India's wrestler-turned-mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ritu Phogat will be looking to extend her MMA career winning streak when she faces Philippines' Jomary Torres in the inaugural clash of the ONE Championship: Big Bang at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.
Nicknamed 'The Indian Tigress', Ritu Phogat - the youngest of India's famous Phogat Sisters - turned to MMA and decided to shift to Singapore just over a year back. Watch Ritu Phogat vs Jomary Torres MMA match on live streaming in India.
The 26-year-old Ritu has been a dominant force in the MMA atomweight circle ever since the switch, upstaging every opponent who stood in her way.
She beat Korea's Nam Hee Kim in her debut MMA bout in November last year, before triumphing over China's Chiao Chen Wu in February 2020.
Ritu's last victory in the circle came via a second-round Technical Knockout (TKO) against Cambodia’s Nou Srey Pov at ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix late in October.
Jomary Torres, though, represents Ritu Phogat's toughest challenge yet in the MMA ring.
A Southeast Asian Games Sambo medallist, Jomary Torres is an exciting fighter who trains under former ONE World title challenger Rene Catalan at his gym in Manila. Torres is returning to the circle after almost a year and is expected to have new tricks up her sleeves.
“Definitely, she is a good fighter. She is going to be a challenge for me. I have watched her fights, and she is good. I respect her a lot, but I trust my training and hard work,” Ritu said about Torres.
There are three other big bouts in the ONE Championship: Big Bang includes a ONE light heavyweight kickboxing title bout as Roman Kryklia defends his belt against Murat Aygun.
Japan's Koyomi Matsushima, ranked No. 3 in the featherweight division, will face the No. 5 contender Garry Tonon, the undefeated submission master. Top men's strawweights Bokang Masunyane and Rene Catalan will also square off.
Where to watch Ritu Phogat vs Jomary Torres MMA live?
ONE Championship: Big Bang will be telecast live on the Star Sports network in India. The coverage will begin at 6:00 PM India Standard Time (IST).
MMA fans can watch Ritu Phogat vs Jomary Torres on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 2 TV channels in India.
Live streaming of ONE Championship will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
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