Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade the First ‘Openly Lesbian’ Fight in MMA

Well, we knew this fight was coming up on Saturday at UFC on Fox 8, but this little detail seemed to just slip right through the cracks. We already know about Liz Carmouche’s sexuality thanks to her run against Ronda Rousey and all of the hype leading into it, and now her second fight within the UFC will be against another fighter who is openly a lesbian in Jessica Andrade.

This will be a pivotal point in MMA history in the eyes of some, as two lesbian fighters who are not afraid to talk about their sexuality will meet inside of a UFC ring on national television. This year has been a year where sexuality has been more and more in the news due to political climates here in the United States and we are starting to see a more open-minded approach to this stuff. Bravo, MMA community.