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The Fallon Fox legacy evolved in Alana McLaughlin’s debut MMA win

McLaughlin’s win last week was just as sweet for the "Bravest Athlete In History."

Alana McLaughlin grabs trailblazing MMA debut win by submission

A rear chokehold forces Celine Provost to submit as McLaughlin rallies back to gain a first win by a trans fighter in seven years.

Trans fighter Alana McLaughlin makes MMA debut tonight

The trans MMA fighter faces France’s Celine Provost on Combate Global’s live fight card on Paramount+

Former UFC fighter Alistair Overeem goes anti-gay in describing pro wrestling

During an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani Monday, Overeem described pro wrestling as ‘gay.’

Alana McLaughlin: ‘I want to pick up the mantle that Fallon put down,’ with fight postponed due to COVID

Seven years after Fallon Fox left the ring, McLaughlin readies for her MMA debut and talked about how Fox inspires her efforts, on The Trans Sporter Room.

MMA pioneer Rosi Sexton once opposed Fallon Fox competing. Now she explains why she supports trans athletes

Rosi Sexton says she’s looked into the science of transitioning and supports Fallon Fox’s career in MMA.

Aguilar and Grant discuss building a relationship during pandemic times

Despite Aguilar contracting COVID-19, the MMA fighter and actress have emerged as an exemplary couple.

UFC offering fighters to have names in rainbow colors during Pride month

UFC fight kits featuring rainbow colors will also be available for fans during Pride month.

UFC fighter Donald Cerrone’s ‘gay lovers’ line adds to his history of homophobic comments

During the UFC on ESPN 24 media day on Wednesday, Cerrone referred to former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez and Sanchez’s coach, Joshua Fabia, as ‘gay lovers’ pejoratively.

MMA fighter and Tony nominee find love amid the pandemic

The XFC’s Jessica Aguilar and ‘Search Party’s’ Shalita Grant were introduced during lockdown. Soon after, they started a pandemic romance.

The Fallon Fox Story: Movie about the MMA trailblazer is in development

Mark Gordon Pictures, along with the creative team behind the acclaimed documentary "Man Made," plans to tell the transgender pioneer’s story.

UFC’s silence on Florida’s anti-trans sports bills is ‘deafening’

With UFC 261 taking place in Florida on April 24 in the shadow of the state’s push for anti-trans sports bills, the promotion remains quiet on the issue.

This pro fighter is a proud drag queen

Diego Garijo carries the same confidence whether he’s taping up his fingers to fight or putting on heels to perform on stage.

On Deck today: Amanda Nunes, Charlie Martin, John Olbrys and Joe DiMaggio

On Deck Circle is a round-up of what’s new in LGBTQ sports news along with today’s social media spotlight.

Jessica Andrade to challenge UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261

Andrade could become the second woman in UFC history to win championships in two different divisions.

In today’s On Deck Circle: Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers, trans athletes and the Raptors

On Deck Circle is a round-up of what’s new in LGBTQ sports news along with today’s social media spotlight.

4 myths and flat-out lies being told about trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox

A false image and misleading claims of a ‘broken skull’ are being used to attack trans women in sports.

Here’s a great way to start 2021: Come out

It’s a new year! Unfortunately, Some of 2020’s worst problems followed us into 2021, like the dearth of out pro male athletes. A New Year’s message from the managing editor.

After making history, out former MMA fighter Sharice Davids expected to cruise to reelection in Kansas

In an upset, Davids was elected to Congress in 2018. She’s projected to win reelection handedly this time around.

Jessica Andrade makes history in UFC flyweight debut

Andrade became the first woman in UFC history to win fights in three different divisions with her victory at UFC Fight Island 6 Saturday.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Fallon Fox is the first transgender MMA fighter

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.

Out fighter Jessica Andrade falls in UFC 251’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Rose Namajunas avenged her loss to Andrade at UFC 237, but the out fighter held her own in a narrow split decision loss that received "Fight of the Night" honors.

30 Moments of Pride: Fallon Fox becomes first trans MMA fighter

Fox became the first out trans MMA fighter ever when she stepped in the octagon and submitted Allanna Jones at CFA 11 in 2013.

Out fighter Jessica Andrade to rematch Rose Namajunas on ‘Fight Island’ at UFC 251

The highly anticipated rematch of former UFC Strawweight champions was originally scheduled for April’s UFC 249 before its cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrating women in LGBTQ sports: Amanda Nunes, the first female UFC double champion

The "Lioness" triumphed over the "Cyborg" and etched her name into the annals of MMA as the greatest ever, all while being a gay role model.

Rugby legend Phaidra Knight wants to empower female athletes with new clothing line

Knight, a proudly out lesbian, intends to shift attitudes and culture with The PSK Collective.

UFC double champion Amanda Nunes pulls out of proposed May 9 UFC event

The dominant out fighter stated the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on her ability to complete a full fight camp fueled the decision to pull out.

Dana White is fighting the wrong fight

Secret private islands, pushing to continue holding events and challenging the coronavirus to ‘bring it’ aren’t the way to fight a global health crisis.

UFC cancels UFC 249, indefinitely postpones all other events

Out fighter Jessica Andrade’s highly anticipated rematch with Rose Namajunas was set to co-headline the retooled card.

Fallon Fox is still the bravest athlete in history

Fallon Fox talks about the vicious online attacks she weathered, plus the support of the team in her corner.

Fallon Fox beams up to The Trans Sporter Room

The first MMA fighter to come out as transgender looks back at her battles just to compete and confesses her love of anime. And she has a bone to pick with us.

Celebrating Native American (and more) LGBT sports history on Indigenous People’s Day

Sharice Davids, a Native American and out lesbian who was a mixed martial arts fighter, was elected to Congress from Kansas last year.

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