Mackenzie Dern returns to motion at this Saturday’s UFC 256 function when she takes on fellow BJJ specialist Virna Jandiroba.
Dern (9-1-), who is now on a two-struggle earn streak, is used to combating opponents with much less BJJ encounter than herself. Nonetheless, in Virna Jandiroba, she will be going through an additional professional, anyone who notably defeated Amanda Nunes in BJJ competitors on two situations. Dern is not phazed by her opponent and believes she is the far more “complete fighter”.
“I feel her grappling is a lot of force and passing and factors like that, and folks see me doing these insane armbars and leglocks and form of a minor bit looser and stuff like that, but guy, I’m a finish fighter,” Dern explained to MMA Junkie.
“Of system my program is not to gain the fight placing, but I certainly believe it’s going to give a lot more options to show and possibly harm her a small little bit on my striking so the jiu-jitsu will be even easier, but I imagine it is going to be a excellent fight,” she ongoing.
With a victory at UFC 256, Dern is hoping to start out preventing substantial-ranked opposition in 2021 and present the earth why she is deserving of a shot at the strawweight championship.
“Absolutely in 2021, I want to try out and pick a minor bit more my fights to actually get me one particular stage closer to the belt, not just combat any one for anytime for something. I truly want to struggle the major fighters and demonstrate that I have the stage to be the winner. I do not want to get there by just preventing anybody. I want to get there by proving myself, and I imagine the finest way to show it is by fighting the prime contenders.” she claimed.
UFC 256 usually takes position this Saturday 12 December, 2020, from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The most important card featuring Dern vs. Jandiroba will be aired reside on ESPN+ from 10pm ET.