UFC Fighters React To The Victorious UFC Debut Of Mackenzie Dern

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom Mackenzie Dern made her octagon debut over the weekend. Now fighters are coming forward with their reactions to the grappling ace’s first time under the UFC banner.

Mackenzie Dern is a former ADCC champion and a former No. 1 ranked IBJJF competitor. After taking over the world of BJJ, Dern decided to try her skills at the sport of mixed martial arts.

The BJJ phenom turned fighter was on an undefeated streak with a record of 5-0 when she finally made her way to the octagon. Following a win over Kaline Medeiros under the Invicta FC promotion, Dern earned a shot at Ashley Yoder on the UFC 222 fight card.

UFC 222 went down Saturday night, March 3, inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Dern faced off against Ashley Yoder in the night’s featured FS1 prelim, just shy of the live pay-per-view main card.

Dern and Yoder ultimately went the distance, with Dern earning a split decision victory over her opponent. Now fighters are coming forward with their thoughts over Dern’s performance.

Check out what many fighters had to say within the Twitter posts below:

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