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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
Omoplata
2
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
2
1
#22c9a5
Scissor choke
2
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03861f
Cross choke
2
1
#039a1f
Triangle
2
1
#03b41f
Footlock
2
1
#03c61f
Kimura
2
1
#03d61f
Marcelotine
2
1
45
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (35%)
  • 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
4348Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4493Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4496Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4683Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5113Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5115Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5450Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5501Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm to palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5502Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5796Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6060Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6225Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6381Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6666Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7255Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8070Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8665Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
9047Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9142Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS1/4F2016
9349Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9744Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10775Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
10993Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2European OpenABSSF2017
11682Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLChoke from backRio Fall OpenABSF2017
4278Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4362Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4491Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/4F2013
5016Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5112Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5114Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5285Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5286Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5338Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5500Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG1/4F2014
5717Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5718Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5750Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5793Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5795Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5797Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6173Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6222Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6224Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6380Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6646Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6648Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6663Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6665Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6895Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6896Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6902Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6906Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6911Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6913Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7247Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7248Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7251Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7253Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7487Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7489Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7491Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7681Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG1/4F2015
7686Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7688Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7761Leanna DittrichWToe holdAsian OpenABSSF2015
7762Isabelle SouzaWToe holdAsian OpenABSF2015
8069Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
8071Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
8072Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8073Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8661Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8662Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8663Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8664Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8752Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
9041Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
9042Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
9044Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
9046Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2016
9138Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG1/4F2016
9139Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9140Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9141Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9347Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9348Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9738Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9739Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9742Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
10133Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10388Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10389Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10771Eloisa SoutaWScissor chokeSouth American64KGF2016
10772Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS1/4F2016
10773Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016
10989Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWPts: 11x2European OpenABS1/4F2017
11112Carolina CarrielloWBow and arrowEuropean Open58KGSF2017
11113Emily ThylinWReferee DecisionEuropean Open58KGF2017
11219Pati FontesPati FontesWCross chokeF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11681Katherine 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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