Mackenzie Dern (1-0-0), the world champion Jiu-jitsu fighter who recently transitioned to MMA, missed the strawweight limit by 2.3 pounds at the Legacy FC 61 weigh-ins Thursday.
The 23-year-old Dern, who won a dominant decision win over Kenai Rosas in her first MMA bout, will be fined a percentage of her purse to opponent Montana Stewart (6-2-0).
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Dern’s weight troubles did not go unnoticed.
Yes for sure, never again. https://t.co/OTHL3a2RbP
— MackenzieDern (@MackenzieDern) October 14, 2016
Stewart, who weighed in at 115.5 pounds, should be further motivated to win her seventh fight in a row after dropping her first two bouts.
Legacy FC 61 is set for Friday, Oct. 14 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.