Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Standout Mackenzie Dern Signs with Legacy FC for July Debut

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 17, 2016

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Mackenzie Dern has signed with Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championship.

Legacy FC announced the signing on Thursday. Dern is expected to make her mixed martial arts debut on July 22 in Dallas against an as yet to be named opponent. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Dern’s lengthy list of accomplishments on the grappling circuit include winning world titles at the 2015 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship at 132 pounds and the 2015 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship at 130 pounds. The 22-year-old, who is a black belt under her father, Wellington “Megaton” Dias, is likely to compete at 115 pounds in MMA.

Dern is currently training at the MMA Lab in preparation for her debut. The Arizona-based camp is home to the likes of Benson Henderson, Efrain Escudero, Bryan Barberena, and Jocelyn Jones Lybarger, among others.


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