Phogat scored a first-round TKO over Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres in the opening bout of ONE: BIG BANG, which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last Friday, 4 December.
After dismantling a game Torres, "The Indian Tigress" gave credit to those who’ve supported her since day one, including her teammates at Evolve MMA in Singapore and her fans around the world – especially in India.
“Your love, support, and prayers all worked,” the atomweight star wrote in an Instagram post.
“I can’t thank enough my coaches, my team, my country for believing in me and supporting me throughout my journey so far.
“It’s a team effort and I am enjoying my run.”
Phogat’s combat sports journey has included an impressive stretch in ONE Championship, which started just one year ago at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS, where she defeated Nam Hee Kim by first-round TKO.
Since then, she’s used her famed wrestling skills to defeat every mixed martial arts opponent who’s stood across from her.
It appears “The Indian Tigress” is just getting started in the ONE Circle. And with the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix set to take place sometime in 2021, fans are wondering if she’s done enough to cement a spot in the tournament.
Whether she’s included or not, Phogat vows to bring her world-class form into the new year – for herself and for those who’ve stuck by her side.
“I promise to carry the same momentum to 2021 and come back even stronger for my next fight,” she said.
“Thanks once again to everyone who is watching and supporting me in my MMA journey. It’s the beginning of something special.”
Up next for ONE Championship is ONE: BING BANG II, a previously recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium that airs this Friday, 11 December.
Watch the show on meWATCH or the ONE Super App at 8:30 p.m. Singapore Standard Time (SGT). Also, Channel 5 will cut into the broadcast at 10 p.m. SGT.