Anastasia Yankova was born on 1st March 1991, and she is a prominent MMA fighter from Russia. She is currently competing in Bellator MMA with the Flyweight division. From the age of six to fourteen, she was training in the Kyokushin Karate. Her passion in that regard was inspired by her interest in Xena Warrior Princess on TV since childhood. She took a few years off from her MMA training to invest time in school and college. She also commenced her Muay Thai training after her gym coach invited her to join this class. Then, she commenced her journey of competing in tournaments of kickboxing.