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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

67 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
33
13
#86e620
Choke from back
15
6
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
5
#d1212a
Armbar
10
4
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
5
2
#f58822
Ezekiel
5
2
#224aba
Omoplata/Choke
5
2
#ff9124
Triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
3
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
3
1
#fad223
Marcelotine
3
1
#03861f
Omoplata
3
1
#039a1f
Botinha
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Mackenzie Dern Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4309Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4454Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4457Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4643Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5063Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5065Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5399Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5450Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm-to-palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5451Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5742Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6004Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6158Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6314Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6599Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7171Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7967Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8541Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
8911Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9003Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS1/4F2016
9210Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9590Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10542Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
4246Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4323Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4452Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4976Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5062Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5064Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5235Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5236Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5288Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5449Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG1/4F2014
5666Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5667Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5697Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5739Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5741Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5743Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6106Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6155Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6157Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6313Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6579Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6581Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6596Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6598Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6817Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6818Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6824Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6828Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6833Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6835Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7163Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7164Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7167Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7169Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7398Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7400Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7402Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7591Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG1/4F2015
7596Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7598Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7966Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
7968Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
7969Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
7970Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8537Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8538Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8539Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8540Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8622Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
8905Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
8906Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
8908Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
8910Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2016
8999Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG1/4F2016
9000Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9001Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9002Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9208Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9209Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9584Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9585Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9588Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9951Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10169Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10170Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10539Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS1/4F2016
10540Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016

Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Wilson (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Sophia Drysdale (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Lora Hallock (2013)

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