Originally set to take place at UFC Fight Night 173 on April 25th., an event postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This strawweight fight will now take place on May 30th. at the APEX in Las Vegas on UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns.
Dern (7-1) is stepping inside the Octagon for the second time since giving birth less than a year ago. Quite an impressive feat on its own. She will face Hannah Cifers (10-4), Dern is looking to get back in the win column after suffering the first defeat of her professional career, a decision loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson.
Cifers is also looking to rebound from a loss in her last appearance in which she was TKO’d by Angela Hill in the second round of their fight, back in January, at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos.
Dern’s striking continues to improve each fight, despite being known for her world-class Jiu-Jitsu pedigree. Dern has won multiple world titles in gi and no-gi BJJ competition. If she wants to break into the top fifteen of the strawweight division, she will need to get back on the winning track with an impressive victory over Cifers.
Catch all the action live on ESPN, May 30th., when the UFC returns to Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns.