Despero (at least the version that most of us think of, not necessarily current) is a team-buster. This means matching him up against someone that is normally a member of a team is going to be a mismatch.
@bigcimmerian: nope. That was mm winning one round. Obviously mm is no match for despero in physical combat, and in this current showing mm surprised despero and used his telepathy to get the win. Physically he was no match... the scans don't lie.