ovchynnikova | Early Life and Family Background 

Lena Ovchynnikova was born on April 22 1987 in Dnipro, Ukraine. As of 2021, Lena is [calculate years datestring=”04/22/1987″] Years Old.

She is of Ukrainian nationality. As per the horoscope chart, her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Similarly, the details of her father and mother are not revealed to the public. She has two sisters, but their name is unknown. 

Likewise, Lena completed her college degree from Lviv State University of Physical Culture. The year and course are not revealed yet. 

Lena Ovchynnikova | Husband and Personal Life 

The 14-times World Champion, Lena Ovchynnikova, is married to Victor Lazurko. Likewise, they tied the knot in 2015.

Not only is he a beloved husband, but Victor is also Lena’s trainer. Lazurko is a coach at Union Gym. Similarly, this lovely couple doesn’t have any children as of now.

Lena Ovchynnikova with her husband Victor Lazurko
Lena Ovchynnikova with her husband Victor Lazurko

In her free time, Lena loves riding a motorcycle and horses. Mainly she loves riding motorbikes.

Not to mention, her Instagram photos clearly display her passion for bikes. This bike enthusiast has also been to many countries on her motorbike.

In the past, she was also fond of watching movies. Moreover, Ovchynnikova loves to watch action movies of Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Bruce Lee. 

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Lena Ovchynnikova | Body Measurement

There’s no doubt that Lena Ovchynnikova is one of the fittest women athletes in the world. She is working hard regularly to maintain her athletic body and prepare for fights.

Likewise, Lena posts on her Instagram how she trains and workout. She combines bodyweight exercise with a gym to keep herself fit. 

Ovchynniova stands at the height of 5 ft 5 12  inches (1.67 m) and weighs around 56.7 kgs (125 lbs). Moreover, by calculating Lena’s given data if height and weight, her BMI is 20.5. 

Aside from the set matches, Lena has also participated in many programs such as fitness training programs and self-defense programs as an instructor. So, it would not be anything new in the future if we see Lena as a trainer. 

Lena Ovchynniova | Kickboxing & Muay Thai

Lena, in her early career, fought as an amateur Muay Thai fighter and kickboxer. As a matter of fact, she fought in various national and European championships during that period.

Moreover, Ovchynnivo made her kickboxing debut against Joanna Gutowska at Lativa Open 2009. Sadly, the young Lena lost the fight in the first round by TKO. 

First Title

Despite the unsuccessful debut, Lena won her first professional title in 2009. She defeated China’s Ting-Ting Jiang to become ISKA World Women’s World Super Bantamweight Oriental Championship. 

On April 17, 2010, Lena faced Elke Beinwards for WKA Women’s World Championship. Furthermore, she defeated Elke Beinwards in the third round by KO to become the new champion.

Similarly, on November 20, 2010, Lena challenged Christine Theiss for the WKA world title. But she was defeated in the sixth round by KO.

Broken Hand

On October 22, 2011, Lena faced the debutant Tiffany van Soest in WCK Muay Thai. She lost the fight by technical knockout after breaking her hand in round two.

During rehabilitation, Lena was forced to use her left hand only, which resulted in her being ambidextrous. Moreover, this made her able to hit the opponent with equal force by both hands.

In her comeback match, Lena faced Kealani Vanderleest on August 18, 2012. Similarly, she won the fight by unanimous decision.

On August 24, 2013, the Ukrainian fighter won her first WBalsoC Muay Thai Women’s World Flyweight title. For the title, she defeated Emily Bearden by unanimous decision.

lena ovchynnikova on ring
Lena Ovchynnikova on ring

Likewise, on April 5, 2015, Lena defeated Patrizia Gibelli to win WKF Super Bantamweight Women’s Championship.

On June 11, 2016, Lena won WBC Muay Thai Championship again, but this time under the featherweight division. She also defeated Greece Chara Dimitroula by decision. 

Later, on December 7, 2019, Ovchynnikova defeated Cindy Silvestre at LVIV Open Cup by decision. Moreover, this was her last professional appearance in Muay Thai.

Lena Ovchynnikova | MMA

Lena started her early MMA career fighting in various festivals and competitions. Until 2011 she was undefeated with 8-0 record. Likewise, the fighting diva won her first fight by unanimous decision. 

Eight Win Streak

The Ukrainian-born made her MMA debut on September 9, 2006, against Svetlana at International Gala Festival.

Fast forward to August 3, 2011, Lena won her fight against Eugenia Kostina to end her winning streak at PAMAU: President Cup.

Super Fight League

In 2012 Lena Ovchynnikova signed with Indian-based MMA promotion company Super Fight League (SFL). Also, it was their first season.

Lena also suffered her first defeat of an MMA career in SFL 1. On March 11, 2011, she was defeated by Sanja Sucevic in the second round. 

Likewise, she again lost to Joanne Calderwood in SFL 3 in the first round by submission. It was her back-to-back loss in MMA.

However, on her return to SFL 13, she got back to the winning track. As stated on April 26, 2013, Lena defeated Fathia Mostafa by submission in the first round.

Bellator MMA

In early 2016 Lena Ovchynnikova signed with Bellator MMA. Lena is the first-ever flyweight female fighter to make an appearance on Bellator MMA’s main card, for those who don’t know.

Likewise, Ovchynnikova made her debut on February 26, 2016, against Rebecca Ruth at Bellator 150. However, the Ukrainian tasted nothing but defeat and lost the fight by unanimous decision.

On November 10, 2016, Lena got her first win in Bellator at Bellator 164. She defeated Karla Benitez by unanimous decision.

Later on April 14, 2017, Lena defeated Helen Harper by TKO at Bellator 177 to stretch the winning streak to 2 wins. 

On December 9, 2017, Lena faced Alejandra Lara at Bellator 190. But she lost the fight by submission in the third round.

Later at Bellator 196, Lena was anticipated to fight Denise Kielholtz in the co-main event; however, the fight didn’t happen.

Similarly, in the next fight, on June 22, 2019, Lena was defeated by Kate Jackson by TKO in the first round at Bellator 223.

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Lena Ovchynnikova | Social Media 

Like any other celebrity, Lena is also active on social media. In her Instagram handle, she has already posted 1,219 posts and has gained over 56.7k followers.

Similarly, she likes to post about her lifestyle, matches, and workouts on her Instagram. For those curious about Ovchynnikova, it is the best platform.

lena ovchynnikova
Lena Ovchinnikova

Thanks to her celeb status, gorgeous Lena has around 5k followers on Twitter. But she is not quite active on Twitter like on Instagram.

Net Worth and Income

Lena Ovchynnikova must have made good earnings from her professional fighting career. However, Lena has not revealed her salary. But as per some sources, Lena has an estimated net worth of $1 million. 

Likewise, Bellator MMA pays more salary to its fighters than UFC. So in recent years, many UFC veterans are making their way into Bellator.

In the same sense, Lena must be making 5 figure salary from her kickboxing and MMA fights. 

Aside from her salary, Lena also makes an additional amount from endorsement deals with brands and companies.

Similarly, Ovchynnikova’s main sponsor is Venum, which is a global brand providing combat sports gear. Moreover, her other sponsors include Mega Mass, Play Pro Media, etc. 

Lena Ovchynnikova | Awards and Titles

Kick Boxing

  • WKF K1 World Champion 2016 (56kg)
  • WPKA Amateur Kickboxing World Champion 2011
  • WPKA Amateur Low Kick World Champion 2011
  • WKF K1 World Champion 2010 (56.4kg)
  • ISKA K1 World Champion 2009 (56.4kg)
  • WKA Amateur K1 World Champion 2008

Muay Thai

  • Boxxtomoi Champion 2015
  • WBC Muay Thai Flyweight World Champion 2014
  • WKF Muay Thai World Champion 2010 (56.4kg)
  • IFMA Vice-Champion of Ukraine (2009)
  • ISKA Amateur European Muay Thai Champion (2007)

Mixed Martial Artist

  • WKF MMA World Champion 2012
  • ISKA European MMA Champion 2009 (56.4kg)
  • EMT Intercontinental MMA World Champion 2008
  • Champion of Ukraine MMA Professionals 2008
  • ISKA Vice Amateur European Full Contact Champion 2007
  • ISKA Amateur European Low Kick Champion 2007
  • Champion of Ukraine MMA Professionals 2007

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Lena Ovchynnikova married to?

Lena Ovycynnikova married Victor Lazurko in 2015. He is also her trainer who works for Union gym.

When did Lena Ovchynnikova made her MMA debut?

Lena Ovchynnikova made her MMA debut in 2006 during International Gala Festival against Svetlana. Currently, she competes in Bellator MMA under the featherweight category.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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