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Bite Force was a heavyweight robot built by Aptyx Designs, which competed in the first four seasons of the BattleBots reboot. With a 26-1 record and three Giant Nuts to its name, Bite Force is the most successful competitor in the modern era.

Initially a tracked robot armed with a grabbing jaw to lift and even overturn opposing robots, it would later evolve into a vertical bar spinner using a more traditional four-wheel drive setup. Bite Force also had multiple interchangeable setups - ranging from small blue wedgelets which could be mounted to the front of the robot to a large steel wedge could be mounted to the back of the robot to battle spinners. However, in order to make weight with the steel wedge, the top claw of the robot had to be removed and the little wedgelets could not be used. The robot also had high-power magnets attached to the tracks in order to increase grip. These magnets, however, had little effect on the floor of the BattleBox. Bite Force performed well in its debut outing, winning the first season of the modern era. En route to the title, Bite Force defeated the legendary Warhead, edged out HyperShock and Overhaul, destroyed Ghost Raptor, and defeated the fearsome Tombstone to earn the first title of the modern era.

Early CAD of the Bite Force redesign in 2016.

For ABC Season 2, the robot was completely redesigned with an asymmetrical vertical spinning bar instead of its grabbing jaw and ran on wheels instead of tracks. This is the version that Paul wanted to build for Season 1, but he didn't because he thought that there were too many robots with spinning weapons. Bite Force did not perform quite as well this time out, defeating Mohawk in the qualifying round and The Ringmaster in the Round of 32, before losing to Chomp in the Round of 16. However, Bite Force would win the exhibition rumble at the end of the season against Wrecks and Witch Doctor.

For the 2018 season, Bite Force did not change much externally, though added chain guard after losing its weapon to Chomp in the previous season. It even had the scars from last season, proving it was structurally identical from the outside. Internally, Bite Force had been completely revamped as it dished out punishment in every fight it fought in, earning the championship for a second time.

For Discovery Season 4, Bite Force returned with little in the way of obvious changes, aside from more "knockout power" in its bar and later a reserve operational bot.[1][1] Bite Force once again destroyed the competition, even beating Tombstone in a rematch from the first reboot era title fight. It defeated Witch Doctor in the title decider to win the championship for a record-equalling third time.

Ahead of Discovery Season 5, Bite Force was on the original list of competing robots but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul Ventimiglia decided not to compete.[2] With the intention of making a new bot, an operational unit of Bite Force was going to be sold to an international buyer but Paul backed out of the sale due to concerns towards the buyer's unsafe intentions.[3] Team member Tim Bogdanof joined forces with HiJinx for that year, which was ultimately won by New Zealand's End Game.

On August 19, 2021, Paul confirmed on Aptyx Designs' Facebook page that Bite Force would not be competing in Discovery Season 6 due to BattleBots not addressing contract agreement improvements regarding team sustainability, which Paul has been trying to get them to do for the last two seasons.[2][4] This is also what has deterred the team from building a new bot.[5] He did, however, confirm that Bite Force will be participating in a future event and that the three-time champion will remain largely unchanged externally, but will be switching to an entirely brushless system to improve functionality. Despite Bite Force's absence, team member Robert Masek assisted Jason Vasquez with Defender in Season 6.

Outside of the show, Paul Ventimiglia designed and built the heavyweight overhead spinner Brutality, which fought in the 2009 BattleBots events and was largely responsible for the retirement of iconic heavyweight Biohazard after the show's cancelation. It was an upscaled version of middleweight Green Wave, which fought in Comedy Central BattleBots Season 5.0 and the 2002 BattleBots IQ event. Apytx Designs also entered lightweight Tantrum into Season 3.0 of the classic era, not to be confused with the modern day heavyweight of the same name. Brutality was sold to Team Doom in 2019, refurbished by Ray Billings of Tombstone to compete as Perfect Phoenix in future seasons of the show.

Robot History[]

ABC Season 1[]

Bite Force vs. Warhead

Bite Force almost flips Warhead.

Bite Force's first BattleBots match came against Warhead. Bite Force was able to avoid Warhead's dome by skillfully using its rear wedge and pushing it around the BattleBox, eventually maneuvering it into the screws and pulverizer. After Warhead's weapon broke down, Bite Force got underneath it using its forks and lifted it up and over. The match ended shortly after, and Bite Force was given the win by unanimous judges' decision.

Bite Force vs. HyperShock

Bite Force pushes HyperShock against the screws.

Bite Force advanced to the Round of 16, where it faced HyperShock. This match did not start off well for Bite Force, as HyperShock was able to gain the upper hand early and pushed Bite Force into the pulverizer. HyperShock then delivered a brutal uppercut to Bite Force with its weapon, knocking it onto its back. Bite Force struggled to right itself without the top of its jaws, only being able to right itself with help from HyperShock. However, once righted, the match turned in Bite Force's favor. HyperShock's drum stopped working and Bite Force began pushing it around the BattleBox. Soon after, smoke began pouring from HyperShock's fried drive motors, and it broke down completely against the arena wall. Bite Force lifted HyperShock several times with its forks, attempting to jostle some life back into HyperShock, but it was no use, and HyperShock was counted out. Bite Force won by KO with around twenty seconds left advanced to the quarter-finals.

Bite Force vs. Overhaul

Bite Force almost flips Overhaul.

Next up for Bite Force was Charles Guan and Overhaul. At first, Bite Force seemed to be the superior robot, as it was able to latch onto Overhaul for long periods of time. However, Overhaul wasn't easy to push around, as it often tried to do the same thing but with varying degrees of success. However, with less than a minute to go, Bite Force was grappled by Overhaul and took two additional hits before time ran out. Eventually, the match came down to the judges. Due to it being an extremely close fight, the judges went into the arena to inspect the damage done to both robots. After their evaluation, Bite Force won the match on a unanimous 3-0 judges' decision.

Bite Force vs. Ghost Raptor

Bite Force lifts Ghost Raptor.

The pulverizer smashes Ghost Raptor.

Bite Force advanced to the semi-finals, where it faced Ghost Raptor. Before the match began, Team Raptor modified their bot with a small attachment to its forks which was designed to get in between Bite Force's tracks and rip them off. Despite this, Bite Force dominated the match, getting a decent lift. It pushed it under the pulverizer, which destroyed Ghost Raptor's head and rear, and it then gave Ghost Raptor a piercing blow in it's rear end with an arena spike, which made a hole. Bite Force then flipped Ghost Raptor against the screws, which caused one of the wheels to fall out of Ghost Raptor. Ghost Raptor was counted out and Bite Force won by knockout.

Bite Force vs. Tombstone

Bite Force pushing Tombstone in the finals.

Victory over Ghost Raptor earned Bite Force a spot in the championship final, where it faced the feared No.1 seed Tombstone. Bite Force had the early advantage, absorbing hits well and attacking Tombstone when it was able to. Midway through the match, Tombstone's batteries gave out, and its blade stopped. Bite Force continued to push Tombstone, scoring points. However, Bite Force also had issues, as its frame was warped, meaning only one track was working. Bite Force had dominated the match and eventually, time ran out and the battle went to the judges. Bite Force won on a unanimous 3-0 judges' decision and was declared BattleBots champion for the first reboot season.

ABC Season 2[]

Bite Force vs. Mohawk

Bite Force attacking Mohawk with its spinning bar.

Bite Force's first match of the 2016 season was against Mohawk. Before the match, Bite Force added rubber wedges to help get underneath Mohawk. In the match, the initial collision caused all six of the feet to come off, leaving Bite Force to grind away entirely with the bar. Bite Force kept on hitting the rear and sides of Mohawk with its spinning bar and at one point, it ripped off one of Mohawk's side panels. As this was happening, Mohawk's sealed gasket, which was covering its crushing arm, was causing propane to congregate inside the bot (igniting twice) and it stopped moving entirely. The match was paused to ensure Mohawk wasn't stuck under the arena barrier. When the match resumed, it was clear Mohawk couldn't move. Mohawk was being counted out around the driver's booth and Bite Force won the match by KO at 1:36. This win put Bite Force to the Round of 32 with its No.4 seeding, where it

Bite Force vs. The Ringmaster

Bite Force throws The Ringmaster into the corner.

Next up for Paul Ventimiglia and Bite Force was No.29 seed, The Ringmaster. Bite Force as it was able to toss The Ringmaster over several times with its spinning bar early on, and started on the front foot. However, Bite Force's weapon eventually stopped working and a pushing match began between the two bots. Nevertheless, Bite Force was more effective with its wedge and continued to control the fight. Time ran out and Bite Force won a unanimous 3-0 judges' decision. This win put Bite Force to the Round of 16, where it faced the No.13 seed Chomp.

Bite Force vs. Chomp

Chomp hits Bite Force's weapon drive chain.

In the match, Chomp hit Bite Force's weapon drive chain, disabling Bite Force's weapon right from the get-go. Bite Force started to control the fight and pushed Chomp around before getting caught on its own weapon drive chain halfway through the match. Chomp took advantage by occasionally spraying it with fire, pushing it into the killsaws and attacking with its hammer. Time ran out and despite Bite Force's control for much of the match, the judges awarded Chomp the victory, ending Bite Force's reign as champion and eliminating it from the competition.

Bite Force vs. Wrecks vs. Witch Doctor

Bite Force returned to compete in a three-way rumble against Wrecks and Witch Doctor. Bite Force and Witch Doctor decided to leave Wrecks alone and fight each other. After Wrecks got moving, Bite Force landed some hits on Witch Doctor, once managing to kick Witch Doctor into the disc of Wrecks, tearing off the left ram plate.

Bite Force and Witch Doctor clash.

After some maneuvering, Bite force started attacking Wrecks from behind and, with the help of Witch Doctor, sends Wrecks into the screws. After some maneuvering, Bite Force kicked Witch Doctor into the air, putting the latter in between the two spinners. The two bots started attacking Witch Doctor, with Wrecks tearing off the self-righter and left front tire and Bite Force tearing off the rest of the rim. Soon after, Bite force struck the left front of Witch Doctor, kicking it upside down into the path of Wrecks' disc, which punts Witch Doctor out of the arena.

Bite Force self-rights in impressive fashion.

Soon after, Bite Force struck Wrecks from the side, and and a head-to-head collision kicked both bots upside down. Bite decided to use the arena barrier to right itself, though it took multiple attempts to be successful. After taking out Shaman, Bite Force turned to hit Wrecks multiple times, causing smoke to pour out of Wrecks. Bite Force hit Wrecks once more and nearly got it out of the arena, but Wrecks managed to get back in. However, it was too late as Wrecks was counted out, giving Bite Force the victory by KO.

Discovery Season 3[]

Bite Force vs. Blacksmith

Bite Force hits Blacksmith with its spinning bar.

Bite Force delivers a shot to the side of Blacksmith.

Bite Force's first match in the third season was an undercard match against Blacksmith. Bite Force was aggressive from the start, although did not achieve much initially as Blacksmith had two front forks to counter Bite Force's front wedgelets. However, Bite Force continued and eventually ripped open a hole in the side of Blacksmith. Al Kindle's machine countered by landing two shots to the top of Bite Force with its flamethrower firing, but Bite Force was able to flip Blacksmith over with its own primary weapon and continued to attack the side of Blacksmith.

Bite Force takes Blacksmith to the screws in the final seconds.

However, Blacksmith then fired its hammer onto the spinner of Bite Force, which resulted in the fuel line of Blacksmith snapping. Blacksmith's hammer head was now wedged in the area between Bite Force's bar and motor. After Blacksmith retracted the hammer, it landed multiple shots to the top of Bite Force. Paul Ventimiglia's bot landed one last shot with its weapon before the bar stopped spinning for good. Blacksmith, after taking a shot from the killsaws, was forced into the screws by Bite Force for the final seconds of the fight. Bite Force won a unanimous judges' decision, giving Bite Force the first win of the season.

Bite Force vs. HyperShock

The two robots collide.

Bite Force's brutal hit on HyperShock.

Bite Force's next opponent was HyperShock, a rematch from Season 1 of the reboot. When the match began, both bots charged out at each other with HyperShock trying to get around to Bite Force's sides. Bite Force hit HyperShock hard and flipped it over. Before HyperShock could even try to self-right or move upside down, Bite Force came in for a second attack, this time ripping off the top panel and sending various internal components of HyperShock flying. With HyperShock still unable to move, it was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by knockout after just 36 seconds. This win brought Bite Force to a 2-0 record.

Bite Force vs. End Game

Bite Force overturns End Game with its spinning bar.

Next up for Bite Force was rookie End Game. The match started out well for Bite Force as they managed to get the first big hit that sent End Game flying. However, on the second impact, Bite Force stopped moving and its opponent decided not to strike again. Luckily, Bite Force got going again and landed another two hits, the later of which flipped its opponent over. End Game's weapon had stopped working so it was unable to self-right and was counted out, allowing Bite Force to improve its record to 3-0.

Bite Force vs. Bombshell

Bite Force hits Bombshell.

Bite Force tosses Bombshell out of the arena.

The next match up for Bite Force was the 2016 runner-up Bombshell. In response, Bite Force swapped out some of its internal components with the hope of improving its performance. When the match began, the very first hit from Bite Force flipped Bombshell over. Bombshell was still mobile, but could not really drive anywhere and was near the arena barrier. Bite Force took advantage by hitting it again. With Bombshell still unable to attack in response, Bite Force struck it a final time, throwing Bombshell straight out of the arena, where it was unable to escape. Bombshell was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by a quick KO.

Bite Force vs. HUGE

HUGE knocks out Bite Force's weapon chain.

As Bite Force went 4-0, it was seeded 3rd in the Top 16, and faced the 14th seed, HUGE. The match started poorly for Bite Force as it was unable to get to HUGE's wheels and kept taking shots, eventually losing its weapon chain, and with it, power to its weapon.

The moment HUGE splits in half.

Bite Force began pushing HUGE around the arena when HUGE suddenly split in two (possibly due to damage from HUGE's previous fight against Icewave) and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO to advance to the quarter-finals.

Bite Force vs. Rotator

Sparks fly as the two bots collide.

Bite Force inflicts more damage upon its opponent.

In the Top 8 again, Bite Force now faced Victor Soto's Rotator. When the match began, Bite Force was able to dish out a big hit that launched Rotator into the air. However, Bite Force soon started to lose parts of its armor with each of its attacks. The table soon turned though as Bite Force got a hit on Rotator that tore off one of its armor panels. Rotator's weapons continued to spin, but even they stopped working partway through. Rotator eventually stopped moving and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO to advance to the semi-finals, where it faced No.10 seed, Whiplash.

Bite Force vs. Whiplash

Bite Force rips a wheel off of Whiplash.

Bite Force destroying the wheels of Whiplash.

Bite Force went into the fight relatively unchanged from its previous match. The match was off to a good start for Bite Force as they had the lower wedge and threw Whiplash into the air. After a few more hits, Bite Force managed to damage the right front wheel of Whiplash, but this didn't cause much damage. As the match progressed, Bite Force tore off both right tires, leaving Whiplash to drive in circles. Eventually, Bite Force's attacks took its toll on Whiplash and they stopped moving. Whiplash was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO, advancing it to the championship finals.

Bite Force vs. Minotaur

Both robots collide.

Bite Force tearing into the left side of Minotaur.

Bite Force leaves Minotaur for dead.

Now in the championship decider for a second time in three seasons, Bite Force faced off against Team RioBotz and Minotaur. Bite Force did not have a good start to this match as they lost the furthest right wedgelet almost immediately and were tossed into the air shortly thereafter. However, Bite Force started to get the upper hand as they were now causing damage to Minotaur, tearing off the left side rail. This damage caused Minotaur to lose power in their weapon as the belts powering it had come loose. Bite Force powered down its weapon as its driver suspected that the motor wasn't giving enough power to the weapon. This resulted in a pushing match, but Bite Force was seemingly being outmatched as they were pushed across the arena by Minotaur. After a short while, Bite Force powered its weapon back up and was able to finish off Minotaur near the screws. Minotaur was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and the giant nut trophy for the second time.

Discovery Season 4[]

Bite Force vs. Yeti

Bite Force in a tug of war match against Yeti, whose fork is stuck in between the wedgelets.

Bite Force started its next run towards defending its title with a match against Greg Gibson and Yeti. When the match began, Bite Force found itself struggling against Yeti's power at first before throwing it into the air. Yeti continued to fight, so Bite Force struck it again, taking out the chain for Yeti's lifting forks. This left Yeti with no control for using the forks. Unfortunately, this had a drawback for Bite Force as well because one of the forks got caught in its armor, leading to a pushing match. Luckily, both managed to separate and Bite Force delivered another hit that damaged Yeti's wheel. Bite Force soon began to have drive issues, but did its best to continue fighting, eventually tossing Yeti over, causing Yeti to land on one of its forks before time ran out. The judges awarded Bite Force a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Bite Force vs. Bronco

Bite Force grinds and tears off the tip of the flipper on Bronco.

Bite Force continued its run to the Giant Nut with a match against former semi-finalist Bronco. Bite Force went in relatively unchanged but started off the match rather cautiously as neither robot wanted to make the first mistake. Bite Force then went in and started to cause damage to Bronco, eventually tearing off the tip of Bronco's flipper. Bite Force continued its assault, shoving Bronco around and causing plenty of sparks. With Bronco unable to mount much of an attack, Bite Force pressed on, tearing off one of Bronco's anti-spinner twangers. As the match wore on, Bite Force then tore off Bronco's right rear tire, which limited their mobility somewhat. Bite Force attacked Bronco again, who was briefly stuck on the floor, and pushed them into the arena barrier near the pulverizer. Smoke began to pour out of Bronco but Inertia Labs' bot was still fighting until Bite Force delivered a final hit. Bronco was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO with 12 seconds left on the clock.

Bite Force vs. HyperShock

Bite Force rips off the wedge of HyperShock.

Bite Force met Will Bales and HyperShock for a third time next and opted to extend the inner two wedgelets to hopefully have more reach and stay low to the ground. As the match got underway, Bite Force was doing well, giving HyperShock problems, especially by flipping it over but eventually Bite Force started to suffer drive problems of its own. Bite Force was still able to drive relatively normally and attacked HyperShock, whose front wedge was now getting close to coming off. Bite Force continued to attack, throwing HyperShock into the air and onto its back once more. Bite Force then tore off HyperShock's front wedge and eventually one of its wheels. Time ran out and the judges awarded Bite Force a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Bite Force vs. Monsoon

Bite Force sends Monsoon flying and bouncing off its own spinning weapon.

Bite Force aimed for another victory and was put against Tom Brewster and Monsoon. Bite Force started the match off aggressively by attacking Monsoon and throwing them into the air. Bite Force then struck Monsoon again, causing Monsoon's weapon to strike the arena floor and Monsoon stopped moving after it landed. Monsoon was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO.

Bite Force vs. Uppercut

Bite Force remained virtually undefeated and was now placed against newcomer Uppercut. Bite Force opted for its front wedgelet extensions that were bent and flat in places. Bite Force started off by throwing Uppercut through the air, but was emitting some sparks from inside so it backed off on its weapon for a bit. Uppercut remained mobile however, so Bite Force launched it again, this time sending Uppercut up on its weapon support, which left its drive wheels off the arena floor. Bite Force opted not to right them as they'd already broken the weapon shaft and several welds.[6] Uppercut was unable to move and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO to advance to the quarter-finals.

Bite Force vs. Lock-Jaw

Bite Force clashes weapon-to-weapon with Lock-Jaw.

In the quarter-finals, Bite Force encountered Donald Hutson and Lock-Jaw in a rematch from the 2009 Pro Championship. Bite Force opted for its wedgelet configuration with two longer wedgelets in the middle. The match started off relatively evenly but Bite Force soon began to dish out the hits. Bite Force managed to lose one of its wedgelets but kept after Lock-Jaw, throwing them upside down. Lock-Jaw continued to fight, even as it was beginning to smoke and emit sparks from inside, so Bite Force threw them into the air again. Bite Force got Lock-Jaw under the pulverizer where Lock-Jaw struggled to escape but eventually just managed to do so. Bite Force dished out more damage but with little time left in the fight, Lock-Jaw was deemed immobile and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and a spot in the semi-finals.

Bite Force vs. Tombstone

Bite Force tears a wheel from Tombstone.

Bite Force's match in the semi-finals was a rematch with Tombstone from 2015. Bite Force was equipped with its anti-horizontal spinner wedge instead of the wedgelets and as the match began, was able to knock Tombstone off-balance. Additionally, after the second hit, Tombstone was completely off-balance as it had lost a large portion of its weapon bar and the right wheel from the sheer energy of the hit. Bite Force pushed Tombstone on the screws, but Tombstone escaped and eventually stopped moving. Tombstone was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and a spot in the finals for the third time in four seasons.

Bite Force vs. Witch Doctor

Bite Force strikes and disables Witch doctor's srimech and flips it over one last time.

For this final fight against Witch Doctor, a bot it met and beat in a rumble in 2016. Bite Force was once again equipped with its wedgelets, but as the match got underway, started to lose them thanks to Witch Doctor's attacks. Bite Force pressed on and eventually caused Witch Doctor's weapon to stop working. Bite Force then flipped Witch Doctor over and took full advantage by attacking Witch Doctor while they self-righted. Witch Doctor started to have some mobility issues so Bite Force attacked them again, this time sending them upside down against the arena barrier. Witch Doctor couldn't right itself and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and a third Giant Nut.

re:MARS Amazon BattleBots Challenge[]

Bite Force vs. Icewave

Bite Force watches on as Icewave struggles to move.

Bite Force was one of 10 robots selected to compete in a live stream event in Las Vegas, Nevada to compete for the Giant Bolt trophy. Its first opponent at this event was Icewave. For this match, Bite Force went with more solid wedgelets up front. The match got underway and Bite Force managed to cause sparks. However, Icewave was getting the upper hand a bit and Bite Force was shoved around. Luckily, Bite Force got back on track and started to tear into Icewave, ripping of pieces of the wedge and the tips of the spinning blade. Eventually, Bite Force had ripped off both ends of Icewave's blade and much of its wedge, leaving Icewave pretty much defenseless. However, the chain on Bite Force's weapon came off, resulting in mostly a pushing match but this still favored Bite Force. Bite Force continued to push Icewave around, even getting it briefly stuck near the pulverizer. Icewave then stopped moving not long after and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO.

Bite Force vs. Whiplash

Bite Force forces Whiplash under the pulverizer.

Bite Force sends a piece of shrapnel into the camera.

Bite Force's next opponent was a rematch with Matt Vasquez and Whiplash, who it destroyed in the semi-finals during the 2018 season. The match got underway and Bite Force was in control almost from the start as they started to damage the left front scoop on Whiplash. Bite Force then tossed it into the air and left that same scoop on Whiplash even more likely to come off. Bite Force then took off the left rear tire, leaving Whiplash with little offense due to the now slanted nature of its driving ability. Bite Force then tore off Whiplash's left scoop, leaving Whiplash with little options other than to try and use the lifting arm's spinner to cause damage. Bite Force refused to let up, tearing off more parts as both robots battled near the pulverizer. Whiplash continued to fight but its mobility was now severely limited as two tires were missing. Bite Force finished off Whiplash near the screws and Whiplash was counted out, giving Bite Force its second win of the event. Despite this win, Bite Force was not chosen to compete in the Championship battle and thus was eliminated from the event.

Results[]

BITE FORCE - RESULTS
ABC Season 1
2015 Championship
3rd seed
Round of 24 vs. Warhead Won (JD)
Round of 16 vs. HyperShock (14) Won (KO)
Round of 8 vs. Overhaul (11) Won (JD)
Semi-Final vs. Ghost Raptor (10) Won (KO)
Semi-Final vs. Tombstone (1) Won (JD)
ABC Season 2
2016 Championship
4th seed
Round of 48 vs. Mohawk Won (KO)
Round of 32 vs. The Ringmaster (29) Won (JD)
Round of 16 vs. Chomp (13) Lost (JD)
Exhibition Matches
Rumble vs. Witch Doctor, Wrecks Won (KO)
Discovery Season 3
Fight Nights
4-0
Fight Night vs. Blacksmith Won (JD)
Fight Night Main Event vs. HyperShock Won (KO)
Fight Night Main Event vs. End Game Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. Bombshell Won (KO)
Top 16
3rd Seed
Round of 16 vs. HUGE (14) Won (KO)
Round of 8 vs. Rotator (11) Won (KO)
Semi-Final vs. Whiplash (10) Won (KO)
Final vs. Minotaur (4) Won (KO)
Discovery Season 4
Fight Nights
4-0
Fight Night Main Event vs. Yeti Won (JD)
Fight Night Main Event vs. Bronco Won (KO)
Fight Night Main Event vs. HyperShock Won (JD)
Fight Night vs. Monsoon Won (KO)
Top 16
1st Seed
Round of 16 vs. Uppercut (16) Won (KO)
Round of 8 vs. Lock-Jaw (9) Won (KO)
Semi-Final vs. Tombstone (4) Won (KO)
Final vs. Witch Doctor (2) Won (KO)
re:MARS Amazon BattleBots Challenge
re:MARS Match vs. Icewave Won (KO)
Exhibition Match vs. Whiplash Won (KO)

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 26
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses

ABC Season 1

Warhead

HyperShock

Overhaul

Ghost Raptor

Tombstone

None
ABC Season 2 Mohawk

The Ringmaster

Witch Doctor and Wrecks (Exhibition Rumble)

Chomp
Discovery Season 3

Blacksmith (Undercard Match)

HyperShock (Main Event/Undercard Match)

End Game (Main Event/Undercard Match)

Bombshell (Undercard Match)

HUGE

Rotator

Whiplash

Minotaur

None
Discovery Season 4

Yeti (Main Event/Undercard Match)

Bronco (Main Event/Undercard Match)

HyperShock (Main Event/Undercard Match)

Monsoon (Undercard Match)

Uppercut

Lock-Jaw

Tombstone

Witch Doctor

None
re:MARS Amazon BattleBots Challenge

Icewave

Whiplash (Third Place Play-Off)

None

Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

"Here to devour the competition, this is BITE FORCE!"

"This vicious beast doesn't even think it's in a competition! He thinks it's a buffet line. Makes some noise for BITE FORCE!"

"It came for the food, but it stays for the mayhem. Here's BITE FORCE!"

"It's so tough when it goes to the dentist, it drills him. Keeping Novocaine in business, it's BITE FORCE!"

"From Mountain View, California, it's the Minister of Maul, the Prince of Pierce, the Reigning King of Crush. It's BITE FORCE!"

"It was the champ with the clamp. Now it's the star with the bar. Give it up for the undisputed ill-reputed, batteries included, BITE FORCE!"

"Cover your ears. This bot bites harder than Mike Tyson. It's the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Box. It's BITE FORCE!"

"Come on down! You're the next victim on The Bite is Right! The undefeated reigning champion. It's BITE FORCE!"

"Straight from... the dark side, Luke out, Yoda not know who you're messing with. Here to Leia you out, it's BITE FORCE!"

"It's hungry and ready for gore. It'll chew you up and devour you in one gigabyte. It's every dental hygienist's worst nightmare. BITE FORCE!"

"Making your bot look straight-up lousy, ending fights quicker than Rhonda Rousey. You're about to be octa-gone. It's BITE FORCE!"

"Straight from Silicon Valley, here comes another tech boom. Bring on the killionaires and a big crash. It's BITE FORCE!"

"He's a former champ, ready to reclaim his crown. If you get back up, it'll just know you right back down. Make no mistake, he's here to run this town. It's BITE FORCE!"

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a bot was designed to stop the dark side. Today the force awakens. It's BITE FORCE!"

"Chewing up bots in murderous routes, it's last two fights have been complete knockouts. It shows no remorse. It's BITE FORCE!"

"It's gone undefeated, not a single mistake. A path of destruction it left in its wake. It already has a Giant Nut, now it's going for two. Just one more bot for it to rip through. Make some noise for BITE FORCE!"

"This bot will chew you up like gum, beat you like a drum, then leave you looking dumb. If it's a shark, you're the chum. BITE FORCE!"

"4 out of 5 dentists recommend you stay as far away from this bite as you can. The fifth one's dead. Here to slay, with more pain than tooth decay, it's BITE FORCE!"

"So deadly, it's from Killicon Valley. Hurts worse than Uber during surge pricing. Ding! Your driver Paul is just three minutes away... from totally destroying you! It's BITE FORCE!"

Trivia[]

  • Bite Force became the first tracked heavyweight robot to win the BattleBots Championship in 2015.
  • Faruq Tauheed's introduction for Bite Force against Yeti was reused in its third encounter against HyperShock.
  • Bite Force has never been knocked out in its robot-fighting career, and has won every fight except a controversial judges' decision with Chomp.
    • Aside from its fight against Overhaul, every each of its wins has come by knockout or unanimous judges' decision.
  • The bot was originally going to be named Chompy, but this was changed to Bite Force when the team learned there was another robot in the competition named Chomp.
    • Ironically, Chomp became the only robot to have beaten Bite Force in ABC Season 2.
  • The name Bite Force after derives from the bite force quotient (BFQ) which is used to measure crushing force in animals.
  • Builder Paul Ventimiglia is the first person to win the Championship of the same weight class with two different robots (Brutality in 2009 and Bite Force in 2015, 2018 and 2019).
  • Bite Force is the one of two bots to fight and win against another bot (HyperShock) twice by KO in the reboot. The other being Lock-Jaw, who beat Bombshell twice by KO in the same season.
  • Bite Force is one of the two robots to appear in all of the final episodes of each reboot season, the other being Tombstone.
    • Coincidentally, Bite Force and Tombstone have both not only fought each other, but have also fell in the first round of the Top 16.
  • Bite Force is currently the most successful bot in the reboot, with an overall 26-1 record in the reboot era. This record is now greater than the former middleweight champion Hazard, who went 17-1.
  • Both times Bite Force was the #3 seed in the Championship bracket, it won the Giant Nut.
    • During Bite Force's second run to the finals, it faced the exact same seed numbers as in its first run, minus the title fight itself.
    • Bite Force is also the only 3rd seeded robot to make it past the first round of a tournament in the reboot.
  • Bite Force is the only robot that has been made in every Hexbug toy line.
  • If its Season 2 exhibition match win and 2 wins from the Re:Mars All-Stars tournament are counted, Bite Force has the longest winning streak in the reboot, with 19 wins. Otherwise, Bite Force has won 16 consecutive fights across Discovery Seasons 3 & 4.
    • Coincidentally, Bite Force won the very first fight and won the very last fight of Discovery Season 3.
  • Bite Force is one of two robots who defeated the same robot, HyperShock, three times in the reboot. The other is Lock-Jaw, who defeated Bombshell three times in the reboot.
  • Bite Force holds the record for winning the most rematches by a single bot in the reboot, defeating Tombstone, HyperShock, Witch Doctor and Whiplash at least twice throughout its BattleBots career.
  • Every time bite force beat hypershock it then won the giant nut.

Bite Force at a VEX Robotics convention.

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