UFC Vegas 11 video: Mackenzie Dern wraps up first-round armbar submission to put away Randa Markos

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Mackenzie Dern isn’t sure why so many fighters are willing to test her ground game but she’s happy to make them pay for it. Following a kneebar submission in her last fight, Dern wrapped up an armbar to tap out Ultimate Fighter veteran Randa Markos on the main card at UFC Vegas 11 to notch her second win in a row overall. The end came at just 3:44 in the first round after Dern locked up the submission on the canvas. “I’m so happy,” Dern said after the win. “I really wanted to show my hands a little more. I don’t know why the girls want to stay on the ground with me. I got a submission, representing jiu-jitsu.” SIMPLY UNSTOPPABLE.Never, ever go to the ground with @MackenzieDern [ #UFCVegas11 - LIVE on #ESPNPlus ] pic.twitter.com/pMN6F4Udv4— UFC (@ufc) September 20, 2020 After an opening exchange on the feet, Dern slipped to the floor after missing a kick and Markos decided to follow the multi-time grappling champion down to the ground. The move backfired as Dern immediately looked for a triangle choke before then reversing positions into the mount as she really started to put pressure on Markos. Dern was methodical as she continued to advance on the ground as she set up the submission before falling to her back while holding onto Markos’ arm. Markos did her best to resist while trying to find some way to escape the hold but it wasn’t going to be easy while facing a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist like Dern. Finally, Dern extended the arm to the point where Markos was either going to tap out or risk serious injury and she made the decision to give into the submission. Following a loss to Amanda Ribas in 2019, Dern has bounced back nicely with a pair of submission wins in her past two fights. She’s widely been considered one of the best prospects to join the UFC strawweight division in recent years and Dern is definitely living up to the hype with her latest performances.

UFC Vegas 11 video: Mackenzie Dern wraps up first-round armbar submission to put away Randa Markos
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Mackenzie Dern isn’t sure why so many fighters are willing to test her ground game but she’s happy to make them pay for it.

Following a kneebar submission in her last fight, Dern wrapped up an armbar to tap out Ultimate Fighter veteran Randa Markos on the main card at UFC Vegas 11 to notch her second win in a row overall. The end came at just 3:44 in the first round after Dern locked up the submission on the canvas.

“I’m so happy,” Dern said after the win. “I really wanted to show my hands a little more. I don’t know why the girls want to stay on the ground with me. I got a submission, representing jiu-jitsu.”

After an opening exchange on the feet, Dern slipped to the floor after missing a kick and Markos decided to follow the multi-time grappling champion down to the ground. The move backfired as Dern immediately looked for a triangle choke before then reversing positions into the mount as she really started to put pressure on Markos.

Dern was methodical as she continued to advance on the ground as she set up the submission before falling to her back while holding onto Markos’ arm.

Markos did her best to resist while trying to find some way to escape the hold but it wasn’t going to be easy while facing a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist like Dern.

Finally, Dern extended the arm to the point where Markos was either going to tap out or risk serious injury and she made the decision to give into the submission.

Following a loss to Amanda Ribas in 2019, Dern has bounced back nicely with a pair of submission wins in her past two fights. She’s widely been considered one of the best prospects to join the UFC strawweight division in recent years and Dern is definitely living up to the hype with her latest performances.

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UFC Vegas 11 video: Johnny Walker demolishes Ryan Spann with devastating elbow strikes

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Every time Johnny Walker wins he’s looking to add to his highlight reel and his fight at UFC Vegas 11 was no exception. The Brazilian bounced back from an early knockdown to then deliver some fight-ending elbow strikes that put Ryan Spann to sleep at 2:43 into the opening round. The wild exchanges eventually gave way to the finish as Walker admired his handiwork while getting back into the win column following two straight losses. “Look at me, I’m so f**king strong,” Walker said following his victory. “I’m very focused. I’m very professional. I’m ready. Now you’re going to see better and better, everyday better.” Legal shots? You be the judge #UFCVegas11( @ufc)pic.twitter.com/0eWSyDgoCU— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 20, 2020 The win didn’t come easy for Walker because Spann was gunning for a finish of his own as he went head hunting early and often once the fighters were released from their corners. During one exchange, Spann connected with a powerful left hand that snapped Walker’s head around and sent him crashing to the mat. Spann attempted to go for the finish but Walker did an admirable job to survive before working his way back to the feet. The fighters then landed simultaneous punches that led to Spann looking for a takedown but Walker fended him off with a series of hammer fists. Walker then threw an elbow strike that landed flush to the side of Spann’s head and he went limp almost immediately. The referee rushed into stop the fight as Walker celebrated his victory as he handed Spann the first loss of his UFC career. Once touted as the future of the division, Walker had to suffer through a pair of tough losses before bouncing back on Saturday night. Now it appears his confidence is soaring yet again as he moves forward with his career. “Heavyweights, light heavyweights, send to me,” Walker said. “I’m ready.”

UFC Vegas 11 video: Johnny Walker demolishes Ryan Spann with devastating elbow strikes
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Every time Johnny Walker wins he’s looking to add to his highlight reel and his fight at UFC Vegas 11 was no exception.

The Brazilian bounced back from an early knockdown to then deliver some fight-ending elbow strikes that put Ryan Spann to sleep at 2:43 into the opening round. The wild exchanges eventually gave way to the finish as Walker admired his handiwork while getting back into the win column following two straight losses.

“Look at me, I’m so f**king strong,” Walker said following his victory. “I’m very focused. I’m very professional. I’m ready. Now you’re going to see better and better, everyday better.”

The win didn’t come easy for Walker because Spann was gunning for a finish of his own as he went head hunting early and often once the fighters were released from their corners. During one exchange, Spann connected with a powerful left hand that snapped Walker’s head around and sent him crashing to the mat.

Spann attempted to go for the finish but Walker did an admirable job to survive before working his way back to the feet.

The fighters then landed simultaneous punches that led to Spann looking for a takedown but Walker fended him off with a series of hammer fists. Walker then threw an elbow strike that landed flush to the side of Spann’s head and he went limp almost immediately.

The referee rushed into stop the fight as Walker celebrated his victory as he handed Spann the first loss of his UFC career.

Once touted as the future of the division, Walker had to suffer through a pair of tough losses before bouncing back on Saturday night. Now it appears his confidence is soaring yet again as he moves forward with his career.

“Heavyweights, light heavyweights, send to me,” Walker said. “I’m ready.”

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