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UFC on ESPN+ 46: Nina Ansaroff vs. Mackenzie Dern added

Can Dern leapfrog into the top 5 with a big win?

The UFC has confirmed a strawweight matchup between No. 5 Nina Ansaroff and No. 11 Mackenzie Dern for the April 10 event.

Ansaroff (10-6-0), 35, last fought in 2019, losing a decision to Tatiana Suarez at UFC 238. She gave birth to her daughter, Raegan Ann, in September 2020 with partner and UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Meanwhile, Dern (10-1-0), 27, gave birth to her daughter Moa, in June 2019. She racked up three consecutive wins in 2020, including a decision win over Virna Jandiroba at UFC 256 last December.

UFC on ESPN+ 46 is scheduled for April 10 at a venue to be determined.

More bouts are expected to be confirmed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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