Arjan Bhullar Makes Sikhs-Punjabis-Canadians-Indians Proud With HISTORIC UFC WIN

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TFG--banners website-F2Former Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Dominates Tough Brazilian Opponent In Successful UFC Debut!

Arjan-UFCArjan-UFC-Front-pageMore than 200 people, including DESIBUZZCanada founder-editor R. Paul Dhillon, joined Bhullar and the entire Bhullar clan on an exclusive chartered flight to Edmonton for the monumental achievement that will go down in history books. "For all of us who went down in the plane together it will be a communal experience we will remember the rest of our lives as we were part of Arjan's history-making too," Dhillon told DESIBUZZCanada. "The young man who took over the great wrestling crown from his legendary father Avtar "Tara" Bhullar and went all the way to the Olympics and despite the drawback – Arjan has finally exercised his demons and made it triumphantly to the ultimate fight game in the UFC and he will now be remembered as a true sporting legend. Arjan has done everything – made history being the first Sikh-Punjabi-Canadian-Indian in UFC and the first to win – so from now on everything is his to have. It all comes down to how bad he wants it," Dhillon added.

By PD Raj

DESIBUZZCanada Senior Writer

EDMONTON – What an epic debut by wrestling and MMA champion Arjan Bhullar, who made history while realizing his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dream in the best possible way by easily defeating the tough Brazilian Luis Henrique, whom Bhullar's coach had warned him not to take on in his first fight in UFC.

More than 200 people, including DESIBUZZCanada founder-editor R. Paul Dhillon, joined Bhullar and the entire Bhullar clan on an exclusive chartered flight to Edmonton for the monumental achievement that will go down in history books.

Arjan-UFCRPD2Arjan-UFC8"For all of us who went down in the plane together it will be a communal experience we will remember the rest of our lives as we were part of Arjan's history-making too," Dhillon told DESIBUZZCanada.

"The young man who took over the great wrestling crown from his legendary father Avtar "Tara" Bhullar and went all the way to the Olympics and despite the drawback – Arjan has finally exercised his demons and made it triumphantly to the ultimate fight game in the UFC and he will now be remembered as a true sporting legend. Arjan has done everything – made history being the first Sikh-Punjabi-Canadian-Indian in UFC and the first to win – so from now on everything is his to have. It all comes down to how bad he wants it," Dhillon added.

Bhullar took the first two rounds cleanly and used caution in the third round to finish off Henrique, who never showed much battle after being knocked down with a nice right upper cut to the forehead in the first round and life and smack-down in the second round. Bhullar also won the more evenly-fought third round and he was done with his first UFC fight and Bhullar, who has the heart of a champion, had made a triumphant UFC debut.

"It's done baby and Arjan is the WINNER!!! On to even Bigger Things!," wrote Dhillon on his Facebook post from the Rogers Place arena in Edmonton.

Arjan-UFC7Bhullar is first fighter of Indian-Sikh-Punjabi descent to fight in the UFC and he knew he had a chance to make statement on the biggest stage in MMA and when he did, he dedicated it to Sikhs all over the world.

“If you know me, my blood burns hot,” said the former Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Wrestler. “My lineage comes down from the Sikh warriors. This sport and this way of life is a no brainer for me. My dad wrestled before me. This is all I’ve ever know since I was in diapers. To train and compete.

Arjan-UFC10“But growing up I never saw an Indian athlete I could look up to. The guy I looked up to was Muhammad Ali, not just because of what he did as an athlete, but because of what he did beyond the sport. I’m hoping to do that for my people and be more than just an athlete.”

Arjan-UFC4Bhullar had planned on being escorted to the ring by fellow Sikh and current WWE champion wrestler Jinder Mahal, who’s originally from Calgary, but his buddy couldn’t make it.

“He gave me a call, he’s caught in the hurricane. He lives in Tampa and he’s like, you know what brother, I’ve got four different properties down here, I’ve got my dog, I just haven’t been able to make peace and leave this.

“But he’s a a Punjabi Indian just like me. We’re brothers. we’ve known each other for 10-12 years. I was a university wrestler, he was trying to break in on the regional (pro wrestling) scene, and look where we’re at now. It’s pretty cool. we laugh about it sometimes. He’s at the top of the food chain where he is. I am where I am.”

IN OTHER BATTLES:

Vancouver lightweight Kajan Johnson pulled one from waaaay back in his fighting library to knock out Adriano Martins in the opening fight Saturday.

A little juke and a right hand behind the ear ended things in a hurry.

“That’s a shot I used to use back in the day in Prince George street fighting when I was just a little thug skate boarder kid,” laughed Johnson, who was returning to the octagon after a two year absence. “Apparently, it works at the highest level.”

Arjan-UFC-NunesIn the title fight of the night featuring the champion Amanda Nunes, who knocked the lights out of former champ Ronda Rousy, defended her title against challenger and contender Valentina Shevchenko.

Can you imagine on a night where Arjan Bhullar made history by winning his debut UFC fight – it's a fight featuring two tough women which is the main fight of the night!

This one was on pay per view.

Nunes was expected to retain the title and easily won the first round with a takedown. Round two and three were pretty well even with neither fighter doing much of anything.

The title fight was one of the worst with a lack of action and fight fans booing at Rogers Place and probably at home too.

When the excruciating three five rounds (in Title fights – there are 5 rounds), Nunes won a split decision and retained her championship belt.

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