UFC’s Mackenzie Dern
I’m Pregnant …
But I’ll Fight Again Soon!!!
2/22/2019 6:17 AM PST
UFC rising star Mackenzie Dern just revealed she’s PREGNANT — but assures her fans she’ll get back in the Octagon to fight again after the baby is born.
The 25-year-old is 7-0 as a pro MMA fighter — with 2 of those wins in the UFC — and she’s been hailed as “the next Ronda Rousey” because of her dominant ground game.
But, her career will be put on hold for a while because Dern — who’s dating Brazilian pro surfer Wesley Santos — is now with child.
“God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom,” Mackenzie posted.
“I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing.”
As for her fighting future, Dern says … “I can’t wait to be back in the ring!”
Dern is considered one of the top female jiu-jitsu practitioners in the world. She famously defeated Gabi Garcia at the 2015 World Pro Open.
Dern made her UFC debut in March 2018 — defeating Ashley Yoder at UFC 222. She fought again in May 2018, beating Amanda Cooper in the 1st round at UFC 224.
During her May fight, Dern weighed in 7 pounds over the strawweight limit of 116 and she was fined 30% of her purse.
Unclear when the baby is due and when Dern expects to return to the Octagon.