Veronica Macedo was set to step in on short notice at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo, but was pulled from the card a short time before the event due to concussion-like symptoms. Those same symptoms have now prevents Macedo from facing Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night Busan and she’ll be replaced by Miranda Granger.
MMA Fighting first reported the news, as Macedo is still reportedly hospitalized with those concussion-like symptoms.
Lemos (6-1-1) is winless thus far in UFC competition, having dropped a bout to Leslie Smith via second round TKO at UFC Fight Night Glasgow. Lemos is back in action for the first time in over two years after accepting a two year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Lemos has competed eight times as a professional MMA fighter and none of those bouts went the distance.
Granger (7-0-0) has competed once before in the UFC, defeating Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Newark. Granger has competed a total of seven times as a professional MMA fighter and just one of those bouts went the distance. Granger also went undefeated as an amateur MMA fighter and three of those wins came in the Ax Fighting promotion.
UFC Fight Night Busan takes place on Saturday, December 21 from the Sakij Arena in Busan, South Korea with Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.