Dangal Mode On! Ritu Phogat Wins Her Debut MMA Fight In 3 Mins & 40 Secs

The Phogat family is akin to wrestling royalty in India. They have been an inspiration to many because of their tremendous talent and the many accolades to their name. And when one of them, 25-year-old Ritu Phogat, announced earlier this year that she wanted to switch to Mixed Martial Arts, we were extremely excited.

She joined Singapore-based Evolve Fight Team and took down South Korea’s Kim Nam-Hee in her first-ever One: Age of Dragons Championship match in Beijing’s Wukesong Arena.

The Times of India quoted her revealing the strategy of her MMA debut saying,

“I believed that if I got her down early, I could finish her via ground and pound. The plan worked.”

According to The Indian Express, her technical knockout victory came in a mere 3 minutes and 40 seconds!

The Hindu quoted her saying,

“I want to thank my sisters and my family, they believed in me and motivated me. I want to thank everyone for their support, I promise I’ll always give my one hundred percent.”

She further added,

“I have only one goal and that’s to win the ONE Atomweight World Championship for my country. That’s why I chose AR Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’ as my walkout song, listening to it fills me with enthusiasm and makes me want to do something for India. For me, it’s all about becoming the first Indian world champion in MMA.”

Twitter soon went into ‘Dangal’ mode and congratulated Ritu on her brilliant display of dominance and power.

Kudos! We hope that you fulfill your dream of becoming the country’s first MMA world champion.

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