Pros react after Marina Rodriguez defeats Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 39

By Chris Taylor - October 9, 2021

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 39 event was headlined by a key women’s strawweight fight featuring Mackenzie Dern taking on Marina Rodriguez.

Mackenzie Dern, Marina Rodriguez, UFC Vegas 39

Dern (11-2 MMA) had entered tonight’s main event sporting a four-fight winning streak, her latest being a first round submission victory over Nina Nunes back in April.

Meanwhile, Marina Rodriguez (15-1-2 MMA) was coming off of back-to-back wins, her most previous being a decision victory over Michelle Waterson in May.


Tonight’s UFC Vegas 39 main event proved to be a classic strikes versus grappler matchup. Marina Rodriguez was able to simply outclass Mackenzie Dern while on the feet, but the jiu-jitsu wizard nearly finished the fight in round three thanks to her submission game. Despite her best efforts Dern could not overcome the striking prowess of Rodriguez and wound up losing the five-round contest on points.

Official UFC Vegas 39 Result: Marina Rodriguez def. Mackenzie Dern by unanimous decision (49-46 x3)

Check out how the pros reacted to Dern vs. Rodriguez below:

Post-fight reactions to Marina Rodriguez defeating Mackenzie Dern:

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