Mackenzie Dern and Hannah Cifers faced each other in a women’s Strawweight clash tonight (Sat., May 30, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 9, which took place inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dern landed an early jab. As Cifer moved forward with a punch, Dern grabbed the clinch. Cifers landed some good defensive knees, flipping her foe into the fence. Then, Cifers framed the face and pushed her foe away. Dern went back to the jab and landed a left hook. Low kick from Cifers. Big right hand scored for Dern. Another right connected for Dern, who then landed a trip from the clinch. Somehow, Dern fell from top position, but Cifers continued to engage. Dern inverted and attacked a leg, pretty quickly securing the tap (watch highlights).
It wasn’t exactly pretty, but Dern earned the win! Her hands did look a bit better, and she is definitely deadly on the mat!
Result: Mackenzie Dern defeats Hannah Cifers via first-round kneebar
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