Arjan Bhullar has become the first Indian-origin fighter to win a world title in a top-level MMA promotion after he beat Brandon Vera to become the heavyweight world champion at the Singapore-based One Championship.
At One: Dangal, Bhullar knocked out One heavyweight champion Brandon Vera in the second round and the Filipino-American’s five-year championship-winning run.
Bhullar produced a dominating performance in the second round
“It’s the first time in my entire career that I felt gassed in the first round,” Vera said in the postmatch interview. “I’m in shape, we’ve been training, we’ve been working with the best people in the world. This is new for me.”
A former wrestler, Bhullar had won the Commonwealth games gold medal in New Delhi back in 2010 and in 2012 in London he became the first Indian-origin freestyle wrestler to represent Canada at the Olympics.
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