Mackenzie Dern has been flying under the radar for the majority of last year. She last fought in May 2018 after that weight debacle. Since then Dern has spent time in the UFC performance institute but she’s also been largely MIA from the scene.
She initially planned a March return to MMA in the strawweight division but now these plans are going to put on hold as Mackenzie Dern (25) has just announced that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend, pro surfer, Wesley Santos:
God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️ I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring! 🥊🥋
Santos also announced the news on his IG:
Thank you God, IM GOING TO BE A DAD! So much happiness overflowing our hearts @mackenziedern ! We received a very special blessing that will completely change our lives. I am positive there is nothing better that could have happened with us. Come with lots of health because LOVE we already have SO MUCH for you 🍼❤ ! We love you
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God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️ I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring! 🥊🥋 • • • • • Deus faz tudo perfeito!!! Estou muito feliz em poder dividir com vcs essa notícia! Vou ser Mãe!!!! Amo tanto essa minha família, agora tenho mais uma motivação dentro e fora do octógono!! Que esse/essa bebe venha com muita saúde. Agradeço Deus por essa benção 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️. Também quero agradecer todos meus fãs e patrocinadores pelo apoio durante todas as fases da vida e não vejo a hora de voltar as lutas🥋🥊
Mackenzie and Wesley:
We wish the couple lots of love and happiness in this next phase of their lives!
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