On Friday night, jiu jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern reminded the mixed martial arts world why she is one of the brightest and most intriguing prospects in the sport. Dern faced Montana Stewart at Legacy 61 and wasted no time wrapping her opponent up like a pretzel for a highlight reel finish.
Not only did Dern flash her jiu jitsu credentials, she wrapped up Stewart with an omoplata rear-naked choke that left everyone’s jaws on the ground.
Check out the amazing finish from Dern below, via Zombie Prophet:
The win advances Dern to 2-0 in her professional career. It’s safe to say that the future is bright for the jiu jitsu star.
Thanks to very little damage being taken, Dern will hopefully be ready to return to the cage sooner rather than later. Who knows, perhaps a call from Invicta Fighting Championships could something to watch for, but it would likely be best to allow the 23 year old to come along slowly before bumping up the level of competition.
Photo Credit: Legacy Fights