Mackenzie Dern’s path to the UFC now goes via its all-female affiliate.

The extremely touted prospect introduced Monday on “The MMA Hour” she’ll make her Invicta FC debut reverse former strawweight title challenger Kaline Medeiros on Dec. Eight in Kansas Metropolis.

Dern – a embellished Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner – competed beneath the Legacy Combating Alliance (previously LFC) banner in all 4 of her skilled bouts earlier than inking a take care of Invicta. She most just lately submitted Mandy Polk at flyweight in beneath a spherical at LFA 24 in October – this after lacking the strawweight restrict in two of her three earlier fights. The 24-year-old said Monday she hopes a profitable promotional debut will punch her ticket to the UFC.

Medeiros, 38, meets Dern whereas holding an expert document of Eight-5 and has two wins in three fights within the Invicta cage. She final fell to then-strawweight queen Angela Hill by unanimous choice at Invicta FC 20 in November 2016.

Invicta FC 26’s essential occasion will see Jennifer Maia defend her flyweight crown in opposition to the undefeated Agnieszka Niedzwiedz.

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