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Liz Carmouche Wins Historic UFC Match Between Two Openly Gay Fighters - VIDEO

Carmouche v. Andrade

Saturday's televised match between Carmouche and Jessica Andrade marked a few firsts. It marked the first televised women's bantam-weight match, as well as the first UFC match between two openly-gay fighters. 

Earlier this week, both fighters recognized the groundbreaking nature of the match. Andrade told reporters via a translator:

“I hope this is opening doors for other people to be open about who they are and how they feel. We want to show everybody that we’re not different from anybody else. Whatever you sexual orientation is, it doesn’t affect how you work or who you are or what you do.”

Along those same lines, Carmouche noted that the two women's orientation was not as big a deal as some might make it out to be:

“I do think it’s great. It shouldn’t be a focus on our sexual preference. It’s not who we are as fighters. It’s just an aspect of who we are as people. It’s nice to finally drift away from that.”

Carmouche's victory came via a TKO in the second round, according to Fox Sports. 

"Carmouche spent much of the first round locked in a guillotine choke, however, Andrade never was able to ratchet it down before time expired in the first...From there, it was all Carmouche. She pummeled Andrade with punches and nearly had a couple of submissions before the bout was stopped with a minute left in the second."

You can watch their video coverage of the match AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. UFC appears to be a homophobic organization. Stop effing promoting it, RJ Aguiar. Note how UFC doesn't have any openly gay male fighters.

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 29, 2013 9:40:50 AM

  2. I am not in favor stopping it or censoring it. I see the whole spectable of WWF, WWA, UFC, etc. as a sad throwback to instinctual behaviors.
    Seeing chicks or dudes beating the living crap out of each other....that serves as entertainment, and is now marketed to ever younger children.
    This "historic moment" is nothing to crow about.

    Posted by: tweedle | Jul 29, 2013 10:26:09 AM

  3. Pope Francis says that gays should not be marginalized: “If a person is gay, seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis said. “They should not be marginalized.”

    And someone named RJ 'Aguiar' thinks a story about two lesbian UFC fighters trumps that. Go figure.

    This site is going to hell in a handbasket.

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 29, 2013 10:33:47 AM

  4. Good for Carmouche and Andrade and Good job, RJ Aguiar.

    Posted by: Carmen | Jul 29, 2013 11:50:02 AM

  5. Rick/Adam (we know you're actually the same person posting under different aliases), you seem to have no life. You're pathetic. You hate women, you hate effeminacy, and you hate gays. You're the most pathetic person I've ever encountered.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 29, 2013 12:39:07 PM

  6. Barbaric violence pushed on easily-led audiences who crave same for profits.

    Lowest common denominator rules.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 29, 2013 5:15:02 PM

  7. Boy, I sure would like to put Rick in the ring with one of those women.

    Oh, and MateoM, there are two different Adams who post here also. One speaks out against racism. The other one posted at the top of this thread. They've got to find a way distinguish which Adam is which.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 29, 2013 5:21:54 PM

  8. I hate this sort of violence, and these women are ugly anyhow.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Jul 30, 2013 4:02:20 PM

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