MENU
#UFC 217 #Conor McGregor #Michael Bisping #GSP #UFC Fight Night 55


Arjan Bhullar (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) goes down in the history books as the first Sikh and fist Indo-Canadian fighter in UFC history, but he also scores those marks as a winner after getting past Luis Henrique (10-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC).

The heavyweight bout was part of today’s UFC 215 early prelims, which took place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and aired on UFC Fight Pass.

Bhullar took the center of the cage to start, keeping his hands high as he and Henrique threw a few heavy blows in the early going. Henrique continually pawed a jab, keeping Bhullar at range while sneaking in the occasional right hand. Bhullar did finally get inside late in the frame, thought Henrique dealt well with a few early attempts to take the fight to the floor.

Bhullar continued to hold the center in the second, opening up a bit with strikes and slipping huge right hands in return. Henrique continued to paw the jab, but Bhullar found the mark with a counter right and sent his opponent to the floor. Henrique recovered quickly and scrambled to his feet, but Bhullar flashed his wrestling base by changing levels, raising his opponent high in the air and slamming him to the floor. Bhullar’s corner implored him to remain patient while he worked on top, and the fighter responded with a measured attack, driving in the occasional forearm and drawing blood from Henrique’s nose.

Henrique seemed to find himself energized to start the third, pressing forward from the start and firing heavy punches before landing a big kicks to the body and leg. Bhullar stood firm in the center, but Henrique continued to press the pace with strikes, scoring with straight punches on the outside and a few uppercuts inside. Bhullar tried to work inside for another takedown, but it was obvious he was slowing as the final round progressed. Bhullar returned fire in the final minute, but Henrique was in clear control at the close of the fight. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, Bhullar had done enough over the first two rounds to take home the unanimous-decision victory, 29-28 on all three card.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 215 results include:

For more on http://mmajunkie.com/events/ufc-216?>UFC 215, visit the http://mmajunkie.com/events”>UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Dana White argues why 2017 was best year in UFC history 'by a long shot'

  • 17 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC President Dana White had estimated that UFC 217 would do a million PPV buys. While the definitive numbers have come out yet, he thinks his initial expectations have been “destroyed” – in a good w read news >>

UFC Fight Night 120 post-event facts: Matt Brown most prominent KO artist in UFC welterweight history

  • 11 days ago
  • 9 views

Check out all the facts, figures and footnotes from UFC Fight Night 120, which took place Saturday in Norfolk.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Michael Bisping opens as underdog to Kelvin Gastelum in UFC-Shanghai headliner

  • 10 days ago
  • 35 views

Will the three-week turnaround to be too much for former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping? The opening odds seem to suggest so.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Rips Colin Cowherd For 'Dirty' Tactics During TV Deal Negotiations | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 243 views

As the UFC begins negotiations on a new TV deal that will begin in 2019, UFC president Dana White is already seeing some dirty tactics being played. White reacted to a statement he heard from FOX hos read news >>

Bisping sees 'win-win' in UFC-Shanghai meeting with Gastelum – who isn't mad, either

  • 7 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC Fight Night 122 headliner Kelvin Gastelum lost a second scheduled bout with former UFC champion Anderson Silva, but he is fine with the replacement he got in ex-champ Michael Bisping: “I feel lik read news >>

Tai Tuivasa Earns $50,000 Bonus for Jaw Dropping Flying Knee KO in UFC Debut | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 18 views

Tai Tuivasa made quite an impression in his UFC debut as the undefeated heavyweight prospect earned a jaw-dropping knockout with a flying knee to finish Rashad Coulter on the prelims at UFC Fight Nig read news >>

Alex Volkanovski ready to take on biggest talkers in UFC's featherweight division

  • 4 days ago
  • 9 views

Alex Volkanovski says you didn’t see the best version of him Saturday in Australia, but given the right opponent, he thinks you will soon.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

'No excuses' for Will Brooks after Nik Lentz loss dropped him to 'not acceptable' 1-3 in UFC

  • 2 days ago
  • 11 views

Will Brooks is still holding his head high despite going through the most challenging period of his career.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Marcin Tybura sees major opportunity in UFC-Sydney headliner vs. Fabricio Werdum

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

Marcin Tybura is the underdog vs. Fabricio Werdum, but as Tybura puts it, “if you want to challenge yourself, you pick the better opponents.”Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 217: Bisping vs St-Pierre Fantasy Rewind

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC 217 might go down as one of the greatest cards in history after three title fights all resulted in new champions being crowned. read news >>