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Who won Rodriguez vs Dern?
Marina Rodriguez beat Mackenzie Dern by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 39, on Saturday 9th October 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of winner Marina Rodriguez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Rodriguez vs Dern stats
Marina Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Mackenzie Dern made her way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a massive power advantage over Dern, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Dern's 0%.
Marina Rodriguez was the older woman by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Dern. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rodriguez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2015, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Dern, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She had fought 18 more professional rounds, 50 to Dern's 32.
Rodriguez vs Dern form
Rodriguez had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Amanda Ribas at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Carla Esparza at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Before that, she had drawn with Cynthia Calvillo at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
She had drawn with Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 137 on 22nd September 2018 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Mackenzie Dern had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Randa Markos at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Hannah Cifers at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had lost to Amanda Ribas at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
She had defeated Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marina Rodriguez had been fighting more than Mackenzie Dern.
Going to this contest, Marina Rodriguez had last fought 1 year and 17 days ago, while Mackenzie Dern's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 13 days ago.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Dern's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 13 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.