Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat vows to surprise martial arts fans when she squares off with Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres at ONE: BIG BANG next Friday, December 4.
Phogat will look to electrify the Singapore Indoor Stadium by showcasing her ever-evolving skill set when she takes on Torres in a crucial atomweight clash in “The Lion City.”
“She is a good fighter,” Phogat told ONEFC.com.
“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.”
The Indian expects Torres’ punches and kicks to give her some trouble given the latter’s background in wushu and sambo.
Phogat, however, is confident that she can negate Torres’ striking with her world-class wrestling and surprise fans by pulling off some new tricks.
“She has a strong stand-up game, but I think my wrestling game is better. I am hoping that my ground game trumps her game,” Phogat said.
“For the rest, let’s see how it goes inside the Circle. I hope that whoever is watching, they see me as doing something different. I would surely like to do something different this time.”
A win here could catapult Phogat into the ONE Atomweight Rankings, but for the Evolve star, she’s just taking it one match at a time as she simply hopes to end the year favorably.
“I am not thinking like that,” Phogat said when asked about her chance to crack the rankings. “I just want to end the year on a winning note.”
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