Saturday night at Dynasty Combat Sports 37, Jozette Cotton defeated Sarah Patterson by way of a unanimous decision to become the first ever women’s lightweight champion of the world. All three judges scored the contest 48-47 in favor of Cotton.
Cotton improves her record to 7-1-0. After remaining undefeated and dominating the lightweight division for many years, the 29-year-old suffered a huge upset loss to Bobbi-Jo Dalziel last October, prompting an almost one-year layoff. On Saturday she successfully made her hugely anticipated return to the cage, taking out the current number-one ranked lightweight in Patterson. A rematch with Dalziel is no doubt a fight which is highly likely for Cotton’s first title defense.
Following her triumphant return to the cage, Cotton appeared to get emotional during her post-fight speech. Take a look at the clip below, courtesy of FloCombat.