The primary occasion of UFC Vegas 39’s battle card options the battle between the quantity 4th ranked UFC ladies’s strawweight fighter, Mackenzie Dern going through the quantity sixth ranked ladies’s strawweight fighter, Marina Rodriguez. Dern shall be coming into this battle with a four-fight win streak, together with her newest win coming in opposition to Nina Nunes in April.
Rodriguez shall be coming into this battle at UFC Vegas 39 together with her newest win coming in opposition to Michelle Waterson, at UFC Combat Evening: Rodriguez vs Waterson.
Spherical 1: Rodriguez faints a jab and lands a leg kick. Dern additionally tries to land a leg kick however misses. Rodriguez lands an enormous proper hand, Dern tries to hurry ahead and eats another shot. Dern fires an enormous overhand proper, Rodriguez bought her again in opposition to the fence and Dern pulls away. She lands a pleasant proper hand adopted by a shot to the physique. Spinning backfist lands from Dern simply because the spherical ends.
Spherical 2: Rodriguez pushes ahead and lands a entrance kick proper on the goal. Dern additionally pushes ahead and tries to carry her within the clinch, she will get inside and scores a takedown. Facet management for Dern and he or she tries to lock up a D’Arce choke, Rodriguez tries to kick herself free and Dern will get to a crucifix on her again. Dern is available in top-mount and rained punches from the highest, Rodriguez barely saved her, and the horn sounds.
Spherical 3: Rodriguez kicks the leg to start out the placing on this spherical adopted by a jab. Dern lands a proper hand adopted by a one-two mixture, Rodriguez tries to land a excessive kick but it surely bought landed partially. Dern fakes a takedown and eats a jab. Dern tries to hurry ahead however didn’t get her palms on Rodriguez. Dern adjustments degree and rushed ahead and stays on prime in the direction of the top of the spherical.
Marina Rodriguez turned dominated Mackenzie Dern after second spherical
Spherical 4: Dern began the spherical with aggression and Rodriguez moved and landed a proper hand. Dern backs away and eats a excessive kick on the again. Rodriguez pressed ahead and lands a proper hand adopted by a kick to the leg. Dern holds Rodriguez and he or she throws her down on the canvas. Dern will get on the highest and he or she tries to land an armbar, Rodriguez saved by the bell.
Spherical 5: Dern appears for a end because the spherical begins and Rodriguez retains the space utilizing her kicks and punches. Dern staggers a bit however she stayed upright and he or she strikes ahead as soon as once more however Rodriguez saved her away and didn’t let her shut in. One minute left and Dern dives ahead however Rodriguez defended it properly and the battle ends.
Outcome: Marina Rodriguez def Mackenzie Dern through unanimous resolution (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
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