Marina Rodriguez features in her second main event of this year this coming Saturday. A strawweight bout unfolds between the American-Brazilian Mackenzie Dern and the Brazilian native Marina Rodriguez in UFC Fight Night 194 on October 9, 2021. The MMA event is held as usual at UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada. As followers of women’s division would know, this is a huge fight. The winner of the fight will get one step closer to their title bout against Rose Namajunas.
The card is light owing to the withdrawal of few bouts. A featherweight bout between Michael Trizano and Chas Skelly and a middleweight bout between Jamie Pickett and Laureano Staropoli are postponed. Silvana Gomez Juarez will fill in for Sam Hughes in a women’s strawweight bout against Lupita Godinez. Welterweights Randy Brown and Jared Gooden will be the last fight before the event of the night begins. BettingPremier offers odds, predictions and the fight card for UFC events.
How to watch UFC Fight Night 194?
ESPN network will broadcast the event in the USA through its channels and ESPN+ online platform.
In the UK, BT sport is the official broadcaster of UFC.
BELL holds the right to broadcast the fights in Canada this year.
UFC official website and application offers the UFC fight pass for the fans and viewers worldwide to live stream the event based on subscription.
Also, bet365.com offers a live streaming option for active bettors on fight days.
When and where is UFC Fight Night 194?
Main event – Mackenzie Dern vs Marina Rodriguez
Date – October 9, 2021
Venue – UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
UFC fight night
Mackenzie Dern vs Marina Rodriguez
Randy Brown vs Jared Gooden
Tim Elliott vs Matheus Nicolau
Sabina Mazo vs Mariya Agapova
Phil Hawes vs Deron Winn
Chris Gutierrez vs Felipe Colares
Alexandr Romanov vs Jared Vanderaa
Charles Rosa vs Damon Jackson
Lupita Godinez vs Silvana Juarez
Steve Garcia vs Charlie Ontiveros
Mackenzie Dern vs Marina Rodriguez
There are two sorts of fighters in any combat. One who goes with the flow of the bout and capitalizes on others’ faults. And the other who bends the course to their favour. Both of the fighters in the main event belong to the latter category. Mackenzie Dern, especially, has done some finishes which didn’t appear to be there in the first place. A BJJ black belt and former champion in a variety of Jiu-Jitsu championships, Dern took inspiration as a child from her father Wellington “Megaton” Dias. Dern’s dad is a celebrated Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.
Entering the UFC scene in 2018, Dern has seven submission wins in her career out of 12 bouts. A kneebar to Hannah Cifers finished the bout and earned Dern the name of the first female fighter to pull off a submission involving the legs. Her takedown defence is zero because she doesn’t need it. That is how strong he is on the mat. If this bout leads to the ground, Dern will use every last bullet in her submissive arsenal to make it work.
Competing from Brazil, Marina Rodriguez chose Muay Thai to keep herself fit. It grew on her and she started participating in amateur bouts back in 2013. Rodriguez also made her UFC debut in 2018, which ended in a draw. An excellent striker Rodriguez is, Maria de Oliveira Neta, the opponent for Rodriguez in DNWCS Brazil 2 called off the fight herself. Flying knees to Neta while holding her head did the job.
The Brazilian martial artist’s only defeat came in the hands of Carla Esparza. But it was a split decision, and Esparza has too many split decision victories, so this holds little to no weightage. One flaw in Rodriguez’ game is her inability to grapple which can make her weak against Dern. After giving birth to her child, Mackenzie Dern has been more confident and assertive. If Dern is able to pull Rodriguez to the ground, she will rise a winner.
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