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India’s Arjan Bhullar gets 1st ONE Championship win, decisions Mauro Cerilli at ‘ONE: Century 世紀’ in Tokyo, Japan

Mauro Cerilli, Chatri Sityodtong, Arjan Bhullar (© ONE Championship)

Mauro Cerilli, Chatri Sityodtong, Arjan Bhullar (© ONE Championship)

Arjan “Singh” Bhullar, 33 of India was one of the winners at “ONE: Century 世紀” in Tokyo, Japan. It was the Indian-Canadian mixed martial artist’s first victory in ONE Championship.

“ONE: Century 世紀” was the second ONE Championship event held in Japan and marked the martial arts organization’s 100th live event. The combat sports event had two parts with 11 bouts each.

Featuring mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing matches, “ONE: Century 世紀” took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 12, 2019. In the sixth bout of the second part, Bhullar fought Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 36, of Italy in an MMA bout in the heavyweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.

A wrestler by discipline, Bhullar showed off a different facet of his game. He picked apart Cerilli with pinpoint strikes while avoiding damage with impeccable head movement.

Bhullar, who was making his ONE Championship debut, was one step ahead for all three five-minute rounds. The heavyweight contest was left in the hands of the judges and in the end, Umeki raised the hand of the Indian-Canadian promotional debutante, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Training out of American Kickboxing Academy, Bhullar previously competed in Battlefield Fight League, Hard Knocks and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He now holds a professional MMA record of 10 wins, 1 loss.

The American Kickboxing Academy representative was born in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada on May 13, 1986. He is of Punjabi Sikh descent.

Cerilli represents Hammer Team and Gloria Fight Center. He now has 13 wins and 4 losses.

 

Including Italy and India, 18 countries were represented in the two parts of “ONE: Century 世紀.” The others were Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.

Cerilli was one of the two fighters who represented Italy while Bhullar solely represented India. Watch the highlights of “ONE: Century 世紀” part 2 here:

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