Richmond fighter a winner at UFC Ottawa

Arjan Bhullar earns unanimous decision over American Juan Adams

Arjan Bhullar is looking forward to bigger challenges after an unanimous decision win at UFC Ottawa on Saturday.

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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.”

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