UFC Vegas 46 Results – Brandon Royval Edges Rogerio Bontorin With Split Decision

Brandon Royval Punches Rogerio Bontorin UFC Vegas 46

Brandon Royval wanted to start 2022 with a finish but was only able to settle with a split decision following three rounds of competitive battle with Rogerio Bontorin when they met in the main card of UFC Vegas 46 on Saturday 15th January at the Apex.

Two of the Judges scored the fight in favour of Royval, while the last Judge scored the fight for Bontorin, whom Royval credited for giving him trouble throughout the fight in his post fight interview.

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“I knew I was doing more damage but that motherf*cker was holding me tight,” Royval said about the decision. “I’m trying to get a $50g win but sorry, I f*cked up. I need finishes. I want to be the most exciting fighter in the flyweight division. I’ll do better.”

Despite giving off a lot of height, Bontorin was determined to close out the advantages Royval had and was successful, closed the distance early and then scored a take down. After putting Royval in his territory, Bontorin was able to secure full control over his opponent before starting his hunt for submission.

In the second round Royval added more aggression to his game and took the fight to Bontorin, who had no choice but to fight off the back-foot. Bontorin couldn’t control the aggression so he hunted for take downs but Royval defended well, scrambling out of every takedown before being tied down like that of the opening round.

Rogerio Bontorin Punches Brandon Royval UFC Vegas 46

The fight was decided with Royvals ability to land the cleaner and harder shots in the fight. However, Bontorin was mostly focused on grappling exchanges, which almost back fired in the final round. Royval’s armbar was almost successful but Bontorin escaped.

Royval somehow found himself back in the win column after losing two fights In a row.

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