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Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg UFC Fight Night 95 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/24/16

Lansberg vs. Cyborg

UFC: Saturday, September 24, 2016 (Ginásio Nilson Nelson)

The Line: Cyborg -1300 / Lansberg +850 -- Over/Under: 1.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg fight Saturday during UFC Fight Night 95 at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson.

Cris Cyborg enters this fight with a 16-1 record and has won 88 percent of her fights by knockout. This will be Cyborg’s fifth fight since 2015, and she’s coming off a May win over Leslie Smith. Cyborg is averaging 7.69 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 48.9 percent. Cyborg is averaging 1.48 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 66.6 percent. Cyborg lived up to the hype in her first UFC fight after producing a first round knockout. Cyborg is considered the next upcoming UFC superstar due to her pitbull mentality and overwhelming punching power. Cyborg is extremely aggressive with her offensive attack and has striking ability that few on the women's side can match. This will be Cyborg’s sixth fight in Brazil, her birthplace.

Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg UFC Fight Night 95 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/24/16

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Lina Lansberg enters this fight with a 6-1 record and has won 67 percent of her fights by knockout. Lansberg has won six straight fights and is coming off a March win over Maria Hougaard Djursaa. Lansberg is making her UFC debut with this fight and has a chance to put the sport on notice by pulling off the upset. Lansberg is known as the Elbow Queen and has made it quite clear her favorite striking technique are the elbows and she enjoys the sight of blood. Lansberg is very dangerous if she can get her opponent on the canvas and work her ground and pound. The concern for Lansberg is that this is a huge and quick step up from the people she’s fought in the past, as she just turned pro four years ago and hasn’t been in the octagon with many talented fighters at this point of her young career.

With all the upsets that take place in these big events, you almost feel like taking a flyer on Lansberg. She'll have a chance if she can get Cyborg on the canvas. However, the lack of overall experience and the rapid increase of competition makes it tough to give the newcomer much of a chance in this one. Cristiane Justino is a deadly fighter who only needs that one opening to end a fight. Her striking game is elite status and she’s relentless with her attack.

Lansberg has the potential to be a great fighter on this level but it may be a little early.

Give me Cyborg in a knockout.

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