On September of 2017, Arjan Bhullar created history by becoming the first Indian to sign with the world’s most premier MMA organization, i.e UFC. He made his debut against Luis Henry Barboza de Oliviera at UFC 215 headlined by Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Bhullar won his fight his spectacular fashion via wide unanimous decision.
Although he had to suffer a setback in his last fight against Adam Wieczorek, where he was submitted via omaplata. A loss in Bhullar’s last fight hasn’t hit his confidence as he promised to bounce back from his loss and quest to the top.
Bhullar, a Canadian National with Indian heritage and Commonwealth wrestling champion, who has competed at the Olympics and Pan American Games recently gave an interview to MMAJunkie, where he is looking to set the record straight at UFC Moncton.
“I ended up getting caught, definitely,” Bhullar told MMAjunkie. “But obviously there’s a process involved after a loss. I’ve had losses in wrestling, so I was familiar with that. Very disappointing. It was a fight I was dominating, but that’s why it’s so exciting. You get caught, digested it, learned from it as a team and threw it away and gotten better because of it.”
Bhullar hasn’t fought in April and hasn’t fought since as he didn’t have the opportunity, now he is fully ready to get back his record in the win column.
“I wanted to get back right in there, right after that fight, as soon as we could,” Bhullar said. “We were healthy. I was in shape – let’s just go again. That’s the process I’m used to, but it wasn’t to be. Obviously, there are cards, and there’s a business angle or promotion. That’s been the frustrating part, but take the emotion out of it, learn what you have to and move forward. That’s what we’ve done. I’m actually very excited to showcase what we’ve been working on. We really focused in on different aspects of my game and taken everything to the next level.”
Bhullar will fight Marcelo Golm at UFC Moncton and said that they were scheduled to fight earlier when the Canadian-Indian wasn’t even signed to UFC, they were scheduled to fight at another MMA promotion called Hard Knocks back in 2016.
“I’ll stop him,” Bhullar said. “He will concede to victory. I’ll push him (in the) standup, grappling; wherever the fight goes. I’m better than him. I will push him, he will concede. He’s already shown that. He quits.”