After a 14-month layoff, Mackenzie Dern will make her UFC return against Amanda Ribas on October 12th. Originally reported by ESPN, the news of the fight announcement broke on Monday night that Dern would return after taking a leave of absence to give birth to her daughter.
Amanda Ribas made her UFC debut last month, defeating Emily Whitmire via rear naked choke in the second round. She currently has a professional record of 7-1.
Mackenzie Dern continued her undefeated streak as a professional through her first two fights for the UFC. Debuting in 2016, Dern currently holds a record of 6-0.
The October 12th card is set to take place in San Francisco, with two big fights already announced for it. In the headlining spot, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will face Michelle Waterson in a strawweight bout. Jedrzejczyk recently lost to Valentina Shevchenko, with Waterson currently riding a three-fight win streak with a recent victory over Karolina Kowalkeiwicz.
In the co-main event slot is featherweight fighter Cub Swanson facing Kron Gracie. Swanson is a veteran of MMA, while Gracie is only five fights into his professional career.