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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, two respected members of the community. 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:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015*)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2015**)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016/2015)
  • FIVE Super League Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016/2015)
  • Copa Podio Superfight Champion (2013)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2012** brown, 2011 purple, 2010/2009/2008 blue)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2012/2011** brown, 2010/2009 blue + purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • FIVE Super League Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2012 brown, 2011** purple, 2010 blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pena (58,50 kg / 129.0 lbs)

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
Mounted X choke
4
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
4
2
#ff9124
Triangle
2
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
2
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
2
1
#fad223
Marcelotine
2
1
#03861f
Omoplata
2
1
#039a1f
Botinha
2
1
#03b41f
Scissor choke
2
1
#03c61f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03d61f
Cross choke
2
1
45
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (32%)
  • 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
Short choke
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
4422Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4567Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4570Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4765Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5200Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5202Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5539Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5595Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLShort chokeWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5596Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5888Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6158Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6328Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6484Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6775Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7372Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8205Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8813Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
9197Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9292Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS4F2016
9499Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9896Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10953Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
11202Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2European OpenABSSF2017
11896Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLChoke from backRio Fall OpenABSF2017
12804Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
13459E. KarpinenLPts: 4x2ADCC60+KG4F2017
4352Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4436Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4565Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2013
5098Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5199Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2014
5201Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5372Pati FontesPati FontesWMounted X chokeFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5373Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5426Kanako InabaWMounted X chokeFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5594Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG4F2014
5809Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5810Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5842Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5885Nyjah EastonNyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5887Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5889Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6276Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6325Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS4F2015
6327Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6483Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6755Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6757Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6772Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS4F2015
6774Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
7008Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
7009Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
7015Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
7019Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS4F2015
7024Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
7026Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7364Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7365Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7368Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7370Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2015
7606Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS4F2015
7608Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7610Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7801Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG4F2015
7806Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7808Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7883Leanna DittrichWToe holdAsian OpenABSSF2015
7884Isabelle SouzaWToe holdAsian OpenABSF2015
8204Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
8206Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
8207Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8208Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8809Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8810Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8811Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2016
8812Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8901Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
9191Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
9192Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
9194Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
9196Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2016
9288Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG4F2016
9289Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9290Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9291Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9497Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2016
9498Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9890Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9891Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9894Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS4F2016
10300Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10559Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10560Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10949Eloisa SoutaWScissor chokeSouth American64KGF2016
10950Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS4F2016
10951Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016
11198Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWPts: 11x2European OpenABS4F2017
11321Carolina CarrielloWBow and arrowEuropean Open58KGSF2017
11322Emily ThylinWReferee DecisionEuropean Open58KGF2017
11429Pati FontesPati FontesWCross chokeF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11895Katherine 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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