Rosi Sexton Victorious In The USA
The current Cage Warriors World Champion and Great Britain’s No1 Female Mixed Martial Artist, Rosi Sexton has won her first fight at Elite XC viewed by millions on the Showtime Network.
Dr Rosi Sexton, PhD scored her ninth professional victory in one of the biggest MMA shows in the world. Broadcast on the Showtime Network in the States, Rosi went the full distance of three, three minute rounds and won by split decision, (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) as she battled it out against the gritty veteran, Debi Purcell on August 15th at the ShoXC event in Fresno, California.
Despite giving up height, reach and weight come fight time, Sexton was able to work her usual clinch game and minimise the effects of the 39 year old’s considerable stand-up offence. Highlights for Sexton included a takedown in round 2 which led to a period of ground and pound. Whilst later on in round two, Sexton landed a “Superwoman” punch which caught the eye of the commentary team. However that act was surpassed by a spectacular cartwheel guard pass by Sexton late on in round three, as the British fighter pushed the pace and secured a narrow win in this exciting contest.
This stellar performance against such a veteran fighter will mean Rosi will be back in the states before long and facing yet another tough opponent. Rumours of a new world title belt from Elite XC for the Female Division has emerged over the last few months with Rosi being hotly tipped for a shot at the title.
On her latest trip out to USA, Rosi has been the subject of a BBC documentary to be shown later in the year or early part of 2009. The news of her 3 fight deal with the prestigious Elite XC earlier in the year had resulted in Rosi appearing on UK TV and in the media inc; Sky News, Richard & Judy, GMTV, The Independent, Daily Mail and many more news and magazine titles. Rosi was supported at the event by her sponsors, TapouT. PhD Nutrition & Cagefilm.com
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Information on : Rosi Sexton
Cambridge graduate, Rosi Sexton holds a Phd in Mathematics and a further PhD in Computer Sciences and is currently studying to become an osteopath. A full time mother, classical pianist and MMA sports writer, she is currently the subject to many media articles and interviews. Her partner, Karl Tanswell is also her coach and the owner of the acclaimed SBG Gym in Manchester.
Information on : Warrior Promotions
Warrior Promotions have staged over 34 successful MMA events since 2002 through its Cage Warriors Fighting Championship promotion retaining notable stars such as ; Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy, Gegard Mousasi, Jeff Monson, Antonio De Silva Junior & Rosi Sexton as its current Title Belt Holders. The promotion was selected this year to field a 5 man GB Team in the upcoming 2009 M-1 Challenge, a world wide tournament for MMA and the first event in the UK shall be held this year on Sept 27th in Nottingham when the mighty Red Devils face an all star USA team.
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