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Mackenzie Dern returns at UFC Lincoln against Ariane Carnelossi

Mackenzie Dern is ready to fight again after suffering the first loss of her career.

According to the Brazilian outlet Combate, Dern (7-1) will fight Ariane Carnelossi (12-2) at UFC Lincoln on April 25.

Carnelossi also posted about the upcoming bout on her Instagram.

Dern, 26, previously missed over a year and half due pregnancy. In her return fight against Amanda Ribas in October, Dern couldn’t get the fight to the ground and was exposed on the feet by getting out struck in every round.

Carnelossi made her UFC debut in September against Angela Hill and was stopped in the third round. The loss snapped a 12-fight winning streak.

UFC Lincoln will be headlined by light heavyweight’s Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira. The card will also feature UFC veteran Michael Johnson and a highly anticipated women’s flyweight fight between Cynthia Calvillo and Antonina Shevchenko.

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Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira – 205 lbs
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cynthia Calvillo – 125 lbs
Anthony Rocco Martin vs. David Zawada – 170 lbs
Michael Johnson vs. Evan Dunham – 155 lbs
Mackenzie Dern vs. Ariane Carnelossi – 115 lbs
Zak Cummings vs. Andrew Sanchez – 185 lbs


The event takes place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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