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Meng Bo wants to get KO win against Ritu Phogat at ONE: Empower

LockerRoom Team
31 August 2021

The ONE Championship Atomweight Grand Prix is just around the corner. The Grand Prix will kick off at ONE: Empower on September 3, 2021 and one of the major attractions on the card will be the showdown between Meng Bo and Ritu Phogat.

Meng, who is a seasoned veteran, is coming on the back of an impressive winning streak and has not tasted defeat for a long time. Ritu, meanwhile, has built up a record of 5-1 in a short span of time and has impressed everyone with her quick transition to MMA from wrestling.

The Chinese MMA star, however, is not bothered by the skillset that Ritu brings to the circle and notes that she will be looking for a knockout.

“Ritu said that the ground is [where she can dominate], but I believe it’s a good idea to have a jiu-jitsu battle between us. My own goal is to knock her out, but nobody knows what will happen in the real fight. However, Ritu added that she wants to knock me out with stand-up attacks. Then I thought, ‘Right, we can also compete in striking.’ I will finish her with either ground techniques or striking. It depends on performance — I’ll try my best to win by KO,” Meng said during her recent interview with ONE Championship.

She further went on to add that her opponent is of the least importance to her as she can fight anyone.

“I don’t care much about whether it is Ritu or another opponent. I can fight with anyone. I’m participating in this Grand Prix because I want to win the [Grand Prix] Championship first, then have the chance to challenge for the real World Championship — and to beat Angela Lee,” Meng added.

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