Venezuela has a new star and she has won a WMMA Press award.
UFC’s Veronica Macedo has been voted to be the Newcomer of the Year for 2016.
The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels.
Six journalists who voted on the award:
- Gina Begley – Pro WMMA Now / Bluegrass MMA
- Charlie Jewett – CJ’s Report (covering Asian MMA)
- Yael Grauer – TheSportsPost.com
- MarQ Piocos – WombatSports.com
- Elias Stefanescu – Ground and Pound (Germany)
- Kristin Ursy – Women’s MMA Round-up
Macedo (5-1-1) was a busy woman in 2016, making her pro debut in March and went on a 5-0 run before signing to the UFC. She would lose in her UFC debut but to stay that active and winning five straight impressed the committee.
Congratulations Veronica Macedo the WMMA Press Committee Newcomer of the Year.