WATCH: 6ft 7 Olympic medal winner STARCHES opponent in 6 seconds and get signed by the UFC
Rising star Robelis Despaigne dominates with swift victories, including a 6-second knockout at Fury FC 84.
Robelis Despaigne KO at Fury FC (Image via: X/Fury FC)
Massive heavyweights like Anthony Joshua, Daniel Dubois, Zhilei Zhang, and Tyson Fury are the big names in boxing. On the other hand, Tom Aspinall, Ciryl Gane, and Sergei Pavlovich are the future of the division in the UFC. Now, the UFC has signed Robelis Despaigne, a 6ft 7in Taekwondo medalist in the Olympics.
Despaigne recently knocked out Miles Banks at Fury FC 84. The knockout came in just 6 seconds. Despaigne threw a left-body kick from the southpaw position and then countered Banks’ aggression with a right hook that folded Banks.
Moreover, the commentators at the promotion announced that the UFC had already signed the Cuban. Even though Despaigne is 35 years old, he still has considerable time to make an impact in the UFC.
The victory was his third consecutive KO victory in 2023. All three fights ended in under 12 seconds. Moreover, Despaigne fought just 21 seconds inside the cage in 2023. He finished Travis Gregoire at Fury FC 80 in just 12 seconds. He followed it up with a 3-second knockout of Stevie Payne at Fury Challenger Series 7.
Francis Ngannou was the scariest puncher in the heavyweight division of the UFC. After Ngannou left the UFC for PFL, Sergei Pavlovich became the scariest puncher in the division. However, Tom Aspinall defeated Pavlovich at UFC 295. Now, with the addition of Despaigne, the UFC has bettered its already stacked heavyweight division.
Fans erupt on social media as 6ft 7 Olympic Judoka Knocks Out Opponent in 6 Seconds and earns UFC contract
Robelis Despaigne left the combat sports world reeling with an astonishing achievement. He delivered a knockout blow to his opponent in just 6 seconds of the bout. Moreover, the electrifying performance set the MMA community and fans worldwide abuzz.
The 6-second knockout left fans in utter shock and admiration. Social media erupted with comments marveling at the quick victory. See how the social media community reacted to the performance of Despaigne who is already signed with the UFC.
Despaigne is the first Olympic medal-winning Taekwondo practitioner signed by the UFC. Moreover, he is the second Olympic medalist from Cuba to be in the UFC. Yoel Romero, the 2000 Olympic Silver medalist was the first. Nevertheless, the addition of Despaigne is a big boost for the UFC as the PFL has Francis Ngannou in their roster.
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