Jessica Andrade proposed after competing in the women's strawweight title fight in Texas.
By
Michaela Morgan

17 May 2017 - 3:34 PM  UPDATED 17 May 2017 - 3:34 PM

A Brazilian UFC fighter proposed to her girlfriend during an in-cage interview over the weekend after a gruelling title fight in Dallas, Texas.

Although Jessica Andrade was defeated by UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk—she used the opportunity to send a message to her girlfriend in the audience, Out Sports reports. 

“Today, I’d like to make a special request to my girlfriend, Fernanda, who is here,” said Andrade to the crowd. “I want to ask her hand in marriage.”

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Her girlfriend Fernanda said “Yes” and the couple have celebrated with a trip to the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Dallas before returning to Brazil.

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According to Out Sports, the in-cage proposal was a first for the UFC—not just for same-sex couples.

Andrade has been competing in the UFC since 2013 and made history in her fight against Liz Carmouche—the first UFC bout between two openly gay fighters.