Mackenzie Dern showed the power in her hands tonight at UFC 224 by flooring Amanda Cooper with an overhand right in the first round, but then it was her renewned submission skills that sealed the deal via rear-naked choke.
Short left for Cooper as the two step into range. Overhand right for Dern. A couple of straight punches get through for Cooper.
Dern looking to find a right home for her right hand. Another overhand for Dern just comes up short. Now a kick from Cooper.
Crushing overhand right for Dern sends Cooper to the mat and then she gets quickly to mount and works some punches and elbows, then takes Cooper’s back.
This is exactly where Cooper didn’t want to be in this fight and Dern quickly makes her pay with a rear-naked choke that soon forces the tapout at 2.27mins of the first round.