This past Saturday on the main card of UFC 273, we saw a pivotal matchup in the women’s strawweight division. Top ten contenders battled it out as Mackenzie Dern (12-2) took on The Tiny Tornado, Tecia Torres (13-6). Both of these ladies were looking to take a step towards...
About five years ago, No. 7-ranked Tecia Torres was knocking on the door of a women’s Strawweight title shot, but then “Tiny Tornado” dropped four straight between 2018-2019, dashing her hopes perhaps forever at the time. But, the 32-year-old eventually turned things around and worked her way back into contention, with a showdown against the No. 5-seeded Mackenzie Dern at UFC 273 tonight (Sat., April 9, 2022) perhaps punching her 115-pound title ticket once and for all.
Tonight’s UFC 273 main card features a key women’s strawweight bout between Mackenzie Dern and Tecia Torres. Dern (11-2 MMA), an accomplished Brazilian black belt and MMA fighter, will be looking to rebound from her loss to Marina Rodriguez last October. The jiu-jitsu ace previously won four straight fights and is regarded as one of the top female grapplers of her generation.
Mackenzie Dern wants to be first fighter to finish Tecia Torres at UFC 273: ‘That would be a big statement’
Mackenzie Dern wants to be make history at UFC 273. This Saturday, Dern will take on Tecia Torres in a featured strawweight fight on the main card of UFC 273. It’s a pivotal fight for Dern who is coming off a loss to Marina Rodriguez last October, and needs a win if she wants to stay in the title conversation. But Dern isn’t just looking for a win this weekend. The No. 5-ranked strawweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings wants to make a statement on Saturday by becoming the first person to finish Torres.
UFC 273 results: Mackenzie Dern gets split decision win in back-and-forth battle against Tecia Torres
Mackenzie Dern had to battle for all three rounds but she returned to the win column with a hard fought split decision victory over Tecia Torres at UFC 273. The most dominant performance came from Dern in the second round after she threatened Torres with a number of submission attempts but she also connected with some hard shots on the feet as well. In the end, two judges gave Dern the win with 29-28 scores while the third official gave the same 29-28 score to Torres in a razor-close decision.
This is the UFC 273 live blog for Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres, the strawweight main card fight on Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla. Currently the No.5 ranked strawweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, Dern is a multiple-time world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and No Gi grappling. That pedigree has made Dern one of the most hyped prospects in women’s MMA, and while Dern has thus far had a good career, she has yet to make her way to a UFC title. Most recently, Dern lost a decision to Marina Rodriguez in her first UFC main event. She’ll look to get back on track against the well-regarded Torres.
On the main card of UFC 273, we saw a pivotal matchup in the strawweight division. Top ten contenders battled it out as they looked to take one step closer towards a title shot as Mackenzie Dern (11-2) took on the surging Tecia Torres (13-5). For Dern, she was looking...
Mackenzie Dern struggled to make weight for MMA bouts earlier in her career, coming in over the limit more than once. That concern, however, seems to be a thing of the past. Displaying phenomenal shape since returning from pregnancy in 2019, Dern has transformed her body with the assistance of experienced conditioning coach Rogerio Camoes, who previously worked with middleweight legend Anderson Silva throughout his historic reign in the UFC.
Mackenzie Dern (11-2, seven finishes) is set to fight Tecia Torres (13-5, two finishes) on Saturday’s pay-per-view main card of UFC 273 in Jacksonville, Fla. The top-five strawweight, who is looking to bounce back from a loss to Marina Rodriguez in her first UFC main event in October, chatted via Zoom with Scott Fontana for the Post Fight Interview. Q: How was the experience of being in a UFC main event for the first time?A: It felt like that’s where I’m supposed to be, so I was really happy. You know, I didn’t feel pressure or anything like that. I usually...