(Video) Mackenzie Dern does BJJ with new beau on Valentines to the dismay of fans who think she just divorced

In the latest buzz, fans enthusiastically responded to a recent social media update from Mackenzie Dern.

In an Instagram post, Dern officially announced her romantic involvement with fellow MMA competitor Antonio Trocoli.

Renowned for her exceptional grappling skills, Mackenzie Dern holds a distinguished place among the UFC strawweight contenders. This Valentine’s Day, the American-Brazilian sensation treated her followers to a captivating snapshot. She posted a picture of a special moment with her boyfriend.

The revelation triggered an outpour of reactions from fans, who couldn’t contain their excitement.

Mackenzie Dern is set to make a swift return to the octagon this Saturday, taking on Amanda Lemos at UFC 298. This unexpected opportunity arose as she stepped in for Tatiana Suarez, who withdrew due to injury. Dern aims to redeem herself following her previous defeat to Jessica Andrade at UFC 295 in November.

Her opponent Amanda Lemos is also seeking a comeback after a setback in her last match. She competed in a title match against current strawweight champion Zhang Weili at UFC 292 last August.

Mackenzie Dern has been in an ongoing legal battle with ex-husband Wesley Santos for some time now. The divorce proceedings brought forth a barrage of allegations from both parties, encompassing financial irregularities, emotional and physical abuse, and custody conflicts.

Dern accused Santos of mistreating her pets, limiting access to her Brazilian bank account, credit card misuse, and forging a lease renewal for their shared apartment.

Santos countered, claiming physical assault by Dern and even provided photographic evidence of an alleged encounter resulting in a bloodied nose. He also accused Dern of mistreating their daughter, an accusation she firmly denied.

In a legal resolution, the court granted joint custody of their daughter, Moa. They put Mackenzie Dern as the primary earner. The court ordered Dern to pay Santos $10,000 in alimony, along with an additional monthly allowance of $4,006 for spousal and child support.