We’ve written a handful of ‘Sports Crush’ posts since we launched ‘America’s White Boy.’ We have spotlighted a few UFC women fighters (Paige VanZant, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate). The response has been great, so we decided to profile another talented female fighter who is now with Invicta FC, the American/Brazilian Strawweight Mackenzie Dern.
Dern is the daughter of famous grappler Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias. She has been training since she was 3 and was the #1 ranked female in jiu-jitsu when she decided to go into mixed-martial arts in 2015.
Dern is currently 4-0 and just signed a contract with Invicta FC and will make her strawweight debut against Kaline Medeiros. The 24-year old will no doubt find her way into the UFC soon.
See why we are crushing on MMA fighter Mackenzie Dern.
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.