UGLY-1 VS THUNDERBOLT CYCLONE
The wedge design proved its worth in the opening bout of the semi-finals of the 2016 featherweight championship in Shanghai, when wedge-shaped bot Ugly-I went up against Thunderbolt Cyclone. An octagon-shaped platform on wheels, Thunderbolt Cyclone had a spinning bar on top, much like a helicopter’s rotor. As soon as the match began, Thunderbolt Cyclone began spinning, its rotor also rapidly left rotating.
Approximately ten seconds into the match, Ugly-1 had rammed its wedge underneath Thunderbolt Cyclone, then launched its spring-loaded top to send its opponent onto its back, knocking it out for the count. Ugly-1 then intentionally flipped itself over onto its back using the force of its spring, then back onto its wheels, as if to demonstrate contempt for robots that get stuck on their backs.
Ugly-1 went on to give the same treatment to its next opponent Indigo Dragon, launching its opponent over the arena barriers.