For the second time in 2021, Mackenzie Dern will step into the UFC cage on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 194.
In what might be her eighth battle with the promotion, Dern will face Marina Rodriguez, who sits one spot behind her at No. 6 within the newest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie strawweight rankings.
Dern’s profession so far has been an fascinating one. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has racked up 4 first-round finishes within the UFC utilizing numerous submission methods. Her hanging is steadily enhancing as nicely, which is an space her opponent excels, making this matchup an fascinating conflict of kinds.
If Dern is ready to move this robust take a look at on Saturday, can we lastly say she is a official title contender? If so, can we see her as a champion of the strawweight division sooner or later?
Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn and Matthew Wells talk about these subjects together with panelist/host John Morgan.
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