Strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern has her first fight of 2020 lined up.
Dern (7-1) is a decorated, multi-time jiu-jitsu world champion who’s been a professional MMA fighter since 2016. She made her UFC debut in March of 2018, winning a split decision over Ashley Yoder. An impressive knockdown and submission of Amanda Cooper soon followed, but went on maternity leave afterward. She returned to competition in October, a mere four months after giving birth to her daughter, but lost a unanimous decision to Amanda Ribas at UFC Tampa.
Carnelossi (12-2) came into the UFC with a 12-1 record. The Brazilian fought Angela Hill at UFC Mexico City last September, losing by third-round TKO on a cut stoppage. Coincidentally, Carnelossi’s first loss also came against Amanda Ribas, albeit in her professional debut back in 2014.
UFC Lincoln streams live on ESPN+ on Saturday, April 25th. The main event will be a light heavyweight bout between Nebraska’s own Anthony Smith and fellow former UFC title challenger Glover Teixeira.