Mackenzie Dern is off to the UFC.
Dern (5-0) is considered one of the greatest female Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners of all time, as she’s won multiple gold medals in some of the most prestigious grappling tournaments around the world.
In 2016, Dern made her MMA debut to much fanfare. Competing for the Legacy Fighting Championship promotion (later the Legacy Fighting Alliance), the now 24-year-old won her first four professional bouts including a standout submission of Montana De La Rosa.
The promotion has yet to announce a main event for UFC 222, which is set for the T-Mobile Arena.
Dern recently spoke to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz about her desire to make the jump to the UFC: