Female Black Belt of the Year: Mackenzie Dern
Mackenzie Dern already had the respect and the hearts of the jiu-jitsu world, so it's no surprise that she adds the title of Female Black Belt of the Year to her resume.
The IBJJF European, Pan and World champion, Dern also picked up a number of high-profile superfight wins and went 2-0 in MMA in 2016.
Always entertaining, endlessly positive, aggressive during matches and humble off the mat, Dern's rise to the top of the jiu-jitsu world is marked with her being named FloGrappling 2016 Female Black Belt of the Year.
• Mackenzie Dern
• Andresa Correa
• Gezary Matuda
• Dominyka Obelenyte
• Nathiely de Jesus
• Beatriz Mesquita