Olympic Freestyle Wrestler Added To UFC 216


A heavyweight division clash has been added to the upcoming UFC 216 card as Luis Henrique is going to be in the Octagon against Arjan Bhullar.

Henrique (10-3-0-1NC) has won just two of four fights under the UFC banner, those wins have come over the duo of Dmitry Smoliakov and Christian Colombo. Henrique is also a longtime veteran of the Watch Out Combat Show, where he won all six of his fights during his time there. Henrique is currently undefeated at “Fight Night” events, as his win over Colombo came at UFC Fight Night 100.

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Bhullar (6-0-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight, but he did represent Canada as an freestyle wrestler in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Bhullar is also the current Battlefield Fight League Heavyweight Champion, defeating Ryan Pokryfky by decision to win the gold in September of 2016. Bhullar does enter the fight while riding a six fight undefeated streak, which has already lasted just under three years.

UFC 216 takes place on Saturday, September 9 from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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