“OLYMPIC Wrestling pedigree (My father wrestled before me, so I have been wrestling since birth), supreme confidence and mental toughness.”
That’s the summary on Arjan Bhullar’s profile on the UFC website.
That touch of humour puts a smile on the reader’s face – and Bhullar is known as an affable person.
But he is also tough and focussed – and that came across loud and clear as he won his very first fight last Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, when he, as the first Sikh and first South Asian fighter in UFC history, won his first match. Bhullar (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) defeated Brazilian Luis Henrique (10-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) in a unanimous decision.