Indian MMA star Ritu Phogat will take on Jomary Torres of Philippines next month at ONE Championship.
She put on a clinic last month in her fight against Nou Srey Pov at ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix, which took place in Singapore improving her record to 3-0.
The date for the fight isn’t known yet, but ONE Championship has three fight cards scheduled for December i.e ONE: Winds of Change (4th December), ONE: Golden Circle (11th December), ONE: Eye of the Storm (18th December).
Ritu Phogat confirmed that she had a fight scheduled to Parvin Dabas of The MMA India Show in an exclusive interview. Her opponent 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).
On the other hand, Ritu Phogat has won all of her three fights at ONE Championship and the surging Indian star is quickly emerging as the top contender in the division.
Ritu Phogat is by far the biggest name in the Indian MMA circle that can easily appeal to the casual audience. She hails from a Wrestling royalty and she is the daughter of legendary wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.
Ritu Phogat to be a part of ‘The Apprentice’
While Ritu Phogat’s success in the MMA world has been terrific, her demand off the cage is also extremely high. She will be a part of the reality show ‘The Apprentice’ helmed by entrepreneur and business mogul Chatri Sityodtong, who is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship.
Contestants from around the world will compete in high-stakes challenges designed to test their limits, with the ultimate prize being a once-in-a-lifetime US$250,000 job at ONE Championship working under Sityodtong himself.
Ritu Phogat revealed that she was extremely honoured to be a part of the Show with so many top leaders of the business world.
“It feels really good to be selected to guest star on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. I feel honoured and privileged to appear on the show with so many top leaders of the business world. As an athlete, you are always part of a team, a team which consists of players, coaches, managers, doctors, and more, and everyone has their role and everyone helps each other to achieve common goals,” Ritu Phogat said.
“Similarly, in business, there are individuals with special skill sets and they come together and work together to achieve common and individual goals. It will be very interesting to observe, learn, and connect with my experience on The Apprentice. I’m also looking forward to participating in the physical challenges with the contestants!” Ritu Phogat concluded.