Top UK promotion Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has finalised what is arguably the biggest women’s fight in its eight-year history. Cage Warriors champ Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton will face Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi in a 125-pound bout at CWFC 40 on February 26, 2011.
MMARising.com first learned of the fight in early December and has since confirmed the matchup with multiple sources close to the negotiations. Both fighters have signed bout agreements. The fight will serve as Modafferi’s debut at 125 pounds, but will not be contested for Sexton’s CWFC title.
Sexton (11-2-0) was scheduled to take part in the inaugural Bellator 115-pound women’s tournament earlier this year, but a knockout loss to Zoila Frausto prior to the tournament forced her to the sidelines. Just as she did after suffering the first loss of her career, Sexton bounced back with an impressive win in November, stopping “Slick” Sally Krumdiack with punches in the second round. The fight marked the first time that Krumdiack had ever been stopped by strikes, and was also just the second TKO win of Sexton’s career. While her immediate future in Bellator remains to be decided, Sexton will have a very tough fight on her hands in February.
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