UFC/MMA News: Arjan Bhullar booked for UFC Glendale
What's the story?
The first Indo-Canadian fighter in UFC history, Arjan Bhullar will take on Adam Wieczorek.at UFC on Fox 29 in Glendale, Arizona on April 14th. UFC announced the heavyweight bout for the card earlier today with the following tweet:
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The undefeated Sikh fighter will look to improve on his flawless 7-0 record when he takes on the Polish brawler, who holds a solid 9-1 record himself. Bhullar is coming off a historic win in his UFC debut at UFC 215, where he defeated Luis Enrique with a unanimous decision.
Wieczorek is also one-fight strong in the UFC and is riding high on the momentum from the first win he notched back in November 2017 against Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 121.
Both Bhullar and Wieczorek are not in the top 15 UFC Heavyweight rankings and would be looking to get a crack at a top-10 opponent with a big win at the Gila River Arena in Glendale.
The heart of the matter
The Glendale card will be headlined by an explosive Lightweight clash between #6 Justin Gaethje and #5 Dustin Poirer. In the other marquee match of the night, Carlos Condit will look to end a 3-fight losing streak when he takes on 37-year-old veteran Matt Brown.
With Bhullar vs Wieczorek added into the mix, the card has already shaped up to a Fight Night gem in the making.
UFC 221 is the next big card on the horizon with Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero all set to square off with the Interim Middleweight title on the line. But before 221 goes on floors, Lyoto Machida will look to turn his fortunes around in a couple of hours in Brazil as he goes up against footballer-turned- Mixed Martial Artist Eryk Anders in a Fight Night offering.
All of the history apart, Bhullar is a talented heavyweight prospect looking to break into the top ten of the stacked 205lbs+ division. UFC values the booming Indian market and pushing the Candian of Indian descent is the best for a business decision, as Vince McMahon would rightfully put it.
If Bhullar manages to surpass the stern Polish test come April, a high-stakes fight against one of the bigger names on the division could certainly be on the cards.