Current rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Mackenzie Dern vs Rose Namajunas preview
When is Dern vs Namajunas?
Mackenzie Dern could potentially face Rose Namajunas, in Late 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Dern vs Namajunas stats
Mackenzie Dern would step into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws and 7 by submission.
Rose Namajunas would make her way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Namajunas would have an advantage in power over Dern, with a 18% knock out percentage over Dern's 0%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Dern would have a slight advantage over Namajunas, with a 54% submission rate over Namajunas' 45%.
Mackenzie Dern is the same age as Rose Namajunas, at 30 years old.
Namajunas has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dern. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Dern is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made her debut in 2016, 3 year and 6 months later than Namajunas, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She has fought 4 less professional rounds, 42 to Namajunas' 46.
Dern vs Namajunas form
Mackenzie Dern has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she beat Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Xiaonan Yan at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by majority decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Tecia Torres at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, she had lost to Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had won against Virna Jandiroba at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Namajunas has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In her last fight, she Carla Esparza at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by split decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, she had beat Weili Zhang at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by split decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Weili Zhang at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, she had won against Jessica Andrade at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
She had been beaten by Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of recent activity, Mackenzie Dern has been fighting more than Rose Namajunas.
Mackenzie Dern last fought 10 days ago, while Rose Namajunas' last outing was 1 year and 23 days ago.
Dern's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Namajunas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 19 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Dern vs Namajunas?
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