May 07 2022
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
13-6-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
15-6-0

The tape

31
Age
34
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm

Tape record

SDSUBKOSUBSUB
Form
NCSDKOSUBSUB
13
Wins
15
3
By KO
2
23
KO%
13
8
By SUB
8
62
SUB%
53
6
Loses
6
1
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
19
Bouts
21
37
Rounds
36
2 hours, 25 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 12 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

6
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
-

Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell report

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 octagon with a record of 13 wins, 6 losses 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 cage with a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

Brandon Royval's UFC record stood at 6-3-0, while Matt Schnell's came in at 6-6-0.

The stats suggested Royval had a slight advantage in power over Schnell, with a 23% knock out percentage over Schnell's 13%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Royval had a slight advantage over Schnell, with a 62% submission rate over Schnell's 53%.

Brandon Royval was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Royval had a height advantage of 1 inch over Schnell. Despite this, Schnell had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Royval's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Schnell's, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 28 days earlier than Schnell, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 49 to Schnell's 43.

Royval vs Schnell form

Brandon Royval had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 lost to Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He was victorious against Joby Sanchez at LFA 65 on 3rd May 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Dobson Arena, Vail.

Matt Schnell had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Matheus Nicolau at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Mudaerji Su at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Brandon Royval at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had lost to Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

He had beaten Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Brandon Royval had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 15 days ago, while Matt Schnell's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 27 days ago.

Royval's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Schnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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