UPDATE: Mackenzie Dern wins by kneebar submission at 2:36 of the first round.
The UFC is back on Saturday, May 30th with UFC on ESPN 9 live from Las Vegas. The 11-fight card gets underway at 6 p.m. ET, and is headlined by Tyrone Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns in a matchup of welterweight contenders.
The main card includes a women’s strawweight bout between Mackenzie Dern and Hannah Cifers. Both fighters come into the contest coming off a loss. Dern lost via unanimous decision to Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night 161 in October of 2019. Cifers lost via TKO to Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 166 this past January.
Dern, nicknamed Shockwave, is 7-1 and has won four of her fights by way of submission and three by way of decision. She lands 3.24 significant strikes per minute, while absorbing 4.07. Her average fight time is 10:49, and she has a 0.46 knockdown average.
Cifers is 10-4 with five wins by way of KO or TKO and five wins by decision. Her four losses include two KO/TKO defeats, one submission, and one decision. She lands 4.91 significant strikes per minute, while absorbing 6.59. Her average fight time is 11:01, and she has a 0.68 knockdown average.
Mackenzie Dern: -400
Hannah Cifers: +295
Mackenzie Dern: $9,300
Hannah Cifers: $6,900