KB Bhullar: “Who I Am Is A Fighter”

Jul 29, 2021

EDMONTON KB “The Bengal” Bhullar is back in the Unified MMA cage.

Bhullar returns to River Cree Resort & Casino for the first time since 2019 after the former Unified MMA champion fell short in both of his UFC fights. He fights Anton Tokarchuk at the sold-out Unified 40 on Aug. 14, LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS.

Bhullar doesn’t hold back or have a canned, PR-friendly response for how it feels to be back in the Unified cage, away from the UFC’s Octagon.

“Personally, it doesn’t feel good. This isn’t where I envisioned myself,” the 29-year-old Edmonton fighter admits. “That’s certainly not to insult Unified, but Unified is a platform an awesome platform for fighters to prepare themselves for the UFC. Due to my performances, I’m back.

“I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to fight again quickly, and I’m thankful that Unified is leading the way with live shows. But I can’t lie to you and say I’m happy.”

Bhullar was undefeated in his first eight matches heading into his UFC. Despite back-to-back losses on the biggest stage of the sport, he never thought about walking away from the cage.

“Nope, never,” Bhullar says when asked if thought about walking away from MMA after being released by the UFC. “You’re going to lose. There are going to be moments of self doubt, even humiliation, but you’ve got to push through that. If you’re able to push through that, you know exactly who you are.

“And who I am is a fighter.”


Unified MMA is Canada’s preeminent mixed martial arts promotion. Unified MMA has successfully promoted 39 events since its debut in 2010. The organization is home to most of Canada’s most exciting fighters and helped propel athletes like Tanner Boser and KB Bhullar to the UFC’s Octagon.