Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Askar “Bullet” Askarov will take on Brandon “Raw Dawg” Royval in the Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 62 card.

In this post, we will break down Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Askar Askarov is coming in with a 14-1-1 record. Askarov will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Kai Kara-France at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus in March.

Royval, meanwhile, is coming off a SUB win against Matt Schnell on March 26, 2022 at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje and holds a 14-6-0 record.

Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval
30
Age
30
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 9″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
67″
Reach
68″
14-1-1
Record
14-6-0
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Askar Askarov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 67″ reach. The 30-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, then you fight southpaw.

Askar Askarov:
→ Askarov’s striking accuracy is 54%.
→ Askarov lands 3.05 significant strikes per minute.
→ Askarov’s takedown accuracy is 24%.
→ Askarov’s takedown average is 2.6 per 15 minutes.
→ Askarov’s takedown defense is 66%.

Askarov comes in with 54% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.05 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Royval fires at 36% accuracy, landing about 3.32 significant strikes per minute. Askar Askarov also has a 24% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.6 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Royval’s 0.7 takedowns and 39% takedown accuracy.

Brandon Royval:
→ Royval’s striking accuracy is 36%.
→ Royval lands 3.32 significant strikes per minute.
→ Royval’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Royval’s takedown average is 0.7 per 15 minutes.
→ Royval’s takedown defense is 39%.

Brandon spent on average 7:11 minutes in the Octagon and Askar has an average fight time of 15:00 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 62 is live in , who do you think will win, Askar or Brandon? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo
Date
October 15, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval

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