Mackenzie Dern
Mackenzie Dern
UFC Brazil

Ahead of her 10th professional MMA fight at UFC 253, strawweight Mackenzie Dern has striked the internet with bikini pictures in a pool flaunting her toned physique.

Dern will face former Provincial Fighting Championship title holder Randa Markos on September 19.

The 27-year-old beat Hannah Cifers in the second round of their at the Apex facility two months ago. She forced Cifers to tap as she hit her with a leg-lock submission move. In doing so, she became the first woman in UFC history to win via submission.

Four months before her first career defeat to Amanda Ribas last October, Dern gave birth to her child, Moa, who has joined her by the pool and the mother-daughter duo can be seen relaxing the fighter's time-out period. Moa also accompanies her to the gym and trains alongside Dern.

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"We are always in the water," Dern, the first mother to win a title was quoted as saying by RT. "Either the beach or pool on our free time."

Dern's husband, Wesley Santos, who is a professional Brazilian surfer, has had all of his events cancelled for the rest of the year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That means, more family time for the three of them.

"He's at home helping me with Moa," she said.

"Usually he's the competitor so I'm doing everything [around] him, traveling with him – it's hard for me to stay in my routine at home.

"I can stay with my daughter and train hard...get the win streak going."

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