Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Pantoja vs Royval?
Alexandre Pantoja beat Brandon Royval by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC Vegas 34, on Saturday 21st August 2021 at UFC APEX in Enterprise.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Pantoja vs Royval stats
Alexandre Pantoja stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Brandon Royval made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Pantoja had a slight advantage in power over Royval, with a 35% knock out percentage over Royval's 25%.
Alexandre Pantoja was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Royval had a height advantage of 4 inches over Pantoja. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Pantoja was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years earlier than Royval, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 64 to Royval's 34.
Pantoja's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Royval's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.