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"Raw Dawg"

Brandon Royval

Flyweight Division

16-7-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Brandon Royval

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Learn more about Brandon Royval's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Denver, United States
Trains at
Factory X
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
May. 30, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • Four wins by KO, nine by submission (2 guillotine, 3 armbar, 3 triangle, arm triangle)

  • Ten first round finishes

  • Owns first round submission win over UFC vet Joby Sanchez in May 2019

  • Has won 11 of his last 15 and four of his last five

  • Last pre-UFC loss was in November 2018 against UFC vet Casey Kenney

UFC Fight Night (2/24/24) Royval won a five round split decision over Brandon Moreno 

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Royval lost a five round unanimous decision to Alexandre Pantoja in a fight for the UFC flyweight title

UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Royval knocked out Matheus Nicolau at 2:09 of the first round 

UFC 274 (5/7/22) Royval submitted Matt Schnell via guillotine choke at 2:14 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (1/15/22) Royval won a three round split decision over Rogerio Bontorin

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Royval was submitted by Alexandre Pantoja via rear naked choke at 1:46 of the second round

UFC 255 (11/21/20) Royval was stopped by Brandon Moreno via strikes at 4:59 of the first round

UFC 253 (9/26/20) Royval submitted Kai Kara-France via guillotine choke at :48 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Royval submitted Tim Elliott via arm triangle choke at 3:18 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training because I was in love with the sport. I would train with my brother and I needed an advantage, so I started taking classes.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ black belt, LFA flyweight belt.

Do you have any heroes? My parents, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, BJ Penn

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me. I spent over a decade preparing for this moment.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Dropped out to pursue MMA

What was your job before you started fighting? I work as a youth service specialist. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Three amateur belts, undefeated with all first-round subs 

Favorite grappling technique: triangle

Favorite Striking technique: uppercut