Fighter Bio: Get to Know KB Bhullar

KB Bhullar
Credit: Unified MMA Facebook

KB Bhullar is an undefeated 6-0 prospect who recently restarted his MMA career after five years away from the cage.

Biographical Information:

  • Nickname: The Bengal
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6’4″
  • Reach: 81.0″
  • Weight Class: Middleweight
  • Record: 6-0
  • Method: 3 KO/TKO, 2 Submissions
  • Training Out Shaved Bears MMA, Frank Lee’s Muay Thai, and Hayabusa TC
  • Currently Living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Management: First Round Management
  • Favorite striking or grappling technique?
    I don’t have a favorite technique, but I like the idea of using the right technique at the right time. For the sake of style points, I love the axe kick, and from a submission perspective, I love chokes.
  • Any MMA fighters who inspired you?
    I grew up in the era of Anderson Silva, and I always loved watching him fight, but my all-time favorite fighters to watch were Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva.
  • Favorite current fighter?
    My favorite current fighters I like to watch are Jon Jones, Canelo Alvarez, Nieky Holzken, Yodsanklai Fairtex, Max Holloway, I really dig Sean O’ Malley’s style, I like studying Bazooka Joe Valtellini even though he retired, Alistair Overeem, Demian Maia, Lomachenko, TJ Dillashaw, Leandro Lo. The list goes on and on, I could sit and ponder this question all day.
  • Lion King or Toy Story?
    That’s tough. I’m going to say Lion King. But both are amazing.
  • PlayStation or XBOX?
    Ughhh, I have both and can’t find the time to play either. All I know is after my next fight I’m locking myself away for two weeks and I’ve gotta finish Red Dead Redemption 2. Whether that’s on PS4 or Xbox remains to be seen.
  • M&M’s or Skittles?
    I’ll go with M&M’s.
  • Favorite song? 
    My brother and I drove to Fort Mac to watch our training partners fight on a Prestige FC event and we played 500 Miles by the Proclaimers for a grand total of 3.5 hours until my brother was rendered clinically insane. So yeah, that’s gotta be my favorite song.
  • Favorite TV show? 
    Game Of Thrones, cinematic mastery.
  • Favorite Movie?
    Unfortunately, I can’t narrow down my favorite movie.
  • Cats or dogs?
    I would normally say dogs, but cats are cool too.

Bhullar got into MMA when he was 14-years-old. He started in taekwondo just to feel a sense of empowerment because of the bullying he was dealing with in school. Initially, it started out as being introduced to the concept of MMA, then his TKD coach began playing with introducing the combination of grappling and striking as one. When the coach took his first MMA fight in the MFC, Bhullar acted as a training partner to help him get ready. With only one fight as an amateur, Bhullar made his pro debut in February of 2012. In July of 2013, Bhullar moved to 4-0, but the next time he stepped in the cage wouldn’t be until December of 2018.

In January of 2014, the little brother of KB took on his first amateur fight where he suffered a horrific injury. KB sat in a hospital lobby in Calgary as his little brother awaited emergency plastic surgery after both sides of his jaw were completely split in half. His mandible had been crushed on the left side of his face right through his teeth, and the right side had fractured directly below the ear. As Bhullar said in his own words: “As I held my blood-soaked hoodie in my arms with tears streaming down my face that I would never fight again.” As his little brother was set for a long road of recovery one day in India he told KB something he would never forget. He said “You let my loss become yours, I’m okay! I got better! You just f***in’ gave up on your dreams”. Bhullar built up the courage to pursue his dream in MMA and made the return in December of 2018.

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