Mackenzie Dern

A professional American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner

Mackenzie Dern
Mackenzie Dern Source: Google

Mackenzie Dern is a professional American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who is an ADCC and no-gi BJJ World Champion.

Who is Mackenzie Dern? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

Mackenzie’s full name is Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the US in the year 1993.

She celebrates her birthday on March 24. Mackenzie is 29 years old as of 2022. Her father’s name is Wellington “Megaton” Dias and her mother’s name is Luciana Tavares (stepmother).

Likewise, she grew up knowing martial arts and followed the steps of her parents, and began training at the age of three.

Talking about her siblings, she has two half-siblings named Korah and Merrick. Besides she was born an American citizen but she is original of Brazilian descent.

Similarly, as supported by her parents, Dern started competing at a young age and later in the adult divisions at 14.

As we move toward Dern’s educational background, she graduated from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona.

However, after that, she pursued her professional career in martial art.

Furthermore, Dern holds American nationality and she belongs to Brazilian descent ethnicity. Besides this her horoscope is Aries.

How did Mackenzie Dern start her Professional MMA Career?

Talking about her career, Dern learned everything regarding martial arts from her parents.

Before the age of 20, Dern had won a world championship in every belt she had worked her way up to, including the black belt.

Nonetheless, Mackenzie is the only female Jiu-Jitsu competitor to have won Black Belt Gold medals.

Likewise, Mackenzie had a 4-0 record with Legacy Fighting Alliance before signing with Invicta Fighting Championship in November 2017.

On December 8, 2017, she made her debut against Kaline Medeiros at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzweidz. Besides, Dern won the fight with an armbar in the third round.

Meanwhile, Dern made her promotional debut at UFC 222 on March 3, 2018. She won the match by a split decision over Ashley Yoder.

Following that, he faced Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 on May 12. Mackenzie was fined 30% of her purse because she weighed more than seven pounds in a non-title strawweight fight.

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015*)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2015**)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016/2015)
  • FIVE Super League Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016/2015)
  • Copa Podio Superfight Champion (2013)

Is Mackenzie Dern Single? Spouse, and Kids

Moving toward her love life, Mackenzie is happily married to her boyfriend, Wesley Santos. Likewise, her husband Wesley is a professional surfer.

Mackenzie Dern and his husband Wesley Santos
Mackenzie Dern and his husband Wesley Santos Source: Google

However, the couple was first seen publicly in mid-2018 for a brief period. Following that, the couple married, and on June 9, 2019, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Moa.

Similarly, on June 10, Dern took to social media to introduce her daughter to the world.

Meanwhile, Dern was engaged to her then-fiance, Augusto Tanquinho Mendes, before marrying Santos.

The two became well-known as Jiu-Jitsu couples. They called off their engagement and split up for an unknown reason.

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How old is Mackenzie Dern? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Discussing her body measurements, Mackenzie was a mixed martial artist and has had an athletic body throughout his lifetime.

In addition, she stood height standing at 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm). Therefore, she weighs 52 kg (115 lbs). Dern’s eye color is dark brown.

Unfortunately, the detailed information regarding Mackenzie’s body measurements, dress size, and shoe size are still unknown.

How much does Mackenzie Dern earn? Net Worth, and Salary

Regarding her net worth and salary status, Dern is very much success as an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

She also gained so much fame as she is seen as one of the most successful mixed martial artists and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.

Furthermore, from her occupation as an American professional mixed martial artist, it’s estimated that she has a net worth of $1.5 million.

Where can we contact Mackenzie Dern? Social Media Presence

Regarding her social media platforms, Dern is very active on social networking sites such as Instagram, and Twitter.

Through her social media account, Dern has drawn tons of fans’ attention as an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

Dern has gained over 1M followers on her Instagram whereas she has 55.8k Followers on her Twitter.


Quick Facts:

Full Name Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos
Birth Date March 24, 1993
Birth Place Phoenix, Arizona, US
Known as Mackenzie Dern
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Brazilian descent
Education Ironwood High School
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Wellington “Megaton” Dias
Mother’s Name  Luciana Tavares (Step-mother)
Siblings Two half-siblings
Age 29 Years Old
Height 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm)
Weight 52 kgs(115 lbs)

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