UFC 224 Results: Mackenzie Dern Submits Amanda Cooper

  • UFC 224 Results: Mackenzie Dern Submits Amanda Cooper

UFC 224 Results: Mackenzie Dern Submits Amanda Cooper

Those questions won't be stopping anytime soon: On Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Dern missed weight for her strawweight fight by more than seven pounds.

She made weight prior to her split decision victory over Ashley Yoder in her UFC debut in March. Of course, she'll have to turn over 30% of her purse (10% via the commission, 20% via the UFC) to Cooper, but she still got the win.

The 26-year-old Cooper has a career record of 4-3. Cooper was submitted in all three of her losses, making the fight with Dern, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a bad fit for Cooper. Now she forgets how to make weight.

She won her most recent contest against Angela Magana at UFC 218 in December.

The two fighters continued to trade punches when Dern landed a big right hand.

As the fight got underway, Dern showed confidence in her hands by exchanging with Cooper nearly immediately and not backing down from a more experienced striker on the feet.

Dern followed her down to the mat where she quickly moved into the mount before rolling over to take the back.

UFC women's strawweight standout Felice Herrig also took to social media to slam Dern.