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Ritu Phogat shocks World No.2 Meng Bo win the quarter-finals of the Atomweight Grand Prix.
Ritu Phogat storms into the semi-finals with a unanimous decision from judges.
7:27: ROUND 3 ENDS AS PHOGAT PUNCHES IN THE AIR. SHE IS ALMOST THROUGH!
7:26: RITU IS UNSTOPPABLE. PUNCHES AND KICKS, ONE AFTER THE OTHER. BO LOOKS HAPLESS!
7:24: Ritu landing more punches with Bo without any real answer. She look very very good!
7:22: Bo starts Round 3 with quick punches, but Ritu replies with a take down
7:20: Ritu going very strong as we reach the end of second round
7:18: Ritu continues landing punches on a hapless Bo.
7:17: RITU GOES FOR BO'S LEG AS SHE TRIES TO GET CONTROL. SHE IS STILL IN THE GAME
7:15: Round 1 finishes with Ritu taking down the Chinese. Bo has still done enough damage. Second round begins now
7:13: BO CONTINUES PUCHES. LEFT RIGT LEFT! RITU HAS NOW ANSWER! RITU MANAGES TO HANG ON
7:12: Ritu is using all her wrestling prwess locking Meng Bo's puches. Bo still punching high!
7:10: First grappling attempt from Ritu as Bo escapes.
7:09: ROUND 1 BEGINS!
7:07 pm: Ritu is in black and Meng is in red, Time for action!
7:05 pm: Ritu enters the canvas as she gears up against Meng Bo, who makes her entry now
7:01 pm: Can Ritu storm into the semi-finals? Can the Phogat legacy continue beyond wrestling? Follow live
Keep following for Ritu's fight updates as the bouts progress.
6:35 pm: About half an hour to go for the fights. The Main Card has six fights today, with Ritu fighting in one of the quarter-finals. Here is the list of fights :
Ritu Phogat, the Indian Tigress is set to face Meng Bo from China, a champion mixed-martial art (MMA) champion with close to a decade’s experience in professional fighting.
The Chinese champion is on a seven match winning streak, having won four of them on knockouts or TKO, and only two running down to the third round.
Bo was trained in Taekwondo from the age of 13 and later began learning Sanda. She made her MMA debut in November 2013 and has climbed up to Number 2 position in world rankings with her relentless speed and strength inside the canvas.
Ritu, on the other hand, has been a Gold Medallist in wrestling for India at the 2016 Commonwealth Games and switched to MMA just two years ago.
Ritu started her training aged eight under the able guidance of her father, Mahavir Phogat, a former wrestler himself.
Since her debut, she has lost just once against Bi Nguyen. In her last match, she won in a do-or-die match against Heqin Lin to remain in the Championship.
Meng Bo is known for knockout or TKO, with her punches finishing games in a matter of minutes. In her last seven games, her opponent survive in the ring for over four minutes just twice.
Ritu, however, has never been knocked out in a game so far. She specialises in grappling and illustrated it wonderfully against Heqin Lin whose attempts of submission were met by physical advantage from Ritu.
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