Ex-UFC fighter Arjan Bhullar joins ONE Championship, to face Mauro Cerilli at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in Manila, Philippines

Arjan Bhullar, 33, of Canada and India recently joined ONE Championship and is set to face Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 36, of Italy at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The Canadian-Indian mixed martial artist competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from September 2017 to May 2019.

ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on August 2, 2019. It will feature kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA matches.

While Bhullar is making his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes,” it will be Cerilli’s third outing in the promotion. They will battle it out in an MMA match in the heavyweight division.

Bhullar was born in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada on May 13, 1986. He is of Punjabi Sikh descent.

In 2014, Bhullar made his professional MMA debut. He was undefeated until 2017 and tasted his first loss when he joined the UFC in 2018.

The Canadian-Indian heavyweight MMA fighter began his martial arts career on the mat. Representing Canada, he won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India and at the 2012 Olympics in London, England.

Currently, Bhullar holds a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Cerilli now has 13 wins and 3 losses.

Cerilli is a Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion and a certified finisher known for his knockout power and submission skills. Prior to his ONE Championship debut, he was on an impressive five-bout win streak, with four of those wins ending with emphatic knockouts.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marks the second time Cerilli competed in the Philippines. When he made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, he was knocked out by reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of the Philippines.

On March 8, 2019, Cerilli redeemed himself at “ONE: Reign of Valor” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. He knocked out Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, 44, of Cameroon and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, here is Cerilli in an open workout in the Philippines in 2018:

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