If The Hunger Games ever happens for reals, I would like to preselect Elina Nilsson as my district’s tribute. Not only is she a badass Muay Thai and MMA artist, but she made Sweden’s National Orienteering team. What’s orienteering? It’s basically where you run through unknown woods with a map and compass, and navigate your way to control points in a swift and intense fashion. In short, Katniss better watch herself.
Elina has been training at Vegas’ Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu and Extreme Couture in preparation for her fight against fellow Muay Thai specialist Julia Budd. The bout will be contested in Invicta Fighting Championship’s blossoming 145-lb division. Both ladies come into the fight with an even 2-2-0 record. Julia’s most recent fight left her with a deconstructed elbow, courtesy of one Ms. Rousey. Elina is coming off a TKO win over UK top-prospect Danielle West.
If this fight doesn’t get shut down in a wrestling style stalemate, we ladies over at the Roundup are predicting another explosive Young vs Smith-esque showdown.
I know having to watch a 5’10, blonde, Swedish female fighter on a free, high-quality internet stream is terribly taxing, but do us a solid and extend your horizons this July 28th. Check out Elina’s interview below and then watch Invicta Fighting Championship 2 at www.invictafc.com Saturday, July 28th at 6pm Central.