Mackenzie has extra motivation for UFC 224: First time my dad will watch

UFC Rio will be the first time Mackenzie’s father, WellingtonMegatonDias’, will watch one of her MMA bouts.

Fighting for the first time in Rio de Janeiro won’t be the only motivation Mackenzie Dern will have for her upcoming UFC bout against Amanda Cooper, on May 12. As the multiple-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion shared with Portal do Vale Tudo, the bout will also mark the first time her father will be able to watch her perform in an MMA fight.

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