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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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    45 (61%)
  • 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
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
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Mackenzie Dern Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4345Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4490Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokePan AmericanABSSF2013
4493Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American58KGF2013
4679Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.58KGSF2013
5103Andresa CorreaLN/APan AmericanABSSF2014
5105Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KGF2014
5440Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniLArmbarWorld Pro.55KGR12014
5491Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPalm to palmWorld Champ.58KGSF2014
5492Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5786Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLAmericanaNo Gi WorldsABSF2014
6047Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroLKimuraLong Beach ProABSF2014
6209Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLClock chokeEuropeanABSF2015
6365Michele NicoliniLPts: 9x8European58KGF2015
6650Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaLBread cutterPan AmericanABSF2015
7238Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8050Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds56KGF2015
8642Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2016
9010Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 10x8Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9104Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2World ProABS1/4F2016
9311Andresa CorreaLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSF2016
9691Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSSF2016
10707Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 20x0South AmericanABSF2016
10919Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 5x2European OpenABSSF2017
4275Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4359Lora HallockWChoke from backSA Pro Trials56KGF2013
4488Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/4F2013
5012Sophia DrysdaleSophia DrysdaleWToe holdLas Vegas OpenABSF2013
5102Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5104Cristina BrandaoWOmoplata/ChokePan American58KGSF2014
5275Pati FontesPati FontesWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Cali. 264KGSF2014
5276Chelsea DonnerWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 264KGF2014
5328Kanako InabaWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE Illinois64KGF2014
5490Ariadne de OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.58KG1/4F2014
5707Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdDallas Open58KGF2014
5708Laura HallockWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5740Chelsea DonnerWTriangleAmerican Nat.58KGF2014
5783Nyjah EastonWAdvNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5785Leanna DittrichWPts: 3x0No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5787Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdNo Gi Worlds56KGF2014
6157Nicole InacioWArmbarUS Nat. ProABSF2015
6206Laurence FouillatWEzekielEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6208Dominyka ObelenyteDominyka ObelenyteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSSF2015
6364Laurence CousinLaurence CousinWToe holdEuropean58KGSF2015
6630Chelsea DonnerWEzekielPan American58KGSF2015
6632Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWKneebarPan American58KGF2015
6647Megan NevillWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6649Tammy GriegoWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2015
6878Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPointsWorld Pro55KGF2015
6879Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 2x0World Pro55KGF2015
6885Nádia MeloWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6889Jessica CristinaWFootlockWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6894Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWPts: 0x0, PenWorld ProABSSF2015
6896Vanessa OliveiraVanessa OliveiraWPts: 6x0World ProABSF2015
7230Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWN/AWorld Champ.58KGSF2015
7231Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KGF2015
7234Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7236Ana CordeiroAna CordeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7467Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWChoke from backFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7469Fabiana BorgesFabiana BorgesWKneebarFIVE SLABSSF2015
7471Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWToe holdFIVE SLABS3RD2015
7661Kethe EngenWToe holdADCC60KG1/4F2015
7666Bia MesquitaWReferee DecisionADCC60KGSF2015
7668Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 4x4, PenADCC60KGF2015
7741Leanna DittrichWToe holdAsian OpenABSSF2015
7742Isabelle SouzaWToe holdAsian OpenABSF2015
8049Emilie ThylinWKimuraNoGi Worlds56KGSF2015
8051Josephine MasielloWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
8052Emilie ThylinWToe holdNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8053Andresa CorreaWMarcelotineNoGi WorldsABSF2015
8638Yasmine WilsonWToe holdEuropean Open58KGF2016
8639Maria DoloresWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12016
8640Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8641Olga LyashevskaWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8722Rosie SnowWArmbarF2W Pro 4ABSSPF2016
9004Vianca JagerWBotinhaPan American58KGSF2016
9005Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American58KGF2016
9007Leah TaylorWToe holdPan AmericanABSR12016
9009Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2016
9100Ana AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KG1/4F2016
9101Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraWPts: 5x0World Pro55KGSF2016
9102Marina RibeiroMarina RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro55KGF2016
9103Anna KavouraWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9309Andresa LidiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9310Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9685Karen AntunesKaren AntunesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KGSF2016
9686Michelle NicoliniMichelle NicoliniWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2016
9689Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
10073Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1288KGSPF2016
10326Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGRR2016
10327Megan GreenWKneebarGrand Slam Tokyo70KGF2016
10703Eloisa SoutaWScissor chokeSouth American64KGF2016
10704Barbara GomesWOmoplata/chokeSouth AmericanABS1/4F2016
10705Joaquina BomfimJoaquina BomfimWAdvSouth AmericanABSSF2016
10915Venla LuukkonenVenla LuukkonenWPts: 11x2European OpenABS1/4F2017
11038Carolina CarrielloWBow and arrowEuropean Open58KGSF2017
11039Emily ThylinWReferee DecisionEuropean Open58KGF2017
11144Pati FontesPati FontesWCross chokeF2W 25N/ASPF2017

Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Wilson (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Sophia Drysdale (2012)

Mackenzie Dern vs Lora Hallock (2013)

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