The UFC has confirmed that Mackenzie Dern’s upcoming promotional debut will headline the FS1 preliminary portion of the UFC 222 event on March 3.
UFC president Dana White appeared on UFC Tonight this past Wednesday and indicated that Dern’s debut against Ashley Yoder will be the featured bout on the FS1 portion of the card.
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.
Meanwhile Yoder (5-3) will be looking to rebound from a two-fight losing streak since signing with the UFC, a pair of decisions.
UFC 222 takes place on March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The preliminary card headlined by Dern vs. Yoder will be aired on Fox Sports 1 from 8pm EST.