Mackenzie Dern was last seen in the Octagon at UFC 224, defeating Amanda Bobby Cooper by first round submission.
That bout in May of 2018 will serve as the final fight for Dern for the time being as the fighter is pregnant with her first child.
An expecting Dern announced the happy news through Instagram:
God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing ---- @santoswesley I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring! ---- • • • • • Deus faz tudo perfeito!!! Estou muito feliz em poder dividir com vcs essa notícia! Vou ser Mãe!!!! Amo tanto essa minha família, agora tenho mais uma motivação dentro e fora do octógono!! Que esse/essa bebe venha com muita saúde. Agradeço Deus por essa benção ---- @santoswesley . Também quero agradecer todos meus fãs e patrocinadores pelo apoio durante todas as fases da vida e não vejo a hora de voltar as lutas----
There is no time frame yet for when Dern is expected to return to the Octagon, but more should be known after the fighter gives birth.