Congratulations to Jessica Aguilar for successfully defending her MMA title

Out mixed-martial arts fighter, Jessica Aguilar, has successfully defended her World Series of Fighting Women’s Strawweight championship. Aguilar, who goes by "Jag," became the first WSOF champion to successfully defend her title.

NBC Sports has highlights from the fight:

Aguilar followed her win with an Instagram post, thanking those who supported her, including GLAAD:

GLAAD was proud to have Agular at the 25th Annual Media Awards in New York earlier this year, where she talked about LGBT inclusion in sports, along with other openly LGBT athletes WWE Superstar, Darren Young, Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup, and NCAA basketball player Derrick Gordon.

GLAAD's President, Sarah Kate Ellis, congratulated Aguilar on Twitter.

You can read a recent GLAAD interview with Aguilar here. 

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