Ritu Phogat MMA Debut: All you need to know

Ritu Phogat MMA Debut Match Date, Time, Venue: Ritu Phogat will face-off Kim Nam-hee in One Championship: Age of Dragons bout. (Source: Reuters)

Ritu Phogat MMA Debut Match Date, Time, Venue: Ritu Phogat, the former gold medallist at 2016 Commonwealth Games, is all set to make her Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) debut against South Korea's Kim Nam-hee in an atomweight contest at One Championship's Age of Dragons event in Beijing, China on Saturday.

Hailing from one of the most famous wrestling families of the nation, the 25-year-old started wrestling at eight under the mentorship of her experienced father Mahavir Singh, marching the same road as her elder sisters Babita and Geeta who have also acquired gold in the Commonwealth Games.

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Adding to the bank of Indian MMA fighters, Ritu joins the likes of UFC-appeared Bharat Khandare, Himanshu Kaushik, Puja Tomar, and Rahul Raju. Talking about her passion which came into being when she was 18, Ritu dreams of becoming the first Indian woman to win a World Championship Belt.

After participating in events such as the Wrestling World Championships, Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, Asian Wrestling Championships, Yasar Dogu International, and the Pro Wrestling League, she will now learn the arts of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing training under EVOLVE MMA.

EVOLVE has previously produced world-known fighters like former UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki.

It is owned by Chatri Sityodtong, who is also the owner of Asia’s biggest fighting promotion ONE Championship.

When will Ritu Phogat's MMA debut match start?

Ritu Phogat's MMA debut takes place on Saturday, 16 November, 2019 from 4:00 PM IST.

Where will Ritu Phogat's MMA debut match be held?

Ritu Phogat's MMA debut will be held in Beijing, China.

Which TV channels will broadcast Ritu Phogat's MMA debut match?

Ritu Phogat's MMA debut will be broadcast on Star Sports Select 2.

How do I watch the live streaming of Ritu Phogat's MMA debut match?

The live streaming of Ritu Phogat's MMA debut will be available on Hotstar and on ONE’s YouTube channel.