Veronica Macedo, a 22-year-old prospect from Caracas, Venezuela, is one of the rising fighters to watch in the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s flyweight division. Macedo began her professional career in March 2016 and went on to have six professional fights within five months, earning a 5-0-1 record. Macedo then received the call-up from the UFC and made her promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 93 getting TKO’d by Ashlee Evans-Smith.
Macedo is a black belt in Taekwondo, brown belt in karate, and a brown belt in jiu-jitsu.
I started training martial arts when I was eight years old. I watched the old Bruce Lee films and would always try to copy them, sometimes hitting the couch or whatever was near me. I did that until my father took me to my first Karate class and then it all started,” she said in her UFC bio. “For me, fighting in the UFC means the realization of my dream to fight at the highest level of MMA.”
After seven pro fights within a calendar year, Macedo took a year off to get back to 100 percent and continue to fine tune her game.
She will now return to the octagon on Saturday, May 19 and attempt to return to the win column when she takes on Andrea “KGB” Lee at UFC Fight Night 129 at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The event is headlined by a bout between top-ranked welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman. UFC Fight Night 129 will air live on FOX Sports 1.
A for what you can expect from Macedo in the cage when she is on top of her game, there is plenty of power.