One of India’s top Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promoters, Kumite 1 League, has signed Ritu Phogat, widely known as “The Indian Tigress,” to a three-year exclusive contract. The news was made on February 21, 2023, following Ritu’s departure from One Championship to return to her native India and support the growth of MMA there.
Ritu provides her global exposure, knowledge, and quality of training to the developing Indian fighters by joining Kumite 1 League. Given that MMA is growing in popularity in India, she sees the sport as having enormous potential for expansion in the nation.
“I was very impressed to see the love and enthusiasm of Mohamedali Budhwani, CMD, Toyam Sports Limited, founder of Kumite 1 League & Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt, towards MMA sports,” said Ritu Phogat. “For a long time, I wanted to come back to my beloved country and do something for the MMA athletes here. I found Kumite 1 League and Toyam Sports Ltd. to be a platform through which MMA sports could definitely be made bigger in India.”
Budhwani, in turn, expressed his gratitude towards Ritu Phogat, and said, “Having an international MMA star like Ritu Phogat on our side in Toyam Sports Limited and Kumite 1 League, has boosted our confidence and enthusiasm and now we can see that the day is not far when India will dominate the international MMA stage. Ritu’s experience and international exposure will prove to be of great help in the development of MMA sports in the country. “
Toyam Sports Limited’s Kumite 1 League has been working to open doors for Indian fighters to present their talents on a worldwide stage. The recent debut of Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt, presented by Sunil Shetty, attracted substantial global audience and laid the groundwork for future success. Visit www.kumite1league.com to learn more about Ritu Phogat and Kumite 1 League.