Retired Olympic medalist judoka M.Urantsetseg makes her MMA debut

2022-09-14 15:51:21

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Olympic medalist State Honored Athlete of Mongolia M.Urantsetseg announced her retirement from judo after 16 years of career earlier this year to pursue a new path in her future.


Specifically, Mongolia’s one of the most respected and well-accomplished judoka announced that she is transitioning to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), setting her eyes on the UFC belt.


Three months after her announcement, the Olympic medalist posted on her social media that she had been training at JacksonWink MMA Academy in the United States along with some of the best fighters in the country.


On September 11, the State Honored Athlete made her MMA debut, facing Amber Terrell who had a record of 4-3-0 (Win, draw, loss) for the PFC Amateur Strawweight (48-52kg) Championship.


The bout which was held in Jonesborough, Arkansas ended in the second round with Urantsetseg’s victory by submission.


“Although I could not finish off my opponent in the first round of the match, I am still happy with my victory. This is just the beginning of many accomplishments in MMA that I will be harvesting in the future”, said Urantsetseg after her victory.


The first-ever female World Champion in judo in Mongolia, she finally claimed the Olympic medal after suffering back-to-back defeats in Olympics in 2012 and 2016.


In 2020, Urantsetseg was registered at Guinness World Record with her achievement in judo wrestling. Specifically, she was named as a recipient of the most medals, winning a total of 35 medals: 11 gold, 11 silver, and 13 bronze medals in the women’s -48 kg and -52 kg categories during the competitions of the International Judo Federation. 

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