2018 BEST NIGERIAN ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORT
ADERONKE ADEBIMPE OLUWABUNMI OJEWOLE
Aderonke Adebimpe Oluwabunmi Ojewole (aka “The Bone Bender") is a 28 year old Nigerian-born South African doctor and female professional fighter based in Durban.
As a professional fighter, she competes in the female bantam weight division. She has won 4 out of 6 amateur fights via submission and lost 2. Her pro-am fight streak was 3 wins and 1 loss, which made her the Last Fighter Standing Runner up in 2016. She currently has an EFC pro record of 2 wins and 1 loss.
Bunmi started her martial arts journey in 2013 with light MMA and kickboxing where she graded up to blue belt. She changed focus and added grappling to her repertoire in 2014 and won gold in the beginner North American Grappling Association tournament in Orlando, Florida. She started doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in 2015 with a debut win via triangle choke and has been competing frequently ever since. She now has a purple belt under the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu system. Bunmi juggles her martial arts life with that of a medical doctor, looking to specialise in Orthopaedic Surgery.