UFC Vegas: Here’s Why Brandon Royval Didn’t Want to Work Monday

Aside from Monday’s being Monday, Brandon Royval had good reason not to want to go to work to start this week. On Saturday at UFC Vegas, he won his octagon debut against a former title challenger in Tim Elliott. Yet despite a second round submission via arm triangle choke, Royval (11-4) was visibly upset post […]
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UFC Vegas Bonuses: Mackenzie Dern, Gilbert Burns Rewarded

On a night full of impressive performances, the UFC chose to award some of its budding stars for their efforts. UFC Vegas started with four straight finishes, any number of them bonus-worthy on a normal night. Yet the event — numerically UFC on ESPN 9, which seems to matter little these days in the confusion […]
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UFC on ESPN 9 Bonuses: Brandon Royval & Tim Elliott Cash Out

The UFC on ESPN 9 bonuses have been released. On May 30, the UFC returned to Las Vegas. The event was held inside the UFC APEX. UFC on ESPN 9 took place behind closed doors, meaning no fans were in attendance. The card was headlined by a welterweight battle. In the main event, Gilbert Burns […]
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UFC: Tim Elliott, Brok Weaver, Louis Smolka Among Names Added to May 30 Event

The UFC has a show planned for May 30, and despite being barely over a week away, the card is still filling up. The past 24 hours have brought a slew of fight announcements, for that event and others. And while it’s unclear where the event will go down (with Nevada the forerunner), names like […]
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Exclusive: Brandon Royval vs. Jerome Rivera set for Contender Series on June 23

Dana White’s Contender Series is back this Summer for its fourth season. Week one is scheduled to start on June 23, if all goes according to plan (note: quite obviously, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could change plans). Sources have now confirmed to Cageside Press that a flyweight bout between Brandon Royval and Jerome Rivera will […]
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Scouting Prospects for the Contender Series Season 4: Part 1

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is confirmed as returning for a fourth season, not that there was ever any question. As an entry path into the UFC, the show has proven popular thus far. The fourth season will kick off in June or July, and interest should be high. In this piece, we feature 25 […]
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