For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, two out lesbians will fight one another in Seattle next week.
Bantamweight Liz Carmouche will step into the cage with newcomer Jessica Andrade at Seattle's Key Arena on June 27, reports MMAJunkie.com. The main-card fight will be broadcast live on Fox, preceding the title fight between flyweights Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga.
Carmouche's fans, affectionately called "Lizbians," might not be sure which team to root for as both out MMA fighters step into the cage. Andrade is just 21 years old, but has an impressive record, winning seven of her first eight fights, according to Cagewall.com. The bout will mark Andrade's first UFC fight, after making a name for herself in her native Brazil, winning 11 matches in the past two years.
Last month, Carmouche headlined the UFC's first-ever women's fight, an intense row between women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey emerged victorious from that match, but Carmouche registered a solid effort, slowing Rousey's attack with a neck crank in the first round that almost leveled her opponent, according to MMAJunkie.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, enjoy this fight poster from Cagewall, positoning the two out fighters locked in a (dare we say?) passionate visual embrace.