A strawweight contest between Mackenzie Dern & Tecia Torres has been made official for the UFC 273 event on April 9.
Dern (11-2-0) saw the end of an impressive four-fight win streak in her last showing, dropping a unanimous decision to Marina Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Vegas 39. The 28-year-old feels as though she learnt some major lessons from the loss to Rodriguez and is ready to prove that to the world as she continues her quest for the UFC strawweight title.
Torres (13-5-0) is currently riding high on a career resurgence after going on an impressive three-fight win streak. The 32-year-old, also known as ‘The Tiny Tornado’, is coming off victories over Brianna Van Burren, Sam Hughes and Angela Hill. A victory over Dern could bring her very close to a title shot. Torres is currently 1-1 against UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, a trilogy fight could make a lot of sense further down the line.
UFC 273 takes place on April 9, 2022, from a location which is still to be officially announced. Stay tuned for more updates.