Highly touted WMMA prospect Mackenzie Dern has announced that she’s signed for Invicta FC.
The highly decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion turned MMA fighter announced the news yesterday on ‘The MMA Hour’ show.
The 24-year-old Dern also revealed that her first fight in the all-female promotion will be against Kaline Medeiros, who not so long ago had compiled a five-fight winning streak, which led her to what would prove to be an unsuccessful title shot against the champion at the time, Angela Hill.
As for Dern, she has so far put together a 4-0 start to her MMA career and recently made her flyweight debut, winning by first round submission.
However, it’s Dern’s grappling credentials that first helped her rise to fame. The daughter of BJJ ace Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias, Dern is an ADCC champion among many other accolades and was regarded as the No.1 female BJJ practitioner in the world prior to her transition to mixed martial arts.
Of course, Invicta FC is unlikely to be the final destination for Dern if all goes well as she’s previously indicated that her over-riding goal is to become a UFC champion.
In fact, she had initially set a goal to fight in the UFC by the end of 2017, but there’s no rush so it seems like a good idea to continue to allow her to get more experience under her belt before finally stepping up to the sports biggest stage.