Ritu Phogat News
'You will see a new Indian Tigress': Ritu Phogat eyes winning start to season with changes to fighting style
The wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Ritu Phogat narrowly missed out on an opportunity for a world title fight last year but promises a new version of herself will take to the ring this season as she gets ready to make a return at One 161.
Thailand’s Fairtex beat 'The Indian Tigress' in the final of the ONE Championship's Atomweight Grand Prix to set up a title clash with reigning champion Angela Lee next year.
Stamp Fairtex more dangerous compared to Ritu Phogat, feels Bi Nguyen ahead of ONE Atomweight Grand Prix Final
The Indian wrestler-turned-MMA fighter, currently ranked fourth, faces the No 2-ranked Fairtex in the final of the Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The winner of this bout will then go on to face Angela Lee for the atomweight world title next year.
Phogat, ranked fourth, says she is leaving no stone unturned in preparing for her upcoming bout in the 48kg category at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Ritu Phogat will meet Thailand's Stamp Fairtex in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix final.
One Championship: Ritu Phogat to face Jenelyn Olsim after undefeated star Itsuki Hirata's withdrawal
Jenelyn Olsim, who was originally scheduled to face Jihin Radzuan in a World Grand Prix alternate bout at ONE: NextGen II, steps in to face Ritu.
Newly crowned One Championship world heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar is aiming to make a name in pro wrestling but also has plans to defend his MMA title and add more belts.
Arjan Bhullar is the first Indian-origin fighter to win a high-level MMA title.
Ritu Phogat aims to combine striking and wrestling against Bi Nguyen as crucial 2021 calendar starts
Known for her grappling strength, Ritu Phogat aims to balance it with striking against Vietnamese-American Bi Nguyen at One: Dangal.
The 26-year-old Indian beat Philippines' Jomary Torres via technical knockout in round one of ONE Championship (ONE) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
One-and-a-half rounds, or roughly seven minutes is all it took for Phogat to canter to a Technical Knock-Out in this One: Inside The Matrix promotion; a commanding, ruthless performance that never gave the Cambodian Kun Khmer world champion a whiff
Ritu Phogat’s MMA coach Siyar Bahadurzada believes that the erstwhile wrestler is blessed with “tremendous strength” and will put her best foot (and punch) forward.
Nou Srey made it clear that her famed Kun Khmer skills will be her go-to option. Kum Khmer, or Pradal Serey, is a traditional Cambodian boxing form. It is a stand-up martial art but unlike boxing, the practitioners are allowed to use their elbows too.
Since her last bout, against Wu Chiao Chen on 28 February, Phogat claims to have worked hard on Muay Thai and Brazilian jiujitsu besides improving her boxing skills, and she aims to 'shock' her Cambodian opponent on 30 October.
The Singapore event would also include four world title bouts and a total of six exciting world-class match-ups later this month.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's MMA fighter Ritu Phogat working on mental toughness, reading 'The Secret' during lockdown
Ritu, who had registered her second win in ONE Championship last February, is currently based in Singapore and said she is taking this break as an opportunity to work on her skills
Ritu Phogat beats debutante Wu Chiao Chen convincingly for second consecutive win in ONE Championship
Phogat's victory follows a sizzling debut last year where she finished Nam Hee Kim in the first round by technical knockout
Ritu, who had bagged the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships gold and silver at the 2017 World Under-23 Championships, won her debut MMA fight at the One: Age of Dragons event, beating South Korea's Nam Hee Kim in under three minute.
Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat made a successful mixed martial arts and ONE Championship debut, putting together a dominant performance on the way to a technical knockout victory over South Korea's Nam Hee Kim.
Ex-wrestler Ritu Phogat cites YouTube as reason behind switch to MMA, hopes her debut boosts sport's popularity in India
In an interaction with Firstpost, Ritu Phogat reveals how she became interested in MMA in the first place, how her family reacted to her decision to quitting wrestling and more.