Jiu-jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern is set to make her long-awaited UFC debut this weekend against Ashley Yoder, a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, in the featured bout of the FOX Sports 1 prelims at UFC 222.
Dern enters the UFC with plenty of hype and a perfect 5-0 record.
Dern has had issues making the strawweight limit throughout her young career, missing the 115-pound limit two times and competing once at flyweight, but she will attempt to make her UFC debut in the strawweight division when she faces off against Yoder (5-3).
UFC 222 takes place Saturday night live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on pay-per-view. The FOX Sports 1 preliminary card, which will be headlined by Dern vs. Yoder, is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Dern will likely enter the Octagon at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET.
The pay-per-view is headlined by a women’s featherweight championship bout between current title holder Cris Cyborg and former Invicta FC title holder Yana Kunitskaya, who only briefly held the title before her win over Tonya Evinger was overturned.