Women are truly dangerous creatures when they are passionate and determined about something.
Just after giving birth, Mackenzie Dern returned to one of the competitive and physically taxing sports, UFC(Ultimate Fighting Championship). For the information, she returned four months after her daughter’s birth.
Blessed with athleticism and trained by her parents, Mackenzie learned martial arts from an early age.
Thanks to her quick adaptability and discipline, Dern has been successful in his professional martial arts career.
Not to mention, Mackenzie is a former world no. 1 ranked IBJJF competitor and is ranked sixth in the female division. Added to that, she is also a black belt holder in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Putting her achievements to light, today, we will focus more on Dern’s life. We will also include information on her life, career, and more. Make sure to read till the end to find more.
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Mackenzie Dern: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos|
|Birth Date||March 24, 1993|
|Birth Place||Phoenix, Arizona, US|
|Known as||Mackenzie Dern|
|Education||Ironwood High School|
|Father’s Name||Wellington “Megaton” Dias|
|Mother’s Name||Luciana Tavares (Step-mother)|
|Age||29 Years Old|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches (163 cm)|
|Weight||52 kgs(115 lbs)|
|Eye color||Dark brown|
|Profession||Professional Mixed Martial Artist|
|Rank||A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu|
|Spouse||Wesley Santos (a professional surfer)|
|Kid||Moa Dern Santos (daughter)|
|Net Worth||around $1.5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||UFC VENUM Mackenzie Dern Authentic Fight Night Women’s Walkout Jersey|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Who is Mackenzie Dern? Where is she from?
The former number 1, Mackenzie Dern, is a professional mixed martial artist and UFC fighter. Her full name is Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos.
Born in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, the United States of America, she is the daughter of Wellington “Megaton” Dias, a highly praised grappling competitor, and her step-mother, Luciana Tavares, a black belt holder herself.
So, in a sense, Dern grew up knowing martial arts. As expected, she followed the steps of her parents and began training at the age of three.
Likewise, supported by her parents, Dern started competing at a young age and later in the adult divisions at 14.
Apart from her early training, Dern has two half-siblings: Korah and Merrick. Despite being born as an American citizen, she is originally of Brazilian descent.
As part of her upbringing, Dern is fluent in Portuguese, her primary tongue, and English.
Also, this American martial artist graduated from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona. But after that, she pursued her professional career in martial art.
How old is Mackenzie Dern?- Age and Body Measurements
Surrounded by professional martial artists, Mackenzie Dern grew up picking those up from her early age at three.
Twenty-five years, Dern is 29 Years Old and is still pursuing her career as an MMA fighter. Likewise, she was born on March 24, 1993, under the star sign of Aries.
Not to mention, the people of this sign are known to be fierce and competitive. Guess we know where her competitive side comes from!
Blessed with athleticism and supported parents, Dern stands at 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 52 kgs.