Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting any time soon in the UFC, and it’s for a good reason.
The undefeated strawweight, who last competed in the UFC in May 2018, announced on Friday that she’s expecting a baby with her boyfriend Wesley Santos, a professional surfer from Brazil.
”God makes everything so perfect,” Dern wrote on social media. “I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more huge motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing.”
”I can’t wait to be back in the ring.”
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God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing @santoswesley ❤️ I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring! • • • • • Deus faz tudo perfeito!!! Estou muito feliz em poder dividir com vcs essa notícia! Vou ser Mãe!!!! Amo tanto essa minha família, agora tenho mais uma motivação dentro e fora do octógono!! Que esse/essa bebe venha com muita saúde. Agradeço Deus por essa benção @santoswesley ❤️. Também quero agradecer todos meus fãs e patrocinadores pelo apoio durante todas as fases da vida e não vejo a hora de voltar as lutas
Dern (7-0) has gone unbeaten inside the Legacy FC, LFA and Invicta FC cages before making the transition to the Octagon last year. In less than a three-month span, Dern beat Ashley Yoder via split decision at UFC 222 before submitting Amanda Cooper at UFC 224.