Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Arena CDMX, Mexico City, Mexico

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Flyweight
21-7-0
SD 5

Score cards

  • 47-48
  • 49-46
  • 47-48
SD 5
15-7-0

The tape

30
Age
31
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Tape record

SDKOKOUDSUB
Form
UDKOSUBSDSUB
21
Wins
15
5
By KO
4
24
KO%
27
11
By SUB
9
52
SUB%
60
7
Loses
7
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
2
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2012
30
Bouts
22
81
Rounds
44
6 hours, 4 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 54 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

1
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
5

Brandon Moreno vs Brandon Royval report

Who won Moreno vs Royval II?

Brandon Royval beat Brandon Moreno by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 24th February 2024 at Arena CDMX in Mexico City.

The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 49-46, 48-47 in favor of the winner Brandon Royval.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Moreno vs Royval II stats

Brandon Moreno stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.

Brandon Royval made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

Brandon Moreno's UFC record stood at 9-5-2, while Brandon Royval's came in at 6-3-0.

The stats suggested Royval had a slight advantage in power over Moreno, with a 27% knock out percentage over Moreno's 24%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Royval had a slight advantage over Moreno, with a 60% submission rate over Moreno's 52%.

Brandon Moreno was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.

Royval had a height advantage of 2 inches over Moreno. Despite this, both fighters had a equal reach.

Moreno was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Royval, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 86 to Royval's 49.

Moreno vs Royval II form

Moreno had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by split decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Kai Kara France at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Before that, he had been beaten by Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.

He had defeated Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Royval had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been defeated by Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Matheus Nicolau at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City.

Going into that contest, he had won against Matt Schnell at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had beaten Rogerio Bontorin at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had lost to Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brandon Royval had been fighting more than Brandon Moreno.

Going to this contest, Brandon Moreno had last fought 11 months and 12 days ago, while Brandon Royval's last outing had been 6 months and 4 days ago.

Moreno's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Royval's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Moreno vs Royval II?

Brandon Moreno was a 1/3 (-320) favourite going into the contest, while Brandon Royval made his way into the ring at 8/25 (+150) with oddsmakers.

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