Veronica Macedo Signs to UFC; Replaces de Randamie on Hamburg Card

Germaine de Randamie has broken her foot in training and had to bow out of her match with Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC Fight Night Hamburg September 3rd. Sources tell us Venezuela’s Veronica Macedo will be the replacement.

Macedo (5-0-1) fought to a majority draw this past Sunday against Iren Racz in Austria. She has BJJ brown belt and trains out of Ankos MMA Poznań in Poland. She has been dynamic when it comes to finishes, with a heel hook submission and an amateur head kick KO that went viral in 2014 (see below).

Smith (4-1) recovered from her first loss as a pro by getting a split decision over Marion Reneau this past February. Smith will be the first accomplished wrestler Macedo will be facing.

The match is expected to air on Fox Sports 1.

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