Ritu Phogat is an Indian mixed martial art professional. The 27-year-old is currently competing in the ONE Championship. She won the gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Singapore. Phogat has been a popular figure in India and has a big fan base. Phogat family is quite popular for their contribution towards Indian wrestling and how one of her family members, Ritu Phogat, is emerging as the star of One Championship. The main source of Ritu Phogat’s net worth is fighting and sponsorship deals.
Ritu Phogat Net Worth and Earnings
As per the reports, Ritu Phogat has a net worth of approximately around $5 million. Her primary source of income is wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Ritu Phogat Early Life
She was born on 2nd May 1994 in Balali, a small village in Charki Dadri district in Haryana. Ritu’s father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, is a former wrestler and Olympian coach. Phogat belongs to a family of wrestlers.
Her sister Babita Phogat is a wrestler. She has four real sisters and two younger sisters. From a young age, she was into wrestling.
She started training at the age of 8. Ritu Phogat dropped out of school after 10th standard as she wanted to make her career in wrestling.
Ritu Phogat Career
In the year 2016, she won the second consecutive title at the national wrestling championship. Ritu then won the gold medal in the commonwealth wrestling championship in the 48kg weight category. In the same year, she became the most expensive female wrestler in the Pro Wrestling League.
The Jaipur Ninjas franchise roped her in for a whopping sum of INR 36 lakhs. The 27-year-old in 2017 won the silver medal at the World U-23 Wrestling Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This was India’s first silver medal in the championship.
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Mixed Martial Arts Career
Ritu Phogat signed for ONE Championship in 2019. She made her mixed martial arts debut in the same year. In her first fight, she faced Nam Hee Kim at ONE Championship: Age Of Dragons. She won the fight via knockout. Her dream is to become the first Indian world champion in MMA.
Ritu Phogat Professional Record
- Total fights – 6
- Number of wins – 5
- Wins by knockout – 3
- Decision wins – 2
- Losses – 1
- By decision – 1
She has won 5 fights in her professional mixed martial arts career. Out of 5 wins, she won 3 via knockout and 2 via decision. Ritu Phogat has just faced one defeat in her professional career.
Ritu Phogat: Overview
|Age||27 year old|
|Height||5 feet 1 inches/ 156 cms|
|Profession||Wrestler/Mixed martial arts|
|Net Worth||$ 5 million (approx)|
|Professional Record||5 wins, 1 loss|
DISCLAIMER: The above details and salary figures about Ritu Phogat are based on trusted sources and media reports.