Sep 26 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
11-4-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
21-8-0

The tape

31
Age
31
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSUBSUBSUB
Form
KOSUBUDUDUD
11
Wins
21
3
By KO
9
27
KO%
43
7
By SUB
3
64
SUB%
14
4
Loses
8
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
15
Bouts
30
29
Rounds
63
1 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 20 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Brandon Royval vs Kai Kara France report

Who won Royval vs Kara-France?

Brandon Royval beat Kai Kara France by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 253, on Saturday 26th September 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Brandon Royval.

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).

Royval vs Kara-France stats

Brandon Royval stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Kai Kara France made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Brandon Royval's UFC record stood at 6-3-0, while Kai Kara France's came in at 7-4-0.

The stats suggested France had an advantage in power over Royval, with a 43% knock out percentage over Royval's 27%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Royval had a massive advantage over France, boasting a 64% submission rate over France's 14%.

Brandon Royval was the same age as Kai Kara France, at 31 years old.

Royval had a height advantage of 5 inches over France. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Royval was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months later than France, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 49 to France's 78.

Royval vs Kara-France form

Royval had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Matt Schnell at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

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

He was victorious against Kai Kara France at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

Royval's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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