Mackenzie Dern Makes The UFC Rankings, Fighters Aren’t Happy


Mackenzie Dern has won both of her fights in the UFC, but the Brazilian did come in seven pounds overweight for a submission win over Amanda Cooper at UFC 224.

Despite the weight miss and lack of UFC experience, voters awarded Dern the #15 spot in the UFC Women’s Strawweight Division rankings and some fighters aren’t very happy with that.

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That first fighter is Angela Hill, who was bumped out of the rankings in order to make room for the recently overweight Dern. Hill expressed her feelings through Twitter:


The other fighter who is angry with Dern being in the rankings is #8 Felice Herrig, who also shared her thoughts through Instagram:



I’m going to weigh in on the @ufc #strawweight rankings with at least 7.5lbs of factual perspective: 1- For the most part 1-5 are pretty accurate across all weight divisions, but after that the rankings are a crap shoot. 2- These days hype trains seem to be gifted rankings over actually having to fight to the top. 3- #McenzieDern misses weight by 7.5 pounds, which makes her closer to a #Flyweight than strawweight. She beats an unranked fighter and takes @angieoverkill well earned #15 spot when her only actual win in the ufc as a #straweight was to #Ashleyyoder. McEnzie won by a very close split decision, while Angela won unanimously. So why does Angela get bumped?? 4- Justine Kish isn’t even in the top 15, although she beat #14 #NinaAnsaroff unanimously and #11 #RandaMarkos. Justine did move up to Flyweight but so did #calderwood. So why is Calderwood even in the rankings anymore? 5- If #waterson is #7 & I’m #8 then 9,10 & 11 are all out of order… 6- I beat #Grasso unanimous decision , I beat #casey split. Waterson beats casey split decision. Casey finishes Markos, while Grasso takes her to split. So the rankings should actually be: #7 Waterson #8 Herrig #9 Casey #10 Grasso #11 Markos Even if Dern made weigh there is no factual reasoning as to why or how she could take Angela’s spot other than a massive glitch in the matrix. LBD out!

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Hill holds a 3-4-0 record in the UFC and is a former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, while Herrig is 5-2-0 under the UFC banner. Dern is 2-0-0 in UFC competition, but has also missed weight for three of her seven professional MMA bouts.

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