Mackenzie Dern issues statement following loss to Amanda Lemos at UFC 298

By Harry Kettle - February 20, 2024

UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern has issued a statement following her defeat to Amanda Lemos at UFC 298.

Amanda Lemos, Mackenzie Dern, UFC 298, Results, UFC

Over the course of the last few years, Mackenzie Dern has been bringing a lot of energy to the Octagon. She’s an intriguing fighter to watch and in her last couple of fights, she’s been involved in some real battles.

That includes last weekend at UFC 298 when she took on Amanda Lemos. The two traded blows for three rounds and when the dust settled, Lemos had her hand raised with a unanimous decision win.#

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After the contest, which was given Fight of the Night honors, Dern took to social media to give her thoughts on what went down in Anaheim.

Dern responds to Lemos defeat

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world”

“The results weren’t what I was hoping for! Thank you everyone for all the support! I love doing what I do! Now, it’s time to correct the mistakes and keep up the hard work! Congrats to @amandalemos_ufc for an amazing fight! FOTN for us!”

Amanda Lemos truly did push Mackenzie Dern all the way, but the same has to be said on the other side of things. Mackenzie knew she was the underdog heading into this one but instead of cowering away, she put her best foot forward and proved why she deserves to be in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

What do you believe should be next for Mackenzie Dern in the UFC? Do you believe there is a chance she will become a champion one day, or will she forever be known as a contender? Let us know your thoughts, BJPENN Nation!

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