Candidates Enter the Cage with Superstar Ritu Phogat and Xiong Jing Nan on Episode 7 of ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’

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Episode 7 of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” airs on Thursday, 29 April. The drama continues to intensify as the competition comes down to the wire. Nine candidates remain, all of whom are vying for the coveted spot as ONE Championship Chief of Staff, and a US $250,000 job offer to work as ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong’s protege in business.

In this week’s episode, top ONE atomweight Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan join the cast, and enter the cage with the candidates, who each find out what it’s like to become a martial artist.

Joining Chatri and his Advisor Niharika Singh as Guest Judge in this leg of the competition is Melissa Kwee, CEO of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre.

How did the candidates fare in the challenges? You’ll have to wait until the episode airs to find out. Catch the action on AXN at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April. For more information and How to Watch, check out the official site at

Ritu Phogat is a Commonwealth Wrestling Gold Medalist, and daughter of legendary Indian wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat. She currently trains at the renowned Evolve MMA in Singapore, where she hones her skills in mixed martial arts.

Encouraged by her father to focus on martial arts, Xiong Jing Nan became China’s first MMA World Champion in 2018. Today, she’s one of ONE Championship’s most dominant fighters.

ONE Championship returns with “ONE on TNT IV,” the fourth and final installment of the “ONE on TNT” event series for the month of April. It airs live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Thursday, 28 April.

In the main event, reigning ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang will defend his title against reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Dutch Knight” Reinier De Ridder. Also on the card, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez makes a quick turnaround and returns to the Circle.

The “ONE on TNT” series airs every Wednesday in April in the United States for four weeks.

Each week includes a lead card digitally streamed exclusively on Bleacher Report, B/R App, B/R MMA Twitter, B/R Live YouTube, and B/R Live, followed by main card fights televised exclusively on Bleacher Report and the B/R app. More information on how to watch can be found at

About “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition”

“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” invites 16 contestants handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes game of business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.

Athletes appearing on the show include former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious Johnson, Indian Wrestling Champion Ritu Phogat, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan, among others.

“The Apprentice” is one of the biggest non-scripted reality television programs in history, judging the business skills of candidates who are competing for a job offer under a high-profile CEO. It has aired in more than 120 countries. The first season of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” consists of 13 episodes.