by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Bellator Fighting Championships on Thursday night announced two bits of news related to the promotion moving into the realm of women’s mixed martial arts.

Rosi Sexton, widely regarded as one of, if not thee top 125-pound female fighter in the world, has signed an exclusive contract with Bellator. Details of the contract were not disclosed.

The promotion also confirmed that it will move forward with plans for a 115-pound women’s tournament as part of Season 3, which begins on Aug. 12.

Bellator did not clarify whether or not Sexton would be part of the tournament. She recently made the move to 115 pounds, so it is likely that Sexton would be in the tournament.

Sexton currently holds a 10-1 record in professional mixed martial arts, a loss to former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano her only blemish. She counts Debi Purcell and Carina Damm among the fighters she has defeated, Purcell being the only fighter she has gone to a decision with.

Sexton also has a very interesting background outside of fighting. She has mathematics degree from Cambridge University and a PhD in theoretical computer science from Manchester. She is currently a final year osteopathy student at Oxford Brookes University. She is also a classically trained pianist, does “some work as a sports therapist,” and writes a regular column for Fighters Only magazine.