Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Mackenzie Dern
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Mackenzie Dern

Mackenzie Dern

Share This Story

Mackenzie Dern began training at the age of 3. By the age of 14, she was winning world championships. Today, this mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Mackenzie’s flawless MMA record is a testament to her dedication and ability to put in the work, and that contagious smile reminds us the importance of loving it along the way!

I'm a happy person, that's my personality. When I'm staying active in the sun, meeting with my friends, that's what keeps me happy and true to myself.

Photo courtesy of @MACKENZIEDERN

 
 

I learned to get confident because of fighting. We have a certain weight we have to fight at, and that weight isn't my walking weight. Sometimes you're heavier, sometimes you're lighter and it doesn't change who you are.

 

Photo courtesy of @MACKENZIEDERN

 
 

I am always trying to get better without [constructive criticism], so when I have people that show me something that I didn't see, I take it and I ask why. Sometimes I don't agree but I have an open mind.

 

Photo courtesy of @MACKENZIEDERN

 
 

My mom is a big role model for me. The way she thinks and takes a step back and look at things, I try to take that into my career.

 

For more, follow Mackenzie Dern on Instagram.