Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Women's Strawweight
Height: 5' 4"
Reach: 63"
Leg reach: 37.50
Weight: 115 lbs.
Team: MMA Lab (2016–2018)
Nationality: Glendale, United States
Out of: Los Angeles, California
Age: 29


Recent win streak: 5
Wins by submission: 7
Wins by decision: 4
Avg. Sig. Strikes Per Event: 61.33



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1031
Significant Strikes Landed: 373


Takedowns Attempted: 44
Takedowns Landed: 1


Mackenzie Dern is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight division. She began her career as a professional MMA fighter with Legacy Fighting Alliance, and then joined Invicta FC before being signed to UFC in 2018.

Dern was born in Scottsdale, Arizona on March24th 1993. Growing up, she developed a deep love for martial arts, learning jiu-jitsu from her father Wellington “Megaton” Dias; who is one of the highest ranking BJJ black belts and recognized authorities in the sport. She has said that he has been a major influence on her throughout her entire life and it inspired her to become a professional martial artist. As an amateur competitor between 2012-2016 she won multiple tournaments including gold medals at both Pan American Championships and World Championships – all while attending college! In 2015 she was awarded Female Fighter of the Year by FloGrappling and then turned pro later that year after signing with LFA.

In addition to competing professionally, Mackenzie also runs various jiu-jitsu camps/seminars across the country along with teaching private lessons for those looking to take their skills further than what classes can offer them. Her instruction style focuses heavily on technique over strength or size; so much so that many students have called it ‘transformative’ when compared against other instructors they’ve trained with before hand!

Since joining UFC Mackenzie has proven herself to be one of its most popular female fighters; winning four out of five fights against top contenders like Ashley Yoder & Amanda Ribas during this time period alone! She is currently ranked #8 among women’s strawweights – though she plans on moving up even further soon enough! Aside from fighting itself though Mackenzie also believes strongly in giving back through charity work as well – often volunteering at anti bullying campaigns & animal rescue shelters whenever possible too which just goes to show how dedicated she truly is off camera too!.

Outside of competition Mackenzie enjoys spending time outdoors doing things like surfing & yoga along with spending time bonding over quality mealtimes cooking authentic Brazilian dishes such as feijoada or moqueca de peixe alongside friends/family members alike!. This combination of skill sets within sports & social activities makes it clear why fans are drawn towards her message – leading into successes seen within both cages alike today!

Fight History

Loopy Godinez
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Aug 03, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov
Amanda Lemos
Mackenzie Dern: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 17, 2024
UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria
Jessica Andrade
Mackenzie Dern: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:15
Sat. Nov 11, 2023
UFC 295: Prochazka vs. Pereira
Angela Hill
Mackenzie Dern: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. May 20, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Hill
Yan Xiaonan
Mackenzie Dern: Defeated
by Majority Decision in Round 5
Sat. Oct 01, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan
Tecia Torres
Mackenzie Dern: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 09, 2022
UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie
Marina Rodriguez
Mackenzie Dern: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Oct 09, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez
Nina Nunes
Mackenzie Dern: Winner
by Submission in Round 1
Sat. Apr 10, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland
Virna Jandiroba
Mackenzie Dern: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 12, 2020
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno


Who Will Mackenzie Dern Fight Next?
Mackenzie Dern is set to fight Jessica Andrade next at the UFC 295 main card on November 11, 2023, at the Madison Square Garden in New York, United States.

What Is Mackenzie Dern's Instagram?
Mackenzie Dern's Instagram handle is @mackenziedern.

What Is Mackenzie Dern's Record?
Mackenzie Dern's record in UFC is 13 wins and 4 losses with no draws.

What Is Mackenzie Dern's Net Worth?
As of 2023, the net worth of UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern is unknown.

"Does Mackenzie Dern Have A Fake Accent?"
While Mackenzie Dern was born and raised in the US, the Brazilian accent she has developed over the years has sparked debate about its authenticity considering her father's Brazilian heritage and her time spent in Brazil.

Who Won The Fight Between Mackenzie Dern And Amanda Cooper?
The information regarding the winner of the Mackenzie Dern vs Amanda Cooper fight is unknown based on the provided context.

Who Would Win In A Fight Between MacKenzie Dern And Jessica Andrade?
Jessica Andrade would win in a fight against MacKenzie Dern, as she was able to finish Dern in the second round on Nov 11, 2023.

Who Is Mackenzie Dern's Dad?
Mackenzie Dern's dad is Wellington Dias.

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