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Mackenzie Dern reacts to ‘biggest learning experience,’ UFC Vegas 39 loss to Marina Rodriguez

Mackenzie Dern might have had her four-fight profitable streak snapped on Saturday, however she got here away with plenty of studying classes and an additional $50,000 in her checking account.

Dern misplaced a unanimous resolution to Marina Rodriguez in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 39. The jiu-jitsu specialist had a dominant second spherical the place she had her opponent on the mat for over 4 minutes, but Rodriguez was capable of survive and win the ultimate three rounds. The 115-pound headliner was awarded the occasion’s Fight of the Night award.

While Rodriguez strikes on to an enormous combat with hopes of a future strawweight title alternative, Dern goes again to the drafting board, as she revealed in a press release on Sunday through her Instagram.

“Yesterday wasn’t the end result I used to be coaching for, however this combat is the most important studying expertise for me,” Dern acknowledged. “Now I’ve loads to look again on and repair to change into a greater fighter! For certain a submission would have been nice however to have these rounds for me to work on is such a blessing.”

After turning into a mother, Dern returned to motion following a 17-month layoff and misplaced a unanimous resolution to Amanda Ribas at UFC Tampa in October 2019. She went on to select up submission wins over Hannah Cifers, Randa Markos, and Nina Nunes, together with a tough fought unanimous resolution over Virna Jandiroba at UFC 256.

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