Oluwale Bamgbose

John Von 03 May,2018

Facts of Oluwale Bamgbose

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Oluwale Bamgbose
Famous Name
Oluwale Bamgbose
Olugo Bamgbose


Oluwale Bamgbose is a professional Nigerian born American professional mixed martial artist who has competed at the MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship. He recently had a bout in the Middleweight division in UFC.

He has a black belt in Taekwondo and Brazilian  Jiu-Jitsu, Black prajied in Mulay Thai, Black Sash in Kung Fu as well as Greenbelt in Shotokan Karate.

Oluwale Bamgbose’s Early Career

Oluwale Bamgbose is of Nigerian nationality having an African heritage. He was born on August 4, 1987, in Lagos, Nigeria. He was raised in the strict Christian household and has cited God as well as his parents for teaching him to be assertive and understanding to succeed in life.

Bamgbose has a wide variety of educational degrees to his name. He has an associate degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Morrisville, bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies as well as Masters degree in Public Administration from Alfred University.

In Alfred University, he began his take serious interest and training in  MMA.

Oluwale Bamgbose’s Net worth

He has made a fair amount of money from his time at UFC and his earning from UFC is assumed to be above $ 90,000. He earned around $12,000 after his loss to Cezar Ferreira at Fox 19.

His exact net worth is not disclosed officially but looking at his MMA career, his total sum could be in the range of $ 1 million.

Oluwale Bamgbose’s Career

He started his career as an amateur for one year and made his professional debut in the summer of 2013. Before joining with UFC, he competed for a short period of time at the regional promotion, Ring of Combat.

After signing with UFC that had stars like Josh Barnett as well as David Carney in 2015, he made his debut as a substitute for Uriah Hall on August 8, 2015, at UFC event, UFC Fight Night 73.

He lost via TKO in the first round and later won through a knockout in the first round against Daniel Sarafian on February 21, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 83.

Bamgbose was scheduled to face Josh Samman on December 9, 2016, at  UFC Fight Night 102 but match never happened due to Samman being found dead on October 5, 2016, and was replaced by Joe Gigliotti.

He did not take part in the match with Gigliotti as he suffered an injury was replaced by new UFC signing, Gerald Meerschaert.

Bamgbose has expected a match with Tom Breese on March 18, 2017, at UFC  Fight Night 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107 but the match was canceled due to Breese being injured in the bout. He next took on Paulo Costa on June 3, 2017, at UFC 2012 and lost in a tough duel via TKO in the second round.

Bamgbose was given his released order from UFC on December 28, 2017.

Oluwale Bamgbose’s Personal Life

He has a son named Olugo Bamgbose and name of the mother of his child has not been known to the public or the media.

It is believed that he is unmarried and raising the boy as a single parent with utmost dedication. He stands at the height of 5 ft. and 11 inches and weighs 84 kgs.


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