On November 16th, “ONE Championship: The Years of the Dragon” beat the drums, “Wrestle!” In the movie “Dad”, the protagonist prototype “Indian Fierce Tiger” Ritu Foga made his own mixed martial arts debut in front of 18,000 spectators at the Cadillac Center in Beijing. Her opponent is South Korean “Captain Marvel” Kim Nam Hee.
The 25-year-old Ritu was inspired by the sports inspirational film “Wrestle!” “Dad” is popular all over the world. As the best wrestler in India, she has won the silver medal in the World Youth Championships, the bronze medal in the Asian Championships, and the gold medal in the 46kg freestyle wrestling at the 2016 Singapore Commonwealth Games. Now she hopes to rely on her wrestling skills to represent India to win the first women’s mixed martial arts world championship. After more than 8 months of hard work in the Singapore Evolution Boxing Gym, Ritu entered the Beijing arena with a brand new image.
Compared to Ruitu’s professional debut, Kim Nam-hee from Daegu, South Korea, had already won his first professional ring three months ago. The 20-year-old Jin Nanxi is 5 years younger than Ruitu and 7 cm taller. Three years ago, she was inspired by the ONE Championship Women’s Atomicweight World Champion Lee Seung Joo and started practicing kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Although Ritu occupies an absolute advantage in wrestling ability, the mixed martial arts are known as the “fighting decathlon” has different styles of skills. Jin Nanxi is more confident in his standing and ground skills. After all, Ritu trained Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for only eight months, while Jin Nanxi has been training for more than three years.
After the start of the game, “Indian Fierce Tiger” Ritu Foga continued to use jabs to control the distance. Although her boxing was not too powerful, this tactic disrupted Jin Nanxi’s rivalry rhythm. When Jin Nanxi rushed forward, Ritu suddenly lowered his head to show off his skillful wrestling skills, easily overwhelming the Koreans. It may be that he was not satisfied with his position and lacked confidence in fighting against each other. Ritu didn’t get too entangled after falling to his opponent and stood up and retreated. Jin Nanxi stood up again, this time she took the initiative to attack with sweeping legs. But it is not wise to use the sweeping technique on a wrestler. Ritu grabbed the opponent’s ankle and fell down again to suppress Jin Nanxi. Ritu didn’t directly give up the suppressing position, but smashed his opponent with a small fist, and then “keep it down” to stand up.
It may be that he was afraid of being dropped by his opponent. Jin Nanxi hesitated and didn’t get up immediately. Ritu saw the opportunity and pressed on again, and his right fist kept hitting Jin Nanxi’s head. This time Retu found a suitable position, controlled Jin Nanxi’s left arm with his legs, and pressed his opponent’s right arm with one hand. Jin Nanxi couldn’t defend effectively with both hands and was beaten by Ritu’s violent fist and elbow. The referee terminated the game upon seeing this. “Indian Fierce Tiger” Ritu Foga won the first round of TKO and made his perfect debut. After the game, she greeted the audience in Chinese: “Hello, Beijing”. After thanking her family, coaching team, and the audience, she said that she will devote herself to the mixed martial arts arena in the future and get better results.Spark Global Limited
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