UFC Vegas 39: Marina Rodriguez ruins Mackenzie Dern’s showcase night with harsh lesson

Marina Rodriguez of Brazil punches Mackenzie Dern in their women's strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 09, 2021...

Surging strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez has dented two hype trains in 2021, first knocking out Amanda Ribas on Fight Island in January and now outlasting Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Mackenzie Dern on the scorecards during her second successive main event, after which she stressed a readiness to fight for UFC gold – displays like this make it feel inevitable.
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UFC Vegas 5: Big wins for Derek Brunson, Jennifer Maia and Vicente Luque

Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan full fight video highlights ...

On an eight-fight card from Las Vegas, #8 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson earned an impressive TKO victory to end rising star Edmen Shahbazyan’s 11-0 unbeaten record. There were also big wins for Vicente Luque and Jennifer Maia – the latter earning herself a flyweight title shot against Valentina Shevchenko next. Continue reading