MMA Crossfire – UPDATED – TUF 20: Ep. 7 preview: US women's soccer team members pay a visit

Episode 7 of Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter will have a distinctive kick to it.

Two members of the US women’s national soccer team, Sydney Leroux and  Megan Rapinoe pay a visit to the TUF 20 octagon, to meet with Team Pettis and Team Melendez, who are behind 0-6 in the series.

Episode 7 is being called Risk It All, and will air Wednesday November 5th at 10pm ET on FOX Sports One in the US, and Sportsnet 360 in Canada.

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Bottom Row (L to R): Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Penne, Alex Chambers, Angela Hill
Top Row (L to R): Randa Markos, Justine Kish, Tecia Torres, Aisling Daly, Carla Esparza, Felice Herrig, Megan Rapinoe (USWNT), Sydney Leroux (USWNT), Emily Kagan, Heather Jo Clark, Lisa Ellis. Courtesy Zuffa LLC.

“We go through a lot of the same things being a female professional athlete,” said Leroux.  “We talked about that and we touched on that.  One of the girls has a kid and we have girls who have children on our team as well and we talked about that.  There’s just a really big connection between female sports.”

Team Melendez will rely #7 Rose Namajunas (2-1-0) against Team Pettis #10 Alex Chambers (4-1-0).

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MMA Crossfire readers keeping score will remember the US women’s soccer team recently qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which takes place in Canada from June 6th to July 5th.

They are the 2014 CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) champions.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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