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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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    45 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

45 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
33
15
#86e620
Choke from back
13
6
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
5
#d1212a
Armbar
9
4
#fad11b
Ezekiel
4
2
#f58822
Omoplata/Choke
4
2
#224aba
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#ff9124
Footlock
2
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
2
1
#22c9a5
Marcelotine
2
1
#fad223
Omoplata
2
1
#03861f
Botinha
2
1
#039a1f
Scissor choke
2
1
#03b41f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03c61f
Cross choke
2
1
#03d61f
Triangle
2
1
45
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Mackenzie Dern Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4328Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4473Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4476Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4662Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5085Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5087Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5422Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5473Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm-to-palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5474Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5765Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6026Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6184Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6340Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6625Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7209Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8015Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8606Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
8976Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9069Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS1/4F2016
9276Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9657Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10660Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
10871Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2European OpenABSSF2017
4258Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4342Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4471Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4995Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5084Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5086Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5257Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5258Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5310Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5472Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG1/4F2014
5689Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5690Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5720Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5762Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5764Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5766Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6132Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6181Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6183Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6339Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6605Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6607Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6622Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6624Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6850Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6851Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6857Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6861Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6866Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6868Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7201Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7202Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7205Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7207Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7436Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7438Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7440Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7630Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG1/4F2015
7635Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7637Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7706Leanna DittrichWToe holdAsian OpenABSSF2015
7707Isabelle SouzaWToe holdAsian OpenABSF2015
8014Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
8016Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
8017Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8018Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8602Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8603Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8604Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8605Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8687Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
8970Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
8971Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
8973Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
8975Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2016
9065Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG1/4F2016
9066Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9067Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9068Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9274Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9275Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9651Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9652Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9655Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
10032Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10283Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10284Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10656Eloisa SoutaWScissor chokeSouth American64KGF2016
10657Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS1/4F2016
10658Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016
10867Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWPts: 11x2European OpenABS1/4F2017
10990Carolina CarrielloWBow and arrowEuropean Open58KGSF2017
10991Emily ThylinWReferee DecisionEuropean Open58KGF2017
11093Pati FontesPati FontesWCross chokeF2W 25N/ASPF2017

Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Wilson (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Sophia Drysdale (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Lora Hallock (2013)

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