MMA Preview – Brandon Moreno vs Brandon Royval at UFC 255

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BRANDON MORENO VS BRANDON ROYVAL FACTS

When is UFC 255? Sunday 22nd November, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 255? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 255? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC 255 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 255? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

BRANDON MORENO VS BRANDON ROYVAL LOWDOWN

Brandon Moreno (17-5-1) may be a little salty as his original opponent, Alex Perez has been called up for a title fight after Cody Garbrandt pulled out against Deiveson Figueiredo. However, he knows if he continues to put on quality performances, his title shot will just be a matter of time. After two losses in a row, he left the UFC to gain more experience, but he picked up the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) in his first fight and walked straight back into the UFC. He then fought to a draw with Askar Askarov and then put on two phenomenal performances against Kai Kara-France and Jussier Formiga earning two more decisions.

Brandon Royval (12-4) replaces Perez, but this is the number one contender fight everybody wants. Royval has also looked exceptional and after dominating in LFA, he has continued that form in the UFC. He took on Tim Elliott and marked his debut by putting the veteran in a triangle choke and then took on top contender Kara-France in an epic fight notching the eighth submission and best win of his career.

BRANDON MORENO VS BRANDON ROYVAL PREDICTION

This is going to be a great scrap. The pace will be relentless and is likely to be a mixture of striking and grappling. Royval has been submitting people for fun and finished all but one of his wins but Moreno is a warrior and never been finished. In fact, Royval has never been finished either. We cannot count out a finish here but a Royval submission is most likely if the fight does not go to the bell.

The stand-up battle should be a war and if Moreno starts to win the exchanges, Royval could look to get the fight to the floor. This is destined to be a close fight and can go either way but we are backing Royval to squeak out a decision and potential submission.

Prediction: Royval via Decision

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