Following UFC Vegas 69, “Elbow Queen” Lina Lansberg Announces Retirement

Lina Lansberg, UFC Vegas 69
Lina Lansberg, UFC Vegas 69 weigh-in Credit: Eddie Law/Cageside Press

UFC women’s bantamweight Lina Lansberg has announced her retirement from mixed martial arts.

Lansberg (10-8), 40, was submitted by Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Vegas 69 this past weekend. The setback marked her fourth consecutive loss inside the octagon.

The Swedish fighter subsequently announced her retirement on social media.

“Thank you so much for all the love and support. This has been a hell of a ride and to start fighting is the best thing I’ve ever done. It has given me so so much,” wrote Lansberg. “But now it’s time to move on. I’m done.”

Lansberg got her start in Muay Thai, collecting several amateur accolades in the mid-2000s and later claiming the WMC Scandinavian Professional Muay Thai Championship in 2012. That same year, she crossed over into MMA, losing her professional debut against future UFC contemporary Pannie Kianzad.

Lansberg, known as the “Elbow Queen” for obvious reasons, won her next six fights, including a bout with another future UFC fighter, Lucie Pudilova. She was then brought into the UFC for a catchweight fight with Cris Cyborg, at a time when the promotion had not yet introduced the 145lb title for women.

Following the Cyborg fight, Lansberg would post a 4-2 record, defeating TUF 28 winner Macy Chiasson and former Invicta FC champ Tonya Evinger, among others. She then ran into former bantamweight title challenger and Olympian Sara McMann in 2020, losing a decision.

That loss was her last fight for roughly two years, as Lansberg took time off to give birth. She returned to action last year, losing a rematch with Kianzad, as well as to Karol Rosa.

Outside the UFC, Lina Lansberg was a Superior Challenge women’s bantamweight champion.