Veronica Macedo was hoping to fight twice in five weeks in the UFC, and now she’s left with no fights at all, as she was forced out of a UFC Busan bout with Amanda Lemos. According to multiple sources, Lemos now faces Miranda Granger in a strawweight contest on Dec. 21.
Macedo was already lined up to face Lemos in South Korea when she agreed to take on Ariane Lipski on 10 days’ notice at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, replacing Priscila Cachoeira. The day before the weigh-ins, though, Macedo was removed from the card with concussion-like symptoms.
Macedo was still scheduled to fight Lemos next month, but ultimately got pulled from UFC Busan card as well since she’s currently hospitalized in Sao Paulo.
Granger, who replaces the Venezuelan fighter on a month’s notice, was undefeated as an amateur (5-0) and has never lost as professional (7-0). Granger scored an unanimous decision victory over Hannah Goldy in her Octagon debut in August.
Lemos (6-1-1), who lost her short-notice UFC debut against Leslie Smith at bantamweight in 2017, moves all the way back down to strawweight for UFC Busan. This is her first fight since serving a two-year USADA suspension for stanozolol.