UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Alexandre “The Cannibal” Pantoja will take on Brandon “Raw Dawg” Royval in the UFC Flyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 296 card.
Pantoja brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 67″ reach. In contrast, Royval, an southpaw fighter, stands with a 68″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.
With a 48% striking accuracy, Pantoja has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.41 per minute. On the other hand, Royval boasts a 38% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.45 significant strikes per minute.
In this post, we will break down Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵
The 33-year-old, Alexandre Pantoja is coming in with a 26-5-0 record. Pantoja will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Brandon Moreno at UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez in July.
Royval, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Matheus Nicolau on July 8, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen and holds a 15-6-0 record.
|Alexandre Pantoja||vs.||Brandon Royval|
Alexandre Pantoja has a orthodox fighting stance with an 67″ reach. The 31-year-old Brandon Royval is an southpaw fighter with a 68″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.
Alexandre Pantoja stats
→ Pantoja’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Pantoja lands 4.41 significant strikes per minute.
→ Pantoja’s takedown accuracy is 44%.
→ Pantoja’s takedown average is 1.75 per 15 minutes.
→ Pantoja’s takedown defense is 66%.
Pantoja comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.41 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Royval fires at 38% accuracy, landing about 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Alexandre Pantoja also has a 44% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.75 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Royval’s 0.66 takedowns and 39% takedown accuracy.
Brandon Royval stats
→ Royval’s striking accuracy is 38%.
→ Royval lands 3.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Royval’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Royval’s takedown average is 0.66 per 15 minutes.
→ Royval’s takedown defense is 39%.
Brandon spent, on average, 6:28 minutes in the Octagon, and Alexandre has an average fight time of 11:11 minutes.
Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Alexandre or Brandon? Sound off in the comments.
|UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington|
|December 16, 2023|
|Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval|