Strawweights collide at UFC 295.
Former UFC Champion Jessica Andrade enters her fifth fight this year against Mackenzie Dern. Andrade looks to bounce back from three-straight losses to Erin Blanchfield, Yan Xiaonan and Tatiana Suarez. Coming off a dominant performance over Angela Hill, Dern tries to make it two wins in a row.
The action takes place from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Dern fires leg kicks early. Andrade goes into the clinch, with Dern tripping her with a headlock. Andrade gets back up to the feet.
Andrade lands a leg kick. Dern swings multiple punches at Andrade. Andrade catches a kick from Dern. Dern and Andrade swing for the fences with the women tying each other up in the clinch. Andrade lands multiple leg kicks. Dern work behinds the jab. Dern attempts a takedown on Andrade, which she defends. Andrade drops Dern with a huge right hand. With seconds left in the round, Dern survives on the ground.
CDS: 10-9 Andrade
Dern fires a 1-2, Andrade returns with a leg kick. Dern goes for a takedown but fails, with Andrade punishing her for it with strikes. Andrade continues to find a home for her leg kicks. Andrade sits down Dern with a massive left hand. Andrade lets Dern back up and to batter her with more strikes on the feet. Dern returns fire, rocking Andrade only to be knocked down again with a punch. Dern comes back up to her feet. Andrade wastes no more time in the fight, knocking down Dern once more stop the contest.
Official result: Jessica Andrade defeats Mackenzie Dern via TKO (punches) in round 2 (3:15)
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