Mackenzie Dern’s husband Wesley Santos is an accomplished surfer from Brazil. We’ll dig into her personal and family life in this piece.
Mackenzie Lynne Dern Santos professionally named Mackenzie Dern is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.
She is a former world No. 1 IBJJF competitor who is now rated 6th in the women’s divisions. She is a World Champion in both ADCC and no-gi BJJ (black belt).
On July 22, 2016, she made her MMA debut while holding the IBJJF title. As a BJJ competitor, she has competed in over 100 matches, winning 75 times, losing 25 times, and drawing once.
Mackenzie Dern Husband Wesley Santos
Mackenzie Dern is married to Wesley Santos (husband), who is a surfer by profession.
The couple’s only child daughter Moa was born on the 9th of June, 2019. Wesley, 24, is also seen helping his wife Mackenzie in training and occasionally appears on her social media postings.
In January of this year, the family was spotted at the beach, when Wesley brought their baby out for a swim.
Mackenzie Dern Parents & Family Explored
Mackenzie Dern was born to her parents on March 24, 1993, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. She came from a mixed ethnic background.
She grew up with her father Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias and stepmother Luciana Tavares. Her father is a Brazilian native who has won several championships in grappling and has medaled in several world championships.
However, the identity of her biological mother has not been revealed in the media.
As a child, Mackenzie spent going back and forth between Arizona and Brazil. She can communicate in both English and Portuguese, claiming that Portuguese has become her preferred language after learning it from her father and stepmother, both of whom are Bazilian.
Additionally, she has two siblings: a half-brother named Korah and Merrick.
Know About Mackenzie Dern Present NetWorth
Mackenzie Dern’s net worth is estimated to be about $1 million. Her earnings came largely from her MMA career and a long career as a professional BJJ fighter.
Her victory against Nina Nunes at UFC Fight Night: Vettori versus Holland brought her $164,000 in prize money. Her most lucrative payout to date.
Likewise, Dern made her UFC debut three years ago, against Ashely Yoder at UFC 222 in March 2018. She took home $53,500 after winning the bout on a split decision.
With her superb submission abilities, she is currently a top-ranked women’s strawweight and appears ready to take the category by storm.