Women’s bantamweights Tonya Evinger and Lina Lansberg will throw down at UFC Stockholm in June.
The UFC has added a pair of former opponents of Cris Cyborg to the UFC Stockholm card. On Wednesday, the promotion unveiled that former Invicta FC bantamweight champ, and UFC featherweight title challenger Tonya Evinger would take on Lina Lansberg at the event. Lansberg, like Evinger, started her UFC career by taking on Cyborg. In Lansberg’s case, it was a catchweight fight at 140lbs.
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Lansberg (8-4) has traded wins and losses since her UFC debut. She picked up a unanimous decision win against Gina Mazany at UFC Liverpool last May, then dropped a second three-round affair to Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 229.
Evinger (19–7 (1)), a popular figure in Invicta FC, also fought at UFC 229. She lost via TKO to rising prospect Aspen Ladd that night. With her back against the wall, Evinger will look to avoid the dreaded 0-3 against Lansberg in Sweden.
UFC Stockholm, a.k.a. UFC on ESPN+ 10 / UFC Fight Night 152 takes place June 1 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
UFC Stockholm Card to Date:
Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith
Featherweight bout: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Chris Fishgold
Lightweight bout: Nick Hein vs. Luigi Vendramini
Light Heavyweight bout: Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Light Heavyweight bout: Jimi Manuwa vs. Aleksandar Rakić
Women’s Featherweight bout: Bea Malecki vs. Duda Santana
Lightweight bout: Leonardo Santos vs. Stevie Ray
Women’s bantamweight bout: Lina Länsberg vs. Tonya Evinger
Update, 4/19/2019: Due to a change in UFC broadcast plans, UFC Stockholm is now UFC Fight Night 153/UFC on ESPN+ 11