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India’s Ritu Phogat earns 2nd ONE Championship win, decisions Taiwan’s Wu Chiao Chen at ‘ONE: King of the Jungle’ in Singapore

Ritu Phogat, Olivier Coste, Wu Chiao Chen (©ONE Championship)

Ritu Phogat, Olivier Coste, Wu Chiao Chen (©ONE Championship)

Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat, 25, of India was one of the winners at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” It was the second ONE Championship victory of the undefeated Indian mixed martial artist, who is a Commonwealth Wrestling World Championships gold medalist.

Featuring one Muay Thai title bout, one kickboxing title bout and nine MMA matches, “ONE: King of the Jungle” was a closed-door event held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. In the third bout of the evening, Phogat competed in an MMA match in the atomweight division against “Miss Red” Wu Chiao Chen (吳巧貞), 36, of Taiwan.

Olivier Coste served as the referee. Phogat took Wu to the canvas at will with smooth takedowns.

With fists and elbows from the top, Phogat punished Wu, who was on her back. The Taiwanese contender tried her best to defend but struggled to gain any traction.

After three five-minute rounds, the atomweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Phogat, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

By winning at “ONE: King of the Jungle,” Phogat maintained her undefeated professional MMA record as she now has 2 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Wu now has 2 wins and 2 losses.

Including India and Taiwan, 13 countries were represented at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” The others were Australia, Canada, Egypt, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United States.

Training out of Ifighting Martial Arts Fitness, Wu solely represented Taiwan. She made her ONE Championship debut at “ONE: King of the Jungle.”

Phogat is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. She solely represented India at “ONE: King of the Jungle.”

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