Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell Pick, 5/7/2022 Predictions UFC 274 Odds
Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell
Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Brandon Royval will enter the Octagon against Matt Schnell at UFC 274 on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The line has Royval coming in at -255 while Schnell is priced at +205.
Brandon "Raw Dawg" Royval steps into the cage holding a mark of 13-6-0. The 29-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 68". Matt "Danger" Schnell stands 5'8" and weighs 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a mark of 15-5-0 (1 NC). The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 70". In terms of significant strikes, Brandon Royval connects on 3.16 per min while Matt Schnell is connecting on 4.23 significant strikes per min. Royval is connecting on 36% of the significant strikes he tries while Schnell connects on 38%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "Raw Dawg" allows 2.57 significant strikes per minute and "Danger" absorbs 4.17. Royval also defends against 48% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Schnell stops 59% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 274||Brandon Royval||Matt Schnell|
|Record||13-6-0||15-5-0 (1 NC)|
|Average Fight Time||8:10||8:34|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.16||4.23|
Regarding wrestling, Brandon Royval is the more efficient grappler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.73 times per 15 minutes. Royval is finishing his takedown attempts on 80% of his tries and is defending 39% of all takedown tries against him. Schnell is finishing his takedown attempts on 33% of his takedown tries and is stopping 50% of the attempts against him. When it comes to going for the sub, Royval is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 2.2 subs per 15 minutes while Schnell attempts 1.0 sub per 3 rounds.
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In his previous fight, Brandon Royval fought Rogerio Bontorin and wound up getting the win by split decision in round 3. Bontorin ended up landing 39 of 71 total strikes that he let go. Royval walked away from this fight having landed 81 of 174 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Bontorin landed 28 of 58, which gave him a percentage of 48%. He ended up landing 16 of 46 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Royval ended up landing 30% of his significant strikes by sticking 40 of 132. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 21 of 96 pointed at the head. 96% of the significant strikes landed by Bontorin and 70% of them connected on by Royval were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Matt Schnell, he faced off with Rogerio Bontorin and the fight ended in a no contest by way of a failed drug test by Bontorin in round 3. Bontorin ended up connecting on 79% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Schnell ended up landing 87% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Schnell ended up landing 48% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 65 of 135. He landed 38 of 104 significant strikes aimed at the head. Bontorin connected on 72 of 124 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 57 of 103 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that contest, Bontorin connected on 89 of 143 and Schnell connected on 113 of 184 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Blagoy Ivanov encounters Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Ivanov steps into the cage with a record of 18-4-0 (1 NC). The 35-year-old is fighting at 250 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The southpaw fighter extends his reach 73". Rogerio de Lima stands 6'1" and tips the scales at 253 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 19-8-1. The 36-year-old stretches 75". Regarding grappling, Blagoy Ivanov gets his opposition to the mat 1.06 times per 3 rounds and Marcos Rogerio de Lima takes his opponents to the canvas 1.14 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Ivanov connects on 3.32 strikes/minute and connecting on 40% of the strikes that he throws. The other guy in this fight is Marcos Rogerio de Lima, who lands 54% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 3.39 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Danny Roberts is set to square up in the Octagon with Francisco Trinaldo. Trinaldo steps into the cage with a mark of 27-8-0. The 43-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and stands 5'9". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 70". Roberts measures 6'1" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 18-5-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". In the category of takedowns, Francisco Trinaldo is able to thwart 59% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents to the mat on 44% of his attempts. Roberts is finishing his takedown tries on 11% of his attempts and is able to defend against 56% of the takedowns his opponents try. Concerning striking, Trinaldo is absorbing 2.62 strikes/min and he connects on 3.04 strikes per min. Roberts, notwithstanding, is taking 3.01 strikes per min and is connecting on 3.24 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Matt Schnell (+205)
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