It was a dominant performance by the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship Gold medalist. Despite Nou Srey Pov being a high-quality striker, Ritu took the fight to her and eventually scoring takedowns after takedowns.
The Cambodian native had no answer to Phogat’s aggression. With her latest win, Ritu Phogat has improved her professional record to 3-0 inside the Octagon.
While Ritu trains out of EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore, she also takes the advice of her father and legendary wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.
“My father always tells me whatever I have to do inside the cage, I have to do by myself and not depend on the moves my opponent pulls inside the cage,” Ritu Phogat said in an interview with Parvin Dabas of The MMA India Show.
“My father tells me to constantly apply pressure on my opponents so that they’re tired mentally and that’s exactly what I did in my fight against Nou. I then followed it up with my takedown and combinations which is my favourite move.”
While Mahavir Singh Phogat is happy with the performance her daughter put inside the cage, Ritu told The MMA India Show that her father will be happier once she wins the world title.
“My father was happy, but he will be happier when I win the world title for my country. He said that this is nothing, as I progress forward in my MMA career, I will be fighting tougher opponents and for that, I need to keep training hard,” Ritu Phogat concluded.
Ritu Phogat will fight again in December
Ritu Phogat will return to the cage again in December against Jomary Torres of Philippines.
Jomary Torres has a professional record of 4-4-0 and is coming off of a submission loss to Hayatun Jihin Radzuan at ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny in July 2019.
She is currently riding on a four-fight losing streak, having lost to Hayatun, Heqin Lin (Submission loss), Mei Yamaguchi (Unanimous decision loss) and Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (Unanimous decision).
Ritu Phogat is also the top contender to fight on the ONE Championship’s atomweight tourney that will crown the new Atomweight champion after current champion Angela Lee revealed her pregnancy.
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