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Ultimo Destructo's Discovery Channel Season 3 appearance.

Ultimo Destructo is a robot built by Sean Irvin which competed in Season 2 of ABC's BattleBots reboot. It was an evolution of sorts of the team's main robot from the Comedy Central show, Techno Destructo and was armed with an interchangeable set of weaponry including a flipping arm, a horizontal spinning blade and a hammer. (with each weapon having a different nickname). A 4th configuration designed to take on full-body spinners was planned but unable to be finished in time for the event. Ultimo Destructo didn't do well as it lost its first battle against The Ringmaster.

The robot was rebuilt for the third season of the BattleBots reboot on Discovery and Science with 4-wheel drive and multiple configurations.

Robot History

ABC Season 2

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Ultimo Destructo in its flipper configuration.

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Ultimo Destructo in its spinning bar configuration.


Ultimo Destructo's wheel guard ripped off by The Ringmaster.

Ultimo Destructo's first battle was against The Ringmaster. For this match, Ultimo Destructo used its flipper setup, which was reinforced with extra armor. According to Sean, there was a mishap during testing in which damaged the bolts on the back of the armor so badly that the team could no longer remove it. This resulted in the attempting to rip that section of armor off, using the Ringmaster's weaponry to do so. In the beginning of the match, The Ringmaster started spinning its ring and Ultimo Destructo went straight at The Ringmaster. The Ringmaster ripped a piece off of the front of Ultimo Destructo and it backed away from the ring spinner. Later, The Ringmaster ripped off the right wheel guard of Ultimo Destructo, causing one of the drive chains to come off, leaving Ultimo Destructo to go around in circles. After The Ringmaster nearly ripped off Ultimo Destructo's rear wedge, Ultimo Destructo stopped moving as the impact hit the master power switch, which in turn pulled out the driver receiver wire. Ultimo Destructo was counted out at 1:48 and unfortunately was not chosen to be a wild card meaning it was eliminated from the tournament.

Discovery Season 3

Ultimo Destructo's first opponent in the new season was against newcomer Valkyrie. Little is known about this match as it did not air, nor was it highlighted but Ultimo Destructo won via KO at 2:04. Next up for Ultimo Destructo was Parallax. Just like against Valkyrie, little is known about this fight but it went to the judges, who awarded Ultimo Destructo the win.




  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
ABC Season 2 None The Ringmaster
Discovery Season 3

Valkyrie (Undercard Match)

Parallax (Undercard Match)


Faruq Tauheed Introductions

"It's got an exotic name but here's the translation. It means straight up devastation! It's ULTIMO DESTRUCTO!"