Top MMA Fighter Arjan Bhullar Says Goodbye To UFC And Goes To ONE Championship

Former UFC Heavyweight Bhullar is the latest high-profile talent acquisition by ONE Championship. The news was confirmed on Wednesday by Bhullar himself, who took to social media to post a photo of him signing a contract and thanking his agents at CAA for getting him the best deal possible in his new endeavour with a new league. “It’s a done deal! A new promotional contract and fight agreement is in place. A big thx to my CAA team for doing a fantastic job over the last several weeks with negotiations. Multiple offers on the table to consider but a clear winner in our eyes#TeamBhullar #OneBillionStrong,” Bhullar posted on Facebook and instagram.

By DESIBUZZCanada Staff With News Files

RICHMOND – Dominating MMA fighter Arjan Bhullar with a record of 9-1 has said goodbye to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and have gone to the lucrative green pastures of UFC competitor ONE Championship based in Asia.

Former UFC Heavyweight Bhullar is the latest high-profile talent acquisition by ONE Championship. The news was confirmed on Wednesday by Bhullar himself, who took to social media to post a photo of him signing a contract and thanking his agents at CAA for getting him the best deal possible in his new endeavour with a new league.

Although Bhullar posted a picture of himself on Twitter signing a contract but did not specify the organization. He said there were “multiple offers on the table” before he put pen to paper. But sources close to him said he’s gone to ONE Championship.

“It’s a done deal! A new promotional contract and fight agreement is in place. A big thx to my CAA team for doing a fantastic job over the last several weeks with negotiations. Multiple offers on the table to consider but a clear winner in our eyes#TeamBhullar #OneBillionStrong,” Bhullar posted on Facebook and instagram.

Bhullar courted offers from multiple promoters, which also included Bellator, according the person close to Bhullar. He fulfilled the final fight on his UFC contract in May with a unanimous decision over Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN+ 9, reported MMA Junkie.

ONE Championship has acquired several UFC fighters in recent months, including former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who was traded to the promotion in exchange for welterweight champ Ben Askren. Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and welterweight star Sage Northcutt also joined the ranks.

So far, UFC talent has had mixed success overseas, with Johnson advancing in a flyweight grand prix, while Northcutt and Alvarez suffered knockout losses in their debuts.

Bhullar joins a heavyweight division topped by former UFC star Brandon Vera, who’s defended his belt twice since winning it in 2015.

A decorated wrestler who represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games, Bhullar was the first fighter of South Indian origin and Sikh faith to fight in the octagon. He initially was forbidden from wearing a turban to the octagon but later convinced the promotion to ease its apparel policy, reported MMA Junkie.

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