Unified MMA returns to the River Cree Resort and Casino this Friday and the cards just keep getting better.
The crowd is always electric when Edmonton’s KB Bhullar (11-4) takes to the cage and that same energy can be expected when he welcomes fellow UFC veteran Curtis Millender (18-9) onto Canadian soil in the Unified MMA 46 co-main event.
Millender, the long time welterweight, will compete in his second middleweight contest when he enters the Unified MMA cage for the first time.
Bhullar, meanwhile, has made a career knocking off Canada’s best middleweights, even venturing up to light heavyweight in a decisive win over Anton Tokarchuk last summer.
Bhullar, 30, has been doing the road work heading into his upcoming matchup with the experienced Millender. Looking to bring a cardio advantage to the cage, Bhullar feels he’s gained an edge by putting heavy miles on his sneakers.
“I’ve been running so much,” Bhullar said in an interview with MMA Empire.
“To prepare for a fighter like Curtis, you need to run. You need to cut the weight. Shrink yourself down into the tiniest, deadliest version of yourself with non-stop, never ending endurance. That is the key to defeating the Millender man.”
In an interview with MMA Empire, Millender spoke to his experience across various major promotions as a potential edge on fight night.
Bhullar pays no mind to any of the verbal tactics ahead of their anticipated encounter. Bhullar has a lot of respect for the skills of his opponent but simply feels he has what it takes to come out on top.
“If Millender thinks I don’t pose much of a threat, he better be ready to meet me on the track,” Bhullar explained.
“And he better bring his nice sneakers, because I’m going to run him into the ground. He doesn’t seem like a guy that has a hole in his game, but he seems like the kind of guy that would have a hole in his sock.”