Mackenzie Dern News

Sep 19, 2017 9:24 am

Mackenzie Dern moves up to flyweight for October scrap in LFA cage

BJJ whiz Mackenzie Dern is now ready to take the next steps of her MMA career. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, which was confirmed by Dern herself on Instagram, this next step will occur at LFA 24 on October 13 inside Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Dern’s opponent will be Mandy Polk. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZOG89lFBAp “So happy...

Apr 21, 2017 7:08 am

Mackenzie Dern once again misses weight, gets removed from grappling tournament

Mackenzie Dern is one of the best female grapplers on earth. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also one of the brightest young stars in women’s MMA. If there’s one knock against the Brazilian-American grappling star, however, it’s that she seems to have real difficulty keeping her competition weight in check. Her indiscretions in...

Apr 4, 2017 7:44 am

Mackenzie Dern targets summer return to MMA, but “likely not” not in the UFC

Though Mackenzie Dern came up short on the mats last weekend, giving up a choke to three-time world champion Bia Mesquita in the absolute division of the IBJJF’s Rio Falls event, she remains one of the most talked-about names in the grappling world. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also emerging as one of the hottest prospects...

Apr 2, 2017 11:33 am

VIDEO | BJJ whiz Mackenzie Dern gets tapped out in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern is one of the most recognizable names in grappling. Having gone 3-0 in MMA – including a 2016 Submission of the Year contender over Montana Stewart – she’s also becoming one of the biggest names in women’s mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, Dern had a bit of a rough night in Rio De Janeiro,...

Oct 25, 2016 5:56 pm

BJJ wizard Mackenzie Dern already in talks with the UFC

Mackenzie Dern is well-known in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The BJJ black belt has a long list of accolades that include ADCC Champion, World Champion, World Pro Champion and No Gi World Champion. Now, the daughter of Wellington “Megaton” Dias is getting into mixed martial arts and holds a 2-0 record, fighting under Legacy...

Oct 15, 2016 8:43 am

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores jaw-dropping submission win

Mackenzie Dern vs Montana Stewart #Legacy61 @TheMMALAB @MackenzieDern OH MY GAWD! Omoplata RNC pic.twitter.com/gM31KLOsHc — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) October 15, 2016 Friday night at Legacy 61, JiuJitsu ace Mackenzie Dern scored what many consider to not only the submission of the year, but also one of the greatest submissions in the history of MMA when...

Sep 4, 2016 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores a victory over Gabi Garcia at Abu Dhabi in 2015

23-year-old strawweight fighter Mackenzie Dern made her professional mixed martial arts debut at July’s Legacy Fighting Championship 58 event in Louisiana, where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Kenia Rosas. The famed Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, Dern, is an ADCC submission wrestling world champion as well as a no gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. In...

Sep 4, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Is Mackenzie Dern the hottest woman in MMA?

The number one female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu could very well be the hottest woman in MMA as well. Mackenzie Dern, the 23-year-old submission phenom, posted a video of herself on Instagram showing her in more than just fighting shape. #flashbackfriday wishing I was at the beach again! 😥😁☀️🌊😍 A video posted by...

Aug 14, 2016 12:46 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern’s mixed martial arts debut (highlights)

Strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern was unable to finish Kenia Rosas in her mixed martial arts debut at Legacy 58, but the current number one pound-for-pound grappler did put on a dominating performance. Dern spoke to MMAFighting‘s Ariel Helwani about the fight and outlined her future goals in the sport: “I’m always confident in my jiu-jitsu,...

Aug 9, 2016 10:20 am

Will 23-year-old Mackenzie Dern become a bigger star than Ronda Rousey?

23-year-old Mackenzie Dern made her MMA debut at LFC 58 in July. The jiu-jitsu wizard put on a dominating performance for all three rounds of her fight with Kenia Rosas and ended up winning a unanimous decision. Dern is honing her MMA skills with former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator star Benson Henderson at...

Aug 1, 2016 1:59 am

BJJ world champion Mackenzie Dern getting a lot of new fans with transition to MMA

One of the top female Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors made her professional MMA debut at LFC 58 in July and is getting a lot of new fans with her transition to the new sport. The highly decorated Mackenzie Dern has already notched World Champion, World No Gi Champion, ADCC and many more titles under her belt...

Jul 22, 2016 11:34 am

VIDEO | BJJ star Mackenzie Dern weighs in for MMA debut vs. Kenia Rosas

A video posted by TATAME (@tatamemagazine) on Jul 21, 2016 at 3:13pm PDT Another star from Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition is set to make her MMA debut at Legacy 58 today at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA. Mackenzie Dern comes from a decorated background and will look to implement her Jiu-jitsu...