Lina Lansberg
Elbow Queen


Offers little in Raleigh
January 26, 2020
Lansberg was defeated by Sara McMann via unanimous decision (27-30, 26-30, 25-30) at UFC Raleigh on Saturday.
It was a highly disappointing effort for anyone that rostered Lansberg in fantasy lineups, as she recorded a career-low one significant strike through the 15-minute contest. Even in her debut against Cyborg, she managed 14. To add insult to injury, McMann had been coming off a two year layoff due to both pregnancy and an unspecified injury. Lansberg had been on a two-fight winning streak prior to this rough night at the office, but this will be a tough performance to bounce back from.
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Booked vs. Sara McMann
November 20, 2019
Lansberg will fight Sara McMann in a bantamweight fight at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25, reports.
Lansberg is in the midst of her first ever winning streak under the UFC banner, picking up consecutive victories over Macy Chiasson and Tonya Evinger. She'll face an opponent in McMann who hasn't won in the octagon since February of 2017 (and hasn't competed at all since February of 2018).
Picks up career's biggest upset
September 29, 2019
Lansberg defeated Macy Chiasson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28) at UFC Copenhagen on Saturday.
While it wasn't the most visually appealing fight, Lansberg used the support of the crowd and her veteran experience to come away with the evening's biggest upset. She appeared to drop the first round to Chiasson after absorbing a few big shots, but made an adjustment and chose to initiate clinch situations throughout the remainder of the bout. When it was all said and done, Lansberg lost the battle of significant strikes 21 to 26, but recorded two takedowns and three passes to ultimately win the favor of the judges in Rounds 2 and 3. The 37-year-old's window may be closing, but she's now won back-to-back fights as a heavy underdog, proving you can never count her out.
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, especially considering 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.
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.