Mackenzie Dern

MMA Junkie’s ‘Submission of the Month’ for April: A unique one-armed choke

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best submissions from April 2021: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Submission of the Month” award for April. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, April 13: Big wins equal big moves all around

With UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship all in action this past week, there was some major moves made throughout the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings. Starting with ONE on TNT I last Wednesday, Adriano Moraes retained his flyweight title with a second-round knockout of Demetrious Johnson. With that...

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ABC 2: Is the Mike Perry experience over?

What mattered most at UFC on ABC 2 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings …

Mackenzie Dern explains why she didn’t believe coach Jason Parillo during UFC 256 win

nt" LAS VEGAS – When Mackenzie Dern wanted to sharpen her striking to help back up her world-class grappling skills, she put her trust in seasoned coach Jason Parillo. But, while her hands were noticeably improved in her unanimous decision win over Virna Jandiroba at UFC 256, she revealed...

MMA Junkie’s ‘Submission of the Month’ for May: An ankle lock out of nowhere

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best submissions from May 2020: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Submission of the Month” award for May. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Hannah Cifers vs. Mackenzie Dern in the works for UFC event on May 23

Seems Mackenzie Dern will return to action next month. The jiu-jitsu star has a strawweight bout against Hannah Cifers in the works for a May 23 UFC event. The news was first reported by MMA Fighting and later confirmed by MMA Junkie’s Nolan King. The UFC has yet to announce...

Mackenzie Dern expects both good and bad publicity after UFC on ESPN+ 19 weigh-ins

TAMPA, Fla. – Mackenzie Dern has built up a reputation as having a flare for the dramatic when it comes to stepping on the scale. In her seven career pro fights, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has missed weight three times. At an official UFC media day held Thursday,...

Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas planned for UFC on ESPN+ 19

One of the sport’s hottest prospects returns to the UFC in October following a 14-month absence. Mackenzie Dern will meet Amanda Ribas in a strawweight fight at UFC on ESPN+ 19. MMA Junkie confirmed the bout through a person with knowledge of the situation following an initial report by...

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