Mackenzie Dern and Ashley Yoder squared off for the UFC Women’s Strawweight bout in the prelims of tonight’s UFC 222 PPV in Las Vegas.
Mackenzie Dern makes her UFC debut on Saturday at UFC 222. Dern, a multiple-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion is 5-0 as a pro with three submission victories and two decision wins.
Dern improved to 6-0 overall. Yoder, a Team Quest fighter, dropped to 5-4. She’s 0-3 in the UFC, with all three fights going the distance.
Ashley Yoder who’s one of the biggest underdogs on the card.
Dern started with hard punches in the opening round. She clinches and lands a knee. Both Yoder and Dern exchanges knees and battle for a while but Dern couldn’t get her to the ground. Smooth Body kick from Yoder, flurry from Dern. Counter left by Yoder as Dern rumbles back in. After brawling for some time, Dern earn the upper hand.
By Round two, Dern consumes a left hand early, swarms forward to land a body kick, then eats more left hands, Inside leg kick from Dern, but Yoder cracked her with two straight lefts and dropped Dern with a left.
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In the round 3, leg kick from Dern, but Yoder with another solid left, but walks right into the clinch. Dern reverses position on the fence. Brawl for two minutes in. They got separate. Overhand right from Dern. Leg kick. Again. Left hook. Two minutes to go. Both women look exhausted, Yoder’s bleeding. Dern was looking for the choke. One minute to go. Yoder is doing a good job of defending. Dern adjusts but cannot secure the finish. The horn sounds to end the round.
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