Mackenzie Dern, Nina Ansaroff Agree to Strawweight Bout at UFC Event on April 10

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 21, 2020


A pivotal strawweight clash between Nina Ansaroff and Mackenzie Dern is in the works for a UFC card on April 10.

ESPN was first to report the matchup. The Las Vegas-based promotion has not formally announced a location or headliner for the event.

After the birth of her daughter in 2018 and a loss to Amanda Ribas in her promotional return, Dern has enjoyed a productive 2020 in UFC competition. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu standout has won three consecutive bouts at 115 pounds, including a unanimous decison over Virna Jandiroba in her last outing at UFC 256 on Dec. 12. Dern suffered a broken nose in that victory and will undergo a minor procedure that will allow her to train for Ansaroff.

Ansaroff emerged as a person of interest at 115 pounds from 2017 to 2018, when she authored a four-bout winning streak that featured victories against the likes of Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill. After a decision loss to Tatiana Suarez at UFC 238 in June 2019, Ansaroff more than a year off to give birth to a daughter with fiancee Amanda Nunes.

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