Fighter Arjan Bhullar, who is of Indian and Canadian descent, believes that he has already made his mark in the sport of mixed martial arts by winning the title of ONE heavyweight world champion. However, he claimed that he is not yet finished.
In May of 2021, a title showdown between an affiliate of the American Kickboxing Academy who was 37 years old and the former champion Brandon Vera resulted in the 37-year-old American Kickboxing Academy fighter becoming the heavyweight division’s undisputed ruler.
‘Singh’ Bhullar successfully choked out ‘The Truth’ in the second round, which led to his victory by way of a technical knockout.
Arjan Bhullar, who won the wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and competed in the UFC before signing with ONE Championship in 2019, may look back on this moment with a sense of accomplishment.
During a recent episode of Smart Talk with Sandhu, the current ONE heavyweight world champion discussed the importance of winning an MMA title. He said:
“I’m glad that I have it, and I will always have that. You’ll never be able to take that away from me because it’s ingrained in who I am. That is what I want to be remembered for, no matter what the circumstances are.
Take a look at the interview down below:
When Arjan Bhullar makes his first defense of his ONE Heavyweight World Championship title on June 23 at ONE Friday Fights 22 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, he will be looking to extend his reign as the ONE heavyweight world champion.
In the long-awaited unification match, he will square off against Anatoly Malykhin, who is currently the interim heavyweight world champion for ONE.
After his fight with Vera, Arjan Bhullar will finally compete in a bout of his own. But despite the extensive layoff, he said that he is in fighting form. During the lengthy break from competition, he kept himself occupied by working on his game in the gym. Despite this, he is in fighting form.
Anatoly Malykhin has his sights set on ending Bhullar’s tenure as ONE world champion and becoming a true two-division world champion if he is successful in this fight.
The Russian juggernaut is also the current holder of the ONE light heavyweight world championship. In their title fight back in December, the Russian knocked out the previous holder of the title, who was from the Netherlands and went by the name Reinier de Ridder.