Strawweight Mackenzie Dern is coming off a win over Angela Hill heading into UFC 295 on Saturday. She asked for a former champion and that’s what she were given but now not the only she wanted.
Dern desired to stand former -time strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, however instead changed into matched towards former titleholder Jessica Andrade. Another component she desired become to fight at Madison Square Garden.
“This is the most famous area inside the global, in order that was always a aim of mine to combat here. After my remaining fight I asked for a former champion so it is kind of like they gave me the entirety. I have no excuses so I need to do properly,”” Dern stated on the UFC 295 Media Day on Wednesday.
Dern wasn’t amazed when the combat promoting offered a combat with Andrade. She’s a former champion who has been accepting some thing fights the UFC supplied.
“I know she’s all the way down to fight and I noticed her accepting a lot of fights. They had provided her to me final 12 months, but it changed into a brief be aware and I had stated no. When they supplied her, it turned into some thing that I predicted. I’m seeing her at some point of the 12 months accepting those fights,” stated Dern.
“I had asked for Rose, however Rose had long past up a weight. I assume it is even a higher matchup for me, Jessica. I understand she had a complete fight camp for this. I recognize she’s coming off three loses. I was like, oh, do you thinks she is going to be dismotivated? If she’s some thing like me, she’s going to be tremendous-motivated. No one wants to lose four time,” said Dern.”” “A loss just pushes you to try to get higher in particular when you have a full combat camp. L’m hoping that 5 fights a yr takes a toll on her a little bit. Everyone knows she has knockout power. This is a huge take a look at.”
“She didn’t lose to all people it’s not up there. It does not take something away. I recognise she is going to come definitely encouraged for this fight. I was hoping for Rose or something, however Jessica is still a struggle. I assume she’s a great matchup for me.”
Dern and Andrade fight on the principle card, just earlier than the two name fights. A win over Andrade will put Dern within the Top five scores and within eyeshot of a name shot.Stay connected for more UFC women fighters‘ news and the latest Sports updates!