Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy

Mackenzie Dern
Image: @mackenziedern on Instagram

Fan favorite UFC flyweight contender Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting for awhile. Early on Friday morning, Dern shared the exciting news that she is pregnant.

See her announcement below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuLfLeMDzeV/

“God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️ I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring! ” – Mackenzie Dern on Instagram

Mackenzie Dern has not fought since May of 2018, when she defeated Amanda Bobby Cooper by first-round submission at UFC 224. In her next most recent fight, she earned a split decision victory over Ashley Yoder in her UFC debut. Prior to these UFC bouts, Dern competed in both the Invicta and LFA cages. She is currently a solid 7-0 overall in MMA. Outside of MMA, Dern is a a decorated Brazilian jiu jitsu competitor.

Mackenzie Dern is just 25 years old, so she’s got plenty of time to compete after she’s welcomed her new baby to the world.

Who do you want to see her fight when she returns to the cage?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/22/2019.