Lina Lansberg and Karol Rosa will collide in a three-round bantamweight clash to kick off the preliminary card of UFC 280 on Saturday, October 22, at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Preliminary bouts are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM ET with ESPNews and ESPN+ covering the fight on television. UFC Fight Pass will stream the matches for Internet users. Lansberg and Rosa are coming off losses in their last fights and are determined to bounce back and continue their climb up the 135-pound ladder. MMA fight picks are already in and the fighters are ready to bring their A-game for a memorable battle inside the octagon.
UFC 280: Lina Lansberg vs Karol Rosa Betting Information
Lansberg (10-6, 4-5 UFC) has had a roller-coaster stint in the UFC. She alternated losses and wins in her first five UFC fights and won two straight against Tonya Evinger and Macy Chiasson. However, the fighter known as “Elbow Queen” picked up two straight setbacks against Sara McMann and Pannie Kianzad. She is still in the Top 15 contenders list at No. 12 but she seems to be slipping away due to the quality of opponents she has met. Lansberg has four knockout wins to her credit, meaning she is a formidable striker. She needs to right the ship in her next fight against Rosa to boost her credibility and move up the rankings list.
Rosa (15-4, 4-1 UFC) has had a solid stint in the octagon, winning four straight fights against Lana Procopio, Vanessa Melo, Joselyne Edwards and Bethe Correia. However, the No9 contender in the 135-pound class met a brick wall in Sara McMann. The Brazilian fought hard in the match but fell into a unanimous decision loss to halt her ascent in the bantamweight rankings. She has proven herself to be a durable fighter and has the hands and skills to make it big in the UFC, all she needs to do is to be consistent and the fight against Lansberg will be a way to prove that she is a worthy contender raring to steamroll opponents in the octagon.
Lina Lansberg vs Karol Rosa Betting Numbers
|Height||5′ 7″||5′ 5″|
|Weight||135 lbs.||135 lbs.|
|Win by KO/TKO||40%||27%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.74||6.65|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||3.89||4.45|
Lansberg vs. Rosa Summary
Lansberg and Rosa step up inside the octagon with a purpose to climb the women’s bantamweight ladder. A win will be big for both fighters as it will give more opportunities for the winner to fight higher-ranked fighters to secure a possible shot at the title currently held by Amanda Nunes. Lansberg is in a must-win mode as she has lost two straight already while Rosa needs to prove that her loss over McMann was just a fluke. UFC odds see Lansberg as a big underdog over Rosa and she must perform well to break her losing skid and move forward in the division. As for Rosa, she is favored in this fight but she has to be methodical to outclass Lansberg and notch the win.
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