Brandon Royval taps Matt Schnell in short, tenacious firefight at UFC 274

Brandon Royval taps Matt Schnell in short, tenacious firefight at UFC 274

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, May 7, 2022, for UFC 274, going down live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Headlining the event is a UFC lightweight championship bout between champion Charles Oliveira and former interim champion Justin Gaethje. Unfortunately, Oliveira missed weight by .5 lbs and has been forced to vacate his championship.

Only Gaethje will be eligible to win the title tonight.

Co-headlining the event is a UFC strawweight championship rematch between current champion Rose Namajunas and former champion Carla Esparza. These two met in their UFC debuts, opposing one another, with Esparza the victor.

Now they find themselves in a rematch for that same belt here at UFC 274.

One of the most exciting young talents on the roster, no. 6 ranked flyweight contender Brandon Royval found himself in a match up against no. 9 ranked Matt Schnell as well. This one had some pretty high expectations to say the least.

Continue reading to see how this epic flyweight bout went down:

Official Result: Brandon Royval def. Matt Schnell via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:14 of round one

Schnell comes out and lands a nice combo, getting right in Royval’s face.

Royval circles out and begins to get some striking of his own going. This is a typical Brandon Royval fight already, showcasing an absolutely furious pace.

Schnell cracks Royval with a nasty shot that drops him, and Schnell follows Royval to the ground.

Royval is trying to set up a leg lock, before finally settling in his guard.

Schnell is able to scramble his way to a guillotine choke attempt, and jumps to mount before losing the position.

Just as he loses the position however, Royval jumps on a guillotine of his own and finishes the fight quickly with it.

Royval is now on a two-fight win streak, improving his professional record to 14-6 (4-2 UFC).

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