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Mackenzie Dern ran into a stylistic nightmare in Marina Rodriguez and it resulted in a loss Saturday at UFC Fight Night 194.

After putting together four consecutive victories to put herself in a UFC headliner for the first time, Dern (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) had her momentum brought to a screeching halt by Rodriguez (16-1-2 MMA, 5-1-2 UFC) in the strawweight matchup at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Dern couldn’t get the fight to the ground consistently or long enough to score a submission, and she spent the bulk of the time getting tagged by Rodriguez on the feet en route to a unanimous decision loss.

It wasn’t exactly a blowout, but the outcome highlighted Dern’s need to advance her overall skill set since more fights are on the horizon at 115 pounds.

What should be next for Dern after her second career setback? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on her future after UFC Fight Night 194.


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