Successful amateurs can turn out to be professionals in a class all their own due to the constantly changing training regiment and the obligations of personal balance and sacrifice that come with being a professional MMA fighter. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet the latest leopard securing her stripes at bantamweight as the UK’S newest leading lady flying the union jack. A professional mixed martial artist since August 2022 and representing Team Renagade, Lexi Rook holds a 2-1 record in three bouts comprised of one knockout and one decision. She has fought for several promotions over the course of her career in the professional ranks including Levels Fight League and UK Fighting Championships. The one and only finish during Rook’s career as a professional mixed martial artist has come inside the opening round with a time of four minutes and 59 seconds. She has a single first-round finish under her belt in three appearances. Rook has gone to the scorecards once during her career sweeping them clean across the board in that instance over a period of three rounds with a duration of 15 minutes. She fought for numerous organizations as an amateur including Cage Warriors Academy Southeast and Golden Ticket Fight Promotions prior to turning professional. She has a 50 to 50 finish rate.
At UK Fighting Championships 22, Rook faced Megan Morris and went on to defeat her via unanimous decision to earn her first decision win as a professional. Then at Levels Fight League 9, she defeated Nadia van der Wel via technical knockout in the first round. The win secured Rook the first knockout victory of her professional career along with her first finish as a professional. Coming in at 2-1, Rook’s raven-like sharpness is an ill omen to prospective predators of the night that dare to ruffle her feathers!
Lexi’s first-round TKO victory at Levels Fight League 9