Ritu Phogat faces Itsuki Hirata in atomweight Grand Prix semi final
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The winners will face off in the final for the right to face reigning strawweight champion Angela Lee. The draw pits arguably the two most popular fighters in the competition together with Phogat set to go up against Hirata.
On the other side of the bracket is Ham who was the favourite for the tournament but needed a very contentious split decision to squeeze past Denice Zamboanga. She has been matched with Stamp who will come in with a totally different strategy to the Filipina.
Zamboanga has an outside chance of booking a spot in the final. Despite being eliminated controversially by Ham she had been matched with Julie Mezabarba in an alternate bout.
All three bouts will take place at ONE: ‘Next Generation’ on October 29th.