This Saturday’s UFC 222 preliminary card is set to feature the highly anticipated promotional debut of Mackenzie Dern when she takes on Ashley Yoder.
Yoder (5-3) will be searching for her first UFC victory after dropping hard-fought decisions to Justine Kish and Angela Hill. The 30-year-old was a member of The Ultimate Fighter 23 back in 2016, coached by former UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She owns a notable submission win over top Invicta FC atomweight contender Amber Brown.
Dern (5-0) is one of the most decorated women in BJJ history, having won World Cup gold medals, two World Jiu Jitsu Championship golds, and one gold at the ADCC. The 24-year-old has picked up an undefeated 5-0 record, three first-round submissions and two unanimous decisions.
UFC 222 takes place this Saturday March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The preliminary card featuring Yoder vs. Dern will be aired live on Fox Sports 1 from 8pm EST.