Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat is ready to make her skilled blended martial arts debut, taking over Korea’s Nam Hee Kim in an atomweight contest on the Cadillac Enviornment in Beijing, China on November 16.
“I want to become a mixed martial arts World Champion, and everything I’m doing now is preparing me for that,” stated the 25-year-old Indian forward of her first foray into the blended martial arts enviornment.
“I made the decision to jump into this with my full heart and will. My goal is to become the first Indian woman to win a mixed martial arts World Championship. I believe I’m in a great position to represent my country and I want to inspire as many women as I can. It’s an honor.”
Phogat is a Commonwealth Wrestling Championships gold medalist, World U23 Wrestling World Championships silver medalist, Asian Wrestling Championships bronze medalist, and multiple-time Indian Nationwide Wrestling Champion.
The atomweight class is for rivals weighing at or lower than 48 kg.