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"The Surgeon"


Rosi Sexton

Rosi "The Surgeon" Sexton

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  • Given Name: Rosemary Ann Sexton
  • MMA Record: 13-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Surgeon
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1977.07.16
  • Last Fight: June 07, 2014 in CWFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 125.1 lbs
  • Affiliation: Next Generation
  • Height: 5'4" (163cm) | Reach: 64.0" (163cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Manchester, England
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Manchester, England
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Rosemary Ann Sexton is a British mixed martial artist currently competing in the bantamweight division. She is also a sports therapist, osteopath and writer for Fighters Only magazine. Sexton was involved in an infamous match with Tomomi Sunaba for BodogFight, unintentionally causing a serious injury.


Rosi Sexton was born in France but moved to Britain at a young age and grew up and received her education in the United Kingdom. She attended Kendrick School, Reading and Trinity College, Cambridge where she took a first in mathematics (1998). She was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science by the University of Manchester (2003), following which she trained in osteopathy, receiving a degree in that subject from Oxford Brookes University in 2010. She currently practices as an osteopath in the Manchester area. Sexton has been involved in martial arts since schooldays, and has competitive experience in mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and holds dan grades in jujutsu and Tae Kwon Do.


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 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. 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. She faced Debi Purcell at the August 15, 2008 ShoXC event in Friant, California and defeated Purcell by split decision.


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. Sexton was scheduled to face Angela Magana at CWFC 37: Right To Fight on May 22, 2010 but Magana suffered an injury and Sexton was matched against Emi Fujino. However, due to Sexton's re-signing with Bellator her CWFC fight was cancelled. Sexton faced Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 23 on June 24. She was defeated by knockout exactly two minutes into the first round. As a result of the knockout loss, Sexton was given a 60-day medical suspension and did not compete in the Bellator women's 115-pound tournament.


Sexton returned to face Sally Krumdiack at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 39 on November 27, 2010 in Cork, Ireland. She won via TKO in the second round. Sexton faced Roxanne Modafferi at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 40 on February 26, 2011. She defeated Modafferi by unanimous decision. Sexton was scheduled to face Sheila Gaff at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 43 on July 9, 2011 for the Cage Warriors Women's Super Flyweight Championship at 125 pounds. However, she suffered a concussion during training and was forced to withdraw from the fight. On June 2, 2012, Sexton faced Aisling Daly at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 47. The bout was part of a tournament to crown a Cage Warriors 125-pound women's champion. Sexton defeated Daly by unanimous decision to advance to the tournament final. Sexton was scheduled to face Sheila Gaff in the finals at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 49 on October 27, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. However, the bout was cancelled on October 19 when Gaff withdrew due to illness.


Sexton moved up in weight to make her UFC debut in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on the UFC 161 card against Alexis Davis on June 15, 2013 but would end up losig via unanimous decision. She next fought Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 30, but would again lose by decision, marking the first losing streak of her career.

It was reported the week of December 16th that after a brief 0-2 run, Sexton was released from the UFC.  It is unknown if Sexton will continue her fighting career, as she needs neck surgery to treat bulging discs. 


Last updated 12.20.2013, 1:30 PM ET
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Rosi Sexton MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:36 Round 2 of 3, 7:36 Total

Joanna Jędrzejczyk
13-4-0 5-0-0

Cage Warriors 69: Super Saturday
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 125.1 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Rich Mitchell
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jéssica Andrade
13-3-0 9-3-0

UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Neil Hall
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alexis Davis
13-2-0 13-5-0

UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Sheila Gaff Cage Warriors 49 2012.10.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Aisling Daly
12-2-0 13-2-0

Cage Warriors 47
Main Card | Flyweight | 126 lbs

Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.3 lbs (56.8 kgs) | Referee: Rich Mitchell
Cancelled Bout Sheila Gaff Cage Warriors 43 2011.07.09
Reason: Sexton Training Concussion
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Roxanne Modafferi

Cage Warriors

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sally Krumdiack

Cage Warriors

Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:00 Round 1 of 3

Zoila Frausto
10-1-0 6-1-0

Bellator 23
Main Card | Catchweight | 121 lbs

Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 121.0 lbs (54.9 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
#46 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:40 Round 1 of 3

Valerie Coolbaugh
9-1-0 3-1-0

Bellator 12
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

Weigh-In: 123.3 lbs (55.9 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | Decision | Split

Debi Purcell

Elite XC

Win | Submission | Armlock

Julia Berezikova

British Columbia Regional

Win | Unanimous

Tomomi Sunaba

Costa Rica Regional

Win | Submission | Armlock

Carina Damm

Russia Regional

Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
4:55 Round 2 of 3, 9:55 Total

Gina Carano
5-0-0 1-0-0

Nevada Regional
Main Card | Catchweight | 140 lbs

Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Dina Van den Hooven

Cage Warriors

Win | Submission | Armlock

Kelli Salone

United Kingdom Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Carla O'Sullivan

Cage Warriors

Win | Submission | Armlock

Serena Saunders

Cage Warriors

Win | Submission | Armlock

Angela Boyce

United Kingdom Regional


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