Mackenzie Dern : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career

Mackenzie Dern is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career

Mackenzie Dern : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career
Mackenzie Dern
  Bio
Name Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos
Birthdate ( Age) March 24, 1993
Place of Birth Phoenix, Arizona, US
Nationality Brazilian-American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Wesley Santos
Children Moa Dern Santos
Parents Wellington “Megaton” Dias , Luciana Tavares (Step-mother)
Education Ironwood High School
Profession Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist
Net Worth $1 Million - $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

She is a former world No. 1 ranked IBJJF competitor, currently ranked 6th among the female divisions.She is an ADCC and no gi BJJ (black belt) World Champion.As of August 9, 2021, she is #4 UFC women's strawweight rankings and she is #12 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

Early Life and Family

Dern was born in Arizona, the daughter of Wellington "Megaton" Dias, a highly decorated grappling competitor himself.As a child, she grew up travelling back and forth between Arizona and her father's native Brazil.Dern began training by the age of three and practicing with her father and stepmother who is also a black belt, Luciana Tavares. 

Mackenzie started competing at a young age, and began competing in the adult divisions at 14 years old. She has won a world championship in every belt level as she progressed to black belt rank, which was awarded to her by her father in December 2012, three months prior to her 20th birthday.She graduated from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona.

Mackenzie Dern Husband, Is Mackenzie Dern Married

Mackenzie Dern married woman with her boyfriend, Wesley Santos.Wesley is a professional surfer.The couple for a short time and were first seen publicly around mid-2018. After that, the two walked down the aisle, and just on June 9, 2019, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Moa.

Mackenzie Dern Net Worth

Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million - $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Dern was scheduled to make her mixed martial arts debut against Kenia Rosas at Legacy FC 58.She won her debut by unanimous decision.Dern was scheduled to fight Montana De La Rosa at Legacy FC 61. The bout was initially scheduled to be contested at strawweight, but was later changed to catchweight, as Dern missed weight by 2.8 lbs.She won the fight by a first round submission.

Dern was scheduled to fight Katherine Roy at LFA 6. Dern came in overweight for the second time in a row, missing weight by four pounds, and had to forfeit 20% of her purse.She won the fight by unanimous decision.Dern moved up to flyweight for her fourth professional fight, being scheduled to fight Mandy Polk at LFA 24.She beat Polk by a first-round rear-naked choke.

Dern faced Amanda Cooper on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224.At the weigh-ins, Dern weighed in at 123 pounds, 7 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight upper limit of 116 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Dern was fined 30% of her purse.Dern won the fight via submission through a rear naked choke in the first round.

After a hiatus from maternity leave, Dern faced Amanda Ribas on October 12, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 19.She lost the fight via unanimous decision.Dern was expected to face Ariane Carnelossi on April 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 173.Carnelossi was forced to withdraw from the bout due to travel restriction.

Dern was scheduled to face Hannah Cifers on April 25, 2020. However, on April 9 the promotion announced that this event was postponed.The pairing eventually took place on May 30, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns.Dern won the fight with a first round kneebar - becoming the first woman to finish a fight by any form of leg lock in UFC history.This win also earned her her first Performance of the Night award.

Dern faced Randa Markos on September 19, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 178.She won the fight via submission in the first round.This win earned her her second straight Performance of the Night award.Dern faced Virna Jandiroba on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256.

Dern won the fight by unanimous decision.Dern faced Nina Nunes on April 10, 2021 at UFC on ABC 2.She won the bout via first round armbar.This win earned her a Performance of the Night award.Dern faced Marina Rodriguez on October 9, 2021 on UFC Fight Night 194.She lost the fight via unanimous decision.This fight earned her the Fight of the Night award.