Brazilian jiu-jitsu superstar and 7-0 MMA fighter Mackenzie Dern has revealed some exciting news in her personal life: she’s pregnant!
Dern and her partner, professional surfer Wesley Santos, shared the news on their social media accounts.
“God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️ I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring!”
Dern has long been considered one of BJJ’s most accomplished and well-known female athletes. She started her MMA career in 2016 and hasn’t competed in a major jiu-jitsu tournament since 2017, instead choosing to focus on MMA. She’s had two fights in the UFC, the most recent of which took place in May of 2018.