Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez was a solid fight for a UFC main event. 

The showdown served as the main event of the UFC Vegas 39 event on Saturday night (October 9, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility.

As seen in the fight, the opening round saw Rodriguez take it as she had much better striking than Dern, who had to extend a bit or rushed in to land her strikes. There was a clinch moment with Dern pushing for it, but Rodriguez locked her up and separated. Moving along, Dern scored a takedown and got her back after some back and forth. Dern moved over to full mount. 

Rodriguez came out firing in the third frame while Dern had a hard time finding the range. Dern did try to clinch, but Rodriguez was landing big shots. The fourth round saw Dern bull rush and lose her target. Dern did get a takedown with 35 seconds left and got some strikes in. They went back to striking in the final round. The judges gave the win to Rodriguez.

This was an important contest for both fighters. After Dern lost to Amanda Ribas at the UFC Tampa event in October 2019, she ripped off four straight wins over Hannah Cifers, Randa Markos, Virna Jandiroba, and Nina Nunes. On the flip side, Rodriguez entered this fight with a 14-1–2 record and had gone 4-1-1 in the UFC including a TKO win over Amanda Ribas and a decision victory over Michelle Waterson  in her previous fights.

Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight: 

Some feints would’ve done Dern well in this fight. Too much chasing and predictable attacks for Rodriguez to read and cut angles out of danger. Fun fight still. Both ladies showed some serious threats in both their worlds of experience #UFCVegas39

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 9, 2021

This is W L D . #UFCVegas39

— BriannaTheBull (@briannathebull) October 9, 2021

#UFCVegas39

— Amanda Ribas (@amandaribasufc) October 9, 2021

Holy shit!!!! Just when you think one is done! Dern turned it around. More time on the clock and she would have had that arm bar @ufc

— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) October 9, 2021

Great fight though ladies

— Cheyanne Buys (@CheyWarPrincess) October 9, 2021

He almost caught it, now he has to finish yes or yes, he is losing 3 to 1 #UFCVegas39 @ufc

— Juan Espino El Guapo (@juan_espino_ofi) October 9, 2021

This has been the fight I thought it would be! Love watching the womens fight. #UFCVegas39 #wmma

— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) October 9, 2021

This fight is insane! #UFCVegas39

— Sean Madden (@seanMFmadden) October 9, 2021

Dern is looking lost and Rodriguez is really letting that stand up go

— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) October 9, 2021

High level MuayThai vs High level JiuJitsu
39-37 Marina#UFCVegas39

— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) October 9, 2021

Rodriguez is really good in the forward blitz’s.

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) October 9, 2021

No level changes from Mackenzie she needs to work with Khabib or cejudo

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 9, 2021

Kick to the lady bits is no fun. I can speak to this

— Laura Sanko (@laura_sanko) October 9, 2021

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