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15 May 2018 by HUGZ

MMA Preview – Veronica Macedo vs Andrea Lee at UFC Fight Night 129

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 129? Sunday 20nd May, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 129? Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile

What channel is UFC Fight Night 129 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 129? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC on Fox 29? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two UFC newbies with a bucket of potential feature on the Chile card with Veronica Macedo making her second UFC appearance and Andrea Lee making her long-awaited debut.

Lee has earned a place on the UFC roster after impressive performances under the Invicta and Legacy Fighting Alliance promotions and is on a four-fight winning streak.

Venezuelan native Macedo is in unfamiliar territory - after winning her first five fights, she drew against Iren Racz then suffered her first loss and TKO to Ashlee Evans-Smith.

This will be a real test of character for the young Macedo to see how she responds, especially taking on Lee who is full of confidence and desperate to put on a show for her debut.

THE PREDICTION

Macedo is tough, aggressive and hits hard with a rapidly evolving Jiu-Jitsu game. Lee is extremely athletic, quick, rangy and a tremendous grappler.

So, after feeling out Lee, Macedo is expected to close the distance with her usual spectacular kicks and inflict as much damage as possible early on. Lee may be confident of matching the Venezuelan on the feet but is not quite on the same level so will happily take the fight to the ground when necessary and show off her submission prowess.

This is a tough fight to call but the height and reach advantage of Lee will help negate the striking threat of Macedo but she will still have to be at her best to grind out a win.

Winner: Lee via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.