Brutal knee knockout in a female MMA bout!

Perfect refereeing – not a second late stoppage! 

If you like WMMA, the names of Zoila Frausto and Rosi Sexton should be familiar. Both fighters have enviable records – 12-4 for Frausto and 13-5 for Sexton. Five years ago, in June 2010, they met in the cage at Bellator 23. This video features the climax of the clash when Sexton unleashed an attack forcing Frausto to retreat quickly. Frausto showed no panic, however, and as soon as Sexton lost her position in the cage for a moment, a vicious knee shuddered her. Next second Frausto pushed Sexton to the mat and landed several ground and pound punches making referee Gary Copeland wave off the bout. Some would call it a late stoppage but in slow mo it’s clear that Sexton was rocked but conscious and Copeland’s interference was perfectly timed.

Rosi Sexton had six more fights since that time, with three losses in a row at the end. Last summer the 36-year old “Surgeon” announced her retirement, saying it was time to work outside the cage. “Right now I have more to offer the sport outside the cage than inside it. I don’t want to give up on being the fighter I believe I’m capable of; but there are bigger things going on. It’s time for me to focus on other ways of making a difference”, Sexton wrote in a blog post.

It’s always interesting to watch how differently people react to the same things happening to them. Zoila Frausto lost her latest three MMA bouts too. Her last Bellator fight ended with a technical submission (arm triangle choke) to Jessica Eye. Moving to Invicta didn’t help, two bouts under Invicta’s banner against Jennifer Maya and Vanessa Porto ended alike – Frausto lost by unanimous decision. Her answer to that was switching to Muay Thai and maybe that can give her a second wind – Zoila defeated Linda Aguilar by second round TKO at WCK Muay Thai: Matter of Pride in February, 2014, successful debut followed by another win over Jessica Gladstone at WCK Muay Thai: Beauty and the Beast in May, 2014 (majority decision).