Bhullar, who had a 10-1 file within the MMA to date, outclassed reigning world heavyweight champion Brendon Vera on the Singapore Indoor Stadium to bag the title.
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Within the girls’s atomweight contest, perennial contender Bi Nguyen took residence a hard-earned victory over Indian wrestler-turned MMA fighter Ritu, successful by razor-thin break up resolution after three shut rounds.
Dejected at her first loss in her temporary two-year MMA profession, Ritu accepted the choice with full grace, whereas assuring her followers of bouncing again strongly within the subsequent bout.
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In the meantime, Bhullar dethroned longtime heavyweight king Brandon Vera to seize the ONE heavyweight world title. Bhullar cautiously approached Vera within the first spherical, seeking to string collectively mixtures to arrange a takedown.
Bhullar stifled Vera with feints and strikes, freezing the Filipino-American on his ft and making him hesitant to interact. He took Vera down in the direction of the tip of the opening body and managed him on the mat.
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Within the second spherical, Bhullar capitalized on his feints by catching Vera with an overhand proper that despatched him reeling towards the Circle Wall. A number of extra proper palms compounded the injury, and a debilitating physique shot had Vera gasping for air. As soon as Bhullar was capable of shut the gap and latch onto the defending world champion with a physique lock, it signalled the start of the tip. Bhullar introduced Vera to the mat and pounded him out for the technical knockout victory.
In one other bout involving an all-Indian battle of the Catchweight class (65kg), veteran Gurdarshan Mangat overcame a spirited effort from rising star and compatriot Roshan Mainam to win by unanimous resolution.