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ONE Championship: Ritu Phogat again at Evolve MMA, resumes quest for atomweight world title

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Ritu Phogat is recent from a much-needed trip at house in India. She is now again on the mats at Evolve MMA in Singapore, able to kickstart a improbable 2022.

‘The Indian Tigress’ was extremely busy, albeit wildly profitable final 12 months, as she went 3-2 throughout 5 bouts. Her largest achievement in 2021 was barreling by way of the opposition within the prestigious ONE Girls’s Atomweight World Grand Prix to face Stamp Fairtex of Thailand within the last spherical.

Phogat ultimately succumbed to the former two-sport world champion by way of second-round submission. Nevertheless, the loss hardly took away from something the 27-year-old had achieved at that time in her profession.

In a collection of current posts shared on Instagram, Ritu Phogat shared with followers that she is now again on the grind and able to seize the second in a stacked ONE Championship atomweight division.

In a joint put up with Phogat, Evolve MMA shared:

“Saying hey to a brand new week! Again to the grind with The Indian Tigress.”

Phogat additionally posted a photograph of herself with the coveted ONE Championship belt over her proper shoulder and the Indian flag draped throughout her again, saying:

“Perhaps not right now…..”


The choices for Ritu Phogat on her journey towards the ONE girls’s atomweight world title

Make no mistake about it, Ritu Phogat stays fixated on making historical past as the primary girls’s combined martial arts world champion to come back out of India.

Although which will look like a tall order this 12 months, Phogat’s speedy growth in simply two years as an MMA fighter suggests it’s definitely throughout the realm of risk.

As she prepares for her extremely anticipated return to the Circle, there are a handful of choices for Phogat to face.

There’s a showdown with fellow grappling specialist, Japan’s Itsuki Hirata. Hirata was the darkish horse to win the Grand Prix, however accidents have prevented her from dwelling as much as her potential. Then there’s a rematch with Vietnamese-American star Bi Nguyen to think about.

One fighter who just lately referred to as out Phogat is former ONE world title challenger, Tiffany ‘No Chill’ Teo. The Singaporean beforehand competed within the strawweight division, difficult reigning champion Xiong Jing Nan on two events however in the end falling brief.

Teo expressed her intent to maneuver down a weight class, which opens up unbelievable alternatives for her at atomweight. A conflict between Ritu Phogat and Tiffany Teo is a improbable proposition and one followers in Singapore would actually take pleasure in.


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