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The Indian Tigress “Ritu Phogat”

Ritu Phogat is an Indian Professional MMA athlete and a wrestler, who won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. She is famous for his wrestling Phogat family and nowadays she becomes an internet sensation after her DOMINANT DEBUT in MMA.

Commonwealth Wrestling Gold Medalist Ritu Phogat also won three Indian national championships in wrestling before taking gold in 2016. The following year, Ritu Phogat won a Silver medal at the prestigious World Under-23 Wrestling Championships in Poland. In 2019 She shocked the wrestling world when she announced that she was switching her aim to mixed martial arts. Now Her ultimate goals are to make India proud of her performances on the global stage and to become India’s first mixed martial arts World Champion, a goal she hopes to attain within two years.

Early Life

Ritu Phogat is born on 2 May 1994. She is the third daughter of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. Ritu started training under her father at the age of eight only. Phogat also dropped out of school after a tenth for focusing on her wrestling career. Her family is famous for Sports, mostly for wrestling. Ritu’s sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, cousin Vinesh Phogat, are all Commonwealth Games gold medalists in wrestling. Another cousin of her, Priyanka Phogat, is also an international level wrestler.

Wrestling Career

In October 2016, Phogat won her second consecutive title at the annual National Wrestling Championships. In November 2016, she won the gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Singapore in the 48 kg category. In December 2016, she became the most expensive female wrestler at the Pro Wrestling League auction, bagging a ₹36 lakh INR contract with the Jaipur Ninjas franchise.

In November 2017, she won silver in the 48kg category in World U-23 Wrestling Championships being held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This is India’s first silver in the prestigious championship.

MMA Career

In February 2019, Phogat signed with ONE Championship with the intention of making her mixed martial arts debut. ONE Championship is a Singapore-based mixed martial art, Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, and grappling promotion.

On 16 November Ritu made her DOMINANT DEBUT in MMA. Ritu Phogat defeated Nam Hee Kim to pick up her first win victory in mixed martial arts. you can watch that full fight below.

Ritu Phogat shared this following photo after her first match MMA (One Championship) and said “What a great night it was for me personally. I would especially like to thank my parents, my sisters, one championship, evolve MMA, Birbalsne and everyone else who believed in me and made this transition possible. I would also like to thank everyone in china and India for making this night fantastic for me. I believe this is the beginning of something really special and I promise to you guys that I’ll always give mu 100 percent. Jai hind “

Body Measurements and Real Facts

Full NameRitu Mahavir Singh Phogat
Age2 May 1994 (age 25)
Born & ResidenceBalali, Haryana, India
Height156 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Weight52.2 kg (115 lb)
ProfessionWrestler, MMA Athletic
Husband/Marital StatusN/A (Unmarried)
Instagram Idrituphogat48
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

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