The much-awaited ONE Heavyweight title unification bout between Arjan Bhullar and Anatoly Malykhin could be off. This is as per reporter Rodrigo Del Campo González who reportef the news on Twitter last day.
“BREAKING: Sources reveal Arjan Bhullar and Anatoly Malykhin will no longer unify the ONE Heavyweight title March 24 in Singapore. Superlek (c) vs Rodtang for the flyweight kickboxing title will be bumped to main event status. Official announcement expected shortly,” he wrote on Twitter.
The fight was supposed to unify the Heavyweight title. Arjan Bhullar is currently the Heavyweight champion after winning the Heavyweight title from Brandon Vera back in 2021. He has not fought after this fight when Malykhin has captured the ONE Interim Heavyweight title. The Russian also went on to win the ONE Light Heavyweight title with a win over Reinier De Ridder as well.
Rodrigo also pointed out the same.
“Arjan Bhullar has not been able to fight since April 2021 when he beat Brandon Vera for the Heavyweight title. In the meantime Malykhin won the interim belt over a year ago and dropped down in December to give Reinier de Ridder his first loss and win the LHW belt,” he added.
The news has not sat well with the fans as people are calling for Arjan to be stripped. You can see some responses below from Twitter and Reddit.
“Bhullar is a joke”
“What are we waiting for? Strip Bhullar already. Chatri outright called him a coward and yet he still has the belt?”
“I’m not surprised MFers. Bhullar should be stripped, he always shows up at the Punjabi community events speaking about being a champion but he’s such a farce. The worst heavyweight champion I’ve ever seen in MMA, Bhullar’s pullout game is strong”
“I never ever say fighters are scared because of how hard this sport is but it ALWAYS seems like Bhullar is running or am I crazy”
“Anatoly has more than proved he is the best heavyweight in ONE. Strip Bhullar and make Anatoly the true champ.”
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BREAKING: Sources reveal Arjan Bhullar and Anatoly Malykhin will no longer unify the ONE Heavyweight title March 24 in Singapore. Superlek (c) vs Rodtang for the flyweight kickboxing title will be bumped to main event status. Official announcement expected shortly.— Rodrigo Del Campo González (@RodDelCampo) March 10, 2023