Robelis Despaigne has been in the news because the UFC signed him after his incredible knockout performance in Houston on Sunday, check out his record and age
After Robelis Despaigne’s incredible knockout performance, the UFC took a big step forward by signing the talented athlete.
Who is UFC fighter Robelis Despaigne, bio, age, height, weight, MMA fight record
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Despaigne, currently 4-0 in mixed martial arts, attracted a lot of attention on Sunday in Houston, Texas, during a memorable event. His remarkable right hand helped him defeat Miles Banks at Fury FC in record time. The fight went viral in under four seconds, solidifying his reputation for finishing fights quickly.
The amazing thing is that Despaigne’s victory, which took only four seconds, wasn’t even his fastest one yet. Robelis Despaigne has an incredible three-second finish and a 12-second pause, which means that three of his victories have come in at a whopping 19 seconds overall.
However, there was an unanticipated pause in the action following Despaigne’s victory over Banks. J. Wayne Leggett, the ring announcer, confirmed the UFC’s hiring of Despaigne, making a historic revelation concerning his future.
The UFC’s rapid action may seem unorthodox, but Robelis Despaigne’s extraordinary fighting style sets him apart. Since then, he has become the talk of the town, with many people trying to know more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:
Who is Robelis Despaigne?
Robelis Despaigne is a renowned Cuban taekwondo practitioner and mixed martial artist. He has been in the news because the UFC signed him after his incredible knockout performance in Houston on Sunday.
His full name is Robelis Despaigne Sanquet. He was born on 9 August 1988, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
Robelis Despaigne’s height is 6 feet 7 inches, or 2.01 meters, and his weight is 258 lbs, or 117 kg. He is currently 35 years old.
Despaigne is 4-0 in MMA matches, and his previous two fights before knocking out Banks didn’t last long either and in fact, his last three fights lasted a total of 19 seconds.
As a practitioner of Taekwondo, Robelis Despaigne demonstrated his skill in it by winning the bronze medal in the +80 kg class at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He had won over Chika Yagazie Chukwumerije in the first round but had lost to Anthony Obame in a hotly contested quarterfinal. As a result, he had to go to the replayed round since Obame had advanced to the final.
In the rematch, Despaigne defeated Kaino Thomsen-Fuataga, and the bout was stopped on a point differential. Due to Daba Modibo Keita’s injury, he was unable to compete; hence, he won the bronze medal by walkover.
After switching to mixed martial arts, Robelis Despaigne made his stage debut against Katuma Mulumba at Titan FC 77 on June 3, 2022. At the conclusion of the opening frame, he was declared the winner by TKO. His next three fights in 2023 were all impressive performances that ended in knockouts in less than fifteen seconds.
After winning via knockout four times in a row, Despaigne’s outstanding performance drew the interest of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was quickly signed by the UFC, and his 2024 debut is anticipated.