Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez guide, start time

UFC Vegas 39: Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez fight card, start time, and channel guide.

Top women’s strawweight contenders Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez vie for a title shot shortly as the two fighters square off in the UFC Vegas 39 main event.

Dern is widely regarded as one of the best grapplers in the division, with seven of her eleven victories coming by submission. She has won four fights in a row including three armbar victories over the likes of Randa Markos, Hannah Cifers, and Nina Nunes. This will be Dern’s first UFC main event.

Dern will face a tough test in Rodriguez,  who is coming off of a largely dominant performance against Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26. She has elite kickboxing and can finish her opponent at any moment during a fight.

Rodriguez also holds notable wins over Tecia Torres and Amanda Ribas, two dangerous women in the strawweight division.

Dern and Rodriguez aren’t the only fighters to pay attention to. The main card features former UFC flyweight title challenger Tim Elliott against rising contender Matheus Nicolau, along with welterweights Randy Brown and Jared Gooden vying for a spot in the rankings.

The always-exciting Phil Hawes will also face off with Deron Winn to kick off the main card. Jared Vanderaa, Chris Gutierrez, and Jamie Pickett are a few names to watch on the prelims.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in to UFC Vegas 39.

How to watch UFC Vegas 39: Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez

Date: Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

Start Time: Prelims start at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, Main card begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Location: Las Vegas, NV


Main Card live stream: ESPN+

Preliminary Card live stream: ESPN+

Full UFC Vegas 39 fight card

Main Card (4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT, ESPN+)

  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Randy Brown vs. Jared Gooden
  • Tim Elliott vs. Matheus Nicolau
  • Sabina Mazo vs. Mariya Agapova
  • Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn

Preliminary Card (1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT, ESPN+)

  • Chris Gutierrez vs. Felipe Colares
  • Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli
  • Alexandr Romanov vs. Jared Vanderaa
  • Charles Rosa vs. Damon Jackson
  • Lupita Godinez vs. Sam Hughes
  • Steve Garcia vs. Charlie Ontiveros

UFC Vegas 39 takes place on Oct. 9, 2021, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided who is on-site for all your live news and highlights.