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ONE: Bhullar makes history for India, ends Vera’s heavyweight reign

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:31 PM May 15, 2021
Heavyweight fighter Arjan Bhullar.

FILE — Heavyweight fighter Arjan Bhullar. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Arjan Bhullar was deemed as the first legitimate threat to Brandon Vera’s throne.

Bhullar showed why in dominating fashion Saturday night.

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Bhullar dethroned Vera to become the new heavyweight champion in ONE: Dangal at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The 35-year-old Bhullar also made history as the first Indian mixed martial artist to win a world title.

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Bhullar stopped Vera in the second round, pummeling the Filipino-American until the referee stepped in to put a halt to the bout.

Before the fight, Vera had been unbeaten as a heavyweight in ONE at 4-0 with all of his bouts ending in the first round.

Vera has now lost two in a row after he failed to beat former champion Aung La N Sang for the light heavyweight crown back in February 2019.

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