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Mackenzie Dern vs. Ariane Carnelossi set for UFC Lincoln

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Dern will look to bounce back from her first MMA loss.

MMA: UFC 224- Dern vs Cooper Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern has her first fight of 2020 lined up.

Combate and MMA Fighting both reported that Dern is set to face Ariane Carnelossi at UFC Lincoln this spring. The UFC has not yet made the matchup official.

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.