Mackenzie Dern vs. Angela Hill – Thoughts and Prediction
Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill will meet in the main event of UFC Vegas 73 this weekend.
The two ladies come into the fight ranked No. 8 and No. 14 within the division and both are looking to climb up the rankings of the deep division.
Prior to the fight, let’s breakdown the matchup and give a prediction. You can also view the breakdown and prediction in the video above.
Dern has had a few tough outings recently.
After starting her career out 11-1, she has now lost two of her past three fights to Marina Rodriguez and Yan Xiaonan.
The win that squeezed between those losses was against Tecia Torres in a what was a very close fight and Dern just edged out the with by a split decision win.
Hill on the other hand has found her way back into the win column as she picked up back-to-back wins over Emily Ducote and Loopy Godniez.
Before those wins, Hill lost three straight inside of the octagon.
For Hill, she’s fought some of the best strawweights in the world throughout her very active career. Only bad note is that she’s yet to beat any of the big-time names she’s fought as Rose Namajunas, Torres, Jessica Andrade, Nina Nunes, Xiaonan, Claudia Gadelha, Michelle Waterson-Gomes and Amanda Lemos all posted win over Hill.
Tale of the Tape
Pretty much everything is the same except the age category as Dern is eight years younger than Hill.
The oddsmakers all seem to be on the same page. They all like Dern.
DraftKings, Fan Duel, Bet MGM and Unibet all have the fight close, but they all gave Dern the slight nod in their eyes.
Make no mistake, Hill has the style to give Dern problems and if Hill can keep it standing, don’t be surprised if she gets the win.
However, given the fact that Hill typically loses to household names, you would have to imagine Dern gets it done since she is a popular name who has been constantly climbing the ranks.
Hill has never been knocked out, but she has been submitted before and Dern has a great submission game, so check another box in Dern’s favor.