UFC Contracts 6-foot-7 Cuban Heavyweight Robelis Despaigne

Did you catch that? WHAT JUST HAPPENED!? #FuryFC84 pic.twitter.com/XPs41Vm9kr. That was a tweet from UFC FIGHT PASS on December 3, 2023, and boy, was it a shocker!

Now, let’s talk about the big news. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has made a new addition to its roster. And it’s not just any fighter. It’s the 6-foot-7 Cuban heavyweight, Robelis Despaigne.

This guy is a beast. In his most recent outing, Despaigne scored a five-second technical knockout win over Miles Banks. It happened at Fury Fighting Championship 84 in Houston on a Sunday. Not long after, it was confirmed on the broadcast that Despaigne had signed with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Despaigne isn’t just a random fighter, though. He’s known as “The Bad Boy.” And he’s got the credentials to back it up. He won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Despaigne made his pro MMA debut in 2022. And he’s been on a tear ever since. He’s finished all four of his opponents inside of a round. This includes three stoppages in 12 seconds or less. Now, that’s impressive!

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