Our Friday Fighter this week is Indian MMA Star and CWG Gold medalist Ritu Phogat. Hailing from Bhiwani, Haryana, Ritu comes from a family of wrestlers. Her sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari are considered two of India’s greatest female wrestlers. The youngest Phogat sister, i.e. Ritu Phogat after conquering the world of wrestling had transitioned to MMA
Back in February of last year, Phogat had signed for the popular Asian MMA promotion ONE Championship. She made her professional MMA debut in last November at ONE Championship: Age of Dragons against Kim Nam Hee.
In February this year she made extended her MMA record to 2-0 in dominant fashion against Wu Chiao Chen of China at the ONE: King of the Jungle in Singapore.In this fight, Ritu Phogat showed her elite ground game and dominated her opponent over three rounds.
Ritu Phogat is a dominant wrestling phenom,but she believes that she has a lot of room for improvement with sterner tests coming up in the future. She has also revealed that she has her eyes set on becoming India’s first MMA champion in 2020.
The MMA India show recently had a chance to interview Ritu on what she has up to during this lockdown days and about her upcomng fights. It was an interesting conversation . We will be publishing the interview very soon. So stay tuned everyone!