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Mackenzie Dern Says Fight Offer Was Turned Down By Carla Esparza

Arizona native and grappling ace Mackenzie Dern claims the former inaugural strawweight champion turned her down before the Marina Rodriguez fight materialized. Slated for Oct. 9, two surging strawweights will vie for supremacy that advances them one step closer to a championship opportunity. This bout is important for the...

Marina Rodriguez Reveals Why Her Fight Against Dern Is In Jeopardy

It turns out that Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern is far from a done deal, so much so that the fight may be off altogether. Dana White recently came out and stated that Marina Rodriguez vs. Mackenzie Dern was as good as done and that the biggest question surrounding the...

Mackenzie Dern Eying Top 5 Ranking After UFC On ABC 2 Win

After a slick performance against Nina Nunes at UFC on ABC 2, grappling phenom Mackenzie Dern is seeking a top-five ranking following the win. In a crossroads fight with a lot of pressure, Mackenzie Dern understood she was right on the outside of the top of the division (ranked...

Mackenzie Dern Talks Excitement Of Facing Fellow Mom Nina Ansaroff

Mackenzie Dern looks to break into the top ten ranked UFC strawweights with a win over Nina Ansaroff on Saturday. Dern faces the number five ranked UFC strawweight in Ansaroff and the two women share the common bond of being young mothers that are also fighters. While Ansaroff may be...

Nina Ansaroff vs. Mackenzie Dern Agreed For April 10 Fight Night

April 10 will feature a major strawweight bout between the streaking Mackenzie Dern and the returning Nina Ansaroff. As reported by ESPN on Monday, there is a verbal agreement in place between Nina Ansaroff and Mackenzie Dern to fight on April 10. As one strawweight is on her way up...

Mackenzie Dern: I Will Break More Records Than Ronda Rousey

Mackenzie Dern believes that when all is said and done, her name will surpass Ronda Rousey’s in the record books. Mackenzie Dern has often been compared to Ronda Rousey, in part because of her entrance into the UFC as an undefeated submission artist. Dern entered the UFC with a 5-0...

Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba Set for UFC 256

A showcase of the grapplers will take place when ranked strawweights Mackenzie Dern and Virna Jandiroba square off at UFC 256 in December. Originally reported by MMA Fighting, Mackenzie Dern and Virna Jandiroba will meet in the final pay per view of 2020 at UFC 256. For Dern, this will...

Mackenzie Dern Aiming To Fight Next In November

Mackenzie Dern wants to get in one more fight before the end of the year after submitting Randa Markos last weekend at UFC Vegas 11. "We're trying to get maybe a fight in November (or) beginning December," Dern told MMANews. "So far I got a lot of like good...

Mackenzie Dern Details Her Ex-Coach Fighting Her Husband

Mackenzie Dern switched coaches ahead of her UFC Vegas 11 fight against Randa Markos due to her ex-coach fighting her husband. “My ex-coach Juan Gomez, I don’t know what happened that he called us to go to the academy to talk,” Dern said to MMAFighting. “I think he was unhappy...

Randa Markos: COVID-19 Restrictions “Affected My Training A lot”

Randa Markos is set to battle Mackenzie Dern at UFC Fight Night on Sept. 19 however the Canadian didn't have a typical training camp after being denied entry into the United States. "I do everything across (the U.S.) border, so that affected my training a lot actually," Markos told MMANews....

UFC on ESPN 9 Bonuses: Brandon Royval & Tim Elliott Cash Out

The UFC on ESPN 9 bonuses have been released. On May 30, the UFC returned to Las Vegas. The event was held inside the UFC APEX. UFC on ESPN 9 took place behind closed doors, meaning no fans were in attendance. The card was headlined by a welterweight battle. In the...

UFC on ESPN 9 Highlights: Mackenzie Dern Taps Hannah Cifers

Mackenzie Dern vs Hannah Cifers was a fun fight at UFC on ESPN 9.  The two fighters met in a women’s strawweight bout on Saturday night (May 30, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 9 from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Apex. In the first round, Dern was able to...

Mackenzie Dern Predicts Submission Win Over Hannah Cifers

Mackenzie Dern is scheduled to face Hannah Cifers this weekend as the UFC returns to its home in Las Vegas and hosts UFC on ESPN 9 at their Apex facility. Dern is coming off of a loss from October of last year against Amanda Ribas, four months after giving...

Mackenzie Dern Hungry to Return After First Career Loss

Mackenzie Dern’s undefeated streak is no more, and the 26-year-old believes that her first loss will serve as a blessing in disguise. At UFC on ESPN +19, Mackenzie Dern came up short against Amanda Ribas in what was the battle of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt aces, losing the bout via...

Mackenzie Dern Releases Statement On UFC Tampa Loss

Mackenzie Dern suffered her first loss as a pro on Saturday at UFC Tampa at the hands of Amanda Ribas. She was also returning to the Octagon just four months after giving birth to her daughter. Following the decision loss, Dern, now 7-1, took to Instagram to release a...