Amanda Ribas gave Mackenzie Dern her the first loss of her professional MMA career. After three rounds in Tampa, Florida, Ribas picked up a dominant unanimous decision win over the Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fight.
Mackenzie Dern is fighting just 4 months after having a baby. Women out here trying to stay out of desk job for 6months after birth #UFCTAMPA— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 13, 2019
Front kick to the boobies and heel kicks to the butt .— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) October 13, 2019
@MackenzieDern Great fight so far from both ladies- but win or lose- I’m proud of that girl! I’m not even a mother & she looks amazing & is performing well. THATS the definition of girl power. Get it girl. @ufc @BlackHouseMMA #UFCTampa— Ashlee Evans-Smith (@AshleeMMA) October 13, 2019
Mackenzie Dern needs to fire her wrestling coach frfr too many failed single leg attempts— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) October 13, 2019
Oh maaaan i love this girl Amanda Ribas— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) October 13, 2019
I like her energy— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 13, 2019
I’m surprised these judges didn’t give the fight to dern— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 13, 2019