Mackenzie Dern Makes UFC Return After Pregnancy, Faces Amanda Ribas on Oct. 12
By: Tristen Critchfield Jul 29, 2019
Dern will make her first Octagon appearance in more than a year
when she faces Amanda
Ribas at a UFC Fight Night event on Oct. 12.
Multiple outlets have confirmed the booking following an initial
ESPN.com . Both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup,
which will take place at 115 pounds. The promotion has not yet
announced a venue for the ESPN+-streamed event, though it has been
rumored for San Francisco.
Dern took a hiatus to become a mother and gave birth to her
daughter, Moa, on June 9. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt last
appeared at UFC 224, where she improved her career mark to 7-0 with
a first-round submission of Amanda
Bobby Cooper in May 2018. Dern also owns a victory over
Yoder in UFC competition.
Ribas had a successful Octagon debut, submitting Emily
Whitmire in the opening stanza at UFC on ESPN 3. The
25-year-old Marcelo Ribas team representative is 7-1 as a pro, with
all but one of her victories coming inside the distance.