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Mackenzie Dern Excited About ADCC 2024 Return: “See How I Do Against The New Generation Girls”

Mackenzie Dern Excited About ADCC 2024 Return: “See How I Do Against The New Generation Girls”

Mackenzie Dern has received her ADCC 2024 invitation several weeks back…
And she appears to be excited about the prospect of competing in submission grappling again!

As she explained in a recent interview, it’s not so much about getting back to BJJ full time, but more so about challenging herself:

I was really wanting to kind of not, like, come back full time Jiu-Jitsu or anything like that…
But kind of just wanted to – I really felt like ADCC in 2015 (I) had won [it].

[I have a] very similar grappling style to MMA, you know, no-gi, kind of submission oriented…
I didn’t want to do like a super fight, and I kind of wanted to get back in with the new generation girls and see how I do with them.

Mackenzie Dern boasts an impressive resume, including multiple IBJJF world titles – as well as victories over seasoned competitors like Tammi Musumeci, Michelle Nicolini, and Gabi Garcia.

Since transitioning to mixed martial arts, Dern has earned a considerable success in the UFC’s strawweight division.
After a flawless 5-0 record in other promotions, she joined the UFC in 2018; securing notable wins before encountering several setbacks, including a loss to Amanda Ribas.

Despite facing adversity, Dern remains a prominent figure in the UFC’s strawweight division – consistently competing among the top contenders and maintaining her #8 ranking.