Is It Too Soon To Talk About A Title Shot For Mackenzie Dern?

Mackenzie Dern kept her undefeated streak alive over the weekend, even if it was just by the skin of her teeth.

Dern earned a split decision victory over Ashley Yoder at UFC 222 using her superior grappling pedigree to keep the fight where she wanted it and take the win over the savvy veteran.

It wasn’t Dern’s most dominant win. In fact the fight was razor close leading into the third round. But the multiple time IBJJF world champion showed off her championship spirit and dominated in the final minutes and took the 29-28 decision on two of the three judges scorecards.

Although Dern still has work to do it’s clear that she is the real deal. With her first UFC win out of the way where does she go from here?

Watch the Trailer For Mackenzie Dern: True Warrior

Mackenzie Dern: True Warrior (Trailer)


Clearly she's in need of a few more wins before she's ready for the top echelon of the sport but looking at the UFC's Top 15 ranked straw-weights there are plenty of fights that make sense for the UFC newcomer. 

As the heavier straw-weights flee to the newly opened fly-weight division this could be perfect timing for Mackenzie to establish herself as a contender in the dwindling division.

Wherever she goes next, those who have been following her jiu-jitsu career closely know that it's just a matter of time before Mackenzie is a champion.

Watch Mackenzie Dern vs Gabi Garcia

Kennedy Maciel vs Marcio Andre Headlines Fight 2 Win 118

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Fight 2 Win is back to their usual format this Saturday, July 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a men’s 160lb black belt gi main event between Kennedy Maciel (Alliance) and Marcio Andre (Gustavo Dantes).

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DeBlass Takes KASAI Pro Superfight In Front Of New Jersey Home Town Crowd

KASAI announced today that Tom DeBlass will face Andrew Tevay at KASAI Pro 6 on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

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Back in April German grappler Meraz Avdoyan won all of his matches at the ADCC 2nd European Trials by submission– and without giving up a single point. 

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10th Planet Go 4-1 Versus All-Star Team at SUBVERSIV

10th Planet defended their SUBVERSIV Pro Team title 4-1 against the Red Bowie All Stars, with Geo Martinez taking a big win over Joao Miyao in the most intriguing match. 

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Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu vs Wrestling & 2 Rear Naked Strangles in MMA

Start your week off right with the Grappling Bulletin. 

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Sunday Study: Lepri, Arges, & Liera - 3 Ways to Sweep from DLR to X-Guard

Without question, the De la Riva (DLR) guard is one of the most versatile positions in the game. 

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SUBVERSIV Back With EBI Rules 5-on-5 Team Battle: 10th Planet vs All Stars

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Two teams will face off this Saturday, July 13 in Los Angeles, California when SUBVERSIV– a Fight 2 Win production– delivers their second card. The reigning SUBVERSIV Pro Team champs, 10th Planet, are bringing five of their top competitors to meet the Red Bowie team, a conglomerate of the company’s five most successful, sponsored athletes.

Kaynan Duarte and Yuri Simoes To Face Off For First Time At KASAI Pro 6

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KASAI have announced that Kaynan Duarte will face Yuri Simoes in the main event at 'KASAI Pro 6’ on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

Matheus Diniz and Josh Hinger To Roll It Back At KASAI Pro 6

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