“That Leg Work Was So Dirty”- Jon Jones Heaps Praises on Mackenzie Dern

Published 05/30/2020, 11:14 PM EDT


UFC is back, live in Vegas, with just the excitement that the fans long for. The main card started with an exhilarating and rather quick fight between Mackenzie Dern and Hannah Cifers.

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The round started with the multi-time submission champion Mackenzie facing a ground-savvy and determined Cifers. Cifers was aware of Mackenzie’s domination on the ground. Thus, she did her best to avoid the clinches that Mackenzie tried coming forward with.

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However, the two eventually entered a scramble on the ground, a position that no one wants to be in with Mackenzie. She successfully locked an armbar submission hold to emerge the victor of the bout.

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The fight came to an end at 2:51 of the first round. Twitter blew up with fans and fighters praising the Strawweight for her amazing skills on the ground. One of those included arguably the best fighter to step into the Octagon, Jon Jones.

Bones” Jones wrote: “That leg work was so dirty”

Surely, Mackenzie executed some highly impressive maneuverability with her legs to lock-in that armbar submission hold.

“That girl was amazing on the ground”- Jon Jones on Mackenzie Dern

Mackenzie became the first female fighter of the UFC to successfully execute and win a fight via leglock submission. After the fight, she said, “I’m so happy to get the submission. Jiu-jitsu is always going to save me.”

Her vast experience in Jiu-Jitsu and ground-game experience certainly helped her divide a whole different class today. But there is nothing better than to receive praise from a fellow Jiu-Jitsu specialist and world champion. Commenting on her game on the ground, Jones wrote, “This was my first time watching her fight. That girl was amazing on the ground.”

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This comes as a huge turn of the tide for Mackenzie. Her last fight in the Octagon became her first loss, where she lost out via unanimous decision against Amanda Ribas.

Many believed that it was due to her hiatus and maternity leave that she wasn’t able to perform, and that her career was essentially over.

However, she came out today to prove that she is just as dangerous as ever.

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What did you think about her performance tonight?

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