Arjan Bhullar, first Indian fighter to become MMA World Champion
Arjan ‘Singh’ Bhullar ended the five-year championship-winning run of the Filipino-American fighter Brandon Vera in the main event.
Arjan ‘Singh’ Bhullar became the first Indian fighter to win the ONE Heavyweight World Title at the top-level (Mixed Martial Arts) MMA Championship event in Singapore on May 16, 2021, after defeating the longtime heavyweight king Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera.
ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports event, witnessed ONE Super Series debut of a Thai striking phenom, four mixed martial arts contests, and a battle for the ONE Heavyweight World Title.
Arjan ‘Singh’ Bhullar ended the five-year championship-winning run of the Filipino-American fighter Brandon Vera in the main event. In the first round, Bhullar stifled Vera and took him down, the second round saw Vera gasping for air.
Arjan Bhullar 🇮🇳 becomes the FIRST Indian Mixed Martial Arts World Champion, stopping Brandon Vera with second-round strikes! @TheOneASB #ONEDangal #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/e6gblkjshC— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) May 15, 2021
Who is Arjan Bhullar?
•Arjan Bhullar is an Indian-Canadian mixed martial arts fighter. He was born and raised in Vancouver, Columbia. He is of Indian descent.
•He had won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in New Delhi in 2010. He also became the first Indian freestyle wrestler to represent Canada at the Olympics in London in 2012.
•Bhullar has also been the first Indian fighter to win a UFC fight where he defeated Luis Enrigue Barbosa de Oliveira in 2015.