UFC 280: Karol Rosa Uses Takedowns To Earn Majority Decision Over Lansberg

Karol Rosa and Lina Lansberg, UFC 280
Karol Rosa and Lina Lansberg, UFC 280 Credit: Youtube/UFC

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Kicking off the UFC 280 card bright and early on Saturday (for those not in Abu Dhabi, anyway) were women’s bantamweights Karol Rosa and Lina Lansberg.

Both ladies were looking to return to the win column, but a victory was especially crucial for Lansberg, who had lost two straight. The “Elbow Queen” needed to avoid the dreaded 3-fight losing streak.

Rosa meanwhile came off a loss that snapped a 4-fight win streak. She looked to right the ship at UFC 280 on Saturday night.

Round 1 began with Lansberg taking a very conservative approach to the fight and being wary of Rosa’s power. Lansberg landed a right hand that dropped Rosa for a second, but then the Brazilian took Lansberg down quickly and kept her there for the remainder of the round.

Round 2 was more of the same until, in the midst of trying to get back to her feet, Lansberg got caught with an illegal knee to the head. After a couple minutes to discussion with the ref and the doctor Lansberg chose to continue. Ref took a point from Rosa who, as soon as the fight restarted took Lansberg down and kept her there.

Round 3 Lansberg came out aggressive knowing she needs a finish to win this fight. She put pressure on Rosa forcing her to fight on the fence and trading positions and knees. Most of the round stayed on the fence but at the very end the two traded as the fight ended.


Official Result: Karol Rosa def. Lina Lansberg via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)