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Indian-Canadian UFC fighter Arjan Singh Bhullar beats Marcelo Golm at ‘UFC Fight Night 138’

Fighting out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Arjan Singh Bhullar, 32, recently improved his professional mixed martial arts record to 8 wins and 1 loss. The Indian-Canadian MMA fighter defeated Marcelo Golm, 26, of Pitangueiras, Sao Paulo, Brazil at “UFC Fight Night 138” on October 27, 2018.

Featuring 13 MMA bouts, “UFC Fight Night 138” took place at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. In the second bout of the evening, Bhullar and Golm competed in the heavyweight division.

After three five-minute rounds, the heavyweight bout between Bhullar and Golm was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Eric Nevitt raised the hand of the Indian-Canadian fighter, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Losing to the Bhullar downgraded Golm’s record to 6 wins and 2 losses. It was the Brazilian fighter’s third bout in the UFC. 

“UFC Fight Night 138” also marked Bhullar’s third bout in the UFC. He now has 2 wins and 1 loss in the promotion.

Born in Richmond, British Columbia, Bhullar is of Indian Sikh descent. He was the first ever fighter of South Asian descent to sign to the UFC.

As a freestyle wrestler, Bhullar represented Canada at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and at the 2012 Olympic Games. He was the first wrestler of Indian descent to represent the country at the Olympic Games in freestyle wrestling.

On September 9, 2017, Bhullar made his UFC debut. He defeated Luis “KLB” Henrique, 25, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via unanimous decision at “UFC 215” at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

On April 14, 2018, Bhullar had his first loss in the UFC, which was also his first loss as a professional MMA fighter. He was submitted by Adam Wieczorek via omoplata at “UFC on Fox 29” at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Before joining the UFC, Bhullar competed in the Battlefield Fight League, an MMA organization based in British Columbia. He was a one-time BFL Heavyweight Champion.

Bhullar is friends with Indian-Canadian WWE star Jinder Mahal, 32. Here is a clip featuring the two:

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