English fighter and UFC veteran Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton is going back where it all started.
In a news release, Cage Warriors announced that Sexton is making her return to the promotion at Cage Warriors 69: Super Saturday, June 7, to take on Polish prospect Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.
In the release, Sexton said she is looking forward to once again competing in the Cage Warriors’ cage.
“Cage Warriors is a fantastic promotion; I started my career with them and since then they’ve gone from strength to strength. In my experience, no promotion in the world takes better care of its fighters and I’m excited to be part of that again.
Sexton competed in the first Cage Warriors event back in 2002, submitting Serena Saunders with an armbar 40 seconds into the first round. From there she tore any opponent the promotion put against her and eventually became the 132-pound women’s champion after she beat Dina Van den Hooven.
The Surgeon’s last stint in Cage Warriors was back in 2011 when she beat Aisling Daly to advance to the finals of the promotion’s women’s flyweight title tournament. She was scheduled to face Sheila Gaff in the finals, but that bout was scrapped after “The German Tank” fell ill.
Following her tenure in Cage Warriors, Sexton was signed by the UFC in 2013. Her tenure was short lived, going 0-2 after decision losses against Alexis Davis and Jessica Andrade.
Now Sexton finds herself against another up-and-comer in Jedrzejczyk. This Polish powerhouse is 5-0 and is coming off a win against Karla Benitez in May.
Sexton’s newest stint in Cage Warriors could lead to some really good things. The promotion is looking to establish their women’s divisions and The Surgeon could wind up being the top star – not only at 125, but also in all of the weight classes.
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