Final Preventing Championship (UFC) will look to separate contender from pretender when submission specialist Mackenzie Dern locks horns with once-beaten strawweight bruiser Marina Rodriguez, although a metropolis and venue have but to be revealed for his or her Oct. 9 headliner.
Dern (11-1) overcame some early weight-cutting points — in addition to a loss to 115-pound standout Amanda Ribas — to place collectively a torrid four-fight win streak, with three of these victories ending by the use of first-round submission.
As for Rodriguez (14-1-2), she minimize her tooth on the Brazilian model of Dana White’s “Contender Collection” again in summer time 2018, then adopted up that win with a 4-1 report contained in the Octagon, together with a pair of majority attracts.
Dern and Rodriguez are separated by only one spot within the official rankings.
Elsewhere on the Oct. 9 battle card, which is more likely to land in both Las Vegas or Abu Dhabi, Charles Rosa and Damon Jackson go to battle within the featherweight division, whereas Phil Hawes and Deron Winn hook ‘em up at 185 kilos.