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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
4361Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4506Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4509Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4696Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5126Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5128Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5463Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5514Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm to palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5515Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5809Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6073Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6238Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6394Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6679Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7268Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8083Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8678Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
9060Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9155Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS1/4F2016
9362Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9757Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10790Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
11019Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2European OpenABSSF2017
11708Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLChoke from backRio Fall OpenABSF2017
4291Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4375Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4504Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/4F2013
5029Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5125Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5127Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5298Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5299Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5351Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5513Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG1/4F2014
5730Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5731Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5763Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5806Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5808Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5810Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6186Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6235Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6237Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6393Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6659Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6661Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6676Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6678Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6908Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6909Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6915Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6919Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6924Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6926Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7260Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7261Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7264Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7266Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7500Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7502Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7504Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7694Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG1/4F2015
7699Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7701Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7774Leanna DittrichWToe holdAsian OpenABSSF2015
7775Isabelle SouzaWToe holdAsian OpenABSF2015
8082Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
8084Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
8085Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8086Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8674Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8675Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8676Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8677Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8765Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
9054Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
9055Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
9057Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
9059Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2016
9151Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG1/4F2016
9152Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9153Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9154Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9360Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9361Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9751Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9752Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9755Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
10148Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10403Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10404Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10786Eloisa SoutaWScissor chokeSouth American64KGF2016
10787Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS1/4F2016
10788Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016
11015Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWPts: 11x2European OpenABS1/4F2017
11138Carolina CarrielloWBow and arrowEuropean Open58KGSF2017
11139Emily ThylinWReferee DecisionEuropean Open58KGF2017
11245Pati FontesPati FontesWCross chokeF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11707Katherine 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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