Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Royval vs Schnell?
Brandon Royval beat Matt Schnell by submission in the 1st round, during the prelims of UFC 274, on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
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 Schnell stats
Brandon Royval stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Matt Schnell made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Royval had a slight advantage in power over Schnell, with a 23% knock out percentage over Schnell's 13%.
Brandon Royval was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Royval had a height advantage of 1 inch over Schnell. Despite this, Schnell had 2-inch reach advantage.
Royval's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Schnell's, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 28 days earlier than Schnell, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 38 to Schnell's 37.
Royval vs Schnell form
Brandon Royval had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by split decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kai Kara France at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by split decision in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had won against Nate Williams at LFA 79 on 22nd November 2019 by split decision in the 1st round in their LFA Flyweight championship fight at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, United States.
He had beat Joby Sanchez at LFA 65 on 3rd May 2019 by split decision in the 1st round at Dobson Arena, Vail.
Royval's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Schnell's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.