Ritu began her training when she was 8-years-old, and only a few years later, dropped out from school to concentrate on her wrestling career. The gold medalist of the Commonwealth Wrestling, Ritu Phogat comes from a famous wrestling family. Her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, is a legendary coach who has trained several members of her family and took them to the highest levels of the sport. She won three Indian national wrestling championships before winning gold at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Singapore. The next year, she claimed a silver medal at the prestigious U-23 World Championship in Poland & became the first Indian wrestler to do so in the process. Many expected her to represent India at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but she surprised the world of wrestling when she announced that she is changing her approach to Mixed Martial Arts. She quickly moved to Singapore to join the world-famous Evolve MMA, where she trains with multiple world champions of Muay-Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so that her punching and submission skills are on the highest level with her elite wrestling. Her main goals are to make her country proud with her performances on the world stage and become the first World Mixed Martial Arts Champion from India, a goal she hopes to achieve in two years.