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Mackenzie Dern Talks Wanting Top 5 Ranking After UFC on ABC 2 Win

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UFC Strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern spoke to the media following her win at UFC on ABC 2. Dern defeated Nina Nunes with an impressive first round armbar to progress further in the Strawweight division.

‘I would like to go to No. 5 in the rankings,’ Dern said following the win. ‘But I don’t know. Marina (Rodriguez), who beat Amanda Ribas who beat me, I think she’s No. 6. Claudia Gadelha, who Nina beat and I just beat Nina, is No. 7.”

Mackenzie Dern on Strawweight Rankings

“So I think around there” Mackenzie Dern continued. “I don’t know if Tatiana Suarez is going to comeback and fight soon. I know Joanna doesn’t have a fight and they have a couple of fights coming up in the division; so a lot is going to happen.”

“I hope I can go to No. 5” Dern concluded, “but five, six, seven, around there it will be a good jump already.’

Here’s the current Top 10 rankings in the UFC Strawweight division:

  1. Weili Zhang
  2. Rose Namajunas
  3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  4. Carla Esparza
  5. Yan Xiaonan
  6. Claudia Gadelha
  7. Marina Rodriguez
  8. Michelle Waterson
  9. Tecia Torres
  10. Angela Hill

Mackenzie Dern officially sits at #13 in the rankings as of today.

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credit to MMAJunkie for the transcription

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