Ritu Phogat wins third straight MMA title

NEW DELHI: Indian wrestler-turned-mixed martial arts fighter Ritu Phogat won her third consecutive ONE Championship title in Singapore on Friday, 30th October.

The 26-year-old Indian notched up a technical knockout win over Cambodia's Nou Srey Pov in the second round.

"It feels ecstatic to have a hat-trick in my MMA career with this win. Moreover, the hardships and challenges that I faced during the pandemic have indeed paid off. I feel euphoric to be taking India to a new height in the MMA space and I cannot be more proud” Ritu said in a release, reports PTI.

"I am grateful to my family, friends and fans back home who have rooted for me unwaveringly and have been extremely optimistic about my performance today. Lastly, I would also want to thank my coach who has played a significant role in my journey,” she added.