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"The Big Boy"

Robelis Despaigne

Heavyweight Division

5-1-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

5

First Round Finishes

Robelis Despaigne

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Robelis Despaigne's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Cuba
Fighting style
Taekwondo
Age
35
Height
79.00
Weight
261.00
Octagon Debut
Mar. 9, 2024
Reach
87.00
  • Pro since 2022
     
  • Five wins by KO, all in the first round
     
  • Wins in :18, :12, :03 and :04
     
  • “I’m taller than everyone in Cuba, so that’s what they called me.”

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Despaigne lost a three round unanimous decision to Waldo Cortes Acosta 

UFC 299 (3/9/24) Despaigne stopped Josh Parisian via strikes at :18 of the first round 

When and why did you start training?  In 2019, after leaving the Taekwondo national team. I considered that I had the power to become an MMA fighter. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Bronze medal in Taekwondo in the 2012 Olympic Games

Do you have any heroes? Jon Jones

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I'm proud to belong to the company where the best fighters in the world are.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes - Bachelor's degree in physical culture and sports.                        

What was your job before you started fighting? Athlete on the national team of taekwondo of Cuba.       

Ranks in any martial arts styles: 4th Dan black belt in taekwondo

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Head kick