June 2, 2023

WMMA Rankings’ Fighter of the Week: Mackenzie Dern

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WMMA Rankings is thrilled to announce Mackenzie Dern as the Fighter of the Week for the week ending May 21. Dern’s exceptional headlining performance at UFC Vegas 73 solidified her position as one of the top contenders in the strawweight division and earned her this prestigious recognition.

The Fighter of the Week distinction, introduced by WMMA Rankings, aims to celebrate outstanding performances by women fighters in the realm of mixed martial arts. Last week, Tainara Lisboa received this honor for her impressive submission victory over Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Charlotte.

Mackenzie Dern’s performance at UFC Vegas 73 was nothing short of dominant. From the moment the fight began, Dern showcased her striking power, landing significant shots that visibly affected her opponent, Angela Hill. Dern’s ground game expertise was also on full display, as she relentlessly pursued submissions and unleashed punishing ground and pound.

Dern’s victory at UFC Vegas 73 was a remarkable rebound from her previous fight, where she suffered a majority decision loss to Yan Xiaonan. This win not only showcased her resilience but also reestablished her as a formidable force in the strawweight division.

WMMA Rankings applauds Mackenzie Dern for her remarkable headlining performance and proudly presents her with the Fighter of the Week recognition for the week ending May 21. Keep following WMMA Rankings for the latest updates, rankings, and highlights from the world of women’s MMA.

To learn more about Tainara Lisboa, last week’s Fighter of the Week, and her impressive victory at UFC Charlotte, click HERE.

Note: WMMA Rankings, an independent organization, selects the Fighter of the Week based on editorial judgment and analysis.

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