For missing weight, Dern was fined 30-percent of her purse, with 20-percent going to Cooper and the remaining 10-percent going to the Brazilian commission. Dern made her UFC debut in March at UFC 222, beating Ashley Yoder by split decision in a strawweight fight. "When my coach came in and told me she wasn't even remotely close, all I asked was, what do I have to do to make the fight happen; I didn't do this all for nothing".
As the fight got underway, Dern showed confidence in her hands by exchanging with Cooper nearly immediately and not backing down from a more experienced striker on the feet. Absolutely masterful performance by Dern. The weigh-in drama then led to a very motivated Cooper, who seemed to be looking for some revenge on Dern.
Dern threw a hook and Cooper tried to respond with strikes of her own.
UFC women's strawweight standout Felice Herrig also took to social media to slam Dern. However, Dern badly missed weight, weighing in seven pounds over the limit.
That being said, Dern is a superstar in the making if she can figure out the weight cut as she quickly moves to 2-0 in her UFC career with the latest victory on Saturday night in Brazil.