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Dern Eyes UFC Return In March…As A Strawweight

Mackenzie Dern is off to a scorching start to her professional mixed marital arts (MMA) career, going 7-0 including winning her first two fights inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon.

Though it’s not to say that the jiu-jitsu ace hasn’t had her fair share of troubles, specifically when it comes to making weight. In three of her seven fights, Dern has come in heavy on the scale, including missing weight by a whopping seven pounds her last time out at UFC 224.

While she did prove victorious, submitting Amanda Cooper in the very first round, the massive scale fail wasn’t a good look. But don’t expect her to move up to Flyweight, as ESPN’s Ariel Helwani recently reported that sources close to Dern have stated she will remain at 115-pounds.

Considered one of the hottest prospects in all of women’s MMA, Dern does have the chance to become a massive superstar if she keeps racking up the wins. However, another hiccup on the scale could hurt her stock (and purse), and eventually leave her no choice but to move up.

Nevertheless, Mackenzie looks to return to action in March, and there are several events lined up already that she can land on. Care to offer up a few suggestions as to who her next challenge should be?

Here’s ours.

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Video! Cooper Snubs Dern Handshake Twice At UFC 224 Weigh Ins

Rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern didn’t fare too well on the scales earlier today (Fri., May 11, 2018) for her bout with Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, missing weight by seven pounds.

While Cooper wasted little time speaking publicly about the “disgrace” shown by her young Brazilian opponent, she relied on some stone-cold antics during UFC 224’s ceremonial weigh ins (full replay here) when coming face-to-face with Dern.

In the above video courtesy of MMA Fighting, Dern can be seen extending her hand for a shake twice. Once before her staredown with Cooper and another time after the two broke eye contact. To Dern’s surprise, Cooper denied both of her handshakes like a trug gangster.

Can you blame Cooper?

Dern came in seven pounds over weight while Cooper did what she was supposed to do to hit the strawweight benchmark. If there was ever a time to snub an opponent of a friendly handshake this was it.

Only time will tell if Dern’s significant weight advantage will play a factor in the two’s showdown tomorrow night on UFC 224’s pay-per-view (PPV) main card. Dern will be looking to push her undefeated professional record to 7-0 while Cooper attempts to steal the Brazilian’s momentum and set herself apart at 115 pounds.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 224 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Mackenzie Dern Relocated Training Camp from MMA Lab to California Ahead of UFC 224

UFC strawweight Mackenzie Dern has left the camp where she began her mixed martial arts career.
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Mackenzie Dern to Face Amanda Bobby Cooper at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern’s sophomore Octagon appearance will come at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, as she requested.
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Mackenzie Dern to Face Amanda Bobby Cooper at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern’s sophomore Octagon appearance will come at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, as she requested.
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UFC 222: Mackenzie Dern vs Ashley Yoder on tap for March 3 in Las Vegas

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is about to spice up its women’s strawweight division with the addition of regional import Mackenzie Dern, the much-hyped jiu-jitsu champion who compiled a perfect 5-0 record in the wake of her pro debut in summer 2016.

That’s according to MMA Fighting.

After mopping up the cage in Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC), which later became Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) thanks to a merger with Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA), Dern made a pit stop in Invicta FC, where she promptly subbed Kaline Medeiros.

Hoping to make her feel unwelcome is The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 23 veteran Ashley Yoder (5-3), who also made some noise on the local circuit before getting her feet wet in UFC. Unfortunately, her success under the WME | IMG banner was not unlike her stint on the FOX Sports 1 reality show, as “Spider Monkey” is winless in two trips to the Octagon.

That includes last July’s unanimous decision loss to Angela Hill.

Dern vs. Yoder is scheduled for the upcoming UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) event, taking place Sat., March 3, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, though it’s unclear at this time if their 115-pound showdown will be featured on PPV, or relegated to the FOX Sports 1/Fight Pass “Prelims” card.

Expect more UFC 222 fight card announcements in the coming weeks.

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Mackenzie Dern – The Next Big Female Prospect?

We devour our heroes in MMA, much like a black widow spider eats her mate, so of course we’re always hungry for the next big thing, the prospect who thrills us with promises of greatness. We chewed up and spit out Ronda Rousey, and before her it was Gina Carano. Who’s next? I don’t know […]

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Mackenzie Dern – The Next Big Female Prospect?

We devour our heroes in MMA, much like a black widow spider eats her mate, so of course we’re always hungry for the next big thing, the prospect who thrills us with promises of greatness. We chewed up and spit out Ronda Rousey, and before her it was Gina Carano. Who’s next? I don’t know […]

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Curtis Millender KOs Matthew Frincu in LFA 24 Headliner; Mackenzie Dern Nets Submission

The sickening sound of shin meeting skull told the audience all it needed to know.
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Curtis Millender KOs Matthew Frincu in LFA 24 Headliner; Mackenzie Dern Nets Submission

The sickening sound of shin meeting skull told the audience all it needed to know.
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