Mackenzie Dern

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Mackenzie Dern
Born Mackenzie Lynne Dern
(1993-03-24) March 24, 1993 (age 25)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 123 lb (56 kg; 8 st 11 lb)
Division Strawweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 7
By submission 4
By decision 3
Losses 0
Website Mackenzie Dern
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mackenzie Lynne Dern is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.[2][3] She is a former world No. 1 ranked IBJJF competitor, currently ranked 6th among the female divisions.[4] She is an ADCC and no gi BJJ (black belt) World Champion.[5][6][7]

Background[edit]

Dern was born in Arizona, the daughter of Wellington "Megaton" Dias, a highly decorated grappling competitor himself.[8] As a child she grew up travelling back and forth between Arizona and her father's native Brazil.[9] Dern is fluent in both her native English and Portuguese. She has stated that Portuguese has become her primary tongue, explaining that "my Dad and step Mom are both Brazilian. My boyfriend speaks Portuguese. I'm speaking Portuguese more than English. I still have lots of interactions in English of course. But I think in Portuguese, anything to do with fight is all in Portuguese in my mind, I dream in Portuguese."[10]

Dern began training by age 3 and practicing with her father and stepmother who is also a black belt, Luciana Tavares. Mackenzie started competing at a young age, and began competing in the adult divisions at 14 years old. She has won a world championship in every belt level as she progressed to black belt rank, which was awarded to her by her father in December 2012, three months prior to her 20th birthday.[1][11] She graduated from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona.[12]

Due to her six 1st place finishes at the Asian Open Mackenzie is the only female Jiu-Jitsu competitor to have won Gold Medals, at Black Belt level, at each of the 5 principal/highest ranking IBJJF Gi Championships - the other events are the Worlds, the Euros, the Pan Ams and the Brazilian Nationals.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dern fought under Legacy Fighting Alliance with a record of 4-0[13] prior to signing with Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta) in November 2017.[14]

Invicta Fighting Championship[edit]

Dern made her Invicta debut on December 8, 2017, at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzwiedz against Kaline Medeiros.[15] She won the fight via an armbar in round three.[16]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Dern made her promotional debut against Ashley Yoder on March 3, 2018, at UFC 222.[17] She won the fight via split decision.[18]

Dern faced Amanda Cooper on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224.[19] At the weigh-ins, Dern weighed in at 123 pounds, 7 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight upper limit of 116 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Dern was fined 30% of her purse.[20] Dern won the fight via submission in the first round.[21]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–0 Amanda Cooper Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 1 2:27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (123 lbs) bout; Dern missed weight.
Win 6–0 Ashley Yoder Decision (split) UFC 222 March 3, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–0 Kaline Medeiros Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzwiedz December 8, 2017 3 4:45 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Return to Strawweight. Performance of the Night.
Win 4–0 Mandy Polk Submission (rear-naked choke) LFA 24 October 13, 2017 1 2:55 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 3–0 Katherine Roy Decision (unanimous) LFA 6 March 10, 2017 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States Catchweight (120 lbs) bout; Dern missed weight.
Win 2–0 Montana De La Rosa Submission (Imanari choke) Legacy FC 61 October 14, 2016 1 3:25 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (118.8 lbs) bout; Dern missed weight.
Win 1–0 Kenia Rosas Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 58 July 22, 2016 3 5:00 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Strawweight debut.

Grappling record[edit]

Records as per BJJHeroes website.[22]

Rec. Result Opponent Method Event Division Stage Gi Year
Loss 76-25-1 Elvira Karppinen Pts: 4x2 ADCC 60+KG 4F Gi 2017
Loss 76-24-1 Venla Luukkonen Pts: 5x0 World Champ. ABS 8F Gi 2017
Loss 76-23-1 Beatriz Mesquita Choke from back Rio Fall Open ABS F Gi 2017
Win 76-22-1 Katherine Jesus Points Rio Fall Open ABS SF Gi 2017
Win 75-22-1 Pati Fontes Cross choke F2W 25 N/A SPF Gi 2017
Win 74-22-1 Emily Thylin Referee Decision European Open 58KG F Gi 2017
Win 73-22-1 Carolina Carriello Bow and arrow European Open 58KG SF Gi 2017
Loss 72-22-1 Tayane Porfirio Pts: 5x2 European Open ABS 4F Gi 2017
Win 72-21-1 Venla Luukkonen Pts: 11x2 European Open ABS 4F Gi 2017
Loss 71-21-1 Tayane Porfirio Pts: 20x0 South American ABS F Gi 2016
Win 71-20-1 Joaquina Bomfim Adv South American ABS SF Gi 2016
Win 70-20-1 Barbara Gomes Omoplata/Choke South American ABS 4F Gi 2016
Win 69-20-1 Eloisa Souta Scissor choke South American 64KG F Gi 2016
Win 68-20-1 Megan Green Kneebar Grand Slam Tokyo 70KG F Gi 2016
Win 67-20-1 Megan Green Kneebar Grand Slam Tokyo 70KG RR Gi 2016
Win 66-20-1 Talita Alencar Referee Decision F2W Pro 12 88KG SPF Gi 2016
Loss 65-20-1 Dominyka Obelenyte Pts: 6x4 World Champ. ABS SF Gi 2016
Win 65-19-1 Fernanda Mazzelli Referee Decision World Champ. ABS 58KG 4F 2016
Win 64-19-1 Michelle Nicolini Pts: 6x6, Adv World Champ. 58KG F Gi 2016
Win 63-19-1 Karen Antunes Referee Decision World Champ. 58KG SF Gi 2016
Loss 62-19-1 Andresa Correa Pts: 2x0 Brasileiro ABS F Gi 2016
Win 62-18-1 Fernanda Mazzelli Points Brasileiro ABS SF Gi 2016
Win 61-18-1 Andresa Lidia Choke from back Brasileiro ABS 4F Gi 2016
Loss 60-18-1 Tayane Porfirio Pts: 5x2 World Pro ABS 4F Gi 2016
Win 60-17-1 Anna Kavoura Toe hold World Pro ABS R1 Gi 2016
Win 59-17-1 Marina Ribeiro Pts: 0x0, Adv World Pro 55KG F Gi 2016
Win 58-17-1 Ariadne Oliveira Pts: 5x0 World Pro 55KG SF Gi 2016
Win 56-17-1 Ana Alencar Pts: 0x0, Adv World Pro 55KG 4F Gi 2016
Loss 55-17-1 Dominyka Obelenyte Pts: 10x8 Pan American ABS SF Gi 2016
Win 55-16-1 Fernanda Mazzelli Pts: 2x0 Pan American ABS 4F Gi 2016
Win 54-16-1 Leah Taylor Toe hold Pan American ABS R1 Gi 2016
Win 53-16-1 Karen Antunes Pts: 4x4, Adv Pan American 58KG F Gi 2016
Win 52-16-1 Vianca Jager Botinha Pan American 58KG SF Gi 2016
Win 51-16-1 Rosie Snow Armbar F2W Pro 4 ABS SPF Gi 2016
Loss 50-16-1 Andresa Correa Pts: 2x0 European Open ABS F Gi 2016
Win 50-15-1 Olga Lyashevska Toe hold European Open ABS SF Gi 2016
Win 49-15-1 Venla Luukkonen Omoplata European Open ABS 4F Gi 2016
Win 48-15-1 Maria Dolores Toe hold European Open ABS R1 Gi 2016
Win 47-15-1 Yasmine Wilson Toe hold European Open 58KG F Gi 2016
Win 46-15-1 Andresa Correa Marcelotine NoGi Worlds ABS F No Gi 2015
Win 45-15-1 Emilie Thylin Toe hold NoGi Worlds ABS SF No Gi 2015
Win 44-15-1 Josephine Masiello Armbar NoGi Worlds ABS 4F No Gi 2015
Loss 43-15-1 Tammi Musumeci Pts: 6x2 NoGi Worlds 56KG F No Gi 2015
Win 43-14-1 Emilie Thylin Kimura NoGi Worlds 56KG SF No Gi 2015
Win 42-14-1 Isabelle Souza Toe hold Asian Open ABS F Gi 2015
Win 41-14-1 Leanna Dittrich Toe hold Asian Open ABS SF Gi 2015
Win 40-14-1 Michelle Nicolini Pts: 4x4, Pen ADCC 60KG F Gi 2015
Win 39-14-1 Bia Mesquita Referee Decision ADCC 60KG SF Gi 2015
Win 38-14-1 Kethe Engen Toe hold ADCC 60KG Gi 2015
Win 37-14-1 Karen Antunes Toe hold FIVE SL ABS 3RD Gi 2015
Win 36-14-1 Fabiana Borges Kneebar FIVE SL ABS SF Gi 2015
Win 35-14-1 Tammi Musumeci Choke from back FIVE SL ABS 4F Gi 2015
Loss 34-14-1 Dominyka Obelenyte Points World Champ. ABS SF Gi 2015
Win 34-13-1 Ana Cordeiro Armbar World Champ. ABS 4F Gi 2015
Win 33-13-1 Luiza Monteiro Pts: 8x0 World Champ. ABS 8F Gi 2015
Win 32-13-1 Michelle Nicolini Choke from back World Champ. 58KG F Gi 2015
Win 31-13-1 Tammi Musumeci N/A World Champ. 58KG SF Gi 2015
Win 30-13-1 Vanessa Oliveira Pts: 6x0 World Pro ABS F Gi 2015
Win 29-13-1 Gabrielle Garcia Pts: 0x0, Pen World Pro ABS SF Gi 2015
Win 28-13-1 Jessica Cristina Footlock World Pro ABS 4F Gi 2015
Win 27-13-1 Nádia Melo Toe hold World Pro ABS R1 Gi 2015
Win 26-13-1 Michelle Nicolini Pts: 2x0 World Pro 55KG F Gi 2015
Win 25-13-1 Ariadne Oliveira Points World Pro 55KG F Gi 2015
Loss 24-13-1 Gabrielle Garcia Bread cutter an American ABS F Gi 2015
Win 24-12-1 Tammy Griego Kneebar Pan American ABS SF Gi 2015
Win 23-12-1 Megan Nevill Referee Decision Pan American ABS 4F Gi 2015
Win 22-12-1 Tammi Musumeci Kneebar Pan American 58KG F Gi 2015
Win 21-12-1 Chelsea Donner Ezekiel Pan American 58KG SF Gi 2015
Loss 20-12-1 Michele Nicolini Pts: 9x8 European 58KG F Gi 2015
Win 20-11-1 Laurence Cousin Toe hold European 58KG SF Gi 2015
Loss 19-11-1 Gabrielle Garcia Clock choke European ABS F Gi 2015
Win 19-10-1 Dominyka Obelenyte Referee Decision European ABS SF Gi 2015
Win 18-10-1 Laurence Fouillat Ezekiel European ABS 4F Gi 2015
Win 17-10-1 Nicole Inacio Armbar US Nat. Pro ABS F Gi 2015
Loss 16-10-1 Ana Cordeiro Kimura Long Beach Pro ABS F Gi 2014
Win 16-9-1 Karen Antunes Toe hold No Gi Worlds 56KG F No Gi 2014
Loss 15-9-1 Gabrielle Garcia Americana No Gi Worlds ABS F No Gi 2014
Win 15-8-1 Leanna Dittrich Pts: 3x0 No Gi Worlds ABS SF No Gi 2014
Win 14-8-1 Nyjah Easton Adv No Gi Worlds ABS 4F No Gi 2014
Win 13-8-1 Chelsea Donner Triangle American Nat. 58KG F Gi 2014
Win 12-8-1 Laura Hallock Choke from back Dallas Open ABS F Gi 2014
Win 11-8-1 Karen Antunes Toe hold Dallas Open 58KG F Gi 2014
Loss 10-8-1 Fernanda Mazzelli Pts: 9x0 World Champ. ABS R1 Gi 2014
Loss 10-7-1 Tammi Musumeci Palm to palm World Champ. 58KG SF Gi 2014
Win 10-6-1 Ariadne de Oliveira Points World Champ. 58KG 4F Gi 2014
Loss 9-6-1 Michelle Nicolini Armbar World Pro. 55KG R1 Gi 2014
Win 9-5-1 Kanako Inaba Mounted X choke FIVE Illinois 64KG F Gi 2014
Win 8-5-1 Chelsea Donner Pts: 2x0 FIVE Cali. 2 64KG F Gi 2014
Win 7-5-1 Pati Fontes Mounted X choke FIVE Cali. 2 64KG SF Gi 2014
Loss 6-5-1 Tammi Musumeci Pts: 2x2, Adv Pan American 58KG F Gi 2014
Win 6-4-1 Cristina Brandao Omoplata/Choke Pan American 58KG SF Gi 2014
Loss 5-4-1 Andresa Correa N/A Pan American ABS SF Gi 2014
Win 5-3-1 Talita Nogueira Pts: 4x4, Adv Pan American ABS 4F Gi 2014
Win 4-3-1 Sophia Drysdale Toe hold Las Vegas Open ABS F Gi 2013
Loss 3-3-1 Marina Ribeiro Points World Champ. 58KG SF Gi 2013
Loss 3-2-1 Luiza Monteiro Pts: 0x0, Adv Pan American 58KG F Gi 2013
Loss 3-1-1 Gabrielle Garcia Clock choke Pan American ABS SF Gi 2013
Win 3-0-1 Talita Nogueira Choke from back Pan American ABS 4F Gi 2013
Win 2-0-1 Lora Hallock Choke from back SA Pro Trials 56KG F Gi 2013
Draw 1-0-1 Michelle Nicolini N/A Metamoris 2 ABS SPF Gi 2013
Win 1-0 Luiza Monteiro Pts: 8x2 Copa Podio ABS SPF Gi 2013

Instructor Lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Helio GracieRoyler GracieWellington "Megaton" Dias → Mackenzie Dern[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Megaton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt List". Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  2. ^ "Grappling star Mackenzie Dern announces her switch to MMA". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  3. ^ "Gracie Humaita's Mackenzie Dern on Succeeding in Jiu Jitsu". Vice. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  4. ^ "IBJJF Black Belt Female Ranking". Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  5. ^ "ADCC 2015 results recap: Mackenzie Dern impresses in 60kg championship victory". Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  6. ^ "Mackenzie Dern is able to collar jiu-jitsu gold in Abu Dhabi". National. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  7. ^ "ADCC 2015 Profiles: Mackenzie Dern". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
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  9. ^ "Bio". Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  10. ^ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXOBhwhVQAA8UV4.jpg:large
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  12. ^ "Mackenzie Dern Bio". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  13. ^ Sherdog.com. "LFA 24 - Frincu vs. Millender". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  14. ^ "Top prospect Mackenzie Dern signs with Invicta FC". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  15. ^ "Mackenzie Dern signs with Invicta FC, meets Kaline Medeiros in Kansas City". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  16. ^ "VIDEO: Mackenzie Dern scores armbar win over Kaline Medeiros at Invicta FC 26". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  17. ^ "BJJ ace Mackenzie Dern hooks March UFC debut". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  18. ^ "UFC 222 results: Mackenzie Dern gets past gritty Ashley Yoder to win highly anticipated debut". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  19. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2018-03-14). "Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper slated for UFC 224". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  20. ^ "UFC 224 weigh-in results: Mackenzie Dern misses strawweight limit by seven pounds". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  21. ^ "UFC 224 results: Mackenzie Dern right hand drops Amanda Cooper, quick choke finishes the job". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  22. ^ a b "Mackenzie Dern | BJJ Heroes". BJJ Heroes. Retrieved 2018-02-19.

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