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Rosi Sexton

Rosemary Ann Sexton (born July 16, 1977) is a British female mixed martial artist. She is also a sports therapist, student osteopath, and writer for Fighters Only magazine.

Sexton was involved in an infamous match with "Windy" Tomomi Sunaba for BodogFight, unintentionally causing a serious injury.[1]

She is currently the #1-ranked 125-pound female fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.[2][3]


Sexton has been involved in martial arts for over 15 years, with competitive experience in Mixed Martial Arts, as well as Jiu Jitsu, and Tae Kwon Do - in both of which she holds a black belt.

In 2000, after 10 years' experience in martial arts, she decided to train in MMA as a way of proving to herself that what she had learned was applicable to real life.

Despite having completed a 1st Class Mathematics degree at Cambridge University and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science at Manchester University, Sexton decided to become a full-time mixed martial artist. She is also finishing up a degree in osteopathy while pursuing her mixed martial arts career.[4]

MMA careerEdit

Sexton made her mixed martial arts debut on May 11, 2002. She won her first five fights before moving up in weight to face Gina Carano on September 15, 2006. Sexton was defeated by knockout late in the second round.

Sexton debuted for BodogFight on December 16, 2006 and upset Brazilian submission specialist Carina Damm with an armbar late in the first round.

On February 17, 2007, Sexton faced Japanese striker "Windy" Tomomi Sunaba at a BodogFight event in Costa Rica. Sexton won the fight by Technical Decision in the second round after Sunaba suffered a serious ankle injury.[1]

Sexton fought once more for BodogFight and submitted Julia Berezikova on August 24, 2007.

Sexton signed an exclusive three-fight contract with Elite XC in June 2008.[5] She faced Debi Purcell at the August 15, 2008 ShoXC event in Friant, California and defeated Purcell by Split Decision.[6]

Following the demise of Elite XC, Sexton debuted for Bellator Fighting Championships at Bellator 12 on June 19, 2009. She submitted Valerie Coolbaugh with an armbar in the first round.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Sexton has one son.[8]

MMA recordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Win Valerie Coolbaugh Submission (Armbar) Bellator 12 6/19/2009 1 3:40
Win Debi Purcell Decision (Split) ShoXC: Suganuma vs. Hamman II 8/15/2008 3 5:00
Win Julia Berezikova Submission (Armbar) BodogFight - Vancouver 8/24/2007 2 1:49
Win Tomomi Sunaba Technical Decision (Unanimous) BodogFight - Costa Rica 2/17/2007 2 1:05
Win Carina Damm Submission (Armbar) BodogFight - St. Petersburg 12/16/2006 1 4:15
Loss Gina Carano KO (Punch) World Pro Fighting Championships 9/15/2006 2 4:55
Win Dina Van den Hooven TKO (Corner Stoppage) CWFC - Strike Force 4 11/26/2005 3 5:00
Win Kelli Salone Submission (Armbar) P & G 1 - Pride and Glory 1 2/1/2004 1 3:45
Win Carla O'Sullivan Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CWFC 3 - Cage Warriors 3 3/16/2003 1 N/A
Win Serena Saunders Submission (Armbar) CWFC 1 - Armaggeddon 7/27/2002 1 0:40
Win Angela Boyce Submission (Armbar) G & S 5 - Grapple & Strike 5 5/11/2002 3 N/A


  • Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Purple belt in Jiu Jitsu
  • Cage Warriors Women's Champion[9]
  • BodogFight Women's 125 lb Champion

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Koubousen Companion: Japan News. (2007-05-24). Retrieved on 2010-03-16.
  2. Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  3. Unified Women's Rankings. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  4. Exclusive: One-on-one with Rosi Sexton, PhD (Part I). (2008-08-28). Retrieved on 2009-08-06.
  5. BRITISH FIGHTER ROSI SEXTON SIGNS WITH ELITE XC. (2008-06-15). Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved on 2008-08-18.
  6. Hamman Exacts ShoXC Revenge. (2008-08-16). Retrieved on 2010-03-16.
  7. Bellator Crowns Alvarez, Lombard. (2009-06-20). Retrieved on 2010-03-16.
  8. The fight of her life., by Andy Darling (2007-09-05). Retrieved on 2008-08-18.
  9. Rosi Sexton (2007-08-01). Retrieved on 2008-08-19.

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