Apr 15 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
14-6-0
KO 1
KO 1
19-2-0

The tape

31
Age
31
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm

Tape record

SUBSDSUBKOSUB
Form
KOUDUDSDUD
14
Wins
19
3
By KO
5
21
KO%
26
9
By SUB
5
64
SUB%
26
6
Loses
2
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2010
20
Bouts
22
38
Rounds
49
2 hours, 27 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 36 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

4
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
4

Brandon Royval vs Matheus Nicolau report

Who won Royval vs Nicolau?

Brandon Royval beat Matheus Nicolau by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.

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 Nicolau stats

Brandon Royval stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Matheus Nicolau made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Brandon Royval's UFC record stood at 6-3-0, while Matheus Nicolau's came in at 7-1-0.

The stats suggested Nicolau had a slight advantage in power over Royval, with a 26% knock out percentage over Royval's 21%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Royval had a massive advantage over Nicolau, boasting a 64% submission rate over Nicolau's 26%.

Brandon Royval was the same age as Matheus Nicolau, at 31 years old.

Royval had a height advantage of 3 inches over Nicolau. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Royval was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years later than Nicolau, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 49 to Nicolau's 49.

Royval vs Nicolau form

Brandon Royval had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this 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.

Previous to 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.

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

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He was victorious against Nate Williams at LFA 79 on 22nd November 2019 by submission in the 1st round in their LFA Flyweight championship fight at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, United States.

Activity check

Royval's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Nicolau's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Royval vs Nicolau?

Brandon Royval was a 17/10 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Matheus Nicolau made his way into the ring at 12/25 (-210) with oddsmakers.

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