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#7 Women's Strawweight Division


Mackenzie Dern

Women's Strawweight Division

13-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Mackenzie Dern

athlete record


Learn more about Mackenzie Dern's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
Megaton Dias BJJ
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Octagon Debut
Mar. 3, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016

  • Seven wins by submission (3 RNC, 2 armbar, kneebar)

  • Six first round finishes

  • Has won six of her last 10

  • Owns 2016 submission win over UFC vet Montana De La Rosa

  • Had 1-0 record in Invicta FC

  • Father is renowned BJJ black belt Wellington “Megaton” Dias

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Dern lost a three round unanimous decision to Amanda Lemos 

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Dern was stopped by Jéssica Andrade via strikes at 3:15 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Dern won a five round unanimous decision over Angela Hill 

UFC Fight Night (10/1/22) Dern lost a five round majority decision to Yan Xiaonan 

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Dern won a three-round split decision over Tecia Torres

UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Dern lost a five-round unanimous decision to Marina Rodriguez

UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Dern submitted Nina Nunes via armbar at 4:48 of the first round

UFC 256 (12/12/20) Dern won a three round unanimous decision over Virna Jandiroba

UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Dern submitted Randa Markos via armbar at 3:44 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Dern submitted Hannah Cifers via kneebar at 2:36 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Dern lost a three round unanimous decision to Amanda Ribas

UFC 224 (5/12/18) Dern submitted Amanda Cooper via rear naked choke at 2:27 of the first round

UFC 222 (3/3/18) Dern won a three round split decision over Ashley Yoder

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training BJJ at my dad’s academy when I was three.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ 2x World Champ at black belt, IBJJF # 1 ranked female.  No Gi World Champ. ADCC Champion. 

Do you have any heroes? My dad​, mom, Michael Jordan, Ben Henderson

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's an honor to be among the best MMA fighters in the world. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Professional BJJ​

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Leg locks/toe holds