By The Numbers: Ritu Phogat vs. Jennifer Olsim

By: Brian Knapp
Oct 27, 2021


Ritu Phogat and Jennifer Olsim have their marching orders.

The two women will comprise one half of the One Championship atomweight grand prix semifinals when they face each other in the “NextGen” co-main event on Friday at Singapore Indoor Arena in Kallang, Singapore, with the winner moving on to meet either Nong Stamp or Julie Mezabarba in the tournament final. Phogat enters the cage on the heels of back-to-back victories. She last appeared at One Championship “Empower,” where she took a three-round unanimous decision from Meng Bo on Sept. 3. Olsim, meanwhile, also finds herself on a modest two-fight winning streak. She last competed on Aug. 27, when she laid claim to a three-round unanimous decision over Bi Nguyen at One Championship “Battleground 3.”

Ahead of the high-stakes Phogat-Olsim semifinal, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:

27: Years of age for Phogat, who was born on May 2, 1994 in Balali, India.

3: Phogat wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 50% of her career total (six). Her list of victims: Jomary Torres, Nou Srey Pov and Nam Hee Kim. Phogat owns three other wins by decision.

165: Seconds needed for Phogat to put away Nam Hee Kim with punches in her professional debut at One Championship “Age of Dragons” on Nov. 16, 2019. It remains the fastest finish of her brief seven-fight career.

167: Days since Phogat suffered her only setback in a split decision loss to the aforementioned Nguyen at One Championship “Dangal” on May 15.

.644: Cumulative winning percentage between the six women—Bo, Torres, Pov, Kim, Heqin Lin and Chiao Chen Wu—Phogat has defeated. They boast a combined record of 38-20-1.

24: Years of age for Olsim, who was born in Bokod, Philippines on Dec. 13, 1996.

2: Olsim victories by submission, accounting for 40% of her career total (five). Her methods of choice: one armbar and one guillotine choke. Olsim holds three other victories by decision.

2: Losses on the Olsim resume, both of them resulting in submission. She tapped to a Nayara Hemily Cascardo rear-naked choke 2:46 into the second round of their July 2016 encounter and bowed to a Caitlin McEwen armbar 59 seconds into the first round of their August 2019 pairing.

3: Promotions in which Olsim has competed as a mixed martial artist. She has gone 3-1 in One Championship, 2-0 in the Underground Battle Mixed Martial Arts Championship and 0-1 in the World Series of Fighting Global Championship.

20: Combined wins between the five women—Nguyen, Maira Mazar, Claudia Diaz, Claire Fryer and Dolores Meek—Olsim has beaten. They sport a cumulative record of 20-21 (.488), with Nguyen, Diaz and Meek currently sitting under the break-even mark.
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