May 11 2024
Saturday

Enterprise Center, St. Louis, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Robelis Despaigne
Despaigne
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11-1-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 30-26
UD 3
5-0-0

The tape

32
Age
35
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 7" / 201 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
87" / 221 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDUDUD
Form
KOKOKOKOKO
11
Wins
5
5
By KO
5
45
KO%
100
1
By SUB
0
9
SUB%
0
1
Loses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2018
Debut
2022
12
Bouts
5
28
Rounds
5
2 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
5 minutes, 31 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Robelis Despaigne report

Who won Cortes-Acosta vs Despaigne?

Waldo Cortes-Acosta beat Robelis Despaigne by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 11th May 2024 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 in favor of the winner Waldo Cortes-Acosta.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Cortes-Acosta vs Despaigne stats

Waldo Cortes-Acosta stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Robelis Despaigne made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 5 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Waldo Cortes-Acosta's 6th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2022. Robelis Despaigne marked his 2nd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2024.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta's UFC record stood at 5-1-0, while Robelis Despaigne's came in at 1-1-0.

The stats suggested Despaigne had a massive power advantage over Cortes-Acosta, boasting a 100% knock out percentage over Cortes-Acosta's 45%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cortes-Acosta had a slight advantage over Despaigne, with a 9% submission rate over Despaigne's 0%.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Despaigne had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cortes-Acosta. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Cortes-Acosta was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2018, 4 years earlier than Despaigne, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 31 to Despaigne's 8.

Cortes-Acosta vs Despaigne form

Cortes-Acosta had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker on 13th January 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Lukasz Brzeski at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Jared Vanderaa at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Cortes-Acosta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Cortes-Acosta vs Despaigne?

Waldo Cortes-Acosta was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Robelis Despaigne made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.

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