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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 95’s Lina Lansberg

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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst — and aspiring professional fighter — Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC Fight Night 95 headliner Lina Lansberg, who looks to shock the world this Saturday night (Sept. 24, 2016) inside Ginasio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) newcomer, Lina Lansberg, is set to battle with brutal knockout artist, Cris Cyborg, this Saturday (Sept. 24, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 95 inside Ginasio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil.

Overall, I consider myself rather knowledgeable when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA). I watch just about every fight on each UFC card — and there are a ton of UFC events nowadays — write about half of them, go to regional fights often, and, of course, train at a high level myself.

Yet, prior to watching last Saturday’s card and seeing some advertisements, I had never heard the name Lina Lansberg.

Like most people who are not from Scandinavia, she’s a completely new face in the sport to me, even if she is set to headline a Fight Night card in her Octagon debut. After watching all the available tape, let’s take a closer look into the Swedish knockout artist’s skill set before she enters the Octagon for the first time.

Striking

Lansberg is a relative newcomer to MMA, but she’s an extremely experienced Muay Thai fighter. She’s been competing in that sport since 2006, and even competed with Bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko back in 2010. For a lengthy list of her Muay Thai accomplishments, click HERE!

Lansberg very much fights like the Muay Thai specialist one would expect. Overall, she likes to be on the offensive, forcing her opponent to back up into kicks or remain still and get wrapped up in the clinch.

In terms of boxing, Lansberg is a very ….View full article

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