Lina Lansberg
Elbow Queen


Faces uphill battle in Copenhagen
July 12, 2019
Lansberg will face Macy Chiasson in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Copenhagen on Sep. 28.
Lansberg will seemingly head into this fight as an underdog, especiallyconsidering that Chiasson has yet to lose professionally after five fights. On top of that, Lansberg is just 3-3 since joining the UFC. The Sweden native will presumably have the crowd behind her, in addition to a major experience edge to lean on. Chiasson will have major size advantages, however, as she'll enter the cage four inches taller with a seven-inch reach advantage. It's a small sample size, but volume striking and striking differential both lean in the direction of Chiasson.
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Uses elbows to notch dominant win
June 1, 2019
Lansberg defeated Tonya Evinger via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26) at UFC Fight Night 153 in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday.
It was assumed that Evinger would get the better of the grappling exchanges in this one, but instead Lansberg stuffed takedowns and got reversals when necessary, resulting in a lot of good control time on top. Lansberg showed why she is called "The Elbow Queen" in this one, slicing Evinger up from every position and leaving her a bloody mess by the time the final bell sounded. Lansberg has something of a limited Muay Thai clinch game, which has held her back from really establishing herself in the division, but she is tough and determined enough to break the will of her opponents. She improves to 9-4 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Going for win in native Sweden
April 3, 2019
Lansberg will fight Tonya Evinger on June 1 at UFC Stockholm, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Lansberg has gone two up and two down since joining the UFC, boasting wins over Gina Mazany and Lucie Pudilova while dropping matchups with Aspen Ladd and Yana Kunitskaya. She's alternated wins and losses, so she's hoping that pattern will continue for one more fight after she lost her most recent bout to Kunitskaya.
Drops decision to Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 229
October 6, 2018
Lansberg lost to Yana Kunitskaya via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 229 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
In a fight that was contested in primarily close quarters, Lansberg never had a prayer. She spent the vast majority of the bout being controlled by Kunitskaya from top position and she displayed no ability to free herself from compromising situations. Now five fights into her UFC career (3-2), it's quite obvious the 36-year-old Swede is nothing more than roster depth for the company.
Will fight Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 229
August 9, 2018
Lansberg will face off against Yana Kunitskaya in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Since losing her UFC debut to current featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino, Lansberg is 2-1. She'll now be pinned against Kunitskaya, who is moving back down to bantamweight after taking a loss to Cyborg in her UFC debut. Lansberg's striking defense is a bit of a question mark, as she owns a negative striking differential over a four-fight sample size. That's an area Kunitskaya will look to exploit, as she generally prefers to keep the fight standing.
Wins ho-hum decision over Mazany in England
May 27, 2018
Lansberg defeated Gina Mazany via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Liverpool.
This was an uneventful fight. Lansberg's strategy was to press Mazany up against the fence in the clinch. The first round was very slow and there was not much action from either fighter against the fence. In the second round, Lansberg once again initiated a clinch and pushed Mazany up against the fence. At this point Marc Goddard had seen enough and quickly broke the fighters up. Lansberg again initiated a clinch against the fence and Goddard broke them up for inactivity again. Eventually, "The Elbow Queen" started to live up to her nickname and landed some elbows from striking range. When she clinched with "Danger" again she became more active with elbows and knees to the body. The knees to the body were successful as Mazany represented to her corner that she needed a bucket in front of her between the second and third round in case she threw up. Mazany was obviously fatigued and Lansberg was able to control her for much of the third round.