UFC London: Veronica Macedo out, organization seeks new opponent for Lina Lansberg

The UFC’s return to England is less than three weeks away, and the organization is now in search of a new opponent for Lina Lansberg.

Veronica Macedo (5-1-1) is out of her women’s bantamweight fight against Lansberg (6-2 MMA) at UFC Fight Night 107, and the promotion are now in search of an opponent for Lansberg in time for the fight.

Lansberg made her promotional debut this past September in a 140-pound catchweight fight against the number one featherweight competitor in the world, Cris Cyborg. Lansberg was a heavy underdog against “Cyborg,” who defeated her with a second-round TKO. That loss snapped a six-fight winning streak for the Swedish fighter, including a pair of TKO wins under the Cage Warriors banner in 2014.

Macedo, from Venezuela, was a short-notice replacement at UFC Fight Night 93 in September against Ashlee Evans-Smith in Germany. She had a good showing in her promotional debut, but ultimately wore down in the third round and fell victim to heavy ground-and-pound elbows for the first loss of her pro career. Now her bid for her first UFC win is put on hold.

UFC Fight Night 107 takes place March 18 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.


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