Brandon Royval wants to play spoiler at UFC 301 following split nod over Brandon Moreno: “I’m going to keep spoiling parties”

By Fernando Quiles - February 25, 2024

Brandon Royval played spoiler at UFC Mexico City, and it’s a role that he can get used to.

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Royval had a rematch with former two-time UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City last night. The 125-pound scrap went all five rounds and Royval was awarded the split decision victory. Now that Royval got some revenge in enemy territory, he doesn’t feel he’s done ruining homecomings.

Royval wants to make it two in a row by capturing UFC gold in another hostile environment.


Brandon Royval Eyes UFC Title Fight Against Alexandre Pantoja In Brazil

Speaking to reporters during the UFC Mexico City post-fight press conference, Brandon Royval said he wants to compete on the UFC 301 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take the flyweight gold from Alexandre Pantoja (via MMAJunkie).

“I’m going to keep spoiling parties,” Royval said. “At UFC 301, I’m going to fight Pantoja, and I’m going to take his belt in his hometown. We’ll keep spoiling parties. After I win that belt, I’ll defend my belt in Denver, Colorado.”

Royval said he’s made the proper changes in order to reach that elite level in the UFC’s flyweight division, and he’s confident that he can capture UFC gold for the first time in his career.

“You’ve seen it,” Royval said. “I’ve made adjustments in six weeks or five weeks, whatever it was. It was five weeks because I hurt my hand, and I couldn’t get back into training. I had a five-week training camp for that. In five weeks, I made a bunch of adjustments. I didn’t get held down. Brandon Moreno tried to slow me down, hold me down, slow the pace, keep me down. They ain’t going to hold me down no more, bro.”

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