UFC’s September 19th pay-per-view UFC 253 has a strawweight bout on it, as Mackenzie Dern and Randa Markos have their names attached to the show. The matchup was first reported by Steven Marrocco and Guilherme Cruz by MMA Fighting.
Dern last fought on May 30th, catching Hannah Cifers with a kneebar in the first round of battle. The fight saw Dern bounce back from her first professional loss, which came against Amanda Ribas in October of 2019.
Dern was first meant to compete in April against Cifers, although the fight was moved due to COVID-19.
Markos last fought in March, losing a decision to Ribas on the last UFC show before their break due to COVID-19. Having been in the UFC since 2014, Markos has never lost, won or even gotten a draw more than once in a row. She currently has a record in the UFC of six wins, seven losses and one draw.