Brandon Royval talks UFC 274 win and not getting an interim title shot

Brandon Royval and Matt Schnell put on an entertaining fight at UFC 274 for the fans in the few minutes that the fight lasted.

As soon as the referee said good, Schnell came out red hot and started pressuring Royval while throwing heavy shots.

Schnell’s approach was successful at first as he landed a big punch that sent Royval to the canvas, but after that the fight swung the other way.

Royval wasn’t really hurt by the shot and was able to scramble and land a few shots of his own. Then moments later Schnell attempted to get back to the feet, but in that process Royval was able to grab a hold of Schnell’s neck and submitted him.

As a result of a highly entertaining fight, UFC president Dana White rewarded the two with a Fight of the Bonus in which each fighter received a 50 thousand dollar bonus.

Following the win, Royval spoke with MyMMANews about the win, not getting an interim title shot despite calling for one and staying ready for a big fight at some point during the year.

You can watch his full interview in the video above.

A full list of results from UFC 274 are listed below:

Charles Oliveira defeated Justin Gaethje via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:22
Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajuns via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47) – for UFC women’s strawweight title
Michael Chandler defeated Tony Ferguson via KO – Round 2, 0:17
Ovince Saint Preux defeated Mauricio Rua via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Randy Brown defeated Khaos Williams via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo defeated Danny Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)
Macy Chiasson defeated Norma Dumont via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Brandon Royval defeated Matt Schnell via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:14
Blagoy Ivanov defeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andre Fialho defeated Cameron VanCamp via KO – Round 1, 2:35
Tracy Cortez defeated Melissa Gatto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
C.J. Vergara defeated Kleydson split (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lupita Godinez defeated Ariane Carnelossi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Journey Newson defeated Fernie Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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