Tim Elliott, whose career is not developing well, is testing the next rookie. Brandon Royval is the only debutant to this tournament, but Royval plans to build his name off of Elliott.
The UFC flyweight category after the departure of Henry Cejudo has become much less attractive to the mass audience. A fan base of promotion cannot associate a given weight with one person, since in a recent champion fight the best flyweight athlete was never determined. While the UFC is deciding on how much to put the next champion fight, other fights in this weight will be held in the organization. On May 30, Tim Elliott will fight with a more promising compatriot Brandon Royal in order to advance in the TOP-15 of the flyweight rating. And we propose to get acquainted with our prediction for this fight and advice on the best pick.
- Event: UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns
- Date: Saturday 05.30.2020 at 06:00 PM ET
- Venue: UFC APEX
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 11)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Tim Elliott form
The beginning of a professional career with a fighter was not completely successful. He lost in two of the first three fights, and the debut match ended in a draw for Tim. In the second confrontation in his career, he met with Shane Howell, losing to the submission. Since the end of 2009, the athlete has always won over his opposition. A series of victories started on BB 3. After a few more fights in the promotion, Elliott began to change organizations. It is worth noting that Tim started in the featherweight category, after three years having moved to the camp of flyweights. The first transition to the UFC The winning streak of 8-0 ended by joining the UFC. In his debut fight, the American met with John Dodson, losing to him by unanimous decision. Jared Papazian could not beat Tim, having lost after three rounds of an interesting battle, and Ali Bagautinov avenged his comrade by winning against Elliott at UFC 167. After re-signing the contract, the American spent only two fights under the banner, losing both of them opposition. As a result, Tim went down in the Titan FC. Championship race In the UFC subsidiary promotion, the athlete won three rivals, and three times in title fights. He was obeyed by Lliarda Santos, Felipe Efrain and Pedro Nobre. Thanks to these victories, the fighter was again noticed in the UFC, giving him a chance to reach the title. The second transition to the UFC This opportunity was possessed by the winner of the 24th season of TUF, in which Tim was invited. He passed each of his rivals without problems, in the final meeting, he fought with Hiromasa Ogikubo. Having won against an opponent, the fighter went to the UFC to fight with Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the then champion of promotion. Johnson confidently defeated the applicant, taking the belt by the decision of the judges. Tim went to fight with much less well-known fighters. For the remaining fights under the promotion banner, he won twice and lost three times. Mark De La Rosa and Louis Smolka lost to the American, and Ben Nguyen, Davison Figueiredo and Askar Askarov were stronger than their opponent.
Brandon Royval form
In amateur MMA, the fighter showed excellent results. He won each of his five fights, winning the Kickdown promotion belt at the organization’s 100th event. It was in this league that the fighter decided to start his professional appearances. But, having confidently defeated Sammy Rind, the athlete unexpectedly loses to Ben Vom Baur, leaving the promotion without champion status. Having won against two less noticeable fighters, the Royval on Combate 7 had a fight with Ricky Palacios, in which he lost again, but this time by unanimous decision. By signing a contract with the LFA, the fighter lingers for a long time in the promotion. He beat Racan Adwan, Demetrius Wilson, Jerome Rivera and Charles Johnson, but lost to Nick Urso and Casey Kenney. Nevertheless, the fighter was taken to the title, where he dealt with much more experienced Nate Williams.
Head-to-head betting tips statistic
The advantage in anthropometry is on the side of Brandon Royval. In this case, we have the opposition of experience and youth. Despite the fact that Tim Elliott is only 33 years old, he is a rather worn-out fighter who went through many bloody battles. Royval, in turn, did not face the opposition of the level that Elliott had.
|Tim Elliott||vs||Brandon Royval|
|15-10-1||PRO RECORD AT FIGHT||10-4-0|
|L-L-W-L-W||LAST 5 FIGHTS|
|-185 (Slight Favorite)||BETTING ODDS||+150 (Slight Underdog)|
|United States||NATIONALITY||United States|
|Lee’s Summit, Missouri||FIGHTING OUT OF||Littleton, Colorado|
|33 years, 5 months, 6 days||AGE AT FIGHT||27 years, 9 months|
|125.5 lbs (56.9 kgs)||LATEST WEIGHT||124.0 lbs (56.2 kgs)|
|5’7″ (170cm)||HEIGHT||5’7″ (170cm)|
|67.0″ (170cm)||REACH||70.5″ (179cm)|
|Glory MMA and Fitness||GYM||factoryX Muay Thai|
Both prefer to be cut in a stance, but the rivals won the lion’s share of their victories precisely with submissions. Both Tim and Brandon won 6 times with tricks. But if the Royval is not defeated by submissions, then Tim has as many as 4. Moreover, twice Elliott lost in recent years of performances.
Prediction and best pick
Tim, most likely, was very pleased with this outcome. A Royval is an ideal opponent for a fighter who is facing a departure from a promotion. Brandon is inferior to his rival in all key aspects. In battles with the top-level opposition, he is slow, acts second and is absolutely not charged, while Elliott is used to fighting against opponents who are nominally weaker than him. Tim is an excellent fighter, which he proved several times in battles under the auspices of the best promotion of the planet. In our opinion, a more experienced American is a clear favorite of the battle and will have to pick up the victory in this battle. Prediction: Tim Elliott will win.