Heavyweight prospect Robelis Despaigne scores brutal 18-second knockout of Josh Parisian โ€“ UFC 299 Highlights

    Olympic bronze medalist Robelis Despaigne delivered a memorable performance in his Octagon debut, smashing through heavyweight standout Josh Parisian in just 18 seconds.

    After making a name for himself on the regional scene with four straight first-round finishes, ‘The Big Boy’ continued the trend in his promotional debut at UFC 299 on Saturday night. In the opening seconds, Despaigne threw a thunderous head kick that took him off his own feet. Scrambling back up, Despaigne met the approaching Parisian with a booming right hand that immediately sent his opponent crashing to the canvas.

    Parisian ate two more right hands on the canvas before the referee could step in and bring a stop to the bout.

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    Official Result: Robelis Despaigne def. Josh Parisian via TKO (strikes) at 0:18 of Round 1.

    It goes down as the second-fastest knockout for a debuting heavyweight in UFC history. Despaigne is now 5-0 in his mixed martial arts career and has only needed a combined 37 seconds to dispatch his last four opponents by way of knockout.

    Check Out Highlights From Robelis Despaigne vs. Josh Parisian at UFC 299:

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