Hype train derailed! Robelis Despaigne suffers decisive loss against Waldo Cortes-Acosta – UFC St. Louis Highlights

Hype train derailed! Robelis Despaigne suffers decisive loss against Waldo Cortes-Acosta - UFC St. Louis Highlights

Cuban MMA standout Robelis Despaigne suffered the first setback of his mixed martial arts career following a lackluster performance at UFC St. Louis.

‘The Big Boy’ entered his Saturday night clash with ‘Salsa Boy’ Waldo Cortes-Acosta with a perfect 5-0 record with all of those wins coming by way of knockout in the opening round. Unfortunately, Despaigne could not deliver another highlight-reel knockout — or much of anything else for that matter.

Looking for another quick finish, Despaigne instead found himself taken down and put on his back for much of the bout. Cortes-Acosta offered little in the way of offense, but his nearly 10 minutes of control time was more than enough to earn him the win on all three judges’ scorecards.

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Robelis Despaigne

Official Result: Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Robelis Despaigne via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Robelis Despaigne

Cortes-Acosta moved to 12-1 in his mixed martial arts career and is 5-1 under the UFC banner.

Check Out Highlights From Robelis Despaigne vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta at UFC St. Louis: