Cage Fighting Women

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Duration: 1 hour

From the acclaimed BBC Storyville strand, an eye-opening look at the brutal world of women's cage fighting.

Cage Fighting Women follows the fortunes of two British female cage fighters - Rosi Sexton and Lisa Higo, a mother of two married to her trainer John - as they travel to America for the biggest bouts of their lives. Inside the cage, punching, kneeing, kicking, elbowing and choking are all allowed - in fact, very little isn't.

Both women have their own reasons for stepping into the cage and both are prepared to lay their safety on the line in search of success. Fight nights and family life are explored in this in-depth portrait of the women who have decided to enter the ring of this extreme sport.

  • Photo: Rosi Sexton and Debi Purcell

    Photo: Rosi Sexton and Debi Purcell

    British female cage fighter Rosi Sexton takes on American mixed martial artist Debi Purcell.


Nick Holt
David Brindley
Series Editor
Nick Fraser


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