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Not to be confused with the heavyweight robot built by Team Coolrobots which competed in Season 5.0.

Uppercut BBSeason4 2019

Uppercut's Discovery Season 4 appearance.

Uppercut is a heavyweight robot which competed in the fourth season of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science. It is a two-wheel, red, black, silver, and gold robot armed with an asymmetric vertical spinning bar that could reach up to 200 mph, with one end being shaped like a fist while the other is curved to counterbalance it. The team also had a minibot called Helping Hands, with was a wedge with hands designed on it to try to get others stuck and/or feed them into Uppercut's weapon.

Robot History

Discovery Season 4

Uppercut's first fight was an untelevised rumble against fellow newcomer Jasper and the rebuilt veteran, Tantrum. Uppercut remained out of the action to spin up its weapon as Tantrum went after Jasper. After a bit, Uppercut landed a shot onto the side of Tantrum. After this, nothing else is known from the fight apart from Tantrum winning by KO.

Uppercut's next match was against another fellow newcomer, Mammoth. Before the match, Uppercut had its wedge removed to run inverted and its minibot Helping Hands to help out. When the match began, Uppercut was causing problems for Mammoth, though mostly to Mammoth's ripping off one of the forks and flipped Mammoth over. Mammoth self-righted so Uppercut moved in again, after righting correcting itself, this time toppling Mammoth over and ripping a wheel and motor off. This time, Mammoth wasn't righting itself so Uppercut went in for another attack, almost putting Mammoth back over but also rupturing Mammoth's fuel tank. Mammoth was now on fire and being counted out, giving Uppercut the win by KO.

Uppercut next fought against veteran Jim Smentowski and his robot from the 2009 event, Breaker Box. Uppercut went into the match relatively unchanged. As the match began, Uppercut was dishing out some damage to Breaker Box's lifting plow, peeling up a small section, but not causing any major damage. Uppercut soon had trouble as they were shoved around the arena due to their robot's own tendency to tip over. Uppercut found itself turned on its side on multiple occasions, but simply came back down each time with little to no trouble. Uppercut also ended up upside down a few times, but was able to run inverted and came back at Breaker Box in no time. Smoke soon began to erupt out of Breaker Box and soon Breaker Box stopped moving, with Uppercut giving a final hit that dented Breaker Box's rear panel and giving Uppercut the win by knockout.

Uppercut was next placed against veteran Skorpios. In response, Uppercut opted for a different weapon bar and support. As the match got underway, Uppercut was quckly taking control, throwing Scorpios onto its head but Skorpios quickly righted itself. Skorpios tried to reotaliate but only took damage to its tire, greatly hindering its mobility and causing foam to scatter on the arena floor. Uppercut continued its assault, mostly throwing Skorpios through the air but eventually Skorpios started emitting smoke and stopped moving. Skorpios was counted out, giving Uppercut the win by KO.

Since Uppercut's record was tied with Railgun MAX and Bloodsport, the three of them were picked to fight in a rumble to decide which of them earned a spot in the Top 16. As the rumble got underway, Uppercut hung back whle Railgun MAX and Bloodsport traded blows. Uppercut eventually got into the melee once Bloodsport was thrown out of the arena by Railgun MAX. Uppercut started to take control by attacking Railgun MAX's exposed wheel and had little to face in return as Railgun MAX had lost the use of its weapon. Uppercut continued to attack until Railgun MAX stopped moving and was counted out, giving Uppercut the win by KO and a spot in the Top 16.

Uppercut headed into the Top 16 with a match against the current champion Bite Force and opted for its front wedgelets. Unfortunately, the match didn't go as planned as Uppercut was quickly tossed into the air. Luclkily, Uppercut landed upright but was quickly tossed again and ended up landing on its weapon support, which kept its drive wheels off the arena floor. Due to the significant damage UpperCut had caused to Bite Force's weapon system and chassis, they were left alone instead of being freed. Uppercut was unable to move and was counted out, giving Bite Force the win by KO and a spot in the quarterfinals.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
Discovery Season 4

Mammoth (Undercard Match)

Breaker Box (Undercard Match)

Skorpios (Undercard Match)

Tantrum (Untelevised Undercard Rumble)

Bite Force

Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"It floats like an iron butterfly and stings like a million bees. It's got a fist of fury and it's in a hurry to knock you on your knees. It's UPPERCUT!"

"From MIT, but it's serving up Ha-die-an Punch and you're about to get Kool-laid out. Ohhhh yeah! It's the bot that pours on the shots. Going straight for the gut, UPPERCUT!"

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