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Ritu Phogat MMA Fights, ONE Championship Record, Next Fight, Olympics, more

LockerRoom Team
18 November 2021

Ritu Phogat has managed to build a strong MMA record in ONE Championship and is all set to have her next fight in the promotion.

The transition from wrestling to MMA

The Indian Tigress made her transition from wrestling to MMA back in 2019. Ritu, the third daughter of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, began training at the age of eight under her father. She dropped out of school after tenth grade to pursue her wrestling career full-time.

Her sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, as well as her cousin Vinesh Phogat, have all won gold medals in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games. Priyanka Phogat, another of her cousins, is also an international wrestler.

Prior to her switch to MMA, Ritu had won multiple medals in wrestling. She won the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Gold Medal in Singapore and followed this up with a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Championships. Ritu had also won a Silver in the World U23 Championships.

Ritu Phogat ONE Championship and MMA Record

Ritu Phogat holds a professional MMA and ONE Championship record of 7-2 to her name as of writing. You can see the list of Phogat’s fights below.

  • Nam Hee Kim (1-0)
  • Chiao Chen Wu (2-0)
  • Nou Srey Pov (3-0)
  • Jomary Torres (4-0)
  • Bi Nguyen (4-1)
  • Lin Heqin (5-1)
  • Meng Bo (6-1)
  • Jennifer Olsim (7-1)
  • Stamp Fairtex (7-2)

Breakdown of the MMA and ONE Championship Record of Ritu Phogat

  • Total Matches: 9
  • Total Wins: 7
  • Total Losses: 2
  • Wins by Knockout/TKO: 3
  • Wins by Decision: 4

Ritu Phogat MMA Fights

Ritu Phogat has so far had 8 MMA fights. You can see the fight videos of Ritu Phogat below. 

In November 2019, Phogat made her mixed martial arts and ONE Championship debut against Nam Hee Kim at ONE Championship: Age of Dragons. The Indian then secured a win against Chiao Chen Wu in her second fight.

On October 30, 2020, Phogat fought Nou Srey Pov at ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix. The fight ended in a TKO victory for her.

Phogat faced Jomary Torres at ONE Championship: Big Bang on December 4, 2020 next, just over a month after her last fight and she won the bout via TKO. The first loss of her MMA career came against Bi Nguyen at ONE: Dangal. Ritu, however, made a strong comeback against Lin Heqin and ended a long winning streak of Heqin.

With the win over Heqin, Ritu also booked her place in the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix. The biggest win of Ritu’s career at that point came against Meng Bo in the Quarter-Finals of the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix.

Ritu went into the fight with Meng as an underdog and came out with a dominant win which moved her to the semi-finals of the Grand Prix. Ritu was initially scheduled to fight Itsuki Hirata in the semi-finals but Hirata pulled out of the fight due to injury. Ritu eventually faced Jenelyn Olsim and won to advance into the finals of the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix.

In the finals of the ONE Atomweight grand Prix, Ritu went up against Stamp Fairtex. Much to the surprise of everyone Stamp, Fairtex managed to submit Ritu Phogat and won the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix. After this fight, Ritu took a break from fighting to recover from her injury. 

Ritu Phogat vs. Nam Hee Kim Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Chiao Chen Wu Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Nou Srey Pov Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Jomary Torres Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Bi Nguyen Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Lin Heqin Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Meng Bo Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Jennifer Olsim Fight Video

Ritu Phogat vs. Stamp Fairtex Fight Video

Ritu Phogat next fight

The next fight of Ritu Phogat is yet to be announced by ONE Championship.

Ritu Phogat Husband Name

Ritu Phogat is not married as of the writing of this article.

Ritu Phogat Olympics

Ritu Phogat has not competed in the Olympics yet. 

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