Indian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Ritu Phogat will be up against second-ranked atomweight Meng Bo of China in ONE: Empower, all women's fight card. The same was confirmed by ONE Championship on Saturday before adding that the fight will be broadcasted live on May 28. After her successive knockouts in 2020, Phogat is all set to represent India at the world-renowned MMA Circle.
Has taken a lot of grit and determination: Phogat
"The World Grand Prix quarter-finals are finally here! I've been working towards this title ever since I joined the ONE family. My transition from wrestling to MMA has taken a lot of grit, nerve, dedication, and determination," Ritu said in an official statement released by her.
"Also, it was a dream to be securing a position among the top eight women contenders for the World Grand Prix Quarter Finals. Although half-way there, I am yet not fully there! I have been undefeated so far and want the world to know that we Indians either play to win or don't play at all. I hope to make my fans and countrymen proud," she added.
In addition, ONE women's Strawweight World Champion "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan of China will come out in defence of her World Title against second-ranked strawweight contender Brazil's Michelle Nicolini.