|Lina Länsberg Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||March 13, 1982|
Lina Länsberg is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist and former professional Muay Thai boxer who began competing in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2016. As of September 2021, she was ranked number 12 in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings. She had started her professional mixed martial arts career in December 2012 and had competed for several promotions mostly in Denmark and Sweden, amassing a 6–1 win-loss record before joining UFC in 2016.
Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden
Malmö, Skåne County, Scania, Sweden
Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Professional Muay Thai Boxer (Retired)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Lina has dated –
- Martin Akhtar – Lina was previously married to fellow mixed martial artist Martin Akhtar. The couple had parted ways in 2015.
- Akira Corassani (2016-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Swedish descent.
- Toned physique
- Neck-length, straight hair
- Has tattoos on her right hand, right side, left forearm, and near her waist
Lina Länsberg Facts
- In 2010, Lina had won the ‘Gold’ medal in the Swedish National Championships in Shootfighting, a martial art and combat sport that incorporates techniques from several traditional martial arts including wrestling and Kenpō. She had won the final bout against Pannie Kianzad.
- In the mid-2000s and early 2010s, she had put together an impressive win-loss record of 37-11 in Muay Thai, winning medals at multiple tournaments. In the (-63,5 kg) category, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2008 IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Associations) World Championship, the 2012 IFMA World Championship, the 2013 IFMA-EMF (European Muaythai Federation) European Championship, the 2007 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship, the 2007 Thailand, Bangla Boxing Stadium Championship, the 2010 Nordic Muay Thai Championship, the 2012 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship, and the 2013 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship. She had also won the WMC (World Muaythai Council) Scandinavian Professional Muay Thai title in 2012.
- She had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2010 IFMA World Championship, the 2011 IFMA World Championship, the 2006 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship, the 2007 Nordic Muay Thai Championship, and the 2011 Nordic Muay Thai Championship. Lina had also secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2007 IFMA World Championship, the 2012 IFMA-EMF European Championship, and the 2012 Antalya Turkey Championship.
- A year before joining UFC, she had clinched the Superior Challenge Women’s Bantamweight Championship, in May 2015. The win had taken her professional mixed martial arts career win-loss record to 4-1.
- For her 2nd UFC bout, she was scheduled to face Veronica Macedo in March 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107. However, the latter had withdrawn due to an injury and was replaced by Lucie Pudilová. Lina had won the bout via unanimous decision but had stated after the match that Lucie should have been awarded the victory as she felt that her performance did not deserve a win. Despite this, most of the media outlets had agreed with the decision of the judges, marking Lina as the winner.
- At the Nordic MMA Awards, as of September 2021, she had won the ‘Female Fighter of the Year’ award once (2019).
Featured Image by Lina Länsberg / Instagram