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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

75 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (19%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    45 (60%)
  • 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
Omoplata/Choke
4
2
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
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
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Clock choke
25
2
#86e620
Armbar
13
1
#5AD3D1
Palm to palm
13
1
#d1212a
Americana
13
1
#fad11b
Kimura
13
1
#f58822
Bread cutter
13
1
#224aba
Choke from back
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mackenzie Dern Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4363Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4508Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4511Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4698Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5129Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5131Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5466Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5517Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm to palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5518Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5811Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6074Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6239Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6395Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6680Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7269Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8088Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8685Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
9067Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9162Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS4F2016
9369Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9766Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10802Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
11034Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2European OpenABSSF2017
11723Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLChoke from backRio Fall OpenABSF2017
12621Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
4293Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4377Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4506Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2013
5031Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5128Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2014
5130Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5301Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5302Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5354Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5516Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG4F2014
5732Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5733Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5765Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5808Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5810Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5812Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6187Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6236Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS4F2015
6238Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6394Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6660Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6662Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6677Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS4F2015
6679Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6909Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6910Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6916Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6920Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS4F2015
6925Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6927Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7261Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7262Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7265Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7267Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2015
7502Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS4F2015
7504Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7506Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7696Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG4F2015
7701Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7703Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7776Leanna DittrichWToe holdAsian OpenABSSF2015
7777Isabelle SouzaWToe holdAsian OpenABSF2015
8087Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
8089Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
8090Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8091Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8681Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8682Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8683Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2016
8684Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8772Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
9061Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
9062Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
9064Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
9066Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2016
9158Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG4F2016
9159Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9160Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9161Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9367Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2016
9368Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9760Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9761Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9764Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS4F2016
10157Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10412Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10413Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10798Eloisa SoutaWScissor chokeSouth American64KGF2016
10799Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS4F2016
10800Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016
11030Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWPts: 11x2European OpenABS4F2017
11153Carolina CarrielloWBow and arrowEuropean Open58KGSF2017
11154Emily ThylinWReferee DecisionEuropean Open58KGF2017
11260Pati FontesPati FontesWCross chokeF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11722Katherine JesusWPointsRio Fall OpenABSSF2017

Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Wilson (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Sophia Drysdale (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Lora Hallock (2013)

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