Anastasia Yankova (born March 1, 1991) is a Russian mixed martial artist and competes in Flyweight division of the Bellator MMA.
Yankova was born in Moscow, Russia. She started training in Kyokushin Karate from the age of six to fourteen, inspired by childhood fascination with “Xena: Warrior princess” on TV. She took a few years break from training to concentrate in school and getting into college. She started her training in Muay Thai after a Muay Thai coach at her fitness gym invited her to join his Muay Thai class, and not long after, she started competing in kickboxing tournaments. She later transitioned into MAA after being a Muay Thai Champion. She often trains at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in Thailand.