UFC Fight Night 73 Newcomer Breakdown: Oluwale Bamgbose

Oluwale BamgbosePrior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Oluwale Bamgbose as he takes on TUF 17 finalist Uriah Hall at UFN 73 in Nashville, Tennessee. Oluwale Bamgbose Hometown: New York, New York Age: 27 Height: 5’11” Reach: N/A Weight Class: Middleweight Camp: C1-MMA Career Record: 5-0 Key Wins: None Key Losses: None Background The Bronx, New York native has only been fighting professionally for two years. He enters the UFC on short notice with a perfect record of five wins and zero losses. All of his victories have come by knockout in the first round. Strengths

  • Excellent athlete
  • Constant movement
  • Good right hand
  • Hard leg kicks
  • Knows how to finish fights


  • Poor level of competition
  • Untested
  • Putting so much effort behind punches tends to force him off balance
  • Takedown defense is a real question mark



    Matchup against Uriah Hall In what should turn out to be an exciting matchup, Uriah Hall welcomes Oluwale Bamgbose to the UFC. While Hall has turned in some rather lackluster performances recently inside the Octagon, Bamgbose is an action fighter who will look to press the action. Hall is one of the top athletes in the sport and has the size and physicality to offer something that Bamgbose hasn’t seen yet in his MMA career. It will be interesting to see just how Bamgbose responds to the variety of strikes that are in Hall’s arsenal. If Bamgbose can survive defensively, he can certainly have a chance to win this fight as he should have the much higher output over 15 minutes. However, there are too many unknowns in this matchup to invest any money for this bout. UFC Ceiling Oluwale Bamgbose is one of the more intriguing prospects in some time in the UFC’s middleweight division. He’s an action fighter that has had no trouble thus far in his MMA career. Will his skill-set translate to UFC success? His ability to defend takedowns and handle high level strikers are things he hasn’t yet had to do in his career. He’s clearly talented from an offensive perspective, but defense will be the key if he is to have success inside the Octagon. Fight Film Check out Oluwale Bamgbose in some of his most recent fights: Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Brian Booth   Olwale Bamgbose vs. Michael Elshamy   Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Steve Nichols

Written by Jay Primetown

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