Veronica Macedo

Venezuela

Struggles continue in Brasilia
BantamweightUFC
March 14, 2020
Macedo lost to Bea Malecki via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brasilia, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
Macedo's quick start was sabotaged by a poor gas tank and reckless striking defense. Her offensive thrusts got slower and slower as the fight progressed and she was credited with just 65 strikes landed on a whopping 186 attempts. She also failed on all six of her takedown attempts. It was a performance that started promisingly and quickly tuned into a disaster for the Venezuelan. Macedo is just 24 years of age but she is quickly running out of chances with the company. She is just 1-3 since her September 2016 debut and appears to be legitimately regressing.
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Moving back to bantamweight
BantamweightUFC
December 26, 2019
Macedo (illness) will face Bea Malecki in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Brasilia on March 14, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Macedo was pulled off the card for her previously scheduled fights at UFC Sao Paulo and UFC Busan due to an illness, but she appears ready to return to the Octagon in March. She picked up her first UFC win in August when she defeated Polyana Viana via submission (armbar) at UFC Uruguay. Malecki defeated Duda Santana via submission (rear-naked choke) in her UFC debut at UFC Stockholm in June. Macedo is limited by a low striking volume, while Malecki has shown to be effective at striking, but she has had some troubles with passivity in the past. Malecki carries a significant height advantage.
Won't fight at UFC Busan
BantamweightUFC
November 21, 2019
Macedo (illness) will no longer fight Amanda Lemos at UFC Busan on Dec. 21, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Macedo was attempting to take on a rigorous schedule with fights at UFC Sao Paulo and UFC Busan, but she will not be able to fight at either one as a result of an apparent illness. She picked up her first UFC win in August at UFC Uruguay, bringing her UFC record to 1-3. Her next chance to fight will likely come sometime in 2020 barring any setbacks. Miranda Granger will step in to take on Amanda Lemos at UFC Busan.
Off Sao Paulo card
BantamweightUFC
November 15, 2019
Macedo withdrew from her scheduled matchup against Ariane Lipski at UFC Sao Paulo on Saturday, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Macedo appears to have fallen ill just hours prior to weigh-ins and will ultimately be unable to compete. The UFC replaced her with Isabela de Padua on the card on just hours' noticed. De Padua ended up missing weight, but the fight against Lipski will go on as planned.
Joins UFC Sao Paulo card
BantamweightUFC
November 6, 2019
Macedo will fight Ariane Lipski in a flyweight bout at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Macedo will step in to fight for Priscila Cachoeira on short notice after Cachoeira was forced to withdraw after failing a drug test. The 24-year-old Macedo is coming off a first-round win over Polyana Viana in August and will face an opponent in Lipski who is looking for her first UFC win.
Booked for UFC Busan
BantamweightUFC
October 7, 2019
Macedo will take on Amanda Lemos in a strawweight matchup at UFC Busan on Dec. 31, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Macedo's UFC career cot off to a rocky start with three consecutive losses, but she was able to bounce back with a first-round win over Polyana Viana in August that came with a Performance of the Night bonus. She'll look to carry that momentum into her third fight of 2019, where she'll take on a former bantamweight on foreign soil. Macedo's fantasy ceiling is limited due to a low striking volume (1.90 significant strikes landed per minute), but given Lemos absorbed 101 singificant strikes in her July 2017 UFC debut, it's possible Macedo can turn this trend around.