After practically two years on the sidelines, ONE Championship heavyweight king Arjan Bhullar is about to defend his title.
In a match-up that beforehand fell by way of, Bhullar (11-1) is about to tackle Anatoly Malykhin (12-0) on March 25, 2023 in Singapore. The occasion will air within the west on Amazon Prime Video.
The South China Morning Submit was first to report information of the match-up. The occasion might be ONE on Prime Video 8, or ONE Battle Evening 8, because the sequence has since been renamed. Bhullar himself had beforehand acknowledged on social media that he’d signed on for the bout.
Bhullar, an Indian-Canadian wrestler who went 3-1 below the UFC banner previous to leaving for ONE Championship in free company, was alleged to have confronted Malykhin this previous September. An undisclosed damage then pressured him out of the bout.
Previous to successful the ONE heavyweight title from Brandon Vera in 2021, Arjan Bhullar had defeated Mauro Cerilli in his ONE Championship debut.
Malykhin went on to win the promotion’s interim title, defeating Kirill Grishenko to assert gold. With the Bhullar combat nonetheless months off, he returned to motion final month, dropping down in weight to gentle up middleweight and light-weight heavyweight double-champ Reinier de Ridder in a damaging show of energy and accuracy.