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Exclusive: Brandon Royval explains why a Performance of the Night award is better than Fight of the Night

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Brandon Royval poses on the scale during the UFC 253 weigh-in on September 25, 2020 at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Brandon Royval faces Brandon Moreno in his next fight and shared a lot of thoughts regarding the battle

Brandon ‘Raw Dawg’ Royval is set to appear at UFC 255 with his next fight against Brandon Moreno.

The 28-year-old currently holds a 12-4 MMA record and his last fight was an incredible one. Royval fought Kai Kara-France at UFC 253 and it featured just around six-minutes of fighting but it was non-stop action.

Brandon Royval got the better of Kai Kara-France in his last outing
Brandon Royval kicks Kai Kara France of New Zealand in their flyweight bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Kara-France and Royval threw and connect several punches before the 28-year-old won via Guillotine choke.

Royval won the Fight of the Night award and $50,000 along with it. However, while speaking to Jer Wilson, he explained why this award wasn’t the one he wanted:

“I don’t want to have Fight of the Night at all. I am trying to get Performance of the Night. I want $50,000 bucks man, that’s all, I really do want that for sure. Don’t get me wrong.

“I am not looking to get into a war with this m************, I am trying to beat his ass, I am trying to make a statement.

“Not looking to go three rounds with him and take a year off for life and people are wondering why I am stuttering for the next year and a half.”


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Garbrandt gets the title shot

While Royval didn’t make a prediction for his next fight, he wanted it to end quickly. Wilson implied that Royval could get a title shot next but the UFC star believed Cody Garbrandt was the next rival for the champion, Deiveson Figueiredo.

Brandon Royval got his win over Kai Kara-France via a Guillotine choke
Opponents Kai Kara-France of New Zealand and Brandon Royval face off during the UFC 253 weigh-in on September 25, 2020 at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, the 28-year-old believed he had to entertain the fans more if he keeps on winning and hopes to get a title shot:

“If I go out there and put on a show, how can they deny that? That being said, I need to try to sell myself, be exciting and make a show because people need to be able to watch this, want buy this, pay like on PPV and all that stuff. All that kinda depends on how my performance goes.”

Royval added that Nick Diaz was a fighter that he got compared with too, and it will be interesting to see how UFC 255 goes for him.

Royval already picked up $50,000 extra in his last outing and he could be doing that against at UFC 255.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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