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newswrestling10 months ago

I hope I play some role in promoting MMA in India, says Ritu Phogat

Ritu Phogat, who is set to make her maiden appearance in the MMA circuit in the ‘Age of Dragon’ event, hopes that the sport will grow in India after people start watching her matches. She admits that watching a lot of videos on YouTube caught her attention and made her think about a career change.
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newswrestlinga year ago

I will win MMA World Championship belt for India in two years, hopes Ritu Phogat

Ritu Phogat, now a full-time Mixed Martial Artist, is all set to make her MMA debut next month and has given herself two years' time to try and become India's first world champion in the discipline. Ritu has signed for Singapore-based MMA organisation which has the highest number of world champions.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Wrestler Ritu Phogat excluded from Olympic TOPS programme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) recently took the decision to drop wrestler Ritu Phogat from the TOPS scheme after she decided to abandon wrestling to try her luck at MMA in Singapore. SAI also selected five para-badminton players to be included in the TOPS scheme for the Paralympic Games.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Want to win MMA World Championship belt for my country, says Ritu Phogat

After deciding to switch to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) from wrestling, Ritu Phogat has mentioned that she has an aim of winning the World Championship belt for India. The 24-year-old has also added that she will have to go through a transition from a wrestler to an MMA athlete now.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Ritu Phogat leaves wrestling for MMA, joins Singapore-based Evolve Fight Team

Ritu Phogat has recently quit the national level wrestling and picked the Mixed Martial Arts by joining a Singapore-based Evolve Fight Team. The Wrestling Federation of India was taken aback by the decision and were disappointed as they had invested a lot in her, considering the future.
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newswrestling2 years ago

This Pro Wrestling Season has thrown a lot of challenges at me, saya Ritu Phogat

Ritu Phogat has stated that the ongoing Pro Wrestling League season has not been an easy one for her and she has had to face many challenges compared to the highest grossing player she was last season. But she also revealed that she was ready to bounce back once again by winning her next bout.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Wrestling World Championships | Sakshi Malik, Ritu Malik and Pooja Dhanda in line for bronze

Indian female wrestling trio of Sakshi Malik, Ritu Mailk and Pooja Dhanda are all in contention for a bronze medal at the ongoing Wrestling World Championships being held in Budapest, Hungary. All the three Indian wrestlers now need three wins each to land on the podium via repechage.
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newswrestling2 years ago

Sakshi Malik earns berth in World Championship, Sushil Kumar withdraws due to poor form

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik has secured a place in the World Championship after her opponent Sarita Mor withdrew due to an injury while Sushil Kumar also pulled out of the championship due to his poor form. Meanwhile, Ritu Phogat will take on Pinky to ensure her qualification in the 53 kg category.
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newswrestling3 years ago

Junior World Wrestling Championship | Ritu Phogat loses against Turkey's Evin Demirhan, wins silver

Ritu Phogat failed to register a win against Evin Demirhan in the gold medal bout of the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Poland. The National Champion from Haryana, who was competing in the 48kg category, had to settle for a silver medal as she lost on criteria after drawing 4-4.
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reportwrestling4 years ago

PWL 2017 | Jaipur Ninjas advance to the Semi-Finals after defeating UP Dangal 4-3

Jaipur Ninjas triumphed over UP Dangal 4-3 to seal a spot in the Semi-Finals at the Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling League Season 2 at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium here today.
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