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Current rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
When is Rodriguez vs Dern?
Marina Rodriguez will face the challenge of Mackenzie Dern, as the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 9th October 2021.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Rodriguez vs Dern stats
Marina Rodriguez steps 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 will make her way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Rodriguez has a massive power advantage over Dern, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Dern's 0%.
Marina Rodriguez is the older woman by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Rodriguez has a height advantage of 2 inches over Dern. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rodriguez is 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 has fought 19 more professional rounds, 42 to Dern's 23.
Rodriguez vs Dern form
Rodriguez has beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In her last fight, she 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 has beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she 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 recent activity, Marina Rodriguez has been fighting more than Mackenzie Dern.
Marina Rodriguez last fought 2 months and 22 days ago, while Mackenzie Dern's last outing was 7 months and 18 days ago.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Dern's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Rodriguez vs Dern US streams
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