Brandon Royval
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Slated for September bout
July 27, 2020
Royval is scheduled to face Kai Kara-France in a flyweight fight at the UFC's Sept. 26 event at a yet-to-be-determined location, Mike Heck of reports.
Royval will step back into the Octagon for the first time since scoring a second-round submission victory over Tim Elliott in his promotional debut back in May at a UFC event in Las Vegas. He'll draw a tough opponent in Kara-France, a victor in nine of his last 10 bouts, with four of those wins coming as a member of the UFC promotion.
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Stuns Tim Elliott in UFC debut
May 30, 2020
Royval defeated Tim Elliott via submission (arm-triangle) at 3:18 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Royval was not happy with his performance despite the victory, and rightfully so. It must be mentioned that Royval only found out about this fight a little over a week ago, but he definitely struggled outside of the finish. He allowed Elliott to control the early pace of the fight with his wrestling. Royval found himself on his back early and often in Round 1. The tide changed in Round 2 when Elliott clearly gassed out. Royval was able to flip him over during a mat exchange and secure the arm-triangle that ended the fight. The fact Royval recognized his shortcomings is even more impressive than his victory. It will be interesting to see how the former LFA product looks with a full training camp under his belt. In the meantime, he'll go home $50,000 richer after this bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
Added to May 30 card
May 21, 2020
Royval will take on Tim Elliott in a flyweight matchup May 30 in Las Vegas, Mike Heck of
Royval was actually scheduled to compete for a UFC contract via Dana White's Contender Series in June, but with a card scheduled for May 30, the company will accelerate his entry to the promotion. Royval is no stranger to the professional MMA scene, however, as he competed on the same card as Justin Gaethje under the World Series of Fighting banner back in 2016. He's competed with Legacy Fighting Alliance since 2017, posting a 6-2 record under the LFA banner. He'll get a tough draw in his debut against the 33-year-old Elliott, who has been fighting some of the world's best flyweights since 2012. His results have been a mixed back, however, as Elliott has dropped seven of his last nine bouts.