After failing to make weight in her first two professional MMA appearances, BJJ ace Mackenzie Dern (3-0 MMA) will move up to the 125-pound division to face Mandy Polk (3-3) at Legacy Fighting Alliance 24.
Mackenzie Dern will move from the 115-pound division to the 125-pound division for her first since March. The weight class change should come as no surprise, as Dern has struggled to make 115 several times in the past.
Her opponent at LFA 24 will be Mandy “Misdemeanor” Polk. Polk holds a professional record of 3-3. Of her victories, one comes by way of submission and two by decision. Polk has never been submitted. She has faced the likes of Rebecca Ruth, and most recently, Katy Collins.
In less than a year as a pro, Dern raked up three straight wins, one by submission and two by decision. She holds victories over current TUF 26 competitor Montana Stewart, Kenia Rosas, and Katherine Roy. Dern will look to extend her record to 4-0. She is a worldly grappler with a developing striking game.
LFA 24 takes place at the Comercia Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 13th.
Are you excited to see Dern back in action? How do you think she will perform at 125?