Ashley Yoder vs. Mackenzie Dern, strawweight bout | This Saturday, UFC 222 Prelims | 8pm ET, LIVE on FS1

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.

Dern is one of the most highly-touted prospects in MMA history.

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.

WMMA Strawweight World Rankings

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.


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