Lina Lansberg Announces Retirement After Loss To Mayra Bueno Silva

UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Lina Lansberg announced his retirement from the sport on Saturday night after suffering a second round submission loss to Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night 219.

“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,” Lansberg wrote on social media. “It has given me so so much. But now it’s time to move on. I’m done.”

The announcement is perhaps not too surprising given that Lansberg is just a month shy of her 41st birthday and the fact that the fight with Silva led to her fourth loss in a row inside the UFC’s Octagon.

Lansberg had first joined the UFC back in 2016 and was handed an exceptionally tough first assignment when she was paired up against Cris ‘Cyborg’ for her debut, which she lost by TKO.

The Swedish fighter would go on to alternate between wins and losses for a spell, before a promising spell in 2019 when she claimed back-to-back victories over Tonya Evinger and Macy Chiasson.

However, her lengthy losing streak began after that, with losses on the scorecards to Sara McMann, Pannie Kianzad and Karol Rosa leading up to her latest defeat against Silva.

In total Lansberg bows out of the sport with a 4-7 UFC record and a 10-8 career record overall.

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