Mackenzie Dern returned in dramatic style earlier tonight (Sat., Could 30, 2020) stay on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, to finish battle-tested veteran Hannah Cifers by way of first-round submission (kneebar). It was the primary kneebar end within the historical past of any UFC ladies’s division.

Dern had some early bother with Cifers’ strain and combos, however finally scored a takedown. Cifers was fast to get again to her ft however Dern was capable of seize a maintain of her leg. The Brazilian submission specialist utilized strain and Cifers fell to the bottom. That’s when Dern prolonged the knee and compelled the faucet.

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With this efficiency, Dern makes a giant return to the Octagon and will get again into the 115-pound win column after dropping a troublesome determination to rising contender Amanda Ribas again in October. Dern stays probably the most promising names on the UFC roster and will discover her approach again into the cage by 12 months’s finish, which could lead on her nearer to title rivalry.

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