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Rosi Sexton To Face Jessica Aguilar At The Bellator Fighting Championships On June 19th

03/06/2009

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Warrior Promotions Fighter Management (WPFM) are proud to announce that the WAMMA Number One Ranked Female Fighter at 125lbs Dr Rosi Sexton will finally face the American Top Team fighter Jessica Aguilar on June 19th at the Bellator Fighting Championships Grand Finale, which will be take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

This bout was originally due to take place back in April on the inaugural Bellator show before Aguilar withdrew with an injury. However a spot has opened up on the season finale later this month and both women will finally do battle inside the Cage at a contracted weight of 120 lbs.

Rosi Sexton is the current Cage Warriors Female World Champion with a MMA Record of 9-1-0 and trains out of SBG UK in Manchester, England. An experienced Grappler and Submission fighter, Sexton has nearly 10 years of MMA training experience and holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Not content with the physical side of her talents, Rosi also holds a PhD theoretical computer science (Manchester), 1st class maths degree (Cambridge) and is currently studying to become an Osteopath.

Sexton, first made her name on the Cage Warriors circuit in the UK and most famously defeated the tough Dutch fighter Dina van Den Hooven in November 2005, just nine months after giving birth to her son Luis. After a controversial loss to Gina Carano in September 2006 (Carano weighed-in six pounds over the agreed weight limit) Sexton found herself in Russia just a few months later where she defeated the high profile Brazilian Carina Damm by submission.

Sexton picked-up two more wins in 2007 when she defeated both Windy Tomomi (By technical decision after the Japanese fighter suffered a horrific ankle bone dislocation in the second round of the fight) and Julia Berezikova (via armbar) in Bodog Fight action in Costa Rica and Canada respectively.

Following Bodog’s demise, Sexton found herself snapped-up by Elite XC in 2008, where she defeated one of the pioneers of Women’s MMA in the United States. In a closely contest Sexton was able to defeat Debi Purcell by decision despite having a considerable size disadvantage, in a bout which was broadcast live on the Showtime network in the USA.

Since then Sexton has been waiting for another opportunity to fight following the financial trouble that stuck Elite XC’s parent company Pro Elite. As a result Sexton has focused on her regular work, her contributions to Fighters Only magazine and has also been involved in some preliminary work for the Ultimate Women’s Combat show, which held try outs in the UK earlier this year.

Now after a short delay Sexton will now fight again in the United States on the Bellator Fighting Championships season finale against the American Top Team fighter and fellow BodogFight veteran Jessica Aguilar (5-3-0) in the 120lbs weight category.

Known for her fierce competitive spirit Aguilar comes from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu background and trains with some of the best fighters in the world at the famous American Top Team gym in Coconut Creek, Florida. She started training in BJJ after moving to Florida and eventually found herself training at ATT after going to a grappling competition which was organised by the world famous group.

Although she is coming off a loss against long time rival Angela Magana at the 2009 Hook and Shoot / GFIGHT Grand Prix in January; Aguilar still remains a difficult proposition for Sexton, and the American fighter will be looking to comeback from injury with a win on this nationally televised event. Watch for both women to show the critics why Female MMA has a place in this rapidly rising sport when they fight on Bellator FC which is broadcast on ESPN Deportes and shown via delay on the Internet too.

For more information on this fight and on all WPFM Fighters keep checking www.cagewarriors.com

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