Ritu Phogat gets new opponent at ONE: ‘NextGen’
No reason was given for the Japanese fighter’s withdrawal. She becomes the second fighter to withdraw from the tournament, after Seo Hee Ham.
Olsim was originally set to face Grace Cleveland in an alternate bout at ONE: ‘Empower’. The Thai fighter pulled out but the Filipina has been given a second chance to succeed in the tournament, albeit an outside chance.
Phogat (6-1) is probably the favourite for the tournament after the latest withdrawal. In the other semi final Stamp Fairtex meets Ham’s replacement Julie Mezabarba.
The light heavyweight kickboxing title fight has been removed from the card. That means the semi final bout between Mezabarba and Stamp will headline the event.