Ritu Phogat is now within touching distance of a chance of becoming the first Indian fighter to fight for a major MMA title. The Indian fighter, on Friday, overcame a spirited effort from Grand Prix alternate Jenelyn Olsim to win by unanimous decision in the semi-final round of the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix.
Phogat posted a video from her Twitter account, urging every Indian to watch and support her in the biggest fight of her career, she said, “Hello everyone, I want to thank all my fellow citizens for watching my games at Mixed martial arts, showering me with blessings and wishes, and showing your love for our nation. Just like all of you support games like cricket, kabaddi, and wrestling, I hope you can support us too.”
She continued, “It will motivate us to give our best for India as we are nothing without your love. this sport doesn’t just revolve around violence it’s a huge test of technique and endurance. I am set to play the biggest game of my career on 3rd December. For the first time in history, an Indian will take to the ring in the Women’s Grand Prix final- and this is a huge moment for this sport in our country. I will give my all in order to win this prestigious belt and make my nation proud. Jai Hind.”
“It’s not easy bringing Ritu Phogat to her knees,” Ritu Phogat issues a warning for everyone in the division
In a recent interview, she clearly stated that she is here to stay, and it won’t be easy for anyone to beat her inside the octagon, “It’s not easy bringing Ritu Phogat to her knees. I am here to always prove you wrong. I live to win and dare to dedicate my all. The tigress is set to unleash the glory of her passion at the Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final. I’ll make it a firecracker of a stint.”
Phogat now has a career record of 7-1 and will face Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex (8-1) on 3 December. The winner will get a shot at the title against reigning champion Angela Lee. Fairtex defeated Julie Mezabarba by a unanimous decision in her semi-final round.