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Mackenzie Dern is an accomplished Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who is regarded as one of the top female grapplers of her generation. Dern is also known in jiu jitsu’s circuit as the daughter of the legendary “Wellington “Megaton” Dias and stepdaughter to “Luka” Dias. Mackenzie Dern started competing in BJJ’s adult division at the age of 14, winning the respect of the community by winning several important trophies as a teenager. Her grappling tuition has been closely followed by her father, and also Royler Gracie and Letícia Ribeiro.

Mackenzie Dern Biography

Full Name: Mackenzie Lynne Dern

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie >Royler Gracie > Wellington Dias > Mackenzie Dern

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2015 black, 2012 brown weight & absolute, 2011 purple, 2010, 2009 & 2008 blue)
  • World No Gi Champion (2015 black absolute, 2012 brown, 2011 weight & absolute, 2010 & 2009 blue/purple)
  • Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2015 weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2016/2015 black, 2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • FIVE Super League Champion (2015)
  • European Open Champion (2016, 2015 black, 2012 brown, 2011 purple weight & absolute, 2010 blue)
  • Copa Podio Superfight Champion (2013)

Favourite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pena (58kg/129lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Humaitá

Mackenzie Dern Biography

Mackenzie Dern was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 24, 1993. Being the daughter of one of the top BJJ black belts in the world, Dern started accompanying her father to the academy since she was a baby, and by the age of 3 she was already practising the gentle art with both her father and her stepmother Luciana Tavares.

Dern started competing at a very young age. With the experience gathered from starting as a toddler, she quickly dominated the kids grappling scene in the Arizona state. Being a natural at sports, Mackenzie Dern also competed in judo tournaments to keep her throwing techniques sharp.

As aforementioned, Mackenzie started competing in jiu jitsu’s adult division at the age of 14, around the same time when she decided to dedicate herself fully to the sport.

With a ton of talent, and the care of tremendous coaches such as her father, Wellington Dias and Leticia Ribeiro, Dern won the world championship in every belt on her way to black belt, a degree she reached before her 20th birthday.

Mackenzie Dern’s first fight as a black belt came in the shape of a superfight against a seasoned veteran of the sport, Luiza Monteiro, at the Copa Podio in January 2013, a fight Mackenzie won conclusively with an 8×2 scoreboard, moving on to fight at the European Open just a few weeks later, winning her weight division and cementing her name as one of the top featherweight black belts in the world.

Banner picture by BJJPix.com

Mackenzie Dern Grappling Record

62 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (19%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
36
13
#86e620
Choke from back
17
6
#5AD3D1
Armbar
8
3
#d1212a
Kneebar
8
3
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
2
#f58822
Ezekiel
6
2
#224aba
Footlock
3
1
#ff9124
Kimura
3
1
#bf1f6c
Marcelotine
3
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata
3
1
#fad223
Botinha
3
1
#03861f
Omoplata/Choke
3
1
#039a1f
Triangle
3
1
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Clock choke
29
2
#86e620
Armbar
14
1
#5AD3D1
Palm-to-palm
14
1
#d1212a
Americana
14
1
#fad11b
Kimura
14
1
#f58822
Bread cutter
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mackenzie Dern Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4263Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4408Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4411Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4597Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5015Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5017Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5351Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5398Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm-to-palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5399Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5689Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
5945Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6084Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6240Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6525Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7089Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7876Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8434Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
8804Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
8896Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS1/4F2016
9101Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9480Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
4200Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4277Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4406Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4928Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5014Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5016Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5187Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5188Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5240Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5397Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG1/4F2014
5614Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5615Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5645Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5686Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5688Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5690Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6032Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6081Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6083Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6239Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6505Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6507Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6522Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6524Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6738Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6739Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6745Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6749Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6754Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6756Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7081Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7082Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7085Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7087Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7307Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7309Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7311Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7500Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG1/4F2015
7505Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7507Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7875Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
7877Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
7878Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
7879Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8430Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8431Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8432Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8433Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8798Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
8799Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
8801Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
8803Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2016
8892Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG1/4F2016
8893Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
8894Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
8895Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9099Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9100Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9474Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9475Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9478Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9824Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016

Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Wilson (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Sophia Drysdale (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Lora Hallock (2013)

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