It was only a matter of time before the BJJ world champion and undefeated MMA fighter, Mackenzie Dern, would make her UFC debut.
After going 4-0 under the Legacy FC/LFA banner, Dern would make the move to Invicta where she would defeat Kaline Medeiros via armbar at Invicta FC 26. Now, 5-0, Dern will face Ashley Yoder at UFC 222 on March 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Yoder is looking for her first UFC victory after losing a close decision to Justine Kish back in December 2016 at UFC Fight Night 102 in her Octagon debut, and then losing another decision to Angela Hill at the TUF 25 Finale back in July. Yoder was part of the TUF 23 cast and was not signed off of the show. Yoder earned her UFC opportunity following her a second-round submission victory over Amber Brown at Invicta FC 20 in November 2016.