Lina Lansberg entered UFC Copenhagen the biggest underdog on the card, and ended up handing Macy Chiasson the first loss of her career.
Ultimate Fighter 28 winner Macy Chiasson was looking to stay perfect at UFC Copenhagen on Saturday. Chiasson, who entered the fight 5-0 as a pro, had won the show at featherweight but had been making the cut to bantamweight since the reality series concluded. Opposite her in the octagon in Denmark, the always game Lina Lansberg.
As the fight got going, Chiasson landed a few right hands, before moving into the clinch. Chiasson looked very big in the clinch and landed some knees to Lansberg’s midsection. Lansberg tried to separate but she couldn’t keep Chiasson off of her. Chiasson kept peppering Lansberg with knees to the body and was dominating Lansberg in the clinch. That’s where all the action happened in round one before the horn sounded.
Lansberg got Chiasson’s back in the clinch to start round two, leading Chiasson to roll for a kneebar. However, Lansberg slipped out and ended up on top. Chiasson looked for a kimura from the bottom, but Lansberg slipped out of that as well. Chiasson was able to get back to her feet, and get back to the clinch and began landing the same knees from round one. Chiasson briefly separated to land a combination before again jumping back into the clinch. Chiasson’s corner was screaming at her to separate, but Lansberg wasn’t letting her. They ended the round in the clinch, much like round one.
Chiasson came out throwing strikes to begin the third round, and Lansberg quickly got it to the clinch, before getting the takedown. Chiasson looked for a kimura off her back but couldn’t get it. Lansberg moved to side control and began landing punches. Chiasson would power out of it and end up in the clinch. The two would then trade knees and elbows in the clinch before the third round came to a close.
In the end, a big upset, with Lansberg taking two rounds!
Result: Lina Lansberg def. Macy Chiasson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)