UPDATE: Brandon Royval won via arm triangle submission at 3:18 of the second round. He was the first underdog winner on the card.
UFC is back in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30th with UFC on ESPN 9. The 11-fight card gets underway at 6 p.m. ET, and is headlined by Tyrone Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns in a matchup of welterweight contenders.
The preliminary card features a flyweight bout between 11th ranked Tim Elliott and UFC newcomer Brandon Royval. Elliott has lost two straight fights and four of his last six. His most recent loss came in January at UFC 246 via decision to Askar Askarov.
Elliott is 15-10-1 with three KO/TKO victories and six each of submission and decision victories. His 10 losses include one by knockout, four by submission, and five decision losses. In UFC he’s averaging 3.49 significant strikes per minute and absorbing 2.57.
Royval is making the leap from Legacy Fight Alliance. He has 14 pro fights in his career and is 10-4 across multiple promotions. His wins include three by KO/TKO, six by submission and one decision. His four losses have all been by decision.
Tim Elliott: -190
Brandon Royval: +150
Tim Elliott: $8,700
Brandon Royval: $7,500