Mackenzie Dern UFC debut

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  1. Forceof1 Blue Belt

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    It's official- http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Un...-Debut-at-UFC-222-Against-Ashley-Yoder-130715

    Mackenzie Dern is bound for the Ultimate Fighting Championship already.

    The undefeated 24-year-old grappling ace will reportedly make her Octagon debut at UFC 222, facing Ashley Yoder in a strawweight contest. MMA Fighting was first to confirm the bout on Monday.

    UFC 222 is scheduled to take place on March 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    Dern, the daughter of accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor “Megaton” Wellington Dias, is a two-time BJJ world champion as a black belt, in addition to having won the 132-pound category at the 2015 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship. Since making her MMA debut in July 2016, Dern has racked up a 5-0 record in the cage. Most recently, Dern armbarred Kaline Medeiros in the third round at Invicta Fighting Championships 26 on Dec. 8.

    Yoder, 30, competed on the 23rd season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” defeating Jodie Esquibel before being eliminated from the show by Kate Jackson. “The Spider Monkey” has gone 0-2 in her first two official UFC bouts, dropping unanimous decisions to Justine Kish and Angela Hill.
    Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Un...ainst-Ashley-Yoder-130715#36Pmu0ZOQvOCXLFY.99

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  2. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    I read about this. I think it's cool. It's great to have such a good representation of jiu jitsu in there. I just hope she is able to make weight. I say this not to be a hater but it has been a problem in the past. I know I will be watching for sure.
     
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  3. Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    Glad they are not starting her out with someone who would destroy her. I hope they build her slowly
     
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  5. vcmmafan Dark Knight Returns

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    They are starting her with a purple belt bjj opponent
     
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    "Hai guys...check out my new blanket"
     
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  8. Cappy Goodtime White Belt

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    It sounds like they're giving her a can.
     
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    Go Kenzie. Been telling everyone on this forum that she was going to make it to the ufc Years ago.
     
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  10. Zefram Cochrane Red belt in warp theory and practice.

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    She's scheduled for 115, I won't keep my hopes up.
     
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    Well, my Future Ex-Wife is a beast but I agree those that question her discipline in making 115. Although she did well recently. Let's see if she's consistent.
     
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    Isn't her wrestling kind of shitty? I only saw one of her fights... the one where she had the girl mounted and back mounted for almost 15 min straight and still couldn't finish her.
     
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    Danger Danger!!! collision looms....hypetrain on the same track as a bus full of those not convinced.

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    At least she won't be commentating, that last Metamoris was painful to listen to a few times.
     
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    Those she has...
     
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    I hope she wins, I like watching high-level grapplers in mma. Strikes make it even more exciting.
     
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    You mean the one where she was commenting with Jeff? Man, that was painful. I can’t remember which event Royce Gracie was commentating at, but that was painful too.
     
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