Arjan Bhullar is looking forward to bigger challenges after an unanimous decision win at UFC Ottawa on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Richmond heavyweight improved to 3-1 since signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship by handing American Juan Adams his first pro loss.
Bhullar won the rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 — using his superior wrestling skills to take down his much bigger opponent in the second and third rounds.
“The difference was the wrestling. Every time I got in I took him down. We thought it might be tougher to take him down because he was so big. But it was good, no problem,” said Bhullar who improved to 9-1 as a pro.
The fight was the last of his initial UFC contract he signed back in 2017. He made his octagon debut months later in Edmonton and wants a busier schedule moving forward.
“The number one thing is I would like them to make me more busy,” said the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist. “Two fights a year is not something that gets me too excited. I train all-all-year round and this is all I do. So as long as I am healthy, let’s get more fights in there. a
“The way I look at it is the first contract was a development contract. We beat a bunch of these guys that are second tier. Next contract, let’s make a jump and go after these names and climb up that ladder. That’s what we are looking at.”