Friday night at the Legacy Fighting Alliance 24 event, Mackenzie Dern emerged victorious in her flyweight debut, submitting Mandy Polk in the very first round by way of a rear-naked choke.
Dern (3-0) improves her undefeated record to 4-0-0. The 24-year-old is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and world-champion MMA grappler. She made a highly publicized professional MMA debut in 2016 as part of the strawweight division. In her last two fights she has failed to make weight, hence the successful move up to 125-pounds. The Arizona native feels as though she is ready to compete for the UFC and is confident in her abilities to become a champion in the organization.
Legacy Fighting Alliance 24, also known as “LFA 24: Frincu vs. Millender”, took place on Friday 13 October from the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The event was aired live on AXS TV from 9:00pm EST.