KB “The Bengal” Bhullar Ready to Roar at Unified 37

Apr 3, 2019

EDMONTON — KB “The Bengal” Bhullar is quickly establishing himself as one of Canada’s most exciting and intriguing prospects. The undefeated middleweight goes for his seventh straight win as a pro against his toughest challenger yet, Cody Krahn, at Unified 37 on May 24 at River Cree Resort & Casino. Before that, “The Bengal” spoke with Unified MMA’s Ed Kapp.

When you didn’t fight from 2013 to last year, was the plan always to return to the cage? And if so, did you see yourself having so much success when you were back?

I wouldn’t say there was a plan to come back, so much as there was a never-ending urge to get back in there. I just needed to have an in-depth reflection as to why it is I’m doing what I’m doing. Once I finally realized what I really want to do with my life, I realized that I could attack this with full force and, whatever I chose to pursue, I could be successful in it. It was mixed martial arts. I just needed to make that decision in my head.

What was the realization that you came to?

As a young child, all the activities you do are all pointing you in the direction of what you want to become. For me, everything that I did was pointing towards martial arts and fighting. I grew up in a gym; when I wasn’t in school, I was in the gym, training. 

Do you feel validated with the two victories you’ve had since coming back to the cage last year?

No, I still feel very hungry and want to continue competing. Two wins isn’t enough validation (laughs). It’s a good start, definitely. The fights were nice because they were a testament to the improvements in my game.


Has a fight with Cody Krahn been on your radar in the past?

I don’t think so, no. The funny thing about this fight is that I know Cody and like who he is as a person. I’ve never had the ability to entertain the aspect of fighting someone who I know and like. I’ve never disliked my opponents, but I’ve never really known who they are either.

Will that change the dynamic in the cage?

It sucks that you have to fight somebody that you like, but the person I am in the cage doesn’t see friends or enemies or anything like that — it’s just another body.

What will this win mean for your career?

Ultimately every win is beautiful and victory is victory in the end — one of the best feelings in the world. That’s what I’m fighting for.G

What’s the most likely outcome for this fight?

I don’t make predictions, man — I never make predictions. I just take my opportunities as they come and whatever happens, happens. Judging by both of our styles, it’ll be an exciting fight for the fans. It’s a good match-up.