MMA India’s Weekly RoundUp (26 Oct – 2 Nov): Ritu Phogat emerges victorious at ONE, Khabib to return for one last ride?

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Welcome to the MMA India show’s weekly MMA round up. We take a look at the biggest stories of the past week, which includes big names like Khamzat Chimaev, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anderson Silva, Ritu Phogat, Jan Blachowicz, Israel Adesanya etc.

Ritu Phogat defeats Nou Shrey Pov via TKO in the second round

Indian MMA star improved her MMA record to 3-0 last week as she comfortably defeated Cambodian MMA star Nou Shrey Pov via TKO at ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix.

With an impressive win last Friday, she has successfully established herself as the top contender to compete at the ONE Championship’s female grand Prix tournament that will decide the new strawweight champion.

Ever since Angela Lee announced her pregnancy, ONE announced that the strawweight title would be up for grabs.

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Gerald Meerschaert wants a rematch against Khamzat Chimaev

The chances of UFC middleweight Gerald Meerschaert scoring a rematch against multi-weight phenom Khamzat Chimaev are currently idling on the corner of Slim & None.

Meerschaert (31-14) was knocked out by Chimaev in just 17 seconds at the UFC Vegas 11 event last September in “Sin City” and has now dropped three of his last four.

Now Meerschaert want a rematch against Khamzat Chimaev and has stated that he was going to do whatever it takes to get back at the Chechen fighter.

“I’m going to do whatever it takes, as far as stringing wins together, to get back at that guy.” Gerald said.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov trashes Emmanuel Macron for offending Muslims globally

Amid a heated debate over Islamophobia on social media, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has blasted French President Emmanuel Macron in an Instagram post.

Emmanuel Macron has become a focal point of fury from Muslims around the world after defending the Charlie Hebdo cartoon that led to a Chechen teen beheading a school teacher in the Paris suburbs two weeks ago.

Following the terrorist attack in Nice, where three people were killed, Macron has hardened his stance and stated that he will ‘not give any ground on freedom of expression’. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was the latest personality to condemn Emmanuel Macron’s statement.

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Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov will come back for one more fight

UFC president Dana White has made a surprising statement and said that he thinks UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will come back out of retirement for one last fight.

Following a second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 main event. The undefeated Russian laid his gloves down in the center of the octagon and announced that he was calling it a career.

After earning a 29-0 record, Nurmagomedov said he made a promise to his mother to retire from competition following one more fight, which came months after the tragic death of his father and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

But Dana White has made shocking news that is making a buzz in the MMA world regarding Khaibib’s retirement. UFC President Dana White believes “The Eagle” may fly again.

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UFC light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz wants to fight Israel Adesanya in March

The new UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has already called for a super fight in his first title defense and wants to fight UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Israel Adesanya has expressed interest in moving up to Light Heavyweight in an attempt to become Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next “champ-champ,” even though Robert Whittaker is waiting in the wings for his shot at revenge against the Middleweight champion. If it’s a light heavyweight title shot that Israel Adesanya desires, Jan Blachowicz is ready and willing to oblige.

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